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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, Breakfast, 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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good BBQ

This isn't a fancy place by any means but don't let that fool you, it's pretty good food . Food is ordered at the counter which is not my favorite way to eat, but it seems to work for them, and from the look of things no one seems to mind . I've always noticed that good BBQ will cause... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
jeffoe
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I cannot believe some people will write a bad review because their fries at the time weren't exactly perfect. Instead of taking it up with mgmt, they send out a poisonous text with no regard for the hard working people who run this restaurant. I've been enjoying David's BBQ since they were across from Wards Market back in the late... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This isn't a fancy place by any means but don't let that fool you, it's pretty good food . Food is ordered at the counter which is not my favorite way to eat, but it seems to work for them, and from the look of things no one seems to mind . I've always noticed that good BBQ will cause... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Davi's is an old-line Gainesville BBQ, but has never risen above the mediocre. The meat is well smoked and tender, but the sauce lacks what it takes. OK if you are nearby, but not worth much of a drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

On our journey south we leave Paducah, Ky every March making a direct bee line to Davids Real BBQ in Gainesville. The smell is truly amazing as you climb out of your car in the parking lot. I am already knowing that I am getting a pulled pork plate with beans and greens in spite of their wide menu.Along with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I haven't been back in about 6 months after visiting the 23rd st location. Which is a shame bc this used to be one of my favorite BBQ spots. But after going in for a brisket sandwich that was really tuff and dark fries I stopped going. It may have just been that day so don't let me deter you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I'm almost ashamed of my fellow Gainesvillians for the popularity of this bland, Yankee excuse for BBQ. The place is clean, the staff are friendly; it's just that the food is no better than you would expect at Sonny's, Bono's, or Bubbaque's. In short, it IS barbecue...but not the sort that a southerner would dance for.

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Gainesville, Florida
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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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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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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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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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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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