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The Smoke Pit

117 E Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28144-5098
+1 704-754-8336
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (18 reviews)
“brisket” (25 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
117 E Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28144-5098
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I went on a Sunday after church .It was full but not crowded. We got the smoked brisket and burnt ends. I think the burnt ends are a fatty brisket that's smoked and cut into little pieces but let me tell you...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious! Proportions for kids meal, salad, and baked potato were huge! I could have eaten the pork baked potato for three days! My husband ordered the brisket sandwich he has ever had. It wasn't a huge sandwich but definitely filling even eating only half the...More

Thank Famof6inPicktown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from Greenville, SC to Raleigh, NC referenced Trip Advisor for best restaurant in Salisbury. Only mistake was not reading reviews to see what large portions of delicious food served. Mentioned to Awesome Ashley that I would have to stop for ice. Without saying a...More

Thank bsmall1950
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I split the Brisket plate, very filling. The staff was very friendly and the menu was amazing. We can’t wait to come back for business to try something else. Definitely deserves a #1 for Salisbury NC.

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to leave extremely full. They have great speedy setvice. We actually shared a plate and it was still more than what we could finish, we will definitely make a trip back there in the future

Thank amylou454
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good friend of mine had lunch with me for the first time at The Smoke Pit. The restaurant is conveniently located within the downtown Salisbury area. It's a fairly large restaurant with a wonderful wait staff. The menu is vast and selecting 1 or...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a sit down or take out restaurant that has really good, I mean excellent, ribs, bbq and everything in between.

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent if unusual menu item. I ordered take-out and it arrived in a serving pan! I had my fill for lunch and finished the rest for dinner in my hotel room that evening.

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge sandwiches. Everyone in our group was happy with their meal. Please stop making me write a bunch of characters to submit a review. It’s good southern BBQ. All good barbecue tastes pretty similar.

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 11 August 2018

In the heart of downtown Salisbury, if you're not looking you'll miss it. As you're driving up HWY 52, main street getting close to the square, it is on the left side of the street

Thank Robert H
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Questions & Answers
13 January 2018|
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Response from Joey G | Property representative |
Of Course The Smoke Pit has Gluten Free Options. All of our Meats are Gluten Free as well as all of our sauces. Our Red and White Slaw are Gluten Free as well as our potato salad and Collard Greens. I hope this helps!
Kathy N
4 April 2017|
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Response from cluvsbeach | Reviewed this property |
They have chicken, pork, and beef. Prices range from around $10 for sandwiches and up for entrees. It is very, very good. They don't skimp on food, you get a lot for your money. Be sure to ask for samples. we went on a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 E Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28144-5098
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +1 704-754-8336
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