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The Pit - Raleigh

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The Pit
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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Gill H. Feb 18, 2021
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Great experience from start to finish! You can smell the Smokey bbq scent in the air as soon you get out of the car! We were greeted warmly by the hostess... (more)
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Kristen K. Dec 16, 2020
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My girlfriend and I visited this spot back in October during a road trip when we were craving some NC BBQ. We had to make a reservation on OpenTable a day... (more)
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Kirsten M. Nov 7, 2020
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Roll. Me. Out. Of. Here. The food. The beautifully done social distancing. The waitress Karri. The meats. The veg. The extra piece of cake she snuck in our... (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.
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
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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