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David's Real Pit BBQ

5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
+1 352-373-2002
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked beans” (7 reviews)
“brisket” (7 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people were friendly and restaurant was clean. The food however was pretty much average. Go to the next place.

Thank Tripper4Life
Reviewed 17 September 2017

You don't have to drive to Butler Plaza or University Avenue. David's is local, tasty, and I think; a bargain. I had a chopped pork plate which came with a drink, a side, and 2 corn muffins. The meat portion was lean and plentiful. I...More

Thank vincetheelder
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Nicely remodeled, we tried the daily special, which was a huge BBQ sandwich and 2 sides. The sandwich was a little dry, but once David's BBQ sauce was added, it was very good, not too sweet. They have a few other sauces to choose from,...More

Thank anne d
Reviewed 30 April 2017

David's WAS the place to go for ribs. Recently the restaurant underwent a physical renovation and doesn't look bad. However, now the ribs are kept warm in plastic wrap and when served as the most expensive item on the menu are terrible. Their ribs used...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Customer service was lacking hard. I got pulled pork dinner, she got the brisket. Both portions were on the small side. The employees were just roaming around talking loudly about their plans for the night. We were the only customers, made us feel uncomfortable.

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you are craving BBQ ribs, and you are hungry...very hungry try David' BBQ! I chose the large portion ribs with two side dishes. First thing I loved was the fact I had the choice of getting the ribs dry without sauce, or sauced. (spare...More

Thank cheeseballshw
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Close to home and quick service! Excellent BBQ and the breakfast menu is awesome! Friendly staff and tasty sauces!

Thank Robin N
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Davids is a typical southern breakfast, biscuits, gravy, grits, hashbrowns, sausages etc. The prices are great and if you are in the mood for a challenge you can do the buffet for $9.99. Food was excellent. Warning - it can get noisy and its not...More

Thank Chand70
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

For a quick lunch this place is good to go. Service is quick even during the lunch rush. You can get it and get out and on with the rest of your day. Not my fave bbq place but it does the trick.

Thank MSK1979
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We've been taking advantage of the daily specials here for a long time, and the food is always good and hot, and it tastes the same day-in and day-out. Too bad that I'm so hungry to eat and it smells great that I always forget...More

Thank JFGainesville
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-373-2002
  • E-mail
David's Real Pit BBQ is Gainesville, Florida's best BBQ restaurant and catering service. Specializing in serving quality BBQ at a quick, convenient pace. Stop in for our mouth watering breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or have us cater your event, rehearsal dinner or wedding. We are a family friendly establishment so bring the kids.
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