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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 #56 of 333 restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Hampton
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have always seen this place along I-64. In fact, I've seen it grow with development on E. Rochambeau Dr. over the past decade. Our family decided to give it a try with mixed results. The rib lover of the family didn't care for the ribs, but the one who doesn't care for ribs raved they were the best she's... More

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

It certainly sounds like you had an interesting experience! We are famous for our pulled pork BBQ, which is cooked over the open pit. We hope that you will come back to see us again and give the pulled pork a try! More

Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As visitors to Surry County and Jamestown on the 4th of July, we were looking for a place unique to the area for dinner. A customer at Harris Teeter Grocers in Williamsburg recommended Pierce's. We drove the distance. When we arrived, we noticed pleasant picnic table options outside as we headed inside. We ordered our food at the counter, went... More

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

We are glad that you found us during your 4th of July travels! Different meals come with different portions for the side dishes and the sides differ in portion depending on pricing. Because we are the only Pierce's Pitt BBQ, we do not order in such large qualities as larger businesses can and therefore our prices reflect that. The pulled... More

England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Loved the choice of food, price and the staff were very helpful. The place is really like a fast food joint but if you can look past that the food is great with a good choice of drinks on offer

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

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! We have been serving this BBQ for almost 44 and take a pride in serving pulled pork from the open pit. Please come back to see us soon! More

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

First things first, this is a place you should try if you like bar-b-que of any type. This place is a pit style bar-b-que with counter service. The dining area is simple, fast food style seating, with dim lighting, but the picnic tables outside are nice if the weather is cooperating. But, I digress: you should not come to Pierce's... More

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

It sounds like you enjoy our BBQ and famous sauce almost as much as we do! The Pierce family has been serving this recipe in this location for almost 44 years. We hope that you come back to see us soon! More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I'm from NC and a stickler for NC barbecue and always walk into places like this with a chip on my shoulder of sorts. Very pleasantly surprised. For a VA barbecue place (not damning with faint praise here) they did very well.

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

There are so many wonderful styles of BBQ and we are happy to heard that you enjoyed ours also! Please come back to see us the next time that you are in town! More

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I just saw that Pierce's was named to the 10 Best BBQ places in the US by National Geographic. Well deserved. Pork BBQ is obviously the famous thing to order here, but the hidden gem is the hush puppies. You can swap them for the frozen crinkle cut fries in one of the specials, and I recommend that you do.... 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 your experience with us. It is wonderful that you heard about use through National Geographic. We are also thrilled that we were recently listed as one of the top 10 BBQ spots by USA Today! Please come back to see us the next time you are in town! More

Okeechobee,Florida
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited Busch Gardens on opening day. Well we, got out of there late and everything was starting to close and Pierce`s was about to close but the manager let us in. To start I eat a lot of BBQ and this was a surprise. I`m from down South and everything was a little different but really good. The bbq... 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 you made it in and enjoyed your meal! We've been serving our pulled pork BBQ for almost 44 years. Welcome to a Virginia tradition! More

Martinsburg, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband has been talking about this place for a long time and I finally got the chance to go with my husband & step son. It is extremely busy but the line moves fast and the food is fabulous!

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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 your meal with us! We take great pride in serving our famous pulled pork efficiently and with a smile. We hope that you come back to see us soon! More

Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had to wait over 13 mins for our bbq sandwiches and fries. I think $18 for two sandwiches, two fries, and two drinks was a little high. They told us "we are waiting for the fries" however 10 other orders were filled before we complained and suddenly received our meals. The food was good. The atmosphere was crazy. The... More

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

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We know that rush hour can get a bit crazy and we try get the food out as efficiently as possible. Orders are sent out as they are ready, but we are sorry to hear that the fries held up your order. If you are ever... More

Winchester, Virginia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Okay I will be as fair as possible as anyone who has read any of my other postings will agree. We arrived at Great Wolf Lodge tonight and my goal for night one for dinner was Pierces. I like to try the local food no matter where I travel. I ordered the half rack, baked beans, ear of corn, and... More

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

We are glad you stopped in during your travels! The pulled pork BBQ is our specialty and what we have been serving with our famous BBQ sauce for almost 44 years. We know that there are many different styles of BBQ and some places choose to offer many sauces, but we choose to cook and marinate our pulled pork expertly... More

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