The Pit

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The PitThe Pit
Bar, Eatery

328 W Davie St
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601-1746
United States

(919) 890-4500 | map
thepit-raleigh.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.28
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
38
pDev:
8.18%
View: Place Reviews
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 38 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by jshusc:
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jshusc from South Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Mar 09, 2015
More User Reviews:
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Budlum from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Sep 24, 2019
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robebo44 from Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jan 06, 2019
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Higdon from Maryland

3.2/5  rDev -25.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 3.5

Oct 01, 2018
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RTaylor5 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Jul 15, 2017
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SDRedDevil from California

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Aug 08, 2016
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SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I enjoyed my visit here. It was certainly atypical of most BBQ restaurants because it was modern and clean. It is not necessary to have good BBQ in a shed in the middle of nowhere with toothless workers and Carolina slang so deep that I feel as though I am in another country. The food was good, not spectacular. I wouldn't send someone here as a "must have" BBQ joint, but if in the downtown area, this is quite serviceable. I had the BBQ and turkey platter. Sadly, the turkey was better than the BBQ. The BBQ was a little dry and lacked flavor, so I had to use copious quantities of sauce to ingest. The turkey was delicious and the sides, although small, were also quite tasty. The beer selection looked pretty nice. They had all kinds of imports and craft beers to suit the beer connoisseur's fancy. Large selection of local stuff as well as goodies from around the country. Of particular interest were Delirium and Rochefort 10. The Rochefort was priced about the same as retail ($6 retail vs $8 here), which is a bargain! I can't say I would come back here but I had no problems with the place.

Feb 03, 2016
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SFNC from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Oct 31, 2015
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SmellsofMahagony from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Sep 21, 2015
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bostonbeans from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Aug 15, 2015
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Daughter at Campbell Law brought me here for lunch this past July 3rd. I am going to say something that on this site would be sacrilegious. The food is sooooo good that you will not have room for the beer. The best fried chicken I've had in 20 years and the Carolina cue did not need any sauce added because it was so good. Biscuits are also very good. Ok . . . make room for the beer and take home a doggie bag.

Jul 07, 2015
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jjboesen from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

The Pit is about BBQ and nothing else. While they offer a very decent selection of crafts, including a pleasant Stone Saisson among several locals, this is the one place where the food reigns supreme. They offer regular plates with 2 sides. I opted for a succulent brisket that could literally be cut with a fork - the green beans and mac-cheese sides were 2 die 4. Delicious!

Located in the trending Warehouse District - and a few short steps from the wonderful Crank Arm Brewing, the Pit is a popular place: there is a small outdoor "patio" for alfresco dining. Inside is a busy place with crowded tables and hightops in the front alongside an open bar area. The service was attentive.

Needless to say, any visit to Raleigh MUST include a Pit stop. (Sorry)

Apr 06, 2015
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BGsWo22 from Texas

5/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mar 31, 2015
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BradShook from North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Feb 22, 2015
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Macsimus from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Feb 02, 2015
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MANix73 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.8%

Nov 30, 2014
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RyanAU from North Carolina

3.82/5  rDev -10.7%

Oct 31, 2014
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Bilco from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

Oct 24, 2014
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muskiesman from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Oct 12, 2014
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jak from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Aug 01, 2014
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woodchip from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Jun 25, 2014
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DaveRinn from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11%

May 31, 2014
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alexm1309 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Apr 19, 2014
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Apr 02, 2014
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Dec 09, 2013
The Pit in Raleigh, NC
Place rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 38 ratings