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David's Real Pit BBQ

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5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
+1 352-373-2002
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Close to home and quick service! Excellent BBQ and the breakfast menu is awesome! Friendly staff and tasty sauces!

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Thank Robin N
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Davids is a typical southern breakfast, biscuits, gravy, grits, hashbrowns, sausages etc. The prices are great and if you are in the mood for a challenge you can do the buffet for $9.99. Food was excellent. Warning - it can get noisy and its not comfy seating. Also no hot tea :(

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Thank Chand70
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

For a quick lunch this place is good to go. Service is quick even during the lunch rush. You can get it and get out and on with the rest of your day. Not my fave bbq place but it does the trick.

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Thank MSK1979
Gainesville, FL
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300 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We've been taking advantage of the daily specials here for a long time, and the food is always good and hot, and it tastes the same day-in and day-out. Too bad that I'm so hungry to eat and it smells great that I always forget to shoot photos for a review. We usually do take-out at the window. Tonight we... More 

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Thank JFGainesville
Florida
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199 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

This has been our personal choice for BBQ even with Sonny's here in Gville. I personally like the shredded pork my wife saves up to have the ribs. I have to say the BEST onion rings freshly made in Gainesville.

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Thank kingofhma
Lake Wales, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Super laid-back BBQ restaurant with a clean and welcoming decor. No waiters/waitresses here, you order at the counter and bring the food to your table. Not a meat I wouldn't try again here. Things that stood out: Smoked turkey, Hot BBQ Sauce, Green Beans, and Ribs. Will be back!

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Thank cbell2152
FL
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Bar-b-que is so personal it is tough to rate for other people. Brisket, Brunswick Stew, Corn Fritters, Collard Greens, Mac'n Cheese, and Pulled Pork are all quite good. Son and Bride wanted a "Shabby Chic" wedding and David's did a bang up job. They put out a tremendous buffet complete with a brisket carving station that was the talk of... More 

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Thank BigP34
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Ok let me say I have been to David's so many times. One of my favorite things is the Brunswick stew. Its a love/hate relationship. Because it is either AWESOME or dry/way too thick. Today it was that thick, over seasoned, and dry kinda batches. Everything else at David's is on point every time.

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Thank Heidi C
High Springs, Florida
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

I can't walk very far ----- can't stand too long ------ drive about 25 miles to this establishment. Take a take out chicken dinner with beans mac and cheese and finish it off with their banana pudding. Did that today (sunday} ------ no waiting in line for a table ---- food still hot when I get home. Chicken excellent (falling... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited David's b cause it was the highest ranked BBQ in Gainesville. My wife & I had Rib, Brisket & Chopped Pork. Everything was dry & had very little flavor. If it weren't for the sauces, the meats would have very little flavor. The fried okra was good & collard greens were ok. Won't be back to this one.

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Thank Gbvance
Jeremy H, Owner at David's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for the feedback! I'm so sorry your experience didn't live up to your expectations. Obviously this is not the feedback we like to hear but unfortunately mistakes happen sometimes. If you would like to email me your address jeremy@davidsbbq.Com I would love to send you a refund. Sincerely, Jeremy More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-373-2002
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.

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