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The Pit Authentic Barbecue

#13 of 1,115 Restaurants in Raleigh
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328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746 (Dawson Street)
+1 919-890-4500
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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286 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having grown up eating BBQ, smoking my own, and having followed much of the SC and NC BBQ trails, I was just a teeny bit disappointed at this highly rated eatery. Don't get me wrong, it was quite good, just not out of sight. Started with the pimento cheese balls and went on to the double combo of chopped pork... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband took me here for my birthday dinner, and we both enjoyed our meals. I ordered the beef brisket and he had the pork BBQ platter. Dessert portions are massive—we had the chocolate cake and it paired well with our bourbon selections, plus we took the rest of the cake home. Wonderful birthday evening!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You will not be disappointed ordering from here. I ordered a take out and I tell you...I wanted to go back and order again in the same night. You must try it.

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Houston, Texas
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious barbecue. Loved the biscuits and definitely the hush puppies brought before meal. Wish we would have know portions were huge because two people could share an entree. My hubby got chopped beef and turkey. Both good but the turkey - oh my! I got chopped beef and fried chick men. Yummy. The cream corn and sweet potato fries were... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had not been to the Pit a awhile. We decided to eat lunch there on a recent Saturday afternoon. I had forgotten how incredible their BBQ pork is! And you can choose Eastern or Western NC sauce. I also had the Brunswick Stew, which was also incredible! We'll be going more often now.

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Thank Strubiedoo
Rougemont, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the smoked BBQ , esp the chared end pieces , but it is pricey :) The atmosphere is awesome - very lively. Don't care how everything is a la cart. A little stingy on the hushpuppies.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I prefer traditional barbecue rather than a vinegar based sauce. Great chicken and ribs at the pit with a traditional bbq sauce.

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Thank MrTravel13287
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. Great service and great atmosphere. We had to wait to be seated but no longer than they wait we were told. Nice big bar to wait in. Ribs are amazing.

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Thank Teresa F
Austin, Texas, United States
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pit was recommended by a friend that was born and raised in North Carolina. It was fantastic. Loved every bite. Cool place. Great service. It was my first time to NC and wanted to try the BBQ. I learned that there are two types of BBQ in NC. My girlfriend and I liked both. But my fav was the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the triple combo and was not disappointed it was a lot of food and very good BBQ, cornbread, and HUGE carrot cake. Good service and cool atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?