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Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que

447 E Rochambeau Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2145
757-565-2955
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Ranked #53 of 327 restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Indoor seating as well as picnic tables outside, lots of parking.
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English first
Ogden, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Good solid BBQ. Nice place, outside seating. A little hard to get to, if you are from out of town. Decent staff.

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Newark, Delaware
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

After a long day at Busch Gardens, my husband and I headed to Pierce's Pitt BBQ around 7pm and it was packed! We ordered our food and luckily while waiting, a table opened up that we snatched. My husband had the pork shank platter and I had the pulled pork sandwich which came with fries and a cookie. It was... More

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Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I used to travel from Richmond to Williamsburg just to grab lunch at Pierce's (the drive down Route 5 is nice, and passes several old plantations - just a nice, leisurely drive) but, sadly, it's just not as good as it used to be. They still draw a good crowd, the staff is friendly, but it seems that the quality... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The service was fast, the restaurant was clean but the food was just okay. I love vinegar based bbq so I was not overly impressed. The restaurant is in a beautiful location with trees and picnic tables. If I go again, I will try the burger.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended by the hotel. Supposedly, the top 10 BBQ restaurants in the Nation. Well to our dismay, it was not the "bomb". It was good which is consistent with other BBQ joints but did not blow our mind and palate. Great pricing and they do give military discount. I recommended if hungry for BBQ and its... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We tried burgers, ribs, catfish, chicken tenders, fries, collards, green beans and corn bread and the winner was burger. The vegatables we canned, bbq sauce is ok, too thin for me, catfish had no flavor and the batter was too thick. Great staff, fast service and next time we will get the burgers only.

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Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed the service and the burgers! We are proud of our fresh cooked, never frozen patties! If you find the bbq sauce is too thin, feel free to add more. We have extra sauce in the sauce pumps on the condiment stand. We do hope you come back to visit us again soon! More

Rhinebeck, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We used to live in Charlottesville and vacation in Chincoteague, so would stop at Pierce's on the trip home after a week at the beach. It was always an enjoyable meal. In Williamsburg it's good if you can avoid the chains and pancake houses. That was ten years ago. Last week we found ourselves traveling from Ocean City to Charlottesville,... More

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Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

We are so glad that you stopped back by and enjoyed your visit! We have just recently brought back the ribs and are excited to say that we now cook them on the open pit like the pulled pork! Thank you for coming in and we hope to see you again soon! More

Virginia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Pierce's is a one-of-a-kind place. The barbeque has a unique flavor which is almost habit forming. It is best to avoid the place on summer weekends as it is very crowded. Off season is the best time to visit. The ordering process is simple. You order and pay for your food and wait for your number to be called. Sometimes,... More

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Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoy your visits! If you are ever craving our bar-b-que during those busy summer days feel free to call your order in and skip the line. We hope to see you again soon! More

Madison, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I wanted barbeque....specifically, pulled pork to see how Virginia could do it. I was told Pierce's would be epic. I was not lied to. The place is not fancy, though there is a lot of room for diners. The pork was perfect and the sauce even better....just spicy enough to keep me wanting more. And more there was, perfect for... More

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Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed our 44 year old recipe! Please come back to see us again soon! More

Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's inexpensive and good. BBQ is one of those things that hits home, either you love it or not. I've never had anyone I brought here not like it. I also like that there is chicken, pork, and beef, bbq and a slew of sides to choose from. Give it a try!

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Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoy our bar-b-que and that you keep bringing people in to see us! Come back soon! More

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