The Pit Authentic BBQ
Great TimeI visited The Pit with some co-workers before graduation. The employees were very helpful with rearranging our reservation to accommodate our party. The food was great and our server was very nice. Not to mention the valet was awesome!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBring your appetite!Not only is the food amazing but they bring you a lot of it. Plus the prices are more than reasonable. The servers work as a team so you're never without; drinks, refills or anything else you can imagine. If you haven't been please go, you won't be sorry.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTrue Southern HospitalityThe Pit was an excellent BBQ experience for this NC visitor. We had the pleasure of sitting at a small bar facing the kitchen, while the restaurant was doing a training for new cooks at another location. We basically sat through a seminar on whole-hog roasting, while enjoying an excellent meal. Certainly not an every-day occurrence, but it just highlighted the overall excellent experience.
Thanks Greg and the rest of The Pit Crew!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways goodWhenever family is in town visiting, we always take them to The Pit.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMfried chickenfried chicken almost like grandmothers, service excellent,never an empty glass. Its a family friendly place.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there - was recommendedFirst time there - was recommended and well worth the drive from Lexington!!! Great food - especially the baby back ribs!!! The best ribs i have ever eaten!! I would definitely go back!! Teh fried okra and the mac and cheese were awesome!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly Recommended!!!!!!Best BBQ we have ever had! After finishing our meals, we sat and stared at each other as we were both in a food coma. Not so much from the amount of food (which was crazy), but more from how good it all was. They don't fill you up with the pre-dinner bread/chips/etc. - they fill you up with real food. Absolutely amazing. Service was outstanding as they work together as a team - our initial waitress had to cover a tabel of six - so another waitress jumped right over to us - flawlessly. Do yourself a favor and visit this Raleigh wonder.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest BBQ in townI brought a friend from out of town and two locals here. Absolutely loved it and they recommended it to others. They offer two sauces: Vinegar and sweet. Both are great and I am not even a vinegar fan! The sides are outstanding and so are the appetizers.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place to eat.The food was delicious and the service was great. Didn't expect such a large bar selection that was a pleasant surprise. Casual atmosphere.on Friday night. I wish the noise level was lower but overal a great experience. Will definitely return.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Service - Food GoodThe Pit provides amazing service but the entree portions are overpriced. Free valet parking was a great start ( but of course who doesn't appreciate a tip). Immediate seating, someone at the table within seconds, not minutes, to take our drink and appetizer order, and the announcement that 3 people would be taking care of our group of 5's needs was not an idle promise. What kept the meal from being outstanding vs. OK was the small portion sizes for the premium price being charged for down home stuff like pulled pork, ribs, and fried chicken. it should have been wonderful for the amount charged. It was not. This place has a lot lot going for it and I would not have minded the prices if the The Pit had delivered on quantity and quality.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat southern food.Great southern food and outstanding service. Staff really try to make sure you have a great time and seem generously friendly. Food was well prepared and reasonably priced. BBQ soul rolls are a must try. Great selection of craft beer, by the glass or pitcher. Will go again.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceMy boyfriend and I went here during restaurant week. It may be a pricier BBQ place but they use local pigs that are humanly treated. The food was delicious and the service was great even though they were busy with restaurant week.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOld time Southern food in a modernIf you love BBQ, Fried Chicekn and Fried Green Tomatoes, then this is the place for you6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Southern FavoritesI love The Pit! All of your southern favorites are there, from Brunswick stew, to fried chicken, and collard greens. Service is excellent. I have never had a bad server. Make sure that you do a reservation though. If not, you are in for a long wait.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLove The BrisketI know its all about the meat but the sides could do with a little tweaking. My daughter loves mac n cheese so asked for two sides it wasn't creamy at all -disappointing. My mash potatoes were good but a little more gravy please.
Th Brisket, Baby back ribs and chicken were excellent !! Service fast and friendly.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMout-of-towners delightedEveryone loved it - we had a lot of out-of-towners, and they were all very impressed with the food and the portions. We also appreciated that you were able to seat us at tables next to each other as it was a large group. Great!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhy did I wait so long!Lived in the area for 20+ years and missed out on the fantastic food.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service!I don't know why on Open Table, the highest response to "noise level" is "Do Not Recall." So I had to leave it at Energetic. Our table for 2 started out ideal and went quickly to where we couldn't hear ourselves due to the large groups nearby. If it wasn't for the excellent, excellent service the night would have been totally ruined.
Maybe I'm getting old, but I'm having to rule out loud places where we can't talk and enjoy each other's company as it's not worth the money. perhaps if we'd sat outside...
Anyway, back to the fantastic servicers on Tuesday night. This was some of the best service I have ever experienced in a restaurant. Many servers, pleasant servers, proactive and efficient. Great job everyone!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwe BBQ at it best.If you've never had North Carolina BBQ; this is the place to eat.
If you know North Carolina BBQ; this is the place to eat. Eastern or western NC BBQ.
Beef, Pork, pulled, choped, ribs or just a burger. Yum.
Fried Ocra; maple butter; hush puppies. YUM
Valet Parking or park yourself. easy to find. good prices.
Excellent prompt service.
This is a fine BBQ. Don't expect a cozy fireplace and quiet. You will get fine food and service.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great, as usual. AnytimeIt was great, as usual. Anytime I am in the Ralieghl, N.C. area, we stop. Never disappointed.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticThis was a wonderful discovery. The food was some of the best I have ever had and the portions so generous. The price could not have been more reasonable. We are already planning our next meal there. We were there this first time with family to celebrate graduation--everyone was Wowed!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome bar-b-qNot a big fan of southern style bar-b-q but this was incredible. Even if you're not a vinegar fan GO and EAT!!! They give you plenty.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMake reservations for a boothThe Pit never disappoints. Awesome food, great service and just a local knockout. But with limited booths be sure to make a reservation with a note for a booth if you want to get one.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodI've been here twice. Both times the service was great and the food was great. Plus the complimentary parking was awesome. I'll definitely come back.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of town visitorsWhen my family comes into town from VA they always want to eat at the Pit. It was a great experience, especially for my 92 grandma who was able to come this trip---She really liked the "soul rolls."5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious down to the last bite.I would definitely return to try more of their delicious dishes. The BBQ was finger lickin' good. We had the ribs and chopped pork. Service was outstanding from start to finish. We loved the hush puppies and banana pudding. The hush puppies were flavorful, hot and oh so good with the honey butter.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA good time in generalService was super. most of the food the same, super. However, the brisket was fatty. pulled and chopped pork very good. Carrot cake excellent.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceGreat food, great service. My favorite spot in Raleigh.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMupscale BBQThe Pit is "the place" people talk about for BBQ in Raleigh. The service here is excellent - friendly, helpful servers and everyone works together. We got our food very fast. The appetizer sampler was great - the best bites we had. We had the ribs (both styles), chopped pork, and brisket. Of the selection, I would recommend the brisket. All were good, but honestly, I have had better ribs at other BBQ places in the area. One of the best things about The Pit is the bar. They carry lots of local brews that go great with the food.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service and ambiance!Great food, service and ambiance! A hidden gem in Raleigh!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood FoodNice place to eat. Food was good and worth the price. Ask for booth or larger table. Plates are big but some tables are too small.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat All-AroundThe Pit is a great all-around dining experience. The food, service, atmosphere, and price are all extremely inviting.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pitAwesome food with a great atmoshere. Will be recommending to all my friends.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ribs and choppedFantastic ribs and chopped pork in the warehouse district. Bare bones restaurant - but pretty upscale for a barbeque joint!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Fantastic ribs and mac and cheese. Will be a regular at the Pit:)5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousThe Pit was great! Reservations with OpenTable were easy as pie.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Amazing!The food was amazing. Thank you so much for this Open Table reservation. The guy in front of us in line was told there would be an hour and a half wait! We were worried but when we made it to the hostess' table they sat us immediately. The staff was amazing. We loved it! The Pit was a great choice for my son's 11th birthday dinner. Yes, it was his choice. The Pit will be an even better choice for my 43rd! The baby back ribs were perfect. We can't wait to come back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLove itEverything is always amazing at The Pit. The staff is so awesome. Can't wait for our next visit! :)5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale carolina bbqGreat southern food with a nice bar selection. Great to take out of state guest for a local flavor.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great place to bringThis is a great place to bring vistors. Everyone enjoys the BBQ and southern sides. Of course the BBQ fries are a must.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding BBQ and Excellent SvcThe chopped BBQ was incredible, probably some of the best cue I've ever had. Biscuits were flaky, moist and delicious. The Collards were tasty and the Cole Slaw had the perfect amount of sweet and tanginess to balance out the savory chopped barbecue. I sampled some of my date's Mac'n'cheese which was also some of the best I've had in recent memory. Server was knowledgeable, friendly and to the point. Got my beer order wrong once, but I didn't care as I kind of wanted an IPA anyway! Overall, I highly recommend and encourage anyone who enjoys barbecue and good southern cooking to definitely pay The Pit a visit!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Barbeque in the stateWe have dined here on several occasions and have never been disappointed. Try the Carolina Combo...best fried chicken and barbeque ever.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!This was my first time eating at The Pit. I had heard good things and I was not disappointed. There was a lot of food on the plate for a reasonable price. I had enough to take home for lunch the next day. The group of servers in our section were great. They were very attentive and brought us exactly what we asked for. I will definitely be returning soon!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat NC BBQ restaurant should beThis is a great spot with wide variety of bbq and beers.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGo! Don't miss it!!!Delicious!! Fun!! Excellent service!!! We have NEVER been disappointed with The Pit. This is a wonderful place for celebrating--wonderful Southern cooking, attentive wait staff, coupled with some festive beverages---couldn't ask for anything more!!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite for BBQ, fried chickenWe usually can't resist the fried chicken. But last time time we had ribs and brisket. Both were excellent. Done to perfection with just the right amount of smoke.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceMore restaurant should follow The Pitt's why they service. Service is everything. You can have great food and poor service people aren't going back. Great Great Job!!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantThoroughly enjoyed my first dining experience. I had reservations at 7:45 and arrived at 7:40 and was seated immediately. My food order was delivered to our table very promptly. We had finished our diner by 8:15. The food was delicious!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for out-of-townersWe interviewed a job applicant and took him to The Pit and he was so impressed that it was easy to convince him to move to Raleigh!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingi have heard about this restaurant and wanted to try it. it was amazing.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM