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Brick Pit

5456 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, AL - (251) 343-0001
Brick Pit pork shoulder cooks for thirty hours; ribs for twelve. The result is meat that is soft as warm butter and radiant with oozy pork flavor. One of the South's best BBQs!
88% Approval Rating (25 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
smoked pulled pork
potato salad
barbecued ribs
banana pudding

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
"In the back of a solid old house on the west side of Mobile, pitmaster Bill Armbrecht has built a room-size cooker into which he piles hickory and pecan logs and smokes meats at the lowest possible temperature for the longest possible time: thirty hours for pork ..."   [Read More]
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Tom Lewis
October 26, 2011
"I stopped in for lunch during a recent trip to the Gulf Coast. I ordered a combination plate with pulled pork, ribs, potato salad, and cole slaw. The barbequed ribs and pulled pork were some of the best I've ever eaten. Both of the side dishes were great and nicely ..."   [Read More]
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R Laurence Davis
October 21, 2011
"Following the Roadfood recommendation and that of many locals, I had dinner at the Brick Pit tonight and the experience was wonderful. The flavor of the meat is deep and dark. The use of pecan seems to impart a true "nutty" note. The rib meat does slide off the ..."   [Read More]
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Ed Michaelson
February 20, 2010
"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 ..."   [Read More]
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Dale Terry
October 31, 2008
"The Brick Pit has nothing but good BBQ. And they only serve pulled pork, pork ribs, and chicken. There is no decor (graffiti covered walls), and no paved parking (just dirt among the trees), and I certainly wouldn't use the restroom. It's a 40-year-old white ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

5456 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, AL
(251) 343-0001

http://www.brickpit.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
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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