The Pit Authentic BBQ
Just OKMy husband & I were very excited to try dinner at The Pit. Went on a Wednesday evening and the place was rockin & rollin so we decided to dine some place different. Made reservations for Father's Day. I got the pork spare ribs (they were all out of baby back ribs) and it was SOOO TENDER. My sides weren't anything to write home about. I had mashed potatoes that were bland and kale that was just OK. My husband got the brisket and surprisingly it was sort of dry. His mac & cheese was pretty good, but he did not enjoy the collards. We shared a sampler platter that came with chicken wings. We thought the wings would be smoked, but they were fried. The soul rolls were the best! The biscuits were nothing special. Service was excellent.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThe food was great. The pulled pork was really good. Not at all greasy. The banana pudding was. very good wonderful. The waiters were very attentive. I will definitely come back.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Carlina Bar-b-queMake sure you go hungry. We had the combination platter which is served family style. We split two appetizers, two sides, two entrees and dessert which is basically all you can eat for one price. The meat was smoked to perfection, and the homemade sauces were very good. They also have a good list of micro brews available. The servers are all very pleasant even though they are also very busy. The next time I am in Raleigh I will definitely be back.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful southern foodEvery time our family craves southern food, the Pit is where we go. They always start you off with a basket of hush puppies and fresh homemade biscuits. Everything on their menu is to die for. It's always tough to pick what to eat. There are wonderful combination plates if you want to sample various items. The portions are very generous, it is tough to get up from our seats with our full bellies. For those of us that have to travel far for good southern food, it would be so nice if they would open a restaurant in the triad.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT BBQTook my 82 yr old for early (Sat.15th) Father's Day
Only time could get the grandsons available around their work schedules
Made reservation for 4 and mom made it for 2 (all open table would allow)
but staff was able to seat us all together which made for a nice Father's Day lunch at our favorite BBQ/RIB place
Service was EXCELLENT and food GREAT as always!!!!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had friends visiting fromWe had friends visiting from out of town, and they never had NC BBQ. I suggested The Pit for lunch and everyone (11 people) really enjoyed the food and the great atmosphere. We did a little sightseeing after lunch and it was a great day!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA+++ all aroundBest place for BBQ. Great service, fantastic food.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLots of Food!Second time going to The Pit, and can't complain. The food was amazing and the serving sizes are huge. Plates are huge, and you'll definitely leave satisfied. Go and enjoy. You won't regret it if you enjoy a good BBQ place.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulThe food was delicious and the service was excellent!!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was Great!I loved everything, Even down to the sweet tea. After reserving a table we went right in with no wait! This was my very first visit and I will return soon. My only complaint would be that my ribs were dry! I thought being a BBQ restaurant that the ribs would be the main event! They really didnt impress me but maybe this was a one time incident. I would recommend this restaurant to families as well as couples looking to enjoy the Raleigh downtown scene.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat 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 AMBest BBQ in RaleighThis is where you need to take all your out of town guests for really good BBQ. But don't forget to visit it regularly yourself because the sweet potato fries are to die for!6/11/2013 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 AM