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David's Real Pit BBQ

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5121 NW 39th Avenue, #A, Gainesville, FL 32606
+1 352-373-2002
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: David's Real Pit BBQ is Gainesville, Florida's best BBQ restaurant and...
David's Real Pit BBQ is Gainesville, Florida's best BBQ restaurant and catering service. Specializing in serving quality BBQ at a quick, convenient pace. Stop in for our mouth watering breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or have us cater your event, rehearsal dinner or wedding. We are a family friendly establishment so bring the kids.
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  • 21
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very, very yummy!

David's BBQ is very good overall, and the sides are heavenly. The only complaint is their brisket can be a little too fatty. Very casual place, but I love the southern style and food is tops! Must go while in Gainesville!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

David's BBQ is very good overall, and the sides are heavenly. The only complaint is their brisket can be a little too fatty. Very casual place, but I love the southern style and food is tops! Must go while in Gainesville!!

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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We wanted to try some real southern BBQ out on our trip. I do a lot of smoking myself and pride myself in understanding the art of barbecue. We've traveled many places and had a lot of different BBQ throughout the years. This place really gets it done. I typically like my ribs competition style where you have to give... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Always stop here for a chopped Pork plate with sides of beans & greens. Save room for some banana pudding. Simply no words how good it is. Gainesville's best.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We hadn't been to Gainesville in over 4 years and 1 of the places my fiancé HAD TO go to was David's BBQ. With something for everyone to enjoy we had a great time. He got a little bit of everything with the combo plate and I had their all white-meat chopped chicken with green beans and fries. Not too... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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106 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our family really enjoys eating lunch at David's BBQ on 39th Avenue. We choose the Working Person's sandwich special. It includes a sandwich, side and drink for one low price. We like the pork sandwich with coleslaw on it, onion rings or french fries and a sweet tea. The green beans and mac-n-cheese are good too. Yummy! The service is... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Feeling the need for a morning protein boost I stopped in at David’s Real Pit BBQ one morning recently. Stocked with a full menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner the toughest thing about David's is deciding what to order. The breakfast menu has the standbys of pancakes, eggs fixed any way, omelets and of course a variety of meats. I... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

David's has been around for years and for good reason. The BBQ sandwiches are excellent and the sides are great too. I highly recommend the fried onion rings.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had a wonderful time at David's BBQ. The staff were very nice and very helpful even when they were slammed! The food was delicious with an ample amount for everyone! BBQ was great as well!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Not only did I wait another 15 minutes after calling my order in 20 minutes prior. The Turkey looked and tasted like they literally got it out of the bottom of some barrel where it had sat all day. The ribs were pasty and dry. The "home made coleslaw" was surely right out of a commercial tub. No ones homemade... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not a chain but a locally owned restaurant. Excellent, plain and simple BBQ. No fancy décor, but clean and comfortable

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5121 NW 39th Avenue, #A, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-373-2002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Description

David's Real Pit BBQ is Gainesville, Florida's best BBQ restaurant and catering service. Specializing in serving quality BBQ at a quick, convenient pace. Stop in for our mouth watering breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or have us cater your event, rehearsal dinner or wedding. We are a family friendly establishment so bring the kids.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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