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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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“ribs” (428 reviews)
“pulled pork” (355 reviews)
“hush puppies” (242 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had heard how great it was but highly overrated. Meat was cool and bland tasting. Leave the city limits of Raleigh for authentic bar-b-que.

Thank F M B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just as advertised. Go for the chopped NC bbq and you won’t be disappointed - if you know what authentic NC bbq should taste like. Reminds me of visiting my grandmother in Huntersville when I was a kid. Can’t get this in DC where I...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Heard the brisket was definitely worth ordering and I'll say with certainty it didn't disappoint. The green beans were cooked to perfection as was the mac and cheese. The hush puppies were very tasty. The mixed drink was decently priced and tasted very good. The...More

Thank djremosnyc
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Pit has great southern BBQ, and traditional sides (slaw, fried okra, potato salad, etc.) all served in a nice restaurant. They have biscuits with honey, and wonderful homemade desserts. The turkey BBQ is fantastic too - which is what my family usually orders. They...More

Thank OffWe3Go
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had reservation Saturday June 16 before a concert. Seated promptly, order taken promptly by a friendly waitress who explained the sauces to us (was our first visit), food served fast. Food was delicious! Had the double meat combo with pulled pork, brisket, slaw and bbq...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The barbecue was great fried okra was great enjoy the hush puppies cold slaw was very good was the sweet tea enjoyed my lunch took a lbs barbecue back to hotel to have later wouldn recommend to anyone who likes barbecue an fried okra

Thank 806mauricec
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came for the banana pudding to celebrate a birthday. I enjoyed the brisket and hand cut fries. The Mac n cheese was okay but it’s not creamy style which is what my daughter prefers. Son enjoyed fried chicken and husband liked his pulled pork. Our...More

Thank lkggurl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a couple blocks away—tried here and clydes. Loud and busy on a Friday at 7 but seats available. Baby backs: way tasty with a good vinegary bbq sauce on the table Mac-n-cheese: a little dry Slaw: average Food arrived quickly. Service: No one ever...More

Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here before a concert - we were seated right away and the staff was friendly and professional. They use a team approach to waiting on tables which really works well and keeps things moving - which is awesome when you have someplace to...More

Thank JEShanks61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered too much; Didn’t care; ate it anyway. Stuffed but happy. Delicious pulled pork with just-right smoked flavor. Catfish was extremely good. They do an unusual appetizer if pulled pork/collards/carrots egg rolls that is a wonderful start & could be a light meal for...More

1  Thank Harl3yR1d3r
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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 27601-1746
    (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
  • E-mail
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