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The Pit Authentic Barbecue

328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-890-4500
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (373 reviews)
“hush puppies” (226 reviews)
“fried chicken” (222 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant with great cuisine. The ribs and bbq were awesome as were the appetizers. Need to go back!

Thank 518dannyd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Read other reviews on this place and decided to try it. I was not disappointed. Food was hot and just delicious. I had the ribs and fried chicken combo. I couldn’t even finish it and I’m a big guy. I opted for the valet parking...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With a broad range of local bbq favorites, the Pit is a great spot for a group or just a few people. Service is fast and friendly, food is hot, and you can always get takeout to go home or wander over to fullsteam for...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was looking for some good bbq to eat while on business. So this place came up as a good place. I ordered the spare ribs. The food was hot but I noticed that they didn't appear to be smoked or from a pit and...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Barbecue sauce! The barbecue sauce! oh my God, I could eat here everyday. Get the chicken and bbq combo.

Thank auntieof7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every state I visit I pull up reviews for the best restaurants and try them. Was visiting my boyfriend's family in Raleigh and decided to try here because I love bbq. We were beyond impressed!! The server made great recommendations, she was very pleasant and...More

Thank 1Mufassa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 25 of us met there for dinner last night. We had reservations. They would not seat us until >10 of our party were there. Not a problem as we were directed t the bar. Once seated great service. The food was awesome. Everyone loved...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting more out of this restaurant. Does not match other Rib joints I have been to in N & S Carolina

Thank MB_Hawkins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brother who is from Raleigh brought our families here when we visiting. It was a nice night of fun and good authentic bbq. I had a full plate of eastern nc bbq that was very tasty. The hush puppies were great as a belly...More

Thank JAMatton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place online by looking at reviews. Everyone seemed to rave about this place and it's BBQ. Even several food shows have visited so we figured its the real deal. We arrived here around 8:30pm to a very busy cool, upscaled BBQ place....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    (Dawson Street)
  • Public Transportation: The R-line stops right in front of the restaurant!
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-890-4500
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