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Smoke Daddy's Review of Mesquite Pit | "Show us your pits"

There rarely seems to be a correlation between barbecue competition prowess and great restaurant barbecue

— Daniel Vaughn

Full Custom Gospel BBQ

Smoke Daddy's Review of Mesquite Pit

Joint: 

Nice family restaurant that has bbq on the menu.  The potato salad and cole slaw were very good.  Next time I will opt for something cooked on the mesquite grill (steak, burger, chicken, etc).

MAIN FARE:Mesquite Pit Spread

  • Brisket - Mesquite. Cooked 24 hours (mostly wrapped). Very little seasoning in the rub - just a trace of salt is noticeable. Lean is cut into thick slices that are a bit chewy.
  • Rib - Mesquite flavor is good on the rib!  Good color and smoke ring.  Meaty rib is tough and chewy... have to really work to get any meat off the bone. 
  • Sausage - Possibly a beef/pork mix?  Has a little spice on finish.  More interesting than store-bought.

OTHER FARE:

  • Beans - Tastes like chili... lots 'o chili powder here.  Good.
  • Potato Salad - Strong mustard and pickles.  I like it!
  • Slaw - Good crunch. Not too creamy, with some vinegar and flecks of black pepper. Very good.
  • Sauce - Thick and sweet, with alot of 'tang'. 

ATMOSPHERE:Mesquite Pit Smoker

  • Opened in 1993, and acquired the grocery next door for growth
  • Burned in 2004, so this building is new construction
  • Stone exterior with Texas star accents
  • Rustic, lodge-style interior
  • Sit-down, table service restaurant serving drinks in big ole' mason jars
  • Nice custom mequite pit with ventilation/air tube design
  • Plus a water smoker for the ham, ribs, & chicken
  • Sausage cooked hot & fast on the mesquite steak pit

Mesquite Pit on Urbanspoon

Main Fare: 
5
Other Fare: 
7
Atmosphere: 
7

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