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Mac's Speed Shop

Mac's Speed Shop

BBQ Joint and Bar$$$$
Dilworth, Charlotte
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  • This place is famous for their barbecue. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Anna N.
    "Bring your dog and enjoy the best BBQ in Charlotte as well."(4 Tips)
    Adam H.
    "Pulled pork and brisket are winners, but you can't go wrong here."(24 Tips)
    Shaun P.
    "Try the Carolina BBQ Sauce!"(4 Tips)
    Michael A.
    "St. Louis ribs, great hush puppies, and awesome beer selection!"(9 Tips)
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  • Edomia zaide B.
    Half slab $15 😍
  • Theodore H.
    The Mac and cheese is good, but not number one...I hope there would be better in the city
  • Greg A.
    Greg AMarch 30
    The ribs are to die for! Beer can can chicken is excellent too.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AlbanoFebruary 17
    St. Louis ribs, great hush puppies, and awesome beer selection!
  • Bill
    BillDecember 30, 2016
    The pulled pork was great, better than the brisket. And the Mac was the best, side cars were delish too
  • Marky M.
    Marky MarksAugust 19, 2016
    The brisket is out of this world
  • Kelvin W.
    Kelvin WrightAugust 1, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    I love the smoked wings with burnout sauce. Definitely has a kick.
  • Todd W.
    Todd WoernerJuly 26, 2016
    Shrimp taco and pulled pork taco are excellent as well as the mac n cheese! Great selection of beer!
  • Krista B.
    Krista BrehmJuly 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a pokestop here
  • Chris W.
    Chris WeaverJune 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    All the bar tenders are great!
  • Todd 🤓 M.
    Todd 🤓 MJune 3, 2016
    Pulled pork sandwich and Mac & Cheese are excellent!!
  • Mike C.
    Mike ClarkApril 20, 2016
    Wings are awesome!!
  • Kelvin W.
    Kelvin WrightApril 15, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the Smoked Wings with Burnout sauce. Actually is hot.
  • Nikki P.
    Nikki PalmerFebruary 11, 2016
    The pulled pork is so good!
  • Justin T.
    Justin ThompsonNovember 16, 2015
    Awesome place. Great food, atmosphere and music!
  • Chickie M.
    Chickie M.September 6, 2015
    The chicken wings are crazy delicious. Maybe the best I've ever had.
  • Lesley O.
    Lesley OCGAugust 29, 2015
    Mix the Red BBQ & Carolina BBQ Sauces!
  • Stephen &.
    Stephen "Dash" BrownAugust 22, 2015
    Tried all the meats. Go for rins, pulled pork, and chicken. Everything else was dry.
  • Liana C.
    Liana CascianiAugust 6, 2015
    The mystery beer is awesome for those who like trying craft beer!
  • Samantha F.
    Beef brisket 😍
  • Andrey G.
    Andrey GerstJune 28, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Brisket Quesadilla was amazing!!
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PattersonJune 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pulled pork BBQ is great. The catfish platter is great. You have to order the Mac and Cheese.
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HoneycuttJune 11, 2015
    The brisket is amazing and so tinder. They give you so much food for your money!
  • Keith M.
    Keith MyersJune 11, 2015
    Everything was great. I got the "A Little Bit" platter and there was enough to feed 2. I was stuffed.
  • Amanda O.
    Amanda OgdenApril 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    decent barbecue but not the best in Charlotte. just a South Blvd staple for the biker crew
  • Amanda
    AmandaMarch 28, 2015
    Brisket, beers, mac n cheese!
  • Al M.
    Al McDougaldJanuary 8, 2015
    BBQ and Beer
  • Christopher
    ChristopherJanuary 7, 2015
    Awesome barbecue joint...had the smoked brisket and phenomenal wouldn't even come close.
  • Charlie F.
    Charlie FerskoJanuary 6, 2015
    Food = Fun
  • Sean B.
    Sean BurkeDecember 21, 2014
    Go early to avoid a wait. Pass on the mac and cheese and get the potato salad instead!
  • Enrique G.
    Enrique Gutiérrez ArzateDecember 18, 2014
    Ribs!!!!!!!!
  • Gavin D.
    Gavin DyerOctober 10, 2014
    Fried pickles. Sit outside if you can..
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EdgeOctober 9, 2014
    The bbq chicken sandwich or the bbq plate
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WhiteSeptember 19, 2014
    Baked beans are amazing
  • Brian T.
    Brian ThomasSeptember 18, 2014
    Beer list is phenomenal. Hot wings are not so hot. Great service.
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DelMastroSeptember 16, 2014
    Fantastic beer selection, great bbq, the tacos are amazing!
  • Denise P.
    Denise PicklesAugust 30, 2014
    Great chicken nachos and tons of TVs to watch football. #gohereforsportsatmosphere
  • Left S.
    Left ShoeAugust 27, 2014
    Great beer selection.
  • Joe R.
    Joe RecomendesAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great BBQ spot if you don't mind sitting at a high top - so glad they started selling their sauce at the grocery store. Sample plate is enough to share!
  • Gareth J.
    Gareth JonesAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Whenever we have guests in town we always take them here. The BBQ is, if not the best in town, pretty close. However what really makes mac's standout is the fantastic atmosphere.
  • Tiffany P.
    Tiffany PorterAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place! Great BBQ, tons of southern veggies, and large outdoor seating area.
  • Marcelo S.
    Marcelo SchmidJuly 17, 2014
    I am in love with the blond waitress
  • Bram B.
    Bram BessoffJuly 9, 2014
    Try the beef rib! Best rub south of Dinosaur BBQ, ultimate beer selection and hottest waitresses
  • Brian F.
    Brian FederalJune 22, 2014
    Do NOT take pictures....
  • Michael P.
    Michael ProctonApril 11, 2014
    Good beer selection, and food is fine, but you can find cheaper and better BBQ.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CApril 10, 2014
    Fantastic food.
  • Missy C.
    Missy CaudillFebruary 15, 2014
    Brisket taco is great! Smac and cheese a little greasy but good.
  • Debe M.
    Debe MaxwellNovember 14, 2013
    Best BBQ sandwich in town! Mac's Speed Shop rocks delicious food at a great price!
  • Ink F.
    Ink FloydOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ride ur motorcycle.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StevensAugust 31, 2013
    Try the Carolina BBQ Sauce -
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RoseAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Super crowded when it rains or is cold outside. Come early or late. Always always always order the mystery bottles or drafts.
  • Becca B.
    Becca BeeAugust 8, 2013
    Mac n cheese is a must have!
  • Duane C.
    Duane CoffeyAugust 4, 2013
    Twice grilled wings are on point!
  • G.R. M.
    G.R. MedinaAugust 2, 2013
    Eat everything. Drink everything.
  • Diane P.
    Diane PeacockJuly 18, 2013
    Daily beer specials. Fun spot!
  • William E.
    William EadieJuly 18, 2013
    Sick BBQ go here if you're visiting Charlotte.
  • Joseph G.
    Joseph GoadJune 28, 2013
    Excellent Beer, Fantastic food, awesome staff! A definate must if IN CHARLOTTE
  • Laura M.
    Laura MitchellJune 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tasty shrimp tacos :)
  • Mark P.
    Mark PeckJune 15, 2013
    Beef brisket nommmmmmmmmmmmz
  • Ashley
    AshleyJune 4, 2013
    The fried pickles are a must!
  • Joe
    JoeMay 19, 2013
    This is not Brunswick stew. It's vegetable beef stew. Pretty good just like calling a dick a vagina. Something it is not. Both good though.
  • Muji U.
    Muji UniqloMay 5, 2013
    I recommend their beef ribs.. It's fall off the bone goodness!
  • Tanoy S.
    Tanoy SisavathMay 2, 2013
    Beef Brisket Philly is sooo good
  • Bill C.
    Bill CunninghamApril 29, 2013
    This place is pretty gooder as some would say
  • Michael M.
    Michael MorleyApril 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brisket in North Carolina!!
  • Ross L.
    Ross LApril 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't miss with the Beer Can Chicken!
  • Blake H.
    Blake HortonApril 2, 2013
    Great pulled pork, Mac and cheese, and cold beer.
  • Cristina M.
    Cristina MariaApril 2, 2013
    Mac and cheese is the best side car!
  • Emmanuel M.
    Emmanuel MendezMarch 17, 2013
    Awesome brisket!
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChangFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the food here, get the combo platter you get so much food you will have to take it home. And of course is a good price
  • Katrina
    KatrinaJanuary 21, 2013
    Love it, best Mac n Cheese ever. Will be back.
  • Alison J.
    Alison JonesJanuary 10, 2013
    Get double mac and cheese as your sides... You'll thank me later!
  • Kara O.
    Kara OxendineJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I'd like avocado on my salad, but was just told "they won't slice an avocado for that, only if they're making guacamole".
  • Beth S.
    Beth ShuggJanuary 4, 2013
    Try the Whiskey Cheesecake. It's fabulous!
  • Robbie V.
    Robbie ValentinoDecember 29, 2012
    Ridiculously goid banana pudding. 
  • Audrey B.
    Audrey BellNovember 29, 2012
    Best hush puppies ever!
  • David K.
    David KellyNovember 16, 2012
    The best BBQ in Charlotte. Beef brisket is my preference.
  • M. Todd B.
    M. Todd BolinOctober 24, 2012
    They changed there cheesecake with whisky carmel sauce. I think it's Sara Lee and the sauce is gritty.
  • Francis R.
    Francis RaveneauOctober 9, 2012
    Get the rubs & sauces in your way out
  • Katie
    KatieSeptember 22, 2012
    Great happy hour, half off apps & $4 Stoli!
  • Topher S.
    Topher SterlingSeptember 20, 2012
    I'm far from a wing fan, but their grilled wings are some of the best I've ever had! Enjoyed the open-faced brisket sandwich over Texas toast with Brunswick stew on the side. Must come again!
  • Virginia Z.
    Virginia ZampellaSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    great staff!
  • Rachel
    RachelAugust 7, 2012
    Hush puppies aren't on the menu but are available by request. They're a little different from other hush puppies & are served with butter.
  • Viktha B.
    Viktha B.🎀July 29, 2012
    Pulled pork with Mac and cheese was delicious! Also with a side of sweet tea, a southern staple meal if you ask me! Yum yum :D
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RobinsonJuly 23, 2012
    Huge beer selection with plenty of specials
  • John A.
    John AltobelloJuly 17, 2012
    Not the best BBQ I've ever had but the place was interesting. I've had better BBQ in LA to be honest.
  • James R.
    James RohalJune 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer Can Chicken, can't go wrong
  • Anna N.
    Anna NyesteJune 13, 2012
    Best fried pickles in Charlotte! Bring your dog and enjoy the best BBQ in Charlotte as well.
  • Holly A.
    Holly AllenJune 4, 2012
    Get the banana pudding. It's awesome!
  • E.J. M.
    E.J. MJune 1, 2012
    Excellent veggie burger. The patty contains whole black beans and black eyed peas and some diced onions and green peppers held together by some type of egg and flour batter that is then fried. Tasty.
  • Will B.
    Will BeamMay 17, 2012
    Carolina BBQ Sauce is the way to go!
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HarringtonMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mmm BBQ chicken quesadilla
  • Monika N.
    Monika NessbachMay 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Mmmmh, Mac & Cheese! Get two sides of it .... you won't regret it :)
  • Jason C.
    Jason CloudApril 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    VTX wings extra grilled! !
  • Vivian F.
    Vivian FlandersApril 30, 2012
    good food, imported beers if u r a beer drinker. Some are 11% alcohol
  • Lisa A.
    Lisa ArcherApril 5, 2012
    If you love good Mac and cheese here it is, my kids won't eat it so more for us
  • Edward W.
    Edward WaksmunskiMarch 28, 2012
    2x4 Happy Hour
  • Kaitlyn C.
    Kaitlyn Coen HaakeMarch 6, 2012
    Delicious NC BBQ
  • Caryn S.
    Caryn SpeaksFebruary 22, 2012
    This place is awesome
  • E D.
    E DubbsFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The brisket Philly wrap is awesome!
  • Susan A.
    Susan AustinFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best but Coors light tall boy :)
  • Alex R.
    Alex RFebruary 7, 2012
    Great atmosphere. Poor pulled pork. Dry, no flavor, tasteless. My sides were better than the pulled pork. It would help if some true southerns were cooking the BBQ.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DymydJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chipotle wings! My favorite wings in charlotte!
  • Greg D.
    Greg DetwilerJanuary 14, 2012
    Def try the Terrapin Wake-and-Bake stout. Perfect coffee and oatmeal stout for your first beer after a long night the day before
  • Ahmed El-Sayed
    Ahmed El-SayedJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    only place in charlotte i've found that serves Beef Ribs, and good beef ribs too.
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GliskeDecember 31, 2011
    Great food. Amazing service !
  • Brent H.
    Brent HowellDecember 29, 2011
    The Mac and Cheese is on point
  • Marc B.
    Marc BowesDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great food. Wait staff can be a pain in the ass.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KeanNovember 29, 2011
    Pork Tacos-
  • Burglar J.
    Burglar JohnsonNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get the deviled eggs, they're not what they used to be!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithNovember 3, 2011
    Use the vinegar sauce!
  • Heidi H.
    Heidi Hall-JonesOctober 26, 2011
    The microbrewery offerings are excellent.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SigmonOctober 14, 2011
    Best Fried Pickles I've ever had!
  • Brendon
    BrendonOctober 4, 2011
    Gotta eat the 'que here...
  • Mike L.
    Mike LitakerSeptember 30, 2011
    Good shat!!! Cold PBR!! BBQ is on point!
  • Bert M.
    Bert McclellanSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Brisket philly wrap is awesome!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WestSeptember 21, 2011
    Not that good
  • Rapper Pooh
    Rapper PoohSeptember 20, 2011
    Get the beef brisket
  • Lance K.
    Lance KindbomSeptember 5, 2011
    Gotta love Gonzo beer!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BrownSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If they have an Allagash seasonal on tap, do yourself a favor and have a round. Food is great, especially the brisket.
  • Purvi P.
    Purvi PSeptember 3, 2011
    Best chili nachos and brisket...can't go wrong!
  • Purvi P.
    Purvi PSeptember 3, 2011
    Awesome beers!
  • Jaclyn P.
    Jaclyn PetersenAugust 28, 2011
    Bells oberon on tap...you can't get any better
  • Mandy S.
    Mandy StanleyAugust 20, 2011
    The pimento dip is great!!!
  • Mandy S.
    Mandy StanleyAugust 20, 2011
    The pimento cheese dip is great
  • JoAnn Doyle
    JoAnn DoyleAugust 17, 2011
    Great ribs and beef brisket. My husband loves the chilli!
  • Brian C.
    Brian CookAugust 14, 2011
    Slow down or speed up. Whichever
  • ILL DJ C.
    ILL DJ Chris BAugust 2, 2011
    Get the Brunswick stew
  • Lori B.
    Lori BeeAugust 1, 2011
    You can NOT go wrong with the Lil' Pig w/Vinegar BBQ Sauce, Mac, & Guinness, combo. :-)
  • Adam W.
    Adam WeinbergJuly 24, 2011
    Pulled pork sandwich is out of this world
  • Jim M.
    Jim MarascioJuly 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best BBQ in Charlotte. Get the hush puppies, mac & cheese and green bean casserole while your at it. Fabulous beer selection too.
  • David B.
    David BerkowitzJuly 3, 2011
    The banana pudding alone is worth going out of your way for
  • Murali K.
    Murali KrishnanJuly 1, 2011
    If you are new - definitely get the small or large sampler. The pulled pork and brisket is a must!! The sides are great but the meats steal the show.
  • Drew P.
    Drew PenningtonJune 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Remember: safety first, then teamwork
  • Shaun P.
    Shaun PickfordMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Carolina BBQ Sauce!
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchApril 15, 2011
    Locals swear by Mac's Big Pig (pulled pork BBQ sandwich), Texas beef brisket and Southern sides such as fried pickles and cheddar grits.
  • Frenzy (.
    Brunswick Stew is always on point.
  • Krystal M.
    Krystal MillerMarch 4, 2011
    Got the Pulled Pork Plate with salad and macaroni...delicious! Wasn't very crowded at that time either which was nice.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BreedingJanuary 22, 2011
    The food is amazing! If u want to see something that will blow youir mind order a fat boy and have a lot of friends to help u eat it lmao
  • Watson J.
    Watson JonesJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the pork sauce and vinegar sauce are the best options to go with your pulled pork.
  • Andrew
    AndrewDecember 13, 2010
    po boy rocks
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DiazNovember 21, 2010
    BBQ chicken sandwhich all the way!
  • Jason G.
    Jason GervaisOctober 27, 2010
    Best pulled pork ever!! I love there potato salad too!!!
  • Melisa B.
    Melisa BromleyOctober 5, 2010
    Great Mac N Cheese!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MorseSeptember 24, 2010
    Scrumpy's Cider!!!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MorseSeptember 24, 2010
    Mac and cheese. Please.
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YarboroughAugust 31, 2010
    Best BBQ in town and possibly the best wings! Try them all with the fried pickles. You want be disappointed!
  • Tim T.
    Tim TheysonAugust 29, 2010
    Really good wings, made with molasses. They're hottest is not hot at all, but they are very tasty! Read more
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YarboroughAugust 24, 2010
    The grilled wings are phenomenal.
  • Nicolas
    NicolasAugust 7, 2010
    Can't go wrong with the potato salad mac n cheese as a side. Chili nachos are good as well, and don't forget to try 1 of their seasonal beers!
  • Corey I.
    Corey InscoeJuly 6, 2010
    For lunch, you can't go wrong with a BBQ sandwich and some mac and cheese. Cheap, fast and delicious!
  • Marc S.
    The best bbq I've had.
  • Jake R.
    Jake RosenMay 6, 2010
    I just tried the brisket philly wrap for the first time. It's unbelievably good. I suggest giving it a try
  • Brian H.
    Brian HanscelApril 13, 2010
    Go to Mac's the best BBQ in Charlotte. Order the large platter and don't forget to try the black eyed peas. Best I've ever had!
  • Christos M.
    Christos MeliApril 6, 2010
    Eat the Mac Daddy
  • Jake W.
    Jake WardApril 4, 2010
    Split the entree, "A little bit of it all" satisfies two people.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HarringtonMarch 23, 2010
    Best BBQ in town. (St. Louis style)... Try the ribs with Mac and Cheese and onion rings.
  • Assaf W.
    Assaf WeinbergDecember 7, 2009
    Try the quesadilla. BBQ chicken, bacon, spinach and cheese..mmmm
  • Tate A.
    Tate AustinNovember 20, 2009
    One of the best places to eat in town, the kitchen is home to some kind of savant!
  • Adam H.
    Adam Holden-BacheNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Best BBQ in town. Pulled pork and brisket are winners, but you can't go wrong here. Good hushpuppies too. Go hungry and get the platter. Read more
  • Dawn P.
    Dawn ParkinsApril 24, 2014
    !Bbq Cubano es MUY Delicioso!
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