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Brick Pit

5456 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, AL - (251) 343-0001
Posted By R Laurence Davis on 10/21/2011 9:31:00 PM
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 bone, yet it still retains some chewiness. I found the spicy sauce to be a bit bland but it does pair with the meat nicely. The slaw is good, but too pickle-juice-laced for my taste. The banana pudding (we got the last two portions for the night) is terrific.

However, whichever reviewer said "don't use the restrooms" was dead on and not because of the graffiti. The men's room (at least) was disgusting. It does make me wonder about the cleanliness standards in the rest of the place.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
barbecued ribs
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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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