The Pit Authentic BBQ
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Seasonal Skillet Cornbread
Served with home-made butter
With cream cheese frosting, pecans and caramel
Great accommodations related to COVID-19, still felt safe and distanced from other guests. Great food as always!
It was my wife’s birthday today and so we went here for lunch. Chopped BBQ was great along with all the sides. Lastly we got the bread pudding for dessert which was the delicious.
It was pleasant enough, but underwhelming. Sauce on the brisket is great, but the brisket itself was not very flavorful. The fired chicken was good, but not especially crispy. My son loves his hand made apple pie and it was a highlight of the meal. The service was excellent in and around these covid times.
Great as always with the exception of the potato salad. Apparently whoever made it didn’t taste it. It had absolutely no taste at all to it. It tasted like they just cut up some potatoes and put mayo on the soaking wet potatoes and served it. I think I counted 6 pieces of relish which clearly the taste got rinsed out of it also . It was the absolute worst thing I’ve ever tasted.
Fantastic service and very good food. Baby back ribs were tasty and fell off the bone, but slightly on the dry side. The pulled pork was excellent as was the fried chicken. All sides were great, especially the green beans. Very generous helpings of everything and delicious biscuits. Did a good job with social distancing and other Covid-19 precautions.
Was good just did not seem the food was AS hot as it use to be. We think they followed all the correct guidelines for our safety
Visited from Upstate NY, and wanted to really experience the southern BBQ scene. The Pit did not disappoint. Can’t wait for the next time we are in Raleigh. Best BBQ I have had!
Even though everything has been closed, The Pit did not miss a beat. Everything was as good as before.
Everything was excellent and will definitely return
Best bbq I’ve had
We had an awesome time the shared service was great with the exception of one of the three servers. We had Pat, Adam and I believe her name was Jessica. The main reason I don’t know the last servers name is because, while she came to our table several times near the end, she never introduced herself, she took it upon herself to begin clearing off our table before we were completely done or even ready to leave. This presents a major problem with any restaurant and frankly is something I wouldn’t expect from a restaurant with such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. My fiancé and I hadn’t eaten at The Pit in years we were both looking forward to having great food,amazing drinks and an overall awesome time. We got all of that, especially with the drinks(amazing and much needed at the end of a long week). The thing that made us both uncomfortable and feel as though we were unwanted guest or as if we had overstayed our welcome is the fact that our table was cleaned while we were still seated and still had our food out, a whole hour and a half before the restaurant was scheduled to close. Feeling rushed at any restaurant honestly makes you not want to return, every. I’m not sure when we will return to The Pit, but it is our sincere hope that this discomfort that we felt never occurs again.
The beef brisket, brussel sprouts, sweet potato fries, and mac'n'cheese are phenomenal!!
Great BBQ and good sized portions. Service is excellent.
The food and service was amazing!!!
Excellent food and service!! The ribs, pulled pork and fried chicken were outstanding!!
Terrific food and service. The Pit should be a destination for Raleigh BBQ lovers.
My brisket was all fat and the sweet potato fries were not crispy. The only good thing were the hush puppies which could have also be warm!
We've been here SEVERAL times and every time the food, service and ambiance have been outstanding. Our visit in 2/29 however, was more than disappointing. The noise level was almost unbearable, the service was incredibly slow (15 minutes to get a refill after requesting one), and the food brought outwas wrong for everyone at the table. Just an overall terrible experience. We'd gone to Raleigh for a NC Symphony performance and had been looking forward to our visit to The Pit but were, instead, terribly, terribly disappointed.
Food was awesome and Taylor was amazing
Overall a good experience. The staff was was pleasant and accommodating, the atmosphere was nice, and the prices were good. For me personally, I found the ribs a little on the dry side and came to realize that I am not a big fan of the vinegar based BBQ sauce. Assuming you are a fan of this style, I would recommend it.
We sat down at 6:15 and they had cleared our plates and given us our checks by 7pm. We felt so rushed and it was evident they wanted us to get up quickly. One of us was even still chewing when they started taking our plates away without asking. We stayed and enjoyed our time together, but the waitresses never checked on us once again. Never refilled our drinks, etc. We later realized they had a large party coming in who they sat beside of us and we assumed that was why, but we’ve never experienced rushed and terrible service like that before. Very disappointed.
I've been to The Pit many times and have always loved it. We came again this past weekend for lunch since we had out of town guests. I ordered the BBQ chicken platter. It was the smallest piece of chicken I have ever seen; one tiny leg and thigh! Everyone commented on it! My brother in law ordered the fried chicken. He had about 5 pieces!
The only thing good about it was I didn't overeat. I felt like I barely had anything.
The food was mediocre. The ribs were tasteless. The Brussels sprouts were limp and greasy and flavorless as well. I expected crispness! The coleslaw was good but the chucks were too large. The appetizer platter was the best thing and outside of the deviled eggs (too sweet) all were great. Service was okay. I was never asked if I wanted a 2nd drink and the waiter disappeared for a period of time when we needed him. All in all, we won’t be back. Overpriced and blah food.
Excellent fast service and food. Would go there again and again.
food excellent, service excellent, love the valet parking too.
Very disappointed with the beef brisket. So much gelatinous fat in the beef it was not appetizing at all. The onion straws were fine and the coleslaw good, but I’m in no hurry to return.
Idk what happened but the food was terrible and dry. It was almost as if they were expecting huge crowds so they cooked their food well in advance and then let it sit. It took probably 12 min to get our drinks and literally no more than 7-8 minutes before our dinner arrived after we put our order in. It was WAY too fast to have cooked 4 different types of meats and 6+ different sides. Too bad because we heard the Pit was one of the best in town. Maybe it was just an off day...
I am out of town and I had a taste for authentic BBQ. This was the best suggestion I have received in a very long time. I had the brisket and smoked wings and it was delicious! SN: I accidentally left my food in the hotel room once I checked out. Let me tell you, I had to call the hotel to make sure someone could get my food so I could have it...I was not wasting that fantastic food. Awesome job! I will be back
It's always a wonderful experience here. The food is delicious and the entire staff is professional and friendly.