I was in the area so I dropped by to take my son to dinner. The Pit had been recommended to me by several folks that had eaten here and my son had also heard good things about the restaurant (he is a student so he usually has to eat really cheap unless we take him out). We were also looking for a place that was open relatively early for dinner as I was coming by around 4 and he had not eaten all day and was starved. The place is a little off the beaten path and we had to find street parking but we were early and that was not too difficult. We were seated after just a few minutes wait and the service staff was excellent. We told our waitress that it was out first visit and she was very helpful with explaining items on the menu and helping us with recommendations. My son started with a sausage and turkey gumbo that he said was very good and the biscuits and hush puppies that they brought to the table were excellent. We had chopped barbecue (with eastern sauce which should be the preferred sauce) and ribs. The plates also came with two sides. The sweet potato fries were addictive (as the waitress warned) and the black-eyed peas for me and the macaroni for my son were both very good. The portions were also very good and we left stuffed. Plates ranged from about $12 to $22. I should also mention that they had a good set of beers on tap (along with mixed drinks and wine) and you could get relatively small glasses to sample the different offerings. The "big bad baptist ?" was a good dark beer. Overall it was a wonderful experience with good food and a good atmosphere and we will be going back sometime soon.
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