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The Pit Authentic BBQ, Raleigh, NC

The Pit Authentic BBQ

4.2
4.2
5710 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Servin’ everything but the squeal! The Pit Authentic Barbecue is home to world-famous tangy Eastern NC whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue. Located in the Warehouse District, we source premium AWA-certified hogs to cook low and slow for twelve hours. All of our spirits have been handpicked to enhance the smoked and sometimes spicy fare cooked off the pit, from beer to bourbon.

Last but not least, we serve up a good time at unique private dining events. Our contemporary setting in a restored 1930s meatpacking warehouse is the perfect spot for rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and more. Check out the link below for details!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 890-4500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Carlos Andrade
  • Catering
    For Private Dining and Catering inquiries contact Melissa Robinson at (919)829-0833 or Melissa@thepit-raleigh.com.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining areas to accommodate up to 85 guests. We will customize a Family Style Menu suited for your event.
  • Private party contact
    TaNele Walker: (919) 829-0833
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Cross street
    Dawson Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 5,710 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

5,717 Reviews
  1. DonH

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Eastern NC barbecue! So good no sauce is necessary!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Although the ambiance was nice, the staff (waitpeople) were overtaxed. This resulted in having a less than satisfactory meal. For example, the sweet potato fries on my plate were cold, the tartar sauce I asked for was not on the plate, etc. It took me ten minutes to herald the waitperson to ask to "fix" the order. She said new fries were just coming out but it took me another ten to get them. So the food did not arrive in an appropriate or timely way.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our sever, Adam, did a perfect job. Attentive, observant, and very personable. Great dining experience!

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  4. LYNNL

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoyed lunch there on a Friday afternoon. It was not extremely busy and were promptly seated. Service was great and the food was delicious especially the BBQ chicken and pulled pork with the sweet sauce added. My husband's favorite sides are the fried okra and potato salad that I always sample just one or two and I like the sweet potato fries which were a very generous portion and collards which remind me of my grandmother's which brings back great memories! I had plenty of pulled pork to take home and make a sandwich for the next day... no room for any dessert.

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  5. ScottieH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff. Great food! Great atmosphere!!!! What else can you want???

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great good. Great service. A few too many kids running around when we got there. But can’t imagine that’s all the time

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was 10% full and the hostess sits a party of 4 right next to us. They were loud and obnoxious and kept bumping my chair. Would have been a better experience if the hostess seated them a table or two away.

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  8. NeilAmyR

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yum!!!! We got gifted a meal here that came highly recommended. We are newer to the state and hadn't had NC BBQ yet. So we figured The Pit was a good way to try out NC BBQ finally. We made a reservation which was easy to do and we were sat right away. We got the deviled eggs Meatloaf Bbq chicken fingers and of course churros. Omg all of it was really good!! Service was excellent and the food was amazing. The Pit definitely set the NC BBQ bar high!!! We even bought a bottle of the bbq sauce to bring home, it was that good! Most definitely will be back!

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  9. ChristineB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered the fried green tomatoes, pulled pork, chopped pork, baked beans, Mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts and sweet potato fries. We found the baked beans tasted of hairspray, the Mac and cheese and sweet potato fries just okay, the Brussels sprouts were mushy, and the bbq was unappetizing and unflavored. It needed so much bbq sauce to give it much flavor. We left much of our food on the table. The service was very good.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I took a business guest there, based on past experience and I raved to him ahead of time about how good it was. He got the combo plate with pulled pork and the brisket and I ordered the brisket with coleslaw and french fries. I asked for the fries to be extra crispy and was very specific about that.  I had intended to order the brisket with no barbecue sauce and realized my error when the waiter delivered our food and there was sauce on the brisket. Thank heavens there was, because the brisket was dry as a bone. It looked like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for a couple of hours. Same with my guest’s brisket and we were both extremely disappointed. Also, the french fries were mostly soggy to begin with and even more so sitting in the sauce. I’ll probably apologize to him three or four times and he finally said that at least his pulled pork was good.  It looked like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for a couple of hours.

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FAQs

The Pit Authentic BBQ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 890-4500.

The Pit Authentic BBQ is rated 4.2 stars by 5710 OpenTable diners.

The Pit Authentic BBQ does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Pit Authentic BBQ

328 W. Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Dawson Street
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Carlos Andrade
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 890-4500
  • Catering
    For Private Dining and Catering inquiries contact Melissa Robinson at (919)829-0833 or Melissa@thepit-raleigh.com.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining areas to accommodate up to 85 guests. We will customize a Family Style Menu suited for your event.
  • Private party contact
    TaNele Walker: (919) 829-0833
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