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Brick Pit

5456 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, AL - (251) 343-0001
Posted By Ed Michaelson on 2/20/2010 9:30:00 PM
The Brick Pit is a converted and unassuming old house on the west side of Mobile. You'll be welcomed by the smoking cauldron at the entrance. The dining room is furnished with several seat-yourself tables and is covered with graffiti.

The pulled pork is some of the best you will have. It's delicious, tender, moist and smoky; but ask for the sauce on the side. I had the lunch BBQ plate with beans and coleslaw. The meat was literally swimming in sauce. I had the hot sauce: not very hot, but sweeter than the sweet tea! Likewise, the coleslaw is heavily sugared. The beans are good, but taste like they could be from a can.

Worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood of Mobile, but I wouldn't make this a pilgrimage trip.

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smoked pulled pork
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A slow-smoked shoulder in the midst of being hand-picked. The process eliminates any pieces that are too fatty and results in varied size and texture that is sheer BBQ heaven.
"A slow-smoked shoulder in the midst of being hand-picked. The process eliminates any pieces that are too fatty and results in varied size and texture that is sheer BBQ heaven."
Michael Stern





You can really taste the smoke in The Brick Pit's ribs.  They are as good as you will find anywhere!  The BBQ beans are a side dish highlight.
"You can really taste the smoke in The Brick Pit's ribs. They are as good as you will find anywhere! The BBQ beans are a side dish highlight."
Cliff Strutz


The pulled pork sandwich comes between two slices of white bread, sauce on the side.  With meat this tender and flavorful, the sauce is completely unnecessary!
"The pulled pork sandwich comes between two slices of white bread, sauce on the side. With meat this tender and flavorful, the sauce is completely unnecessary!"
Cliff Strutz


This sign is an obvious put-down of another barbecue parlor just down the road.  The graffiti you see behind the sign covers every wall all over the restaurant.
"This sign is an obvious put-down of another barbecue parlor just down the road. The graffiti you see behind the sign covers every wall all over the restaurant."
Cliff Strutz


The Brick Pit is housed in a small, low-slung building.  In other words, exactly what you want in a Southern BBQ parlor.
"The Brick Pit is housed in a small, low-slung building. In other words, exactly what you want in a Southern BBQ parlor."
Cliff Strutz


The small bucket-like device next to the sign puts out a strong smoky aroma to lure in passing motorists on busy Old Shell Road.
"The small bucket-like device next to the sign puts out a strong smoky aroma to lure in passing motorists on busy Old Shell Road."
Cliff Strutz


Mobile's top smoke house
"Mobile's top smoke house"
Michael Stern



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