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The Pit B-B-Q

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3909 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089
+1 440-967-7919
10:30 - 21:00
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8 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

we have eaten at The Pit a few times. Ribs are very good. Not "over done" like some places. I especially like the sweet potato fries. The people are very nice and really try to accomodate.

Thank juliewO2749WC
Vermilion, Ohio
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We like the combination meal. We get a few different sauces. We LOVE the greens and usually order extra. There is always plenty of food and its always tasty. Worth it!

Thank hapgeorge
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Very tasty lunch , I had the brisket club which was the special of the day , the fresh cut fries were also great. We plan on visiting here again

Thank Tim B
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I have not had BBQ this good since I lived in Oklahoma City. It was darn close to my favorite BBQ of Earls which was in Oklahoma. I would go back again for the pulled pork with habanero sauce!

Thank quern
Vermilion, Ohio
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food here is excellent. As you can tell by the name, their specialty is bar-b-q. The meat is smoked in the smokehouse out back. They have quite a variety of smoked meats and a nice selection of sauces to complement the meat. My favorite is the smoked chicken breast, with the pulled pork a close second. The service is... More 

Thank mlrisdon2949
Cleveland, OH
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic. My husband is a pitmaster, competing in BBQ competitions and doing catering, so he's (we're) pretty picky. It was great! Wonderful flavor on pork. Brisket, while sliced little thin, didn't taste overdone. The sweet potato hash was to die for. The restaurant itself is nothing to look at, but having been to BBQ joints in TX,... More 

Thank LuvMyVacation
Ruskin, Florida
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311 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit with a large group. The first time they ran out of ribs, which is bizarre for a rib place. This time, there were plenty of ribs, but they were just average. Some peoples were very dry and stringy and others were good. I had the brisket with a baked potato. The brisket was tender and... More 

Thank Beth E
Vermilion, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The restaurant is not fancy, and does not serve alcohol. That is not why you go there ! You go for the wide variety of BBQ, and the absolutely awesome sauces that accompany them ! The staff is so friendly, they are very accommodating. I often take out, to enjoy at home, especially in the winter.

Thank Cheyenne345
Canton, Ohio
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, with very friendly staff. Very affordable. Can be cold in here in the winter. Seating is not that comfortable and you can't get alcohol here. The delicious food and affordable price keep me going back.

Thank Cathryn S
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

You'd never expect such good b b q in a small Ohio town but you've found it. Decor is typical no thrills diner and I wish it had a bar but the ribs and sauces are amazing.

Thank Jimmy O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3909 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Vermilion
  • Phone Number: +1 440-967-7919
Come on in for our delicious smoked meats, homemade sauces and desserts!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?