Since 2006


Recognizing the lack of scratch made kitchens in the Charlotte area, brothers Ryan and Jim Register, along with their father Namon. began to collect the families’ best, scratch made recipes with the dream of one day opening their own restaurant.

In 2006 the dream became a reality and McKoy’s Smokehouse and Saloon was opened. Combining the family recipes with the freshest locally sourced meats and vegetables has made McKoy’s a south Charlotte tradition for over a decade. Come visit us!

Namon Register

McKoy’s Smokehouse and Saloon

Upon completion of Sampson County High School in Clinton, NC, Namon Register graduated from Barton College (formerly known as Atlantic Christian College) in Wilson, NC. He then began a successful banking career with First Citizens Bank. He later started his own photography business and left smiles from New York to Florida. In 2007,

Namon was the cornerstone in achieving a lifelong dream and co-founded “McKoy’s Smokehouse and Saloon” with his sons, Jim and Ryan Register. Through the years he often quoted to them “you’ve got to believe to achieve.” His positive attitude had a profound impact on everyone’s life he touched. He was a loving and dedicated patriarch to his family and will be greatly missed.