The Charcoal Pit Tradition dates back to September 1956 when it first opened its doors. The ?Pit? - referred to by loyal customers, became such an instant success that only after three months from the grand opening, it was decided to build more room for its long line of hungry customers. The ?Pit? went from a small four table and a counter burger joint to a 115 customer-seating establishment. Our award-winning burgers have been a tradition in Delaware ever since. The recipe is secret and has kept Delawareans craving the ?Pit? for generations. Those who first patronized the ?Pit?, are today bringing their children and grandchildren to enjoy the same tasty experience. Our famous Ice Cream Creations celebrates our local high school teams and make delicious memories. It is worth a trip to the ?Pit?!