Situated on the southside of Eau Claire across from Festival Foods, locally owned Red Coal BBQ has quickly become the hot spot for fresh and delicious BBQ in the Chippewa Valley.
Red Coal BBQ started off as a small carry-out restaurant on Brackett Avenue in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It opened its doors for business on July 4, 2017. Within just a short year, the young owners had made a name for themselves and had created a devoted following. Expansion plans came to fruition with the acquisition of the closed Taverna Grill in Eau Claire at 2839 Mall Drive in the summer of 2018.
With the move to a bigger facility, Red Coal BBQ can now accommodate patrons to eat right at the restaurant. It has seating on both low and hig-top tables, along with stools around a lengthy bar. It also has beer on tap and a wine selection as well.
Best Brisket in Town
When you stop into Red Coal BBQ you will not be disappointed if you order the beef brisket. I have now ordered it twice in the past month. It is tender, juicy and tastes amazing. With two sides and a corn muffin, it is more than enough to eat.
Pulled Pork Done Right
The pulled pork is cooked to perfection. It is not stringy. It is not chewy. Instead it is extremely flavorful, soft to chew, and easy to swallow. The portion size is generous as well. When you pair it with homemade coleslaw, baked beans, and a corn muffin, your stomach will be full if you manage to clean your plate.
Red Coal BBQ also has pulled chicken. My son ordered this and said the chicken was not dry and tasted great with their homemade BBQ sauce. He also loves the mac and cheese, so he had a double order scooped onto his plate. In his words, “Dad, this food is amazing!” I agree with him 100%
My eleven year-old daughter ordered off the kids’ menu and received a generous portion of fries to go along with her pulled pork. She had a hard time finishing all the food.
Not enough can be said about the homemade corn muffins! There are other restaurants that sell corn bread or corn muffins, but Red Coal BBQ’s are the best. At most restaurants you need butter to go along with the muffins because they are a little dry. Not at Red Coal BBQ. These muffins are light and fluffy on the inside and have a moistness to them. The taste is out of this world too. My daughter, on one occasion, ordered two corn bread muffins as her two sides. My wife orders one as a side as well. That is how good they are.
If we had to give Red Coal BBQ a rating on a scale of 1 to 5, it would be a “5” without question. From the friendly wait staff, to the high quality food and generous portions, Red Coal BBQ is a place that should be at the top of any BBQ lover’s list.
I was able to chat with the owner for a brief period of time as it was super busy on a Saturday night. It was great to be able to see a smile on his face as he talked about how business in the new location is off to a great start. We know that we will be back again soon. If you want the best BBQ in Eau Claire, then you need to pay a visit to Red Coal BBQ!
(Owner Brian Moskiewicz stands outside Red Coal BBQ).