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Bear Creek Open Pit BBQ

21030 Point Lookout Rd, Callaway, MD - (301) 994-1030
Bear Creek's big open pit is the source of pork so tender that if you look at it hard, it falls apart. Available either hand-pulled into shreds or sliced into pieces soft as velvet, it has a fine smoky flavor and piggy richness.
90% Approval Rating (10 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
sliced pork
Rib Platter
Pulled Pork Platter
Fritos pie
cornbread
Turkey BBQ Sandwich
Triple Combo

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Callaway is way south in Maryland; and while the Chesapeake Bay is best-known (and rightfully so) for its excellent seafood, it is also a place where you’ll find fine true-South barbecue. One of several smoke houses in the region, Bear Creek is unique for its huge open ..."   [Read More]
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Warren Neiderhieser
August 22, 2010
"By far the best pulled pork BBQ sandwich I have ever had. They do not put sauce in the pulled pork, but they do have a wide variety of sauces. I usually eat half of the sandwich without the sauces as it is so good plain. I have heard that the chili is some of the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

21030 Point Lookout Rd, Callaway, MD
(301) 994-1030

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A close view of Bear Creek's sliced pork sandwich: barbecue at its finest.
"A close view of Bear Creek's sliced pork sandwich: barbecue at its finest."
Michael Stern





The ribs provide a nice crusty chew.
"The ribs provide a nice crusty chew."
Cliff Strutz


A sliced pork sandwich, unsauced, on the dashboard of our car outside Bear Creek
"A sliced pork sandwich, unsauced, on the dashboard of our car outside Bear Creek"
Michael Stern


Listed on the menu as Cajun Hot Links, the taste is more sweet than hot.
"Listed on the menu as Cajun Hot Links, the taste is more sweet than hot."
Cliff Strutz


This close view of Fritos pie doesn't even show the bed of Fritos, which are buried under chili, cheese, and onions. A big piece of cornbread comes alongside this true taste of the American southwest ... in southernmost Maryland!
"This close view of Fritos pie doesn't even show the bed of Fritos, which are buried under chili, cheese, and onions. A big piece of cornbread comes alongside this true taste of the American southwest ... in southernmost Maryland!"
Michael Stern


Here's a take-out container of Bear Creek rabbit stew. Talk about a hearty meal!
"Here's a take-out container of Bear Creek rabbit stew. Talk about a hearty meal!"
Michael Stern


Pitmaster Curtis Shreve at his open pit
"Pitmaster Curtis Shreve at his open pit"
Michael Stern


This unsauced pulled pork sandwich is part of the pulled pork platter.  As you can see, they give you more pork than the bun could possibly fit.
"This unsauced pulled pork sandwich is part of the pulled pork platter. As you can see, they give you more pork than the bun could possibly fit."
Cliff Strutz


This sign is a reminder that Bear Creek Open Pit BBQ is in St. Mary's County, home of stuffed ham!
"This sign is a reminder that Bear Creek Open Pit BBQ is in St. Mary's County, home of stuffed ham!"
Cliff Strutz


This menu with lots of interesting choices hangs behind the ordering counter.
"This menu with lots of interesting choices hangs behind the ordering counter."
Cliff Strutz


Until recently, all dining at Bear Creek BBQ was either at picnic tables or off the dashboard of cars. This new indoor dining room, festooned with trophies that proprietor Curtis Shreve has hunted, makes Bear Creek an all-weather eatery /slash/ taxidermy museum.
"Until recently, all dining at Bear Creek BBQ was either at picnic tables or off the dashboard of cars. This new indoor dining room, festooned with trophies that proprietor Curtis Shreve has hunted, makes Bear Creek an all-weather eatery /slash/ taxidermy museum."
Michael Stern


This stuffed bear chasing a stuffed wolf is just part of the Western-themed decor.
"This stuffed bear chasing a stuffed wolf is just part of the Western-themed decor."
Cliff Strutz



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