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Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que

447 E Rochambeau Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2145
+1 757-565-2955
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (159 reviews)
“hush puppies” (109 reviews)
“ribs” (163 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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447 E Rochambeau Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2145
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very quick service although don’t expect plates as it is all paper products and self service. The bbq was good, not exceptional but good enough for a return visit if I am in the area and wanted bbq. The fries were pretty good and my...More

Thank tarheeltraveler4509
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband is a Southern guy who knows his BBQ - and he pronounced this 'just average.' Our granddaughter and I agreed. It was good enough, a pleasant meal in a crowded restaurant with no ambiance. We all had the BBQ pulled pork sandwich dinner,...More

Thank SWL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here for lunch on a weekday. I cannot understand how this place is busy ever. My wife and I both ordered combination platters so we tried the pulled pork, the brisket and some ribs. Everything was simply average. Not a ton of flavor and...More

Thank Matt D
Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We take this information very seriously and appreciate your input. I apologize that your experience was not a positive one and I have passed this info on to our Head Chef and Pitt Masters.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazes me how busy this place still is. The pulled pork is okay, but it's nothing in comparison to what it once was 25 or 30 years ago. The original owner, Doc Pierce had a small roadside shack, smokehouse, and lived right next door to...More

Thank James N
Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are truly sorry to hear that you have been disappointed with your recent experience. I assure you that our goal is to remain consistent in everything we do from the Pork to some of our newer items like the brisket and ribs. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Normal stop when westbound on I64 passing thru Williamsburg. Pork BBQ, beef brisket, and all the sides. Only bad thing is I’m always too late for the burnt ends.

Thank jschutrumpf
Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Make sure to call ahead in the morning when you know you are coming in and we will save you some burnt ends! It would be our please! Thank you for making us a stop in your travels and thank you for your business.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, recommended by a friend (Ken) we shared combo plate, substituting bbq beans for fries. (good decision) no extra charge. Hostes recommended some buns, worked great msking sandwiches with pulled pork and pulled chicken. Chicken very moist, pork chewy. Ribs a bit dry, but bbq...More

Thank Larry B
Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! I am glad to hear that your overall experience was a win! So glad that you will be dining with again, just sooner than later, I hope.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pierces was recommended by a friend. (Ken) we have passed the place several times, but this is our first opportunity to stop in and try. Busy place, and after tasting their combo dinner we know why. pulled Chicken wonderful. tender, flavorful. Pulled pork, flavorful, but...More

Thank Larry B
Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow is right, thank you for your fantastic review! Your feedback on all items is appreciated as is your business and we hope that you will join us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Pierce’s! We stop by every time we are in the area. The BBQ is delicious and the sides, mmmmmmmmm. Our last trip there, we had our puppy, so we ate outside in the picnic area. There are lots of tables and shade, it...More

Thank amylmi
Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Love it! So glad you were able to enjoy the weather and the food at the same time! And that goes for the whole family. We really appreciate your wonderful review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barbecue was too sweet. I like a sweet barbecue, but this was way too sweet. Service was good, but I wouldn't go back.More

1  Thank David T
Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that the BBQ was too you liking. You must have gotten the Chicken BBQ as that does have our honey sauce. Our Pork is in our original sauce so if you like Pork we invite you to try us again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pierce's is the best BBQ place in Tidewater. It's a very busy and popular place. Note that Pierce's BBQ is not classic Carolina style BBQ. It's more of a deeper south style with a good tomato based sauce mixed in with the slow cooked pork....More

Thank Michael A
Andrea H, Guest Relations Manager at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your business and taking the time to write this wonderful review!! You have described our BBQ to perfection and we so appreciate it.

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Tammy M
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Andrea H | Property representative |
Good afternoon! We have chocolate chip, macadamia nut, and oatmeal raisin! Thanks for asking!
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djmmplourde
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Andrea H | Property representative |
We cook over hickory and white oak. Our pork has a light smoke flavor. Hope that helps!
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_js2mccarthy
May 13, 2016|
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Response from hawaiiansurf8 | Reviewed this property |
No, one orders from a line and it is self seating and order pick up. One can dine in or dine out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 447 E Rochambeau Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-565-2955
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Description
Since 1971, people have enjoyed coming to Pierce's Pitt for delicious, hickory-smoked, Tennessee-style Bar-B-Que made with "Doc" Pierce's Original Bar-B-Que Sauce. It all started when Julius C. (Doc) Pierce set out from Flat Creek, Tennessee for Virginia with his family and their prized bar-b-que sauce recipe. Once there, he settled in Williamsburg and opened Pierce's Pitt. The rest, as they say, is history. Now, wherever there's good times, good laughs and good eatin', Pierce's is often part of it. Whether it's in our restaurant, at a party or event we've catered, or when someone has bar-b-qued at home using "Doc" Pierce's Original Bar-B-Que Sauce. It's more than great food ... it's a great tradition ... one that all our customers enjoy. In fact, we like to think it's made Virginia a better place to live and visit.
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