About Us

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.

DESSERTS

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.

PROVIDING FLEXIBLE CATERING OPTIONS

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

YOU HAVE THE CHOICE TO ORDER FROM OUR CATERING MENU:

BY 

THE POUND

OR

BY 

THE PERSON

 
 

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.

 

IT'S NICE TO MEAT YOU

HOURS OF BUSINESS:

Tuesday - Thursday
10:30am till 9pm
(Unless we run out!)
Friday - Saturday
10:30am till 10pm
(Unless we run out!)
Sunday
10:30am till 6pm
(Unless we run out!)

CONTACT US FOR YOUR

CATERING EVENT

Follow Us!

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

CHARITY PARTNERS

SWEET LEW'S BBQ | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | COPYRIGHT 2019

 DESIGNED BY AVDESIGNS

MEDIA INQUIRIES

PR@sweetlewsbbq.com

CATERING

CATERING@sweetlewsbbq.com