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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” (220 reviews)
“fried chicken” (219 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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Reviewed 2 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the other people I was with ordered barbecue and said it was amazing, I don't eat meat, so I ordered the veggie plate. Y'all. The is one of the BEST veggie plates I've ever had! Their butternut squash was truly amazing. I will certainly...More

Thank Suzanne E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Raleigh for the World of Bluegrass. A must stop was the Pit. A Raleigh landmark this restuarant specializes in BBQ, Fried Chicken, Ribs and Brisket. We have had super meals there in the past and, I guess, we were expecting the same....More

Thank Billcannon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place can't be beaten. BBQ sauces are both incredible. One vinegar based, one molasses/vinegar based. Carolina style ribs are where it's at. I like them more fatty than baby backs; way more flavor. But, after several times eating here, there's literally nothing bad. Brussel...More

Thank Tyler T
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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
    (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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