Not too far from Bojangle’s Coliseum is a very popular restaurant chain exclusive to the city of Charlotte. Every city has a type of delicacy that is known to be special to them, and Charlotte is known to have some of the best BBQ restaurants in the nation. Being in the South, they take much pride in being able to properly smoke and dress a rack of ribs perfectly to the point where they simply fall off the bones.
One restaurant, in particular, that is noteworthy is Mac’s Speed Shop. Located just South of Midtown, in the South End, Mac’s Speed Shop is a great place to hang out with friends from college due to the beautiful night ambiance they offer on the patio along with their wide selection of drinks. However, what helps garner its 1000+ reviews and a 4.5-star rating online is its delicious BBQ trays. They offer all sorts of smoked pork and beef dishes, wings, sandwiches, wraps, and more. One Yelp reviewer ordered the pulled pork platter, and called it “the best-pulled pork around.” They smoke their pork for over 12 hours, and the side options that they offer are endless.
Despite such popularity, wait times aren’t as long as one would expect them to be. Parties of two are usually seated almost immediately during packed lunch hours. Additionally, those looking to catch a quick drink can be seated quickly at the bar. They have an extremely long list of drinks offered along with special selections for every month to help make it easier for you to choose.
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