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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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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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272 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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157 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank Heidi C
High Springs, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
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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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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.

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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 

Miami, Florida, United States
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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