Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to McKoy’s Smokehouse & Saloon located right off of I-77 and Old Pineville Rd in south Charlotte. 
McKoy's Smokehouse & Saloon
This smokehouse, with both indoor and outdoor seating, reminds me of what a local BBQ joint should look like with wood interior, BBQ paraphernalia on the wall, and loads of TV’s.
McKoy's Smokehouse & Saloon
We chose to share the Living the Dream (LTD) platter, a combination of ribs, pork, pot roast, and smoked BBQ chicken with sides of mac n’ cheese and fried okra. The St. Louis style ribs were great, not fall off the bone as most BBQ restaurants serve, but with a little pull after the bite like KCBS competition ribs. The smoked pot roast was different, something I’ve never eaten. 
McKoy's Smokehouse & Saloon
Living the Dream platter
Dora here. While we were contemplating the menu, I remember commenting that I wished they offered a combo minus the pot roast. But, no matter. I gobbled the pot roast down first! 🙂 And look at that crusty bark on the mac & cheese! Yummy! I’m really not a fan of okra, but their crispy vegies won me over. (Sorry, no pic.) Even with two of us eating off this plate, we still brought home a leftover container with enough meat to make a pot of chili. Sa-weet!

Have you tried smoked pot roast? 
What did you think?
What’s the most unusual smoked meat you’ve eaten?


We rate this restaurant 4 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving great food.

McKoy's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

18 thoughts on “Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

  1. Is this across from the Post Office in downtown Matthews, Dora? The building looks familiar, but the place I'm thinking of used to be a seafood spot.
    I'm not a fan of fried okra either! As for smoked post roast, I've never had it, but it sounds good. 🙂

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  2. Jill, McKoy's isn't too far from downtown Matthews. Off Old Pineville Rd right next to I-77 in south Charlotte, I doubt it's the building you're thinking. You should definitely try the pot roast if you're ever in the area. And for the okra…you might be surprised like I was. 🙂

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  3. Thanks, Dora and Ernie. I'm familiar with Old Pineville Road and you're right, it's not the restaurant I was thinking of. I've never even tried okra…I guess my mother didn't like it since we never had it when I was a kid. 🙂

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  4. Oh, I've eaten okra before, Ann, several ways. Just don't care for the texture. It's off-putting to me, but McKoy's was fried perfectly, just enough that the texture wasn't noticeable.

    Happy New Year, Ann!

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