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Bear Creek Open Pit BBQ

21030 Point Lookout Rd, Callaway, MD - (301) 994-1030
Posted By Warren Neiderhieser on 8/22/2010 10:24:00 PM
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 best, but I usually go with the pulled pork; I usually take a pound home with me. I have had the ribs and they too are delicious.

You have a choice: carry out the food, or dine in a decent dining area. The dining area is only a couple of years old. We usually carry out as we enjoy a beer or two with the BBQ. Bear Creek is somewhat out of the way in southern Maryland. Luckily, I have a friend who has a fishing camp/vacation home down there so I get to pass by every once in a while. This is about a two hour drive from my home, but many's the time I try to find an excuse to go there.

Definitely call ahead about the hours. We made the mistake of eating cardboard tasting pizza on a Saturday night, thinking we would go to Bear Creek on Sunday. It was not open and we were planning on bringing some home. This was in December, so the summer hours may be different. Also, cash only. They do have an ATM, but it sometimes runs out of money.

Remember to pick yourself up a T-shirt that says "I got my pork pulled at Bear Creek."

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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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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