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The Pit Authentic BBQ

4.5
4859 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Casual (70)
  • Authentic (65)
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
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Barbecue
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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
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Phone number
(919) 890-4500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Melanie Dunia
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Catering
For Private Dining and Catering inquiries contact TaNele Walker at (919)829-0833 or tanele@thepit-raleigh.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dawson Street
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking all day, every day. Street parking anywhere after 5pm
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Public transit
The R-line stops right in front of the restaurant!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We offer private dining areas to accommodate up to 85 guests. We will customize a Family Style Menu suited for your event.

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What 4859 People Are Saying
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T1234 (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner. Table was ready exactly perfect for our reservation time. Love to visit this for great bbq. Staff friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We saw The Pit on Food Network, and we thought we try it. Make sure you have a reservation because there will be a wait, but it is totally worth it! We love the bbq!

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HMGJSD 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

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 !

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mrsjavamama (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

We had a large group, obv. harder to accommodate, but the staff was very hospitable and eager to please. Our waiter was exceptionally attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent. Service was a little slow but likely due to a couple of very large parties.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Everything was fine.

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Neverdisappointed (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Met family for a quick lunch - and decided on the Pit based on reviews- we were not disappointed. The food is tasty and decent portions and the menu offers something for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Our waitress failed to tell us the veggy of the night was corn on the Cobb which is my most favorite veggy.

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Catpen (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Everything was absolutely wonderful. Great with our big group.

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vipMaxine (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Consistently excellent food and service

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