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The Pit B-B-Q

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3909 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089-2000
+1 440-967-7919
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10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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ohio
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have not had BBQ this good since I lived in Oklahoma City. It was darn close to my favorite BBQ of Earls which was in Oklahoma. I would go back again for the pulled pork with habanero sauce!

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Thank quern
Vermilion, Ohio
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food here is excellent. As you can tell by the name, their specialty is bar-b-q. The meat is smoked in the smokehouse out back. They have quite a variety of smoked meats and a nice selection of sauces to complement the meat. My favorite is the smoked chicken breast, with the pulled pork a close second. The service is... More 

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Thank mlrisdon2949
Cleveland, OH
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic. My husband is a pitmaster, competing in BBQ competitions and doing catering, so he's (we're) pretty picky. It was great! Wonderful flavor on pork. Brisket, while sliced little thin, didn't taste overdone. The sweet potato hash was to die for. The restaurant itself is nothing to look at, but having been to BBQ joints in TX,... More 

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Thank LuvMyVacation
Ruskin, Florida
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294 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit with a large group. The first time they ran out of ribs, which is bizarre for a rib place. This time, there were plenty of ribs, but they were just average. Some peoples were very dry and stringy and others were good. I had the brisket with a baked potato. The brisket was tender and... More 

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Thank Beth E
Vermilion, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The restaurant is not fancy, and does not serve alcohol. That is not why you go there ! You go for the wide variety of BBQ, and the absolutely awesome sauces that accompany them ! The staff is so friendly, they are very accommodating. I often take out, to enjoy at home, especially in the winter.

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Thank Cheyenne345
Canton, Ohio
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, with very friendly staff. Very affordable. Can be cold in here in the winter. Seating is not that comfortable and you can't get alcohol here. The delicious food and affordable price keep me going back.

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Thank Cathryn S
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

You'd never expect such good b b q in a small Ohio town but you've found it. Decor is typical no thrills diner and I wish it had a bar but the ribs and sauces are amazing.

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Thank Jimmy O
Canton, Ohio
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Great food, with very friendly staff. Very affordable. Can be cold in here in the winter. Seating is not that comfortable and you can't get alcohol here. The delicious food and affordable price keep me going back.

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Thank Cathryn S
Vermilion, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This restaurant is a kick-back from the 60's. Good value meals with an old-fashioned atmosphere. Order the original Pinkley's sauce on their wonderful BBQ pork! Their sweet potato fries are excellent.

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Thank Diana P
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

I live in Vermilion and have visited the pit many times. The food was much better when the orginal owners ran it. The food is OK, but the only thing worth bragging about are the chicken wings. The wings are great! There isn't anything exciting about the other food.

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Thank Erin T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3909 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089-2000
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Vermilion
  • Phone Number: +1 440-967-7919
Description
Come on in for our delicious smoked meats, homemade sauces and desserts!

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