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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
banana pudding
barbecued ribs
Pulled Pork Sandwich
potato salad
BBQ Beans

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"In the back of a solid old house on the west side of Mobile, Bill Armbrecht built a room-size cooker into which get piled hickory and pecan logs to smoke meats at the lowest possible temperature for the longest possible time: thirty hours for pork shoulder, twelve ..."   [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
Ribs are very tender, but substantial enough that there is great satisfaction in pulling meat from the bone and chewing it.
"Ribs are very tender, but substantial enough that there is great satisfaction in pulling meat from the bone and chewing it."
Michael Stern





A great Deep South, two-meat, barbecue meal: ribs and pulled pork, beans, and potato salad. Plus a thick slice of white bread to sop up every last drop.
"A great Deep South, two-meat, barbecue meal: ribs and pulled pork, beans, and potato salad. Plus a thick slice of white bread to sop up every last drop."
Michael Stern


Most of the pulled pork is velvet soft, but among the tenderness are succulent shards of bark that deliver crunch and chew.
"Most of the pulled pork is velvet soft, but among the tenderness are succulent shards of bark that deliver crunch and chew."
Michael Stern


A sandwich is nothing but pulled pork and bread. Add sauce as you like: regular, which is nicely spiced and a little bit sweet; or spicy, with is darker and more intense.
"A sandwich is nothing but pulled pork and bread. Add sauce as you like: regular, which is nicely spiced and a little bit sweet; or spicy, with is darker and more intense."
Michael Stern


Beans are soft, sweet, and porky.
"Beans are soft, sweet, and porky."
Michael Stern


Pitmaster Jerry stands by the order window. Note the graffiti that covers every available spot on the wall.
"Pitmaster Jerry stands by the order window. Note the graffiti that covers every available spot on the wall."
Michael Stern


Inconspicuous and out-of-the-way, the Brick Pit lets you know it is the real deal as soon as you step from the car and inhale the smell of hickory and pecan-wood smoke and the meat it flavors.
"Inconspicuous and out-of-the-way, the Brick Pit lets you know it is the real deal as soon as you step from the car and inhale the smell of hickory and pecan-wood smoke and the meat it flavors."
Michael Stern


Wood ready to become charcoal for the 30+ hour smoke pit.
"Wood ready to become charcoal for the 30+ hour smoke pit."
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


Potato salad, made with mayonnaise, is a good companion to spicy-sauced barbecue.
"Potato salad, made with mayonnaise, is a good companion to spicy-sauced barbecue."
Michael Stern


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


On a Par with Arthur Bryants, But Bill's sauce is better! Add a plateful of Pulled Pork and you more than one person's dinner!
"On a Par with Arthur Bryants, But Bill's sauce is better! Add a plateful of Pulled Pork and you more than one person's dinner!"
Al & Janet Bowen



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