6538 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Brothers Bobby and Gene Carter opened their doors in the late 1940s with a dream of serving high-quality, slow-smoked barbecue. Their sons, Kevin and David Carter, have kept the dream alive. This family-owned restaurant knows its way around the pit. Everything on the menu is cooked to order and you can’t miss the huge pit at the back of the restaurant or the invigorating smell of tender pulled pork.
8432 Old Statesville Road, Suite 500B
Charlotte, NC 28269
This homestyle restaurant offers something for everyone, from individual plates to family portions and even catering. The prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly, but the real star here is the food. The pulled pork dinner comes with two sides and bread to soak up the delicious sauce. Feed the whole family with a deal that will get you two pounds of pulled pork, three family-size sides and six dinner rolls ($27.99). Everyone will be licking their fingers to savor every last bite.
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2511 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Featured in South Charlotte Weekly, The Washington Post and on The Travel Channel, this spot is not just a bar for bikers. The restaurant’s friendly atmosphere and fast service will draw you in, but the high-quality food and daily specials like Monday Draft Night will keep you coming back for more. The pulled pork barbecue platter is stacked high with pork that’s been slow-cooking all night long. Add do it some Carolina barbecue sauce and you’ll be smiling with delight.
2900 Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
This low-cost joint was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri in 2007 and “The Best Thing I’ve Ever Ate” in 2011. This restaurant’s name has “King” in it for a reason. It is the king of barbecue. Order up some pulled pork that will have you feeling like royalty. And the food doesn’t just stop at barbecue. An array of items from fish sandwiches to strawberry pie satisfies all cravings.
1401 Central Ave., Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28205
This family-friendly bar smokes its own meat to perfection and offers a variety of entrees. The barbecue pork sandwich comes with hickory-smoked pulled pork that’s tossed in the restaurant’s housemade eastern North Carolina vinegar sauce. If you’d rather lose the bread and enjoy a heftier serving of meat, order the Carolina pork barbecue plate and tack on mouth-watering sides to round out the meal.
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