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If you are skeptical about Charlotte having great BBQ, then let Noble Smoke change your mind. The restaurant is one of the newer establishments in town and it is quickly gaining traction as one of the best places for barbeque in the city.
Noble Smoke's celebrates the notion of "Heartfelt Southern Barbeque." They slow cook all of their meat and chicken over hickory coals which seals the flavor in before chopping, slicing, or pulling the meat for each individual order. One of their more notable features is their side menu which consists of 20 made-from-scratch items. There are options for every Southern-style accompaniment that you could think of—butter beans, coleslaw, collards, mac and cheese, and fries. For those who prefer a lighter touch, there are fresh salads and grilled fish platters.
In addition to great food, Noble Smoke has a great story to tell. For over 25 years, Chef Jim Noble lived, ate, read, and experienced everything he could relating to barbeque. He traveled across the country sampling every style of pork, ribs, and briskets that he could find. After his long study of barbeque cuisine, he finally opened Noble Smoke. It was the last step to turn his passion for smoked meats into a reality. Those looking for a place to enjoy some Southern-style barbeque in a modern, trendy environment should check out Noble Smoke. The chic restaurant offers 11,000 square feet of space to enjoy their expansive barbeque menu. It is located at 2216 Freedom Drive in Charlotte. Cover image courtesy of Noble Smoke.