Ribs, brisket, pulled pork, supper manager who when you children are about to have a level five tantrum in a restaurant saves the day. Yup that pretty much sums up Midwood Smokehouse. Two nights ago my family and I bravely (and if you have two little kids you know why I’m using the word bravely) went out to dinner together to enjoy Charlotte’s best smokehouse restaurant.
Midwood Smokehouse is my favorite smokehouse in all of Charlotte. Whenever I’m craving ribs that is the only place I will go. My husband is not a huge fan of BBQ, but Midwood Smokehouse has something for everything, even the kids.
Midwood has a five locations in Charlotte, and lucky for us the Ballantyne location is just a few minutes from our house. Upon arrival the hostess greeted our kids and quickly seated us with kids menus and crayons, which is essential. The smell of the delicious BBQ quickly made my mouth water, so grab a napkin and check out what we ordered below.
The corn bread was warm, sweet, just spicy enough that my husband I am devoured the whole thing. Don’t forget the honey! Drizzling the honey over it while it’s still warm really helps the flavor sink in.
If you’re looking for something new to try, order the smoked wings but crispy. After they’re smoked they flash fry the wings and they form this delicious crispy yet tender crust.
The kid’s menu has great options for picky eaters and choosy moms. My kids stuck with the traditional chicken tenders and crinkle french fries (which they love here because they’re shaped “funny”). But they have quesadillas, fresh fruit, mac and cheese as options as well.
I consider myself a rib connoisseur. I promise you these fall off the bone, meaty, perfectly smoked ribs are everything. You will finish ever single bite and wish you ordered the full rack (so just take my advice and do it). Their mac and cheese, hushpuppies, and collard greens are the perfect southern BBQ accompanists for their ribs.
Of course when I started eating my food the kids started to loose interest in theirs. Wesley was about to start his typical terrible twos tantrum when the manager came over to say hi. I actually got to eat my dinner because the kids were so engaged with her and she was just the sweetest with them. So not only does Midwood Smokehouse have my tastebuds but they have my heart too! Nothing makes a family night out like having staff who make sure everyone is happy (not just the one’s paying the bill).
I highly recommend Midwood Smokehouse to every and anyone. If you’re a Charlotte resident or just visiting make sure you put Midwood Smokehouse on your to do list because you can’t visit the south without eating the best BBQ.