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The Pit Authentic Barbecue

328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-890-4500
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (364 reviews)
“hush puppies” (219 reviews)
“fried chicken” (213 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best choice in downtown raleigh for real nc bbq. The item to get is the pulled pork. If you go for lunch its a lot cheaper, but you dont get hush puppies.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best BBQs in NC. Trendy upscale ambiance, great service excellent pulled pork and great sides too.

Thank Jubin E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are so many reasons why this barbeque joint is my favorite: the variety of meats available, the wonderful breads, their delicious vegetables and coleslaw, the tea which is fresh and tasty and the wait staff who coordinate smoothly to provide excellent service no matter...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us dined here on a Saturday with a 7:15 p.m. reservation. They were turning people away who just walked in. This was the best BBQ we have ever had! Even though we were starving, we nixed an appetizer and started with the warm,...More

Thank ElvisOnly
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the northwest, so I wanted to try NC BBQ. The resturant is a mix of modern decor and traditional food. Oddly in conflict, but it works. The service was excellent, nice selection of beer and wine, great appitizers. Suggest the deep fried macaroni. I...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate here on a Saturday night. Food was good. We started with wings as an appetizer and I thought they were dry but the flavor was good. For dinner I had the blackened salmon with sides of brussels sprouts and green beans. It was all...More

Thank Douglas S E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My coworkers and I went to the pit to have some Southern barbecue food. The food was tasty the portions were more than ample and the wait staff was very friendly. We all enjoyed appetizers of fried green tomatoes. Dinner came with complementary hush puppies...More

Thank Angelash45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four ate here for lunch after searching nearby food on the way home from in overnight trip. We were very impressed with the classy atmosphere and professionalism of the servers. We were not dressed fancy, but it didn’t matter. There were people...More

Thank cfam4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Pit while in Raleigh for a convention. The place was recommended to me by several people at the hotel, I checked Tripadvisor and it looked pretty good. I was very disappointed however when I got there. Despite the great ratings I thought...More

Thank Sean W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just the right amount of food. Absolutely delicious. Great service.... don’t miss this restaurant.....

Thank kayw63
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Response from Alan27605 | Reviewed this property |
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
    (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
  • E-mail
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