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David's Real Pit BBQ

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5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
+1 352-373-2002
08:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

On our journey south we leave Paducah, Ky every March making a direct bee line to Davids Real BBQ in Gainesville. The smell is truly amazing as you climb out of your car in the parking lot. I am already knowing that I am getting a pulled pork plate with beans and greens in spite of their wide menu.Along with... More 

Thank snotnose
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I haven't been back in about 6 months after visiting the 23rd st location. Which is a shame bc this used to be one of my favorite BBQ spots. But after going in for a brisket sandwich that was really tuff and dark fries I stopped going. It may have just been that day so don't let me deter you... More 

Thank Nikki F
Orlando, Florida
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87 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

I'm almost ashamed of my fellow Gainesvillians for the popularity of this bland, Yankee excuse for BBQ. The place is clean, the staff are friendly; it's just that the food is no better than you would expect at Sonny's, Bono's, or Bubbaque's. In short, it IS barbecue...but not the sort that a southerner would dance for.

1 Thank HNeilM
Gainesville, Florida
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

David's BBQ is very good overall, and the sides are heavenly. The only complaint is their brisket can be a little too fatty. Very casual place, but I love the southern style and food is tops! Must go while in Gainesville!!

1 Thank margozinha1
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

We wanted to try some real southern BBQ out on our trip. I do a lot of smoking myself and pride myself in understanding the art of barbecue. We've traveled many places and had a lot of different BBQ throughout the years. This place really gets it done. I typically like my ribs competition style where you have to give... More 

2 Thank ZSIOWA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Always stop here for a chopped Pork plate with sides of beans & greens. Save room for some banana pudding. Simply no words how good it is. Gainesville's best.

2 Thank snotnose
Los Angeles, California, United States
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133 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We hadn't been to Gainesville in over 4 years and 1 of the places my fiancé HAD TO go to was David's BBQ. With something for everyone to enjoy we had a great time. He got a little bit of everything with the combo plate and I had their all white-meat chopped chicken with green beans and fries. Not too... More 

1 Thank MrandMrsAdventure
Gainesville, Florida
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340 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Our family really enjoys eating lunch at David's BBQ on 39th Avenue. We choose the Working Person's sandwich special. It includes a sandwich, side and drink for one low price. We like the pork sandwich with coleslaw on it, onion rings or french fries and a sweet tea. The green beans and mac-n-cheese are good too. Yummy! The service is... More 

1 Thank Gators89
Gainesville, Florida
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Feeling the need for a morning protein boost I stopped in at David’s Real Pit BBQ one morning recently. Stocked with a full menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner the toughest thing about David's is deciding what to order. The breakfast menu has the standbys of pancakes, eggs fixed any way, omelets and of course a variety of meats. I... More 

2 Thank Nickingainesville
Gainesville, Florida
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

David's has been around for years and for good reason. The BBQ sandwiches are excellent and the sides are great too. I highly recommend the fried onion rings.

2 Thank shuto3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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
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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