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Charcoal Pit

Map2600 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
  • American - Traditional


Little has changed since the original Pit opened on Concord Pike in 1956. The restaurant’s retro architecture and trademark neon sign still cause it to stand out along the heavily traveled corridor.

Customers continue to flip for the Pit’s juicy, charbroiled quarter-pound and half-pound burgers and thick milkshakes. And the kids still dig the famous ice cream creations named after local high school teams, as well as the legendary Kitchen Sink. Please note: The Pit does not accept credit cards.

Other locations:

Kirkwood Hwy. and Greenbank Road (Prices Corner), Wilmington, 998-8853.

5200 Pike Creek Center Blvd. (Pike Creek), Wilmington, 999-7483.

Route 40 (Fox Run Shopping Center), Bear, 834-8000.

For more, see the May 2009 and November 2006 issues of Delaware Today.

Best of Delaware

2013 Best Burgers
2012 Best Burgers
2012 Best Family Place
Best Family Place 2008, 2007, Upstate, Readers
Best Burgers 2006, Upstate, Critics
Best Milkshakes 2005, Upstate, Readers
Best Family Restaurant 2004, Upstate, Readers
Best Cheap Eats 2004, Upstate, Readers
Best Hamburgers 2001,1999, 1991, Readers
Best Family Restaurant 2001, Readers
Best Family Restaurant 2000, Critics
Best Ice Cream 1999, Readers
Best Cheap Eats 1999, Readers
Best Jukebox 1997, Readers
Best Hamburgers of New Castle County 1996
Best Cheap Eats 1996
Best Hamburgers of New Castle 1995, Readers
Best Hamburger 1993
Best Cheap Eat 1993, Critics
Best Ice Cream Creation 1993, Critics
Best Meal For Under $10 1990

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