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Valley Pit Bar-B-Que

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Route 446, Farmers Valley-Eldred Road, Smethport, PA
+1 814-887-0938
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband and I both had the pulled pork BBQ which was very good. The portions were generous (I couldn't finish everything) and there were many side dishes to select from. There was just one missing item: Collard Greens which is a staple at any "Southern Style" BBQ place. The restaurant has picnic table seating inside and the decor is... More 

Thank Kim H
Smethport, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I would put this place up against any Bar-B-Q joint in the South! The brisket is truly like meat candy -- well marbled, slow cooked, and flavored to perfection. The owner really has the meal plan down to a T. The food is fantastic all the way around. Get the combo platters to make the most of the meal.

Thank LovelyRita17
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459 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Since Route 6 from Smethport to Port Allegany is off limits due to a bridge project, you may find yourself driving through Farmers Valley. If you're hungry stop at the Valley pit, if you're not stop anyway and pick some barbecue up for later. You'll find all the favorites here - brisket, ribs, pulled pork and chicken. We tried some... More 

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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I was camping with family in Allegheny Park, and we stopped here as we toured around the area (we heard about it through TripAdvisor).... Valley Pit Bar-B-Que is very simple and unassuming-looking, but don't be fooled. I had the pull-pork sandwich and my husband had the brisket. We really enjoyed our meals and the very casual atmosphere - the coleslaw... More 

Thank KrisSteve06
Bolivar, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2016

my experience here was great! I suggest everyone to try this place! has a real nice dine in area! the food is great! best bbq ever! out of this world brisket! great prices also!

Thank Tammy B
Smethport, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2015

valley pit provides some of the best barbeque you could ask for. I find the brisket, baked beans and slaw to be the best I ever had. highly recommended!!! rob maynard.

Thank robm1953
Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

My husband and I both had the pulled pork sandwich and it was tender and delicious. There was both a regular and a spicier BBQ sauce that you could add if you wanted to, which was also very good. The restaurant was very clean and cabin-themed with lots of interesting old pictures from the region. We did have a little... More 

Thank Lauren Y
Smethport, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Handicap friendly, down south, no frills BBq joint. Good portions & reasonable pricing. Not open during winter.

Thank Matthew M
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I'm always skeptical of BBQ places so I was a little wary of them when they opened up. So the first time I went in I wasn't holding my breathe. The best way to judge a BBQ spot is on it's brisket. It's the cut of meat that takes the most time and some places rush it ending with a... More 

Thank Javan L
North Caldwell, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Great food, a real find. Not too much of an atmosphere. Delicious meat, the sides were just ok. Recommend the pulled pork and ribs.

Thank LoriSWW

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating
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  • Address: Route 446, Farmers Valley-Eldred Road, Smethport, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  McKean County  >  Smethport
  • Phone Number: +1 814-887-0938

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?