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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 - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now, as a native of NC I've been eating BBQ all my life. This is good but not the best! Personally I was disappointed in the banana pudding. They say is near superior and its fair at best. For a pricey southern banana pudding I...More

Thank Two Guys a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at the Pit at least 10 times since we moved to Raleigh. The food is consistently excellent and the shared servers means you always have someone nearby to help. I like the pulled pork better than the chopped and the fried chicken...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going here since it opened. The food never disappoints, it's always very good and it's difficult to choose one thing. If you love ribs, then this is the place. But the NC pork BBQ here is excellent. I do have to say...More

Thank pattieatwell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a quick stop in here based of some recommendations by friends and was well worth the stop. Staff was very accommodating. Food was great, between the family we had pulled turkey, fried chicken and double meal Brisket and pulled pork. All very delioucious. I...More

Thank jcote002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just cocktails nothing special. Service ok. Can't comment on food did not order anything. Nice patio though

Thank janetF5378FH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. It had seating for a variety of dining tastes. From quieter dining room to more of a pub atmosphere. I had the Southern Ribs and the meat was falling off the bone. A side of Brussels sprouts that was almost as good...More

Thank kleaman
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
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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