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The Pit

321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701-2270
+1 919-282-3748
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pulled pork” (61 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (22 reviews)
“fried okra” (35 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701-2270
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I came to this restaurant on a recommendation while traveling for business with clients. The waiter was a very nice young man and attentive to our needs. The food was good and served in an appropriate manner with good follow-up attention to detail by the...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The selection of BBQ items (and non-BBQ) and sides is excellent, but there was nothing particularly memorable about the food itself, other than the corn bread, which was excellent. Some of the food was over salted, flavors were not particularly distinctive, and my rack of...More

Thank JMinNC
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We've been to the Durham location of The Pit a couple of times to celebrate my son's birthday as he really loves their fried chicken. Unfortunately, this time we had a less than celebratory experience. The restaurant was packed out on a Sunday evening with...More

1  Thank notme2015
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I was visiting relatives in Durham and they took me to the Pit for dinner one night. I had the southern fried chicken that came with two sides (I picked apple sauce and mashed potatoes). Hush puppies and biscuits were brought to the table before...More

Thank Marcus427
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Heard this place was excellent and they did not disappoint! The smoked meatloaf and brisket were both excellent, as well as the Brunswick stew as a side. Beans were the only thing lacking in this place, they needed *something. Also good feedback from the family...More

Thank Sockdrawer
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I could not wait to try some carolina barbecue and this place was in walking distance from my airbnb 🙌🏻. You get a basket with biscuits and hush puppies, omg those hushpuppies are soooooo good!!! I had sweetwater brewery beer also really yummy. I asked...More

1  Thank Courtney F
Reviewed August 2, 2018

LOVED IT!! We have a local BBQ in north Georgia that is our gold standard. The Pit lived up to it. I do not eat port, so brisket is always my choice. It had a wonderful char on the outside with a juiciness on the...More

Thank Fay I
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Based upon the barbecue and fried chicken alone, we would have given The Pit a five-star rating. However, the hush puppies and biscuits were not up to the standard with which we are accustomed, and the Brunswick Stew was a big disappointment! The different styles...More

Thank charliespr
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Been coming to the Pit for several years when we visit Raleigh Durham most summers. First for this location but consistent quality and service. Friendly, attentive staff. Enjoyed the pulled pork, fried chicken, biscuits and hush puppies!

Thank Travelleramundo
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The Pit is good, the food is tasty! This was not my first time here, but during this visit I had family and friends with me. They were pleased overall with the service and the food, but my cousin ordered baby back ribs and they...More

Thank Godis J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701-2270
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-282-3748
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