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The Pit Authentic Barbecue

328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
+1 919-890-4500
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (400 reviews)
“hush puppies” (239 reviews)
“fried chicken” (236 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
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Reviewed today via mobile

Our visit to the Pit on Saturday night was clearly the worst restaurant experience in the past year. I write quite a few TA reviews and I really enjoy saying good things about good restaurants. But today I have to say very bad things about...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being my 1st time in NC, my husband couldn’t wait to take me here! We enjoyed fried green tomatoes, skillet corn bread, fried chicken sammy, and a bbq brisket platter- delicious!!! Unfortunately, our older, blonde waitress with a faded tattoo behind her left ear made...More

Thank nataligreeneyez
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited multiple times over the past few years when traveling to the Raleigh area. Always consistently good.

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 4 days ago

My son told me that this is the finest BBQ place in Raleigh. He was correct. Great BBQ and great fried chicken dinner. The restaurant was crowded, but we were seated promptly, ordered, and it seemed like our food was delivered before we had time...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was AMAZING! The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and the food was beyond delicious! I highly recommend eating your weight in hushpuppies, and my wife loved the fried green tomatoes! The fried chicken was recommended and it definitely did not disappoint. If...More

Thank jej3films
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you kick the prince of BBQ's butt, that pretty much sums it up. Everything on the menu is very good to excellent from the fried green tomatoes to to the carrot cake dessert (suggestion get that to go). If you're going at a traditional...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived in the Raleigh area in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. All around the area were Mom and Pop barbecue pits. No more! They have mostly been replaced by chains serving St. Louis style. What’s with that?! Then there is The Pit! They are...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent doesn't summarize it. I feel it's a disservice to call it a BBQ place, but whatever you call it, it's my favorite. We had a crowd of 14 during their busiest time on Saturday night for my 40th birthday. They accommodated us right away,...More

Thank dommert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mini 5 year anniversary trip ended wife and I at the Pit. Fried Mac an Cheese, four stars. Baby Back 1/2 rake, five stars easy. Staff was not great but was Excellent an all the servers is the Best around! A must stop for the...More

Thank Danielhill81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with family one Sunday afternoon and I must say I was very impressed. Free Valet parking is a plus. The atmosphere is nice and the food is great! I will return soon!!

Thank N D
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
    (Dawson Street)
  • Public Transportation: The R-line stops right in front of the restaurant!
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-890-4500
  • E-mail
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