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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” (373 reviews)
“hush puppies” (225 reviews)
“fried chicken” (228 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 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this week and it was amazing! Excellent service, friendly servers, amazing food, and complimentary valet! Don’t miss out on this place!!!

Thank Ramhamil
Reviewed 3 days ago

For a place that has Barbecue in its name, it should have had better bbq. Ribs were overcooked and had little smoke on them. Fried chicken was very good and my wife enjoyed the fried okra. Other sides were unimpressive. Service was very good.

Thank CWnut
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

"The Pit" is a do not miss destination while in Raleigh. If you love barbecue, brisket and smoked meats, this place will exceed expectations. Located in the warehouse district across from the depot, The Pit is a delightful industrial space with warmth and charm. Staff...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What have I been missing! As a first timer to The Pit today I am kicking myself for my many outings for brisket that din’t involve driving to The Pit. The brisket was so tender, no knife was necessary. You could practically just look at...More

Thank Boosa1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from NY I haven’t really had any true bbq. However, when I first moved here I went to the pit at least once a week for two months straight. This place is awesome and offers a variety of foods. The service is excellent. Also,...More

Thank rmatrassi12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very crowded when we went (4 of us), so maybe that explains the slow service. On the and the one other occasion we went, I was underwhelmed. Food is good, but nothing to rave about. Take a cab, parking can be blocks away, but then...More

Thank DaveInRaleigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an authentic barbecue place!! The food was exceptional and the customer service was great!! I entertained a guest from out of town, who enjoyed everything about it!! Wonderful!

Thank Yolanda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Raleigh for 1 night and heard great things about this place. The BBQ was great and the portions huge (can easily save 1/2 for another meal). The servers were all very polite. If I'm back in town, I'll stop back in for...More

Thank chesapeakegoody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great time having dinner here with one of my Besties. The smoked wings were particularly amazing and I would also recommend trying the barbecue since that is with the Pitt is famous for. I would definitely come here again for a night...More

Thank Msalston01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last week several of us went for a motorcycle ride and decided to have lunch at The Pit in Raleigh. I have enjoyed the food very much. On this visit I had the BBQ Sandwich with Coleslaw and Fried Okra. Without a doubt the sandwich...More

Thank ward5823
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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 27601-1746
    (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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