I'll never go back and it's not the BBQ!.
I have been known to travel for good BBQ as will a lot of BBQ lovers. This place was one of the best I have ever found. If you went there for lunch the building was packed. So I started to go after the lunch crowd had left so I could take my time and get better service too. It was a dreary atmosphere in the dining room with no windows and the lights were always dim. I don't remember why I started eating there but it was the best BBQ around.
After a year or two I noticed that the bbq prices had become marginal on being practical. So, I started ordering a less expensive item, the Brunswick stew. They had the best by far I had ever tasted.
Over the years I would stop in ever few weeks by myself and sometimes with a friend or two and I would have the stew while my party would have the
Best Ever!!!. the rustic interior is nice--famous old history to that little building....the food is fabulous.....Carters have been in the BBQ for over 50 years!!!! This particular location opened up in Feb of 1972, so that speaks for itself.....get the stew, beans, hushpuppies, pork chopped, sliced, ribs, beef or chicken. tea is the BEST sweet tea ever! there have even been some famous people in there for their food as well...the Carters are great people, just slide right up to the counter and say hello! the owners are right there preparing the plates!
best stew and bbq ever. dont take my word for it try it for yourself best ever get the stew beans pork sandwhich and hush puppies this is my chioce every time i go there
Best Brunswick Stew EVER. We used to live in the area and would love to go to the Old Hickory House, now that we live out of state we make sure we make time to grab gallons of stew to bring back with us each time we visit Charlotte. Everything we have ever ordered there has been awesome. Check it out you won't be disappointed
Better than your food chain of Sonny's BBQ!. This quaint little place may not look busy at times, but the FAST and FRIENDLY service will make you FEEL RIGHT AT HOME and wonder why you don't GO there MORE OFTEN!!! The home-made sauce is to die for, sweet and tangy, made just right for the taste buds!!! There is MORE MEAT on the sandwiches than most places think about putting on theirs-and for the price, you CAN NOT beat it!!! The plates you get 2 sides and the sweet tea is the BEST sweet tea ever tasted!!! The Carter family has been running this place for over 40 years and they are very genuine and sincere and worth the few miles to get there!!!!!!!!!! GO EAT AND ENJOY!!!!!! They now have TV's for the view while you eat.............
It's the best BBQ in Western NC. Old Hickory House is a classic BBQ haunt. Real hickory wood embers glowing red impart their smoky flavor to the slow cooked pork and beef treats. Every time I visit the Queen City, I make it a point to stop and smell the smoke ! I consider myself to be a BBQ expert if there is such a thing. The service is great and the food is even better. I usually get the chopped pork plate with a side of ribs, cole slaw, Brunswick stew, hushpuppies and a big old sweet tea. AHHHH! now that's living !!!
Not Charlotte's Best BBQ.
I went here based on the rankings from this site and that it was voted best BBQ in Charlotte.....I have had much better.
Also, this place is far from being a "romantic" atmosphere.
BEST BRUNSWICK STEW!!. The B-B-Q is done just right and the brunswick stew is worth a pilgrimage from anywhere in the U.S.!! The meat is tender, seasoned, and in a perfectly-spiced sauce!! And, for goodness sakes, get the brunswick stew!!
Best in Charlotte. There is no local BBQ better than Old Hickory House. I even bought one of thier tee shirts. BBQ PorK Plate is best meal
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