Charcoal Pit’s Still a Concord Pike Institution

Not much changes here, including the waitstaff. And that’s why we like it—friendly atmosphere, solid diner fare and a great place to take the kids. Or still feel like one.

The Charcoal Pit
The newest full-time server at the original Charcoal Pit on Concord Pike has worked there 10 years. Some have been there 25 years. If that means things change slowly at The Pit, that’s a good thing. The place looks much as it did when it opened in 1956. The counter was long ago moved from the bank of windows up front to make room for lots of cozy booths, but the place still feels like the place you hung out at as a teen, because you still hang out there when you need a good char-grilled burger and ice cream. So do your teenaged grandchildren. And you often hang out there together. Beautiful. 2600 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-2165,

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