Joe H Posted April 6, 2006 Share Posted April 6, 2006 Not to be too divergent but there is a GREAT hamburger in Wilmington, DE at the original Charcoal Pit on the Concord Pike, route 202. This is a 1/2 pound hamburger where they grind their own chuck in the back room and grill it on a charcoal pit that has been there since the early 1950's. The place is a local institution, actually almost a local legend. But I am ONLY TALKING ABOUT THE original location on 202-not one of their several outposts which are NOT as good.The Charcoal Pit's 1/2 lb burger is similar to some of the bar burgers here in that you do not really want anything on it. Maybe just a slice of cheese, maybe onion and pickle, even bacon. But no lettuce, no tomato, no "spread" or mayonnaise-none of that which makes In 'n Out and others so good. This is an "honest" hamburger that just tastes really damned good.D. C. has had a lot of Charcoal Inns/Rooms/Grilles/House, etc. over the years. I think I've been to all of them from Silver Spring to Alexandria to Leesburg. None were as good as the Wilmington Charcoal Pit. Actually not nearly as good. The Charcoal Pit also has a 1/4 lb burger but it's the 1/2 burger that is awesome: when you take your first bite the juice just explodes in your mouth!!They also make a hot fudge ice cream cake IDENTICAL to Hot Shoppes. And an orange freeze, too.Somebody needs to open a Charcoal Pit here. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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