Below is a list of the top and leading BBQ Restaurants in Charlotte. To help you find the best BBQ Restaurants located near you in Charlotte, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Charlotte’s Best BBQ Restaurants:
The top rated BBQ Restaurants in Charlotte are:
- Midwood Smokehouse – offers buffet-style serviced events
- The Q Shack – caters to all groups and event types
- Mac’s Speed Shop – used its culinary talent to elevate comfort-food favorites
- Noble Smoke – is a place to relax Southern-style and enjoy some great barbecue
- City Barbeque and Catering – promise a flawless and fun experience for any occasion
Midwood Smokehouse works hard to look this casual with its long sharing tables and large wooden booths. The mood is lively & comfortable and the personality is friendly and laid back. For large group events, Midwood offers buffet-style serviced events. They specialize in all manner of events, including corporate parties, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, and more.
Menus, Private Dining, Catering
Address: 1401 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 295-4227
“The beer and the barbecue were amazing. I took my wife and kids out to a special dinner at this restaurant. I do not usually eat barbecue but I found their food to be extremely good. The brisket with burnt ends was amazing. The beer was cold and delicious. The staff was very nice.” – Dennis T.
The Q Shack
The Q Shack‘s meats are smoked in-house and sides are hand-made fresh daily using locally-sourced ingredients. They use primarily hickory wood, but also pecan when available. They happily cater to all groups and event types, including weddings, backyard BBQs, graduation parties, bar/bat mitzvahs and so much more. You can order a la carte or use their packages as a starting point, and remember the The Q Shack is happy to customize a menu for you.
Sandwiches & Plates, By The Pound, Sides, Desserts, Family & Party Packs
“Delicious. My first trip. Enjoyed the $6.99 lunch special. BBQ sandwich and one side. They absolutely packed the sandwich with a ton of BBQ. I liked their sweet sauce. Very clean and the owners very friendly. You will enjoy the Q Shack.” – Steve S.
Mac’s Speed Shop
Mac’s Speed Shop has used its culinary talent to elevate comfort-food favorites, like Mac ‘N Cheese and baked beans. They have created signature salads and even introduced a new food category called Mexicue. They have more than 300 selection of different beers. Whether you are riding a Harley or driving a minivan, you will feel like right at home at Mac’s Speed Shop.
Menu, Beer Club, Events, Catering, Speed Shop
Address: 2511 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (704) 522-6227
“I LOVE this place. It’s conveniently located near my apartment. They have the best food and drinks. I recommend their strawberry “Mac” Margarita. DELICIOUS. Every single staff member is sweet and amazing!” – Amberly H.
Noble Smoke is a place to relax Southern-style and enjoy some great barbecue with friends. For 25 years, Chef Jim Noble chased his dream of making barbecue all over the South, crossing the Carolinas, traveling to Texas twice, and sampling ribs and pork sandwiches everywhere in between. Off the road, he’d get lost in books and cookbooks, reading up on a tradition that is nothing short of personal to pitmasters and diners alike.
When the Noble Smoke was opened it marks the end of this long journey. It’s a tribute to the legendary pitmasters that made the rules. It’s sincere evidence of Noble’s longtime love for smoked meats.
Food Menu, To-Go, Catering
“Noble Smoke BBQ is great! Delicious food! Wonderful selection of sides! Heath Banana Pudding dessert was amazing! Large venue with outdoor seating available! Be sure to visit!” – Lagene L.
City Barbeque and Catering
City Barbeque and Catering promise a flawless and fun experience for any occasion. Customized, friendly, and affordable, its catering is perfect for formal wedding receptions, casual backyard get-togethers, and everything in between. City Barbeque and Catering are dedicated to serving great quality barbeque with authentic backyard hospitality improving themselves and its processes a little every day and staying genuine to its purpose.
Dine-In, Carry Out, Party Packs, Healthy Options, Catering
Address: 11212 Providence Rd W, Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (704) 817-4050
“Absolutely the BEST BBQ in Charlotte – and that I’ve had anywhere. Great people also! They catered to my daughter’s wedding as well and did a fantastic job!” – Jim A.
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