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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
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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157 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank kingofhma
Lake Wales, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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!

Thank cbell2152
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank BigP34
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Heidi C
High Springs, Florida
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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.

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 

Miami, Florida, United States
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Oh David's! The tea is real sweet and the specials are downright great during the week. I would recommend going in Friday and getting the Jumbo Sandwich Plate meal with Brisket! The collards are quite flavorful and the coleslaw is a winner as well. The select sides are great. Try the Brunswick stew if you get a chance!

Thank Edwin A
Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I gulped my food. It was so good I couldn't help myself. This is not diet food. Or complicated food. Pork (and other) BBQ. Potato salad. Cole slaw. The most delicious baked beans ever! And I'm a eat-healthy-on-a-diet kind of person. You order at the counter. Pay. Then they either call your name or bring it to you. The atmosphere... More 

Thank hauptmanmarj
Orlando, Florida
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149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We visited Gainesville and tried out David's. We're Orlando residents and have tried Sonny's (hasn't everyone? LOL), as well as Keller's, Bubbalou's, and 4 Rivers, and Winter Garden's Harry & Larry's. This place ranked up there as one of the best we've had thus far. We got the rib platters - the ribs were tender and sooo good. They were... More 

Thank orlandogal22
Orlando, Florida
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We were hungry & BBQ always appeals. To say the restaurant isn't fancy is an understatement, but it's clean. The booths/benches seem to be of the DIY variety. There seem to be some good weekday specials, but we visited on a Sunday; still, meals seemed fairly priced. Husband had the sliced pork & chicken platter with fries, slaw & garlic... More 

Thank stitchcat73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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