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The Pit - Raleigh

Voters Choice 2016 Our 5 Faves
Categories: Restaurants & Bars, Five Faves, Barbecue, Downtown
328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm
(919) 890-4500
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Avg User Rating: 4 out of 5
Total Votes: 48
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Made famous by several television appearances by former pitmaster Ed Mitchell, The Pit serves up several varieties of its whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue with "everything but the squeal."

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Irene C. Mar 24, 2017
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We arrived right after we left the airport. As always. when we travel we look for a BBQ place especially in the south. This is a very nice place for a date... (more)
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Bruce K. Mar 19, 2017
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Just four stars today for this Carolina barbecue. The service was excellent and it's definitely a higher end establishment that's suitable for dates or even... (more)
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Linda D. Mar 14, 2017
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I don't like ribs, but I like The Pit's ribs. Amazing and yummy. I actually ate ribs for the first time in forever. The brisket was delicious but I have a... (more)
panteraachickk1111 Apr 18, 2014
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I was not impressed with the food and it was over priced. The customer serves was good, but our table was broke and the chairs sucked. The waitress did try and fix the table the best he could. I could have went to cookout a block down the road and get the same BBQ plate for 1/3 of the price. Not a place I would go to again.
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STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Aug 18, 2013
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Not impressed. AFTER Mr. Mitchell left, the original BBQ Master, this place went down hill, fast! I would not recommend.
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olive91988 Oct 19, 2011
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The chopped pork BBQ here is the worst I have ever had ANYWHERE. A very nice looking place and perhaps other entrees are really good but the pulled/chopped BBQ you need to steer clear of. Their claim to fame is a pit master made famous by the media and their marketing is stellar attracting young professionals. He must not have been working the day I went there because it was terrible. Completely flavorless. Chain BBQ restarants like Smithfield's has much better Q than this place. BBQ is but a ti
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turnpike420 Oct 5, 2011
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I rated a 3 because as of late, the chopped has been a bit dry, and overkill with the black pepper. However, the ribs (both Carolina and baby back) and the bristket with what they call their western sauce... those are still awesome!

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