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The Pit Authentic BBQ, Raleigh, NC
The Pit Authentic BBQ, Raleigh, NC
The Pit Authentic BBQ, Raleigh, NC
The Pit Authentic BBQ, Raleigh, NC
The Pit Authentic BBQ, Raleigh, NC

The Pit Authentic BBQ

4.3
4.3
5696 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Empire Eats is proud to present The Pit Authentic BBQ: whole hog pit cooked BBQ featuring all natural, free range pigs raised right here in North Carolina. The Pit is located in Downtown Raleigh’s Historic Depot District and is helping establish North Carolina’s Capital City as a destination for the state’s signature cuisine in an elegant and lively atmosphere. Our Menu… Our team has crafted a menu that features our signature North Carolina BBQ, slow cooked over hickory and coal and inspired seasonal appetizers, entrees, sides and artful desserts. Our commitment to utilize the freshest, locally grown produce and seasonal ingredients allows the menu to continually evolve throughout the year. Private Dining… The Pit has private dining accommodations for parties of almost any size. Contact private events at catering@thepit-raleigh.com

For parties of five or more, please call for reservations: 919-890-4500.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 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 5,696 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

5,703 Reviews
  1. MelissaW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the restaurant, a coworker recommended the place as we were visiting the area. Will recommend to others.

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  2. Gardengrrl

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but it was way too cold where we were seated. We asked to move and the new table was equally cold. Our server said he would try to get the thermostat adjusted but I’m pretty sure it just got colder. The constant blast of freezing air directly on us definitely impacted our experience.

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  3. Greatbistrodining

    New York City

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! I would return here in a second!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the pit, been there multiple times. I think their recipes may have changed some, everything was good, but in my opinion I’ve had better from them previously.

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  5. Sparky

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was real good!!! Sat at the bar and it was great!!!

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  6. DonH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly cooked and seasoned Eastern NC chopped pork barbecue!

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  7. MaxA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Savory food, great service, low-key yet fantastic experience. Exactly what we were looking for.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Most food was lukewarm or less. This included the greens, soul rolls, pork, brisket and beans. Maybe the plates sat out too long before getting to us. The ambience is outdated and dull.

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  9. JanM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife for dinner. We ordered the family style 3 course meal. We did not expect it to be what it was, amazing! The food was delicious and filling. We will definitely be adding this to our list of places to revisit!

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  10. MikeH

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was at best average at a high cost. Service was very good.

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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 4.3 stars by 5696 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 19 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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