Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About The Pit Authentic BBQ
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For Private Dining and Catering inquiries contact TaNele Walker at (919)829-0833 or email@example.com.
Complimentary valet parking all day, every day. Street parking anywhere after 5pm
The R-line stops right in front of the restaurant!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Send a Gift Card
Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.
We offer private dining areas to accommodate up to 85 guests. We will customize a Family Style Menu suited for your event.
The Pit Authentic BBQ Ratings and Reviews
Sharon was our waitress and her bubbly smile with her pink hair was so welcoming. It was our first time and she hit it out of the ball park with her recommendation of the cheese balls and dinner plates. She even surprised us with a banana pudding for dessert. It was a wonderful date night for my husband and I without our kids and she just made us feel really special as if we were her only table. And clearly we were not. We will go back again, and hopefully we will have her as our waitress!
We made this part of our road trip from Pittsburgh, PA to Chapel Hill. Will make the trip just for The Pit again! One of the best meals I've had! Amazing BBQ.. We tried a lot of it, brisket, smoked turkey, chopped bbq and the fried chicken, all amazing. We considered going again for lunch the next Day!
Service was exceptional! We had 3 servers who rotated and they gave us their Banana Cream Pie on the house for making the trip! Great southern hospitality!
I couldn't finish my plate because of the large portion size and was sad when I had no room to finish!
The service and ambiance were great. Food was pretty good. Only I complaint I have is that it obvious a lot their things are made in bulk and then you get a scoop of it. So my Mac and cheese and fries were pretty cold. The fried chicken and pulled pork were amazing though and I’d recommend it to a friend.
Food and served were just ok...I feel it’s overpriced...especially for the quality. They did not acknowledge the Birthday celebration requested with our reservation then told Open Table we were a no show reservation. Valet parking was unavailable...we were told the lot was full. Overall not an experience I would rave about. This is not my first time here but I won’t return unless someone else is insisting on going there...which happened this time. BTW...the Durham location is much better...both food and service. So if someone says go to The Pit I will suggest going to the Durham location.
We were coming from out of town to see a concert in Raleigh. We decided to eat at The Pit because it was close to the venue and we had eaten there before. The chopped pork and fried chicken was outstanding. The brisket was tender, but I didn't dig the sauce that was on it. If I have the brisket again, I will have them hold the sauce. all of the sides were great and the wait staff was wonderful. Overall a great experience.
The menu lists numerous gluten free options for the main dish (bbq) however there are only 2 side dishes that are gluten free. I informed the server that I habe celiac and she was very accomadating but we had 4 different servers throughout the meal, so I had to explain to each one of them that I have celiac. The deviled eggs were very good as was the bourbon ice cream. The meat I had (brisket and Carolina Style ribs) were good but not the best I've had. Overall, food was good and service was very good.
Dropped in and ordered a two meat combo at the bar. I'm not a big fan of vinegar-based sauce but I found the chopped barbecue to be rather flavorless. The brisket was tender but just average. The bartender was nice but busy and forgot my beer. Overall I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.
BBQ was A M A Z I N G ! Probably some of the best I’ve ever had . Mac & cheese was my favorite side, but the sweet potato fries were right there with it!!!! Service was good!! And we were sat as soon as we arrived at our reservation time :) !! I will be back !
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.