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The Pit

321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701-2270
+1 919-282-3748
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (67 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (22 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (39 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701-2270
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Meal was average. Bartender was nice and knowledgeable. Mac and cheese excellent pulled pork good ribs a little on the dry side. Homemade sauces were very nice.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank bennie1970
Reviewed May 5, 2018

We enjoyed a recent dinner here. There's a nice list of local beers and some good wines. Start with the corn bread. It's not your typical cornbread, and comes hot with maple butter. We all ordered entrees: Beef brisket, shredded turkey, pulled pork. I sampled...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank EC13091
Reviewed April 30, 2018

This restaurant is housed in an industrial space with little charm. Sides are ordinary and not well spiced. Corn bread is different and extraordinarily good; pulled pork is nicely prepared but the sauces are in shaker bottles on the table. None of the offerings are...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank RShereff
Reviewed April 30, 2018

The food is excellent. We were there for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Great private room. The parking is tough. I would suggest you valet - it is complimentary. (Make sure you tip those guys - Boy do they earn their money.)

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank dolphinchicks
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We made a reversation for a Saturday night as we were spending the night in Durham on our way to Atlanta. Using our cars GPS we drove to the location ONLY TO FIND AN EMPTY/VACANT STORE FRONT. I blame "open table" for accepting the reservation.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Errol S
Reviewed April 29, 2018

First time visiting The Pit for a business dinner - what an experience! The BBQ options were some of the best I've tasted; pulled pork, brisket, and chicken were all well-prepared. Drinks were also excellent. Can't wait to visit again!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Rbakken
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Our first time at The Pit and we were in love! Amazing BBQ! This was recommended by our uber driver and it did not disappoint. Definitely recommend the nachos and bbq chicken. We did NOT walk away hungry. Huge portions.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Kayleigh A
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We must have been to the Durham location on a bad night. We ate at the bar. The setting sun pouring in was blinding to patrons and wait staff, who were all crabby. The Brunswick stew was laughable, more like chicken vegetable soup. My Old...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Debbie M
Reviewed April 16, 2018

If you've never tried Carolina style bbq, this is the place to whet your tastebuds. We were lucky enough to come in between lunch and dinner so were seated right away. The waitstaff was friendly and accommodating and allergy sensitive. We ordered the chopped turkey,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank onethousandyen
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

In town for work and asked one of the local attendees where to go for some great BBQ. We were directed to The Pit. The food did not disappoint. Service was a little slow, but very friendly and we weren't in a hurry.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Kristy447
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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, Kids, Business meetings, 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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