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The Pit Authentic Barbecue

328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
+1 919-890-4500
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (378 reviews)
“hush puppies” (228 reviews)
“fried chicken” (229 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to visit Raleigh just after Christmas and the one thing I wanted to do was get some Carolina-style BBQ. This is the perfect place to do that. Their biscuits are buttery and delicious and their hush puppies are magical. I'd never had hush...More

Thank kjerstinjl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place left nothing to be missed. We were visiting from out of state and a local had recommended it to us. We weren't disappointed. Loved the friend chicken. The meat was incredibly tender and the skin flavorful and oh so crispy. The pulled pork...More

Thank MaureenJK
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you find yourself in Raleigh for a convention, or if you're local, make this one of your dinner stops. Just a short walk (less than 6 blocks) from most hotels near the convention center. The Pit has earned their Trip Advisor rating as one...More

Thank Mark-in-NC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food is always great, but if you host anti 2nd amendment rallies you might end up alienating half your clientele. Hate to say it, you’ll never get another penny from me!

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the Pit with my aunt one frigid Saturday night. We were seated promptly (we had made reservations) and were served by four different waiters. It was a nice system because we never had to wait. I had the fried green tomatoes for...More

Thank Nkechi N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food ,good service ,and good atmosphere.We enjoyed the beer selection. It's family friendly .👍

Thank wendygavin56
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pit services very good barbecue in a fine dining experience. As expected, the price is higher also. If the atmosphere is important to you, it's a good choice.

Thank BigGuySteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter has lived in Raleigh for years, and we have always wanted to go to this Raleigh icon but have never managed to get there. We were very excited to finally make it ... only to be disappointed, primarily in the service. Between us,...More

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Very friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed the difference between eastern and western bbq. We all got combination plates and sampled everything. I preferred the eastern and my wife and kids liked the western. My top two items were the chopped bbq and...More

Thank gojutarheel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner 🍴 here on Sunday December 31st... I always check my TripAdvisor App to see what my peers think of certain restaurants. I read a lot of good reviews... Got here and walked up to the Hostess Desk. The big black hair hostess...More

Thank jamie b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
    (Dawson Street)
  • Public Transportation: The R-line stops right in front of the restaurant!
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-890-4500
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