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Outlaw Barbecue Shack

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131 E John St
Matthews, NC 28105 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (704) 846-1919
100% say Yum
24 people voted

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Restaurant Description

Award Winning Barbecue, Ribs Chicken and Beef Brisket - All meats are hand rubbed with our own Award Winning BBQ Rub and then smoked LOW AND SLOW over pure hickory wood. Winner of 2010 Best of Taste of Charlotte, Featured on TV's "Barbeque America" with Ricke Brown, Feartured Caterer for the NFL at Super Bowl XLI, and exclusive food provider to the World Offshore Power Boat Races. Family owned and operated this is not a franchise but BBQ cooked by Steve and Lynn Colombo with their passion for food.


Tues - Thurs 11 - 8; Fri - Sat 11 - 9; Sunday 11 - 3; Closed Matthews Sunday & Monday - Closed Monroe on Monday

Additional Info

Yes - Group and Corporate Delivery Daily

Credit Cards Accepted


Good for Kids




Price Point
$$ $ - Cheap Eats (Under $10)
$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
$$$$ - Very Pricey (Over $50)


Outdoor Seats

Reviews of Outlaw Barbecue Shack

review_stars 01/13/2011 - Roger Q Callaway
Great place,huge portions, great sauce, great back story, but I will probably never eat there again. They moved to Monroe.

review_stars 11/19/2009 - Faith
What a find! I heard about this place from so many different folks, then my office booked a catering and it was fantastic!!! Hands down the best in the area. Imagine being that good for 40 people, my husband and I couldn't wait to try it for OUR dinner. YUM, YUM and YUM!! Thank you kind husband and wife for your hard work!!

review_stars 09/30/2009 -
This is the best BBQ i have eaten. A place in north Charlotte was good, but this is extremely good. I have had pork BBq here and ribs and the chicken. All of it is great. The sauce is top notch. No wonder they were asked to be at the superbowl.!

review_stars 08/08/2009 - Lewis Sustar
I have not been to the restaurant myself , but my niece gave my sister a birthday party and got the chopped barbecue and ribs from you .I can say as the truth , I have never had barbecue like this in my life, the ribs were so tender they almost melt in your mouth and the barbecue was out of this world. DON'T FIRE THE COOK !

review_stars 01/26/2009 - Josh
Awesome Q! I travel the country and am always looking for the best bbq in town....and I found it in Matthews NC Forget Memphis and St. Louis. Outlaws in Matthews is amazing. Ribs that make you want to slap your "grandmother". I don't know much about them but the food was the best.

Be sure to NOTE that they don't have any indoor seating! On nice days you can sit outside or in your car on not so nice days or take out. But the food is worth making the effort.

If you are like me and always searching for the best barbeque you can find...FIND OUTLAW!

review_stars 12/30/2008 -

review_stars 12/20/2008 - John
Finally, real bbq in Matthews NC. This place is great. The food is outstanding. Everything is slow cooked over pure hickory wood...ON SITE!

Even though it is takeout only, I gave it a 10 for service because the friendly staff had my order ready in about 30 seconds. Hot... fresh... AWESOME! Don't waste your time or money on those other guys...this is the real deal.

Just read some of the many publications about this husband/wife team and you'll know that I'm not just blowin' smoke (pun intended) up your skirt.

Awesome BBQ! Thanks Outlaw BBQ Shack.

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