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“Yep - worth all the hype”

The Pit Authentic Barbecue
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Ranked #35 of 1,542 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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dawson Street
Transit: The R-line stops right in front of the restaurant!
Reviewed July 11, 2018 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 loved the Catfish. The Pork was tender loving smokiness that melted in your mouth. The Carolina BBQ was perfect and tasty - plenty of vinegar. The ambience was casual and easy to have a conversation. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Highly recommend!

Oh - believe it or not - they have Soy BBQ bites. They say that they are good .... dunno, but if you are vegan, you have something on the menu!

Thank Krista C
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 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
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 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
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 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
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

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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