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The Pit

328 W Davie St
Raleigh, NC 27617

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(919) 890-4500


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Cuisine: Thai Food Restaurants

4.6 of 5.0 from 89 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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  • avid reviewvery nice
    especially when you go there with free ride from Lyft app
    I applied the code 902pi in the payment section and requested a ride.

    55555 by avid

  • Signe B.The BBQ tofu is incredible! Who knew!?!

    55555 by Signe B.

  • Signe B.The BBQ tofu is delish!!!

    55555 by Signe B.

  • Josh L.Very large portions!

    55555 by Josh L.

  • Mollyann R.The Pit offers private dining and catering services. Call 919.829.0833 to book a room or to place an order. You won't be disappointed!

    55555 by Mollyann R.

  • Phillip E.Carolina short ribs are legen--wait for it--dary! Get the short ribs and the BBQ baked beans.

    55555 by Phillip E.

  • Christina H.The wait staff is really friendly and the food is really good.

    55555 by Christina H.

  • Chris K.Great food. Beef brisket is on point.

    55555 by Chris K.

  • Lindsay B.Fried green tomatoes were delish! I enjoyed the hush puppies and the chop plate. Cold slaw was also tasty! Id go back!

    55555 by Lindsay B.

  • Jason A.Show up early (1130) or later (315) for lunch to avoid the crowds. For the price, food is great. Get a booth near the kitchen to enjoy the great grill smells (smoker).

    55555 by Jason A.

  • Jennifer D.Portion sizes are out of control!

    55555 by Jennifer D.

  • Neka B.The BBQ is awesome!

    55555 by Neka B.

  • Anh N.Make reservations! Or try to grab a seat in the bar area, which is first-come, first-served. The full menu is available in the bar area too. Try the fried green tomatoes!

    55555 by Anh N.

  • Noremac N.Be careful if you order tofu.... It might be a dead bird instead.

    33333 by Noremac N.

  • Ileana G.Just try BBQ :)

    55555 by Ileana G.

  • Mo BI'm not a big NC bbq fan but I must admit this place is a B. I prefer the western over the eastern style bbq but to each his own. Collards & mnc were A-. Very busy for a Wed but that's a good thing.

    55555 by Mo B

  • Jim W.Ask if you can have the catfish blackened!

    33333 by Jim W.

  • Tanya G.The BBQ fries are a must. Ribs fall right off the bone, what more could you want? I'd go back in a heartbeat.

    55555 by Tanya G.

  • Richard S.Ribs yes, brisket yes, chicken yes... can't go wrong here!

    55555 by Richard S.

  • Trak E.The bbq fries and soul rolls are amazingly delicious.

    55555 by Trak E.

  • Willie A.The BBQ is excellent. Skip the fried chicken; it's dry and not all that tasty (or at least it wasn't when I went).

    33333 by Willie A.

  • Michael L.At the bar. Biscuits and hush puppies. WOW. Can't wait to try the pork and ribs

    55555 by Michael L.

  • Ben B.The honey butter is seriously addicting!

    55555 by Ben B.

  • Aliya M.See Christina @ the bar.

    33333 by Aliya M.

  • David C.Great food. Love brisket, pulled pork, banana pudding, sweet tea. Watch out for the flies though. I always feel like the Lord of the Flies!

    55555 by David C.

  • Dale R.Over-priced

    11111 by Dale R.

  • Brendan B.Don't fill up on the hush puppies

    33333 by Brendan B.

  • Mike A.Good beer? Amazing fried chicken? What? All the BBQ is awesome? Must. Have. More.

    55555 by Mike A.

  • Home Sweet BeerThis place is designed for those who loves NC craft beers and the brisket. Come starving, because the amount of food is immense and come thirsty, because the quality of the beer is really high!

    55555 by Home Sweet Beer

  • L Troy A.Maaaan! Those Soul Rolls...That is some serious goodness going on there...So many flavors coming together...Man those things are tasty.

    55555 by L Troy A.

  • Diemmi P.Really disappointed with the pulled pork. Meat was tender but the eastern BBQ sauce has no flavor.

    33333 by Diemmi P.

  • Shaun S.Ate lunch here the other day. Didn't blow my mind like I was expecting. Food was good though and staff polite

    33333 by Shaun S.

  • Michael D.Enjoy the awesome food. It makes up for the sketchy service.

    55555 by Michael D.

  • Beth S.The skillet-fried pumpkin corn bread is to die for!

    55555 by Beth S.

  • Geoff G.Carolina combo is a must for lunch, fried chicken and chopped bbq

    55555 by Geoff G.

  • Kenny B.Ask about the veggie of the day, if you're lucky it will be corn on the cob

    33333 by Kenny B.

  • John H.Going on a wknd? Be sure to make a reservation. . . everything, i mean everything is great here! Enjoy!

    55555 by John H.

  • Kelly M.Mm good barbecue and a GF menu!

    55555 by Kelly M.

  • LaurenThe front staff is very rude and not accommodating. The food may be good but service is not up to par :-/

    33333 by Lauren

  • Joshua K.Great Gimlets!!!

    55555 by Joshua K.

  • Ralph G.Rachel is the best!

    55555 by Ralph G.

  • Myron C.Food and service was Excellent!!!! If you're a dessert connoisseur, GET THE BANANA PUDDING!!

    55555 by Myron C.

  • Milton G.Best ribs I've ever eaten besides my own!

    55555 by Milton G.

  • Myron C.You know it's a real BBQ joint if you hear soul music over the speakers... Awesome!!

    55555 by Myron C.

  • Tom B.How could anyone possibly have room for dessert?!

    55555 by Tom B.

  • Pam C.Baby back ribs are to die for

    55555 by Pam C.

  • Jeff A.Great joint! Make sure to leave room for the killer banana pudding with the high top will not disappoint.

    55555 by Jeff A.

  • Sharon M.BBQ fries are a must!

    55555 by Sharon M.

  • Sara E.Best BBQ in the triangle area. Get the pulled pork for a meal with sweet potato fries; get pimento cheese balls as an app!

    55555 by Sara E.

  • KaitlynThe wait takes forever!

    22222 by Kaitlyn

  • Ranjun C.Try the Baby Back Ribs (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Ranjun C.

  • Jeffy G.Great food. Great waiters. I'll definitely come back.

    55555 by Jeffy G.

  • Kathryn F.chopped bbq, carolina ribs. and this banana cream pie....OMG.

    55555 by Kathryn F.

  • Angelina K.Barbecued tofu is phenom

    55555 by Angelina K.

  • Dee B.Get the Soul Rolls. Delish!

    55555 by Dee B.

  • edsaveBeef brisket! Gotta have it! I didn't know what I wanted for a last meal until tonight.

    33333 by edsave

  • Laurie O.Get the pimento cheese balls...amazing!

    55555 by Laurie O.

  • Tom R.Sweet potato fries are wonderful!

    55555 by Tom R.

  • Jon LeeEd Mitchell (BBQ pitmaster) is no longer with the company but the food is still delicious. Tried the Carolina spare ribs with the Mac and cheese as recommended by the server and was not disappointed.

    55555 by Jon Lee

  • Marquita M.The turkey BBQ is delicious!!!!

    55555 by Marquita M.

  • The News & ObserverThe Muscat Canelli wine pairs well with chopped whole hog, mac n cheese, coleslaw and collard greens.

    55555 by The News & Observer

  • Lizz J.The pulled pork platter is not to be missed and the fried okra is soo tasty! And to drink? Blackberry Smash, for sure!

    55555 by Lizz J.

  • The News & ObserverWant some veggies with your BBQ? Try the cucumber and tomato salad, pickled okra, succotash, or summer squash with zucchini, vidalia onions and green peppers.

    55555 by The News & Observer

  • David F.The bbq is not that good, but everything else is ok.

    33333 by David F.

  • Cece G.They have da best food in raleigh by far

    55555 by Cece G.

  • Leah B.Food was outstanding but the service was lacking

    55555 by Leah B.

  • BenHigh on atmosphere, low on substance. The beer selection is good, but the barbecue is just OK.

    55555 by Ben

  • Meredith M.Get the chopped bbq plate, and ask for some of their bbq sauce, they bring you out two different kins, and they're both delicious!!

    55555 by Meredith M.

  • James R.My favorite BBQ spot in Raleigh. The brisket is sooo good.

    55555 by James R.

  • Laura G.Overrated if you ask me, but I'm biased as I grew up eating truly authentic NC BBQ. Only thing worth the trip is banana pudding. Decent but not deserving of all the hype that it seems to get.

    55555 by Laura G.

  • Audrey A.Great biscuits and hush puppies, but skip the creamed corn.

    55555 by Audrey A.

  • Alex W.Get the sweet tea!!!!! Its sooooooooooo good

    55555 by Alex W.

  • Alex M.Try the BBQ.

    55555 by Alex M.

  • Mark S.Try the Double Meat Combo - Meatloaf, beef brisket, mac and cheese and black-eyed peas! One word.......EXCELLENT! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mark S.

  • James R.My favorite BBQ spot in Raleigh - the pulled pork is very good and the Mac and cheese is phenomenal.

    55555 by James R.

  • Kory W.Do not park on commerce street after 9 pm or you will get a ticket from the city.

    33333 by Kory W.

  • Tom J.Imbibe Magazine recognized The Pit for being one of the Best Places for beer in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue

    55555 by Tom J.

  • Montinique W.The baby back ribs are to die for!

    55555 by Montinique W.

  • Heather L.Traveled here from WI and were told it was the best BBQ around. Words can't do this place justice!!! Absolutely made our trip!

    55555 by Heather L.

  • Michael T.OMG - the mac n cheese and creamed corn are to DIE for!

    55555 by Michael T.

  • AfricanRyan O.Rihen is the best server!!

    55555 by AfricanRyan O.

  • Linda Craft & Team R.You have to try the fried okra!

    55555 by Linda Craft & Team R.

  • Melissa H.AMAZING!!!! I have never been more impressed with a restaurant, staff, atmosphere, but most importantly THE FOOD!!!

    55555 by Melissa H.

  • D ..Great BBQ...Get the double combo!!!

    55555 by D ..

  • Megan N.Food is good but now it is ok, because Ed left!

    33333 by Megan N.

  • Brandon F.Great bbq. Make a reservation tho. Its always busy.

    55555 by Brandon F.

  • Jesse S.Fried Green Tomatoes are perfect and the sauce with them is scrumptious!

    55555 by Jesse S.

  • Jesse S.Try a bloody Mary! Seems like they do there own Mary mix from scratch and it's delicious!

    55555 by Jesse S.

  • JamesEverything is good! <3

    55555 by James

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