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“Good ole bbq”

The Pit Authentic Barbecue
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Ranked #36 of 1,542 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dawson Street
Transit: The R-line stops right in front of the restaurant!
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 you order the food at your table so if you’re looking to have a relaxing meal be sure to not order everything at one time otherwise it’ll be there in two minutes.

Thank Kent H
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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 today. Their BBQ is not too spicey, but it's not meek and mild. Greg has done an amazing job providing some incredible food!

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Thank DrTimWeir
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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 the portion). My Mac & cheese was over cooked and the baked beans had some kind of spice in it, taking away from the traditional baked bean taste.

My husband got brisket, a smoked old fashion drink, fried okra and sweet potato fries. He liked the okra and sweet potato fries, however he said the flavor on the brisket wasn’t very smoky. He also stated it was cut thick so that it was flaking into small pieces, that was hard to eat with a fork. He wasn’t a fan of the old fashion drink either, because there was no smoky taste to it, as advertised.

We weren’t fans of this BBQ lunch spot, however the BBQ sauces on the table were spot on, the staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was great!

Thank 412toOBX
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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 falls off the bone, and the portion sizes are big!

My one complaint is the cornbread...you can't eat good BBQ without good cornbread, and this cornbread is weak. You get a LOT of it, but it's VERY, too bready. Needs to have more CORN in it, and come out of the overn a little sooner.

Otherwise, this place is awesome - and I *will* be back the next time I'm near Raleigh. We drove from Morrisville, and it was WORTH IT.

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Thank theNamssob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us (approx. 20-24) came here to celebrate. We enjoyed everything! Some of our favorite appetizers were the deviled eggs, the soul rolls, and the fried green tomatoes - Yum!! We weren't too impressed with the chopped BBQ, but the ribs, fried chicken,the sandwiches, and the sides were delicious. There is something for everyone. If you enjoy BBQ and southern foods, you will enjoy this restaurant.

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Thank GASOCCERMOM
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