LDR Char Pit/Comments


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2005-03-20 22:27:52   The LDR Char Pit has one of the best steak sandwiches you will ever eat. Ever. NPR restaurant reviewers have said it was their favorite steak sandwich in the entire country (take that Philadelphia). Let me just say, if there was ever a reason to eat a cow, this sandwich would be it. If you are hungry, avoid the temptation of ordering fries or onion rings and just order two sandwiches. Trust me (plus their onion rings were not that great). You can sit at the counter and order or you can order at the counter and sit in a booth. Supposedly, it is really busy in the summer. The decor and atmosphere is like a 1950s truck stop. The people at the counter are incredibly friendly. I am not sure how tipping works, because it isn't table service in the traditional sense, but we left the standard 15% anyway. The food here is good enough that if in the future I am ever driving on the Thruway, I will make the stop. —MicahMilinovich

2005-10-24 13:44:21   I should've gotten the steak sandwich. BBQ was very average, with an abominable sauce. —JonRobins

2005-10-25 03:46:27   I love the sign that says "WE CUT AND GRIND OUR OWN BEEF". Sounds like they have cattle in the backyard... —TomKaminski

2005-10-26 14:34:17   I think 20% is standard these days, although you're probably right at 15% for that kind of service. —ChrisMaj

2005-11-11 06:29:51   It's the burgers, not the steak sandwiches, that make the trip to Charlotte (I like "just north of Rochester" comment in the RoadFood critique) worthwhile. Please don't confuse LDR's steak with a cheesesteak from Philly; it's an apples & oranges comparo. —BenKenobe

2006-01-05 13:16:36   The LDR Char Pit has been in business since the mid 40's and has the BEST ever steak sandwich, probably in the US. Memorabilia from the Charlotte area including part of an old chain that once blocked access to the Genesee River adorn the walls. —RickUrwin

2006-04-03 12:53:48   I have to say that the steak sand is really basic, but good. The BBQ sauce is unlike any I've ever tasted - it reminded me of Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing, if you've ever had it. —RottenChester

2006-09-17 05:58:39   Tasty. —DanielMiner

2007-02-04 23:32:34   The steak sandwich rules it-I eat at least one per week to help keep me strong —KenBoasi