Hole in the Wall BBQ

Delicious BBQ conveniently located between the saloons of Pioneer Square and the King County Jail

Chuck Forsyth & his son John have began serving up mouthwatering BBQ in 1989 in their aptly named downtown Seattle eatery, The Hole in the Wall BBQ. The comment often heard at the Hole is “this is the best barbecue this side of Kansas City”. They perfected their craft on the competition circuit winning the Washington State BBQ Championship at the Puyallup Fair (twice) and the Chili Championship at Folklife Festival.

The Hole in the Wall BBQ is so good because they have modified “traditional” barbecue to serve up a healthier product. All of the meats are hand processed to remove fat and they pour off all the fat from the ground beef for the award winning chili. The meats are smoked low and slow, for more than 16 hours with oak and cherry woods. The pork is hand pulled and the brisket hand sliced to order. Also on the menu is succulent and juicy smoked turkey, chicken and hot links. A must try is the delicious smoked meatloaf, get there early and it’s only on Mondays! Wednesdays through Fridays they serve up incredible, “to-die for” pork ribs – dry rubbed, smoked and served with sauce on the side – they sell very quickly.

The Hole in the Wall never uses liquid smoke, food coloring or preservatives. Their hours are short because they believe barbecue is best when fresh out of the smoker. They cook up only what they’ll need for lunch each day so as to never compromise quality.

The Bullwhacker BBQ sauce is Chuck’s homemade coffee-based concoction made from scratch every day. It’s on the mild side but when you order your sandwich tell 'em you like more heat…you want it Hot…extra Bullwhacker Sauce…you want it Wet. The Smoked Beans, Crisp Coleslaw and Cornbread and all the spice rubs are made fresh daily. The chili is a tamed-down version of the competition chili, not too spicy or rich, but just right so that you’ll be coming back for more.

Visit The Hole in the Wall for lunch only, Monday through Friday. The Hole is "conveniently located between the saloons of Pioneer Square and the King County Jail." Service is brisk and friendly.

Nothing says a hot summer day like barbeque! Come get your ribs Thursday and Friday at the Hole!

What day is it? It's Meatloaf Monday, that's what! Come on down today for a thick slab of our special smoked meatloaf!

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Or just come to Hole in the Wall BBQ! Come in, ring the lunch bell hanging on the wall and get a free sandwich! Do it!

My TEXAS STYLE SMOKED BRISKET is better than restaurant quality- but smoked in your own backyard!
RECIPE HERE: http://heygrillhey.com/recipe/texas-style-smoked-beef-brisket/

[06/02/17]   Happy Friday!!! Come on in and get some fresh, hot BBQ! Lets have some fun at the Hole today! Grab the lunch bell on the wall, walk outside and ring it and you get a FREE sandwich - and you get to come to the front of the line!!! Hurry on in 11:00 - 2:30!

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Thanks Yelp for featuring BBQ for National BBQ month - yep, May is it! Come on in for some mouthwatering Ribs, Beef Brisket or Pulled Pork.

Enjoy the weekend and know that we will be closed Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Get your 'cue today!

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[01/18/17]   Did you know Hole in the Wall BBQ offers catered lunch delivery? Check out our menu (under the menu tab on this FaceBook page) and order our No Bones Buffet for your next office lunch meeting. We serve up our buffet for 15 to 200 people. Gives us a call!

[01/16/17]   We are open today, honoring MLK. Come on in and enjoy Meatloaf Monday. Hope to see you!

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215 James St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 2:30pm
Tuesday 11am - 2:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 2:30pm
Thursday 11am - 2:30pm
Friday 11am - 2:30pm
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