THE CHARCOAL PIT

2600 Concord Highway (Rte 202)
North Wilmington, DE
(302) 478-2165

Open Daily

A couple of people said I had to try this place.  "Best burgers in Delaware."  "I've been going there since I was a kid."  They were right.

The burgers, as the place's name leads one to expect, are charcoal broiled and come in 4 oz and 8 oz sizes.  My waitress suggested the accompaniments - lettuce, tomato, onion, relish and mayonnaise.  I shoved the pickles to the side, skipped the mayonnaise, and packed everything else together.  The flavor was a flavor from my youth, the char-broiled soda fountain hamburger.

I recommend a seat at the counter.  It comes with a floor show - a modern day soda jerk, influenced by Tom Cruise's bartending, flipping milkshake containers as he lines up seven shakes at a time and packs each with a double scoop and then some of ice cream.

If you're in need of a major sugar high there are 4 to 15 scoop sundaes, each named after a local high school team.


 
 
 
 
 
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