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The Pit - Boardriders Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern
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1209 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8709
+1 252-480-3128
10:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Good food You can get it to go and bring it back to your beach house. Delicious food. I would eat there again

Thank Pam C
Toronto, Canada
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1,144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 589 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We stopped at the Pit because they were serving Shave Ice, something quite popular in Hawaii. It was worth the stop. The Shave Ice was delicious! Truly it is crushed ice with a flavor that you choose from (More than 20 choices!). They were also serving restaurant food, but at that time we weren't hungry yet.

Thank Robby G C
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

This comes up as a grill but it isn't at all... Apparently this ice cream shop was a grill "a long time ago" but that didn't help me on the quest for dinner with 3 boys 😀! The ice cream did look great though lol

Thank Elizabeth A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

Have been here MANY times and NEVER been disappointed. Tuesday's dollar tacos are a fabulous deal but we had them tonight...AWESOME! The veggie quesadillas and the chicken strips were also a great selection. There have been many changes in personnel but we were more than pleased with our service tonight with Ryan! Way to go "PIT"!

Thank 6grtkdz
Mandeville, Louisiana
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351 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch to see how this place has change over the past 20 years. Wow. The restaurant - Boardrider's Grill - is separate from The Pit Surfshop. Service was friendly and we sat outside. Fun decor inside. All the food we ordered was really good, and had very large portions. I loved the Rasta Wrap (jerked chicken) but... More 

1 Thank jabberwockies
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

What else could you need? Oh-- how about fun beer choices and a great diverse menu. Everytime I go to OBX I go to the Pit. Allow a few extra minutes because they have a small kitchen.

Thank JenSMaryland
Westminster, Maryland
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Every summer we make a point with friends to grab lunch at The Pit Boardriders Grill. The prices are very reasonable and the portions of food are great. I also enjoy the chill laid back surf atmosphere of the place with great beach tunes in the background. Having traveled to Costa Rica frequently I like visiting this place to have... More 

Thank rtmelho
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The food & menu was awesome! Small space, not good for bigger parties. I felt bad for the One waitress on duty during a rainy afternoon. Great atmosphere, awesome food & music if you are not in a hurry!

Thank Slicknik80
Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on a Wednesday night. One waitress and a Spicoli looking guy bussing tables were working. I saw the crab meat pizza on the menu here on Trip Advisor and thought it looked good. It is not currently on the menu in the restaurant. Service was slow, there was only one waitress working. The place bills itself as... More 

Thank JBParmaHts
PitBen, Owner at The Pit - Boardriders Grill, responded to this review

We are so sorry your experience was less than stellar. "Spicoli" did not work out as an employee, and you will not see him again if you choose to give us another chance to impress you! And while we do have fresh parmesan (for Caesar salads and Caesar wraps), adding some in a shaker is a great idea. Thank you... More 

York PA
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Been to this place about 8 times now. Good atmosphere and good beers. Very laid back and a lot of locals. Taco Tuesday is always fantastic. If you go around main dinner time of course its going to be packed. We were there about 5 or 6 and it was pretty packed but the service was not bad, actually for... More 

1 Thank craleycommando

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8709
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-3128
Cozy, surf-themed log cabin in the center of Kill Devil Hills with a progressive menu featuring oversized, Cali-style burrito-wraps (including inventive vegetarian options), 1/3lb Angus burgers, gourmet personal pizzas, quesadillas, hot sandwiches, monster salads, and much more! Serving this robust menu all day, from 11:30am to 9pm.After 9, regional and international DJs spin in the ground-floor nightclub area. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are Teen Nights, all other nights are 21 and up only, unless otherwise advertised. Live bands play our stage on occasion!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?