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“Alright BBQ, Expensive”
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The Pit Smokehouse & BBQ
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout
Sioux City, Iowa
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Alright BBQ, Expensive”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

We decided this place was worth a try. We ate a Pork Loin sandwich, Beef Brisket sandwich, cornbread muffins, and fried pickles. The pickles and pork were great, the beef was really dry without adding BBQ sauce. The cornbread was awful! They offer three different types of BBQ sauce and they were all great in their own way. Seemed like a popular spot for college students since it's close to campus. I was surprised their prices seemed really high for just sandwiches!

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Thank Emily K
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English first
Valdosta, Georgia
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206 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Not bad BBQ for the price.”
Reviewed August 19, 2011

Since I'm from the south, I have had the chance to eat many types of BBQ over the years. This one isn't the worst, but it certainly isn't the best. Many people in Iowa think it is good, but they need to travel a few hundred miles south to eat REAL BBQ. This stuff just didn't live up to my expectations. So, if you want BBQ and you've never tried it, go here. Otherwise wait!

  • Visited January 2011
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IL
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yum...”
Reviewed August 17, 2011

This is a great inexpensive place to visit next time you visit your college student in Iowa City. The Pulled pork is wonderful and the BBQ sauce was the best around. Great variety something for everyone even if someone is into fish and veggies! Atmosphere.. funky... I think it looks like it could have been an old gas station! Minimal off street parking!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank drommom
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quick and delicious BBQ place”
Reviewed May 29, 2011

Ate lunch here one afternoon and was surprised with the great taste of the pulled pork sandwich with tater rounds. The pulled pork was great with no fat and not greasy, and the tater rounds fried to perfect crispiness. Tried all three sauces and loved them all, but the sweet and tangy is the best. Also recommend th fried brownie bites, awesome chocolate treat to finish of lunch.

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Thank E_Munk
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Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not recommended.”
Reviewed November 1, 2010

The BBQ, the sides, the atmosphere: do not like and cannot recommend any of it.

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Thank hawkdocreviewer
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