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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” (356 reviews)
“hush puppies” (233 reviews)
“fried chicken” (215 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
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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 yesterday via mobile

They are the definition of vinegar. Omg I've lived in NC most of my life and am very familiar w NC BBQ, however this is extreme. I'm not the biggest fan of vinegar base to begin with but this was burning my mouth and lips...More

Thank BoBoChipper
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I stopped at the pit on a Saturday around 4pm. was seated immediately. I had the port and chicken combo she had brisket. The pork was EXCELLENT the best I have ever had period. Chicken was real good and moist. Wife's brisket...More

Thank Larry82953
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every site on the inter web says that you HAVE to go to the Pit for real Carolina BBQ. Well, if you like dry chopped pork and mediocre fried chicken, they are right. We both left 1/2 of our pork there because it was so...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for an early-ish dinner, wasn’t too hungry & the complimentary hush puppies & biscuits were so delicious I couldn’t stop eating them! When my food came I was already stuffed! Will go again with a very empty stomach 😂

Thank heyhosooty
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had never had Carolina BBQ, so we came here to try it. Before ordering they delivered a generous basket feather-light biscuits, and hushpuppies - very good. We ordered a starter of fried green tomatoes -a nice light coating on them. For main dishes, we...More

Thank noel617
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was great but had to send back my fries because they were only warm. I thought since they were so busy that wouldn't be an issue. Service was great. Reservations were necessary on a busy weekend.

Thank Sheilashera
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Pit has very good BBQ. The pulled pork was quite tasty. There are Eastern Carolina or Western Carolina BBQ sauces to choose from. A nice touch is the hush puppies and biscuits that are brought to the table as appetizers...

Thank 580hansr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had ribs and loved them. We tried it here on a whim and have gone back a few times. Great staff and food. Give em a try if you are looking for bbq and good ribs

Thank David Swearengi... S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I shared the Big Boy and it was perfect for 2. We wanted to have a little of all the meats to taste and this was perfect! The pulled pork was yummy but the fried chicken is the bomb!!! My favorite side were...More

Thank Suthngul
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time at the Pit and it will be our last. We stopped by for Sunday lunch today, it was not crowded and we got seated quickly. Waitress came over fairly quickly and introduced herself. Placed our order for sweet tea and...More

Thank MrPepper3
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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