I just made it to the Charcoal Pit for the first time about a month ago. It was on a Saturday afternnon and they were packed, but they did a really good job of keeping things moving. I liked everything I had and was particularly impressed by the milkshakes and onion rings. Since I have relatives nearby, I look forward to many return trips.
Wow, Now I know where I’m going to dinner tonight! We’ve been going there forever and I’ve never had a bad meal there. My ususal is the 1/2 cheeseburger cooked rare, onion rings, and a triple thick all chocolate shake. (insert Homer Simpson drool here).
My wife and I went to the Charcoal Pit for the first time yesterday.The burgers are truly good, with the charbroiled flavor you just don’t find at restaurants anymore. The fries were good, not great- not as good as Five Guys, for example. The condiments were outstanding. The sweet relish is truly superior. My wife ordered her burger with tomato and it was the thickest tomato slice I’ve ever seenon a restaurant burger. We ate at the original located on 202 north of Wilmington.
To complete the roadfood day we stopped for ice cream on the way home at Longacre’s Dairy Bar in Bally Pa (reviewed on this site) excellant ice cream as always.
I’m probably going to Jimmy John’s today or tomorrow for lunch. I’m there every couple weeks. Need to get back to Charcoal Pit. Not sure about the oil being used, but I still like their fries.
Hey guys,I was there two weeks ago and got what was in the pictures above. Best part was the malt. Actually I was heading to Jimmy John’s but ended up at the CharcoalPit. Turned S on 202 instead of N off of US 1. They fries weren’t as good as they used to be. Did they go to a more PC oil?
Had lunch at Charcoal Pit on Concord Pike today. 4 oz burger with all the fixins. It was very good. Onion rings decent enough and a good orange freeze. The booth was a tight squeeze.[:D]
…and all this time I thought you were an experienced roadfooder!!
We’ll go soon. Geez, now I sound like my parents did whenever I asked them to take me to The Charcoal Pit.
CheeseWit, every 6 weeks or so? [:0] I’m still a Charcoal Pit virgin! [;)] Let’s go!!!
Just went to google.com and typed in "The Charcoal Pit" and found it. Google is pretty good for finding sites…just type in the key words or phrase and it gives you various matches.
Hey CheeseWit, how did you find a website? I did a search about a year ago for a Charcoal Pit website and found nothing. I did find a good painting for sale and I made a copy and put it on my kitchen wall.
Thanks for finding the website. It must not have been around for long.
Anyone remember the now defunct Farmer in The Dell buger barn that was a few miles away on the Concord Pike?
Sorry, I’ll be out of town from about now to next week. What brings you up this way? Another place you have to go to is Jimmy John’s for hot dogs, a little farther north on 202 in PA.
Trip postponed to Thursday June 26. How’s your schedule then Mike?
I live a couple blocks from there but alas, will be in meetings all day. Also, give Jake’s a try for good burgers and shakes. There are three of them in the area.
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