Original barbecue pits were earth craters oozing with tangy, red sauce that cunning hunters used to lure mastodon sauciers to their untimely demise. Savor slow-cooked advances in barbecue technology with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of barbecue at The Brick Pit.
Voted America's Best Wet Ribs by Maxim magazine and featured as one of the Travel Channel's 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, The Brick Pit quells carnivorous cravings with award-winning hickory and pecan-smoked barbecue. The menu features barbecue chicken smoked for a minimum of six hours, barbecue ribs smoked for 12 hours, and pork, pulled by hand rather than Rube Goldberg pork-pulling machines, that's been smoked for up to 30 hours. Menu offerings are available for dine-in as well as carryout. The Brick Pit is closed Sundays and Mondays.
The Brick Pit
The Brick Pit’s owner, Bill Armbrecht, firmly believes that great barbecue can't be rushed. Open the red doors of his massive smoker—"Big Red"— and you’ll uncover juicy slabs of ribs, chicken, and pork that have been roasting anywhere from 6 to 30 hours. Bill coats each cut of meat in his legendary spicy barbecue sauce, which was lauded by reporters from Southern Living and relished by Adam Richman on Man v. Food. For a sweet finish, Bill and his chefs whip up housemade banana pudding each day from scratch.
After ordering barbecue platters from the back window, guests retreat into the lively dining room. The walls are decorated in the doodles, praise, and thesis papers of the hundreds of guests who've passed through the restaurant's doors along with framed awards and glowing news articles.
5456 Old Shell Rd.
Mobile, Alabama 36608Get Directions