EVERYDAY IS FAMILY TIME.
THIS IS JUST AN EXTENSION OF OUR BACKYARD.
Sweet Lew’s is the answer to a question that’s plagued Charlotte: Where can you go around here for a real North Carolina barbecue experience?
Close to Uptown, in the east Charlotte blue-collar neighborhood of Belmont, Lewis Donald & Laura Furman Grice have flipped an old service station into a no-frills, go-tell-yo-mama, smoke shack; Although new to the neighborhood, the flagship location echoes memories of distant back country roadside barbecue joints that made this state famous.
Without the fallback option of an electric or gas assist, Sweet Lew's 450 square foot smokehouse is home to the only true smoker in all of Charlotte. A blend of Hickory, Pecan and Peach woods, is all that drives the fire which smokes Sweet Lew's award-winning recipes.
It also serves as the basis for Sweet Lew's motto: “Cooked With Wood.”
KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID
THE CORE OF OUR MENU STAYS THE SAME EVERYDAY
DAILY SMOKED MEATS
Lexington-style chopped barbecue made from all-natural NC pork shoulder, dry-rubbed ribs, and smoked chicken. Other meats include brisket, fried fish, prime rib, hash, and fried chicken at least once a week.
FIVE CLASSIC SIDES
collards, baked beans, mac and cheese,
Carolina boiled potato, and boiled peanuts.
SIX DRINKS ON TAP
three local beers, one red wine,
one white, and one bubbly.
Banana Pudding' & Dirt Pie Daily
DESSERT SPECIALS INCLUDING
Homemade Pies & Traditional Cobblers
Guaranteed to top off any proper family supper across the state.
Award Winning Recipes
Sweet Lew's award winning wood smoked meats pair perfectly with our homemade sides and desserts. You can add freshly brewed tea, lemonade, water, soda and service items to complete your meal.
Customized for YOU
When you contact us regarding your catering order, be sure to mention any special requests. We often have seasonal items (Chili, Whole Smoked Ham or Turkey, Fried Chicken, Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Black Eyed Pea Salad, Pecan Pie and more) or ask us to customize your experience with other off-menu items.
Our BBQ Catering Team
Lewis and his team members make it easy for you to offer family, friends, clients, and co-workers a true BBQ experience!
If you want to impress a large group, we offer oyster roasts, low country boils, and whole hogs with a two week advance notice.
BRING SWEET LEW'S HOME WITH YOU
Bring a little piece of Charlotte's only smoke-shack back home with you!
Shop our online store for our Award-Winning sauces, Sweet Lew's Apparel & Swag.