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Jinx Pit Stop Restaurant - CLOSED

1307 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5447
+1 434-293-6904
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
14 Jan 2017
“the down-home real deal”
15 Dec 2016
“Jinx Pit Stop is the pits”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
1307 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5447
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Divey, doors-rusting-off-the-hinges, lotsa character, a favorite with the locals. Excellent barbeque.

Thank PolitelyOpinionated
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The food was substandard. The place was filthy. There was a weed eater sitting in the corner. I am surprised the building is not condemned. Do not waste your time or your money here. We have too many quality BBQ joints around here to have...More

Thank Clark M
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Talk about eclectic.... A tiny place (seats 8-10) for BBQ. Gets either good or awful reviews. Flies abound. BBQ good. Don't know how it's kept a food safety record. Is closing after many years. I went once --- that's enough.

Thank William H
Reviewed 15 November 2015

When I think of BBQ, I think of meat smothered in tangy/sweet BBQ sauce. Jinx (James), the extroverted owner of this gem of a shoe-box sized restaurant, has opened my eyes to the other world of BBQ. The side that focuses on the quality of...More

Thank mtanney
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

In the annals of swoon worthy barbecue, Jinx' Pit's Top is legendary. Raised on the famous Paducah style, Jinx creates an old-school meat that is smoky, savory, and delicious, independent of any disguising sauces. There is a red sauce available, but the meat stands on...More

Thank boulesprouse
Reviewed 26 April 2015

This is the real deal, perfectly prepared BBQ pork without slaw, sauce or BS. This meat melts in your mouth. A one-of-a-kind place with a one-of-a-kind owner. If you are someone who appreciates great food and unique experiences, this is the place in Charlottesville. If...More

Thank Gatordaddy
Reviewed 31 March 2015

The BBQ at Jinx's is pretty good, You need to eat there, in the little kitchen surrounded by years of memories on the wall, while talking to Jinx, Call ahead if weather is good, Jinx may have decided the day was too nice to not...More

1  Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a pristine environment- keep walking. If you're looking for moist tender BBQ Tennessee style and ribs with a tangy sauce that pull off the bone- you have arrived. We spent a delightful afternoon chatting with Jinx, the owner, who had...More

Thank dmadi
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Words can not really prepare you for a visit to Jinx. To say it is located in a shack is an insult to shacks. I'd call it more like a "hovel." A filthy-looking hovel. I honestly didn't think it was still in business when I...More

3  Thank Dave's_reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

The reports of unreliable hours are understated if anything. I called this guy and said I was coming on Friday .. he would not nail down projected closing time, very reluctant..finally said 3. Arrived Friday .. 2:30 .. closed tighter than a tic. That said...I...More

2  Thank CB5328
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  • Address: 1307 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5447
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-293-6904
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