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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%
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love going here intend to take our friends from out of town there are some good all barbecue. People are nice and friendly food is excellent the only thing you have to be careful for his services so so fast that as soon as...More

Thank Kent H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a rather unique BBQ restaurant. Usually, you think of BBQ and you think of a backdoor operation with some guy in the back sweating over a hot pit. Not here. They have taken some old type BBQ food recipes and brought them into...More

Thank DrTimWeir
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped at The Pit Authentic BBQ for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and got seated right away, even though it was busy. I got pulled pork, baked beans and Mac & cheese. The pulled pork was very fatty (about half of...More

Thank 412toOBX
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten BBQ all over the world, and this place rates at the top! With ONE exception, everything on their menu was amazing, and the ONE thing you come here for is incredible. Their ribs, both East & West styles, are unbelievable. The meat just...More

Thank theNamssob
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us (approx. 20-24) came here to celebrate. We enjoyed everything! Some of our favorite appetizers were the deviled eggs, the soul rolls, and the fried green tomatoes - Yum!! We weren't too impressed with the chopped BBQ, but the ribs, fried chicken,the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a same day reservation and so glad we did. There was a line of people waiting to get in, but we sailed right past! Our table had Carolina BBQ, Fried Chicken, Catfish, and Pulled Pork. All were fabulous- best Fried Chicken ever and I...More

Thank Krista C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Call ahead for a dinner reservation, other wise there will be a wait. Or you can hang out at the bar while waiting for your table. The BBQ is excellent, not to mention the portion size is extremely generous.

Thank NaithB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great BBQ and sides. Good place to bring the family for a delicious meal. Moist, tasty pork. Worth every dime.

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smoked wings and cornbread were 2 of my favorites at the Pitt. Friends enjoyed the veggie plates and choice of beverages. Highly recommend, just make a reservation in order to prevent wait times.

Thank Betty E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us, we went as a family of 5 adults and 2 children, the food was excellent, I would recommend that you booked as it gets very busy.

Thank Sd87uk
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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, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
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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