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Charcoal Pit - Wilmington, DE


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Charcoal Pit - Wilmington, DE

Foody4life | | Jul 26, 2014 09:43 AM

my good chow radar must have been broken yesterday as I somehow pulled off route 202 and into this place for lunch. Never been before and have to say it was the worst burger and fries I've ever had.

Cool vintage sign and building along with a full parking lot lured me in. A stoic, grey bearded host/cashier looked at me with disdain and mumbled "on the right". OK, guess I'll find a booth on the right.

Ordered the 8oz special burger medium with fries and a root beer.

5 mins later a dry, well done hockey puck on a bun arrived with some flash fried, previously frozen fries. No sign of life in that dense, flavorless burger. It was all I could do to choke down the mystery meat. No care by the grill guy as to what's being served.

This place lost it's greatness a long time ago. It's clear not a penny has been invested in upkeep or quality provisions. The POS system is vintage 1986 with green on green CRT's. Sad.

I was going to share my thoughts on the burger with the host/cashier but with his silence, it was obvious he was only interested in taking my cash.