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“Amazing BBQ in the heart of Raleigh ”

The Pit Authentic Barbecue
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Ranked #38 of 1,520 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dawson Street
Transit: The R-line stops right in front of the restaurant!
Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Reservations are recommended, the restaurant is busy. The chopped turkey is divine and my husband loves the chopped pork. Great sides, and an extensive drink menu. Service was attentive and friendly. Would definitely go back!

Thank Mdwaugh2001
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We ate at the Pit and were not disappointed. Had read/seen lots about it on TV, online, etc. It was everything everyone says - and more. Going back to the area next weekend and will make another visit. The cheese fries were amazing....portions very generous....beer is cold!

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Thank TravelerVAVA
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I visit Raleigh twice a year for work, and I eat here on every visit. It was recommended to me by at least 3 locals on my first trip so I had to try it. They always have a long wait (and I travel alone) so I always sit at the bar. The pulled pork is amazing, but the brisket is my favorite. Great beer selection and fun atmosphere whether you are looking for a good night out or looking to host a nice rehearsal dinner. Parking is difficult so take advantage of their valet parking and save yourself the hassle. This is a place where the staff is very knowledgeable about every aspect of the restaurant-food, drinks, etc.

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Thank David J
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I had heard good things about this place and finally got a chance to go! It was great! Went for lunch, good prices. Dinner is more expensive, of course. Got a good amount of food for lunch. Had the chopped BBQ for $8.95 and it came with two sides (got mac&cheese and fried okra). It also came with a biscuit and hushpuppies. All very good! Service was good, they used three different servers throughout the meal.

Can't wait for a chance to come back.

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Thank CamaroNC94
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is my 4th time here having the opportunity when I'm traveling to Raleigh on business. The place is always busy and you'll wait at least 30 minutes without a reservation, surprisingly on Monday night as well. All the food is quite good and they have an extensive beer menu; be adventurous. Parking is tight and they have valet service. If you circle the street, you can usually find free parking but carefully read the signs. Not all street parking is the same.

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Thank Fredband
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