While we were there, everything seemed okay. My fiancée ordered the fried chicken and I had the chopped bbq. She didn’t finish her chicken and decided to take it home for lunch the next day. Well, the next day arrived and she looked at the chicken more closely. There were no fewer than ten human hairs mixed into the batter. I saw her pull them out in disgust, we called the manager to let them know to check anything else that was there. He offered to provide us with compensation, but we declined, just wanting to let them know in case anything else was affected. We will not be eating here again.
Food was great, as was the service
Truly was hoping for a better all around Birthday celebration experience for my son in laws birthday. The food and service was fair.
It was delicious and great birthday celebration!!
BBQ chicken was delicious along with very cheesy mac & cheese, green beans and yams.
The BBQ, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, okra, cole slaw were all excellent. Our server was friendly and competent. We had a great experience.
Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Everyone one makes sure that you are well taken care of I really like that. Food is always amazing and it doesn’t take that long to come to you. The Pit is an amazing restaurant. Great for family and friends.
Excellent food and service!
The meat was dry. I had the chopped BBQ and the fried chicken. Both were very tasty but also very dry.
I would not go back due to this.
I’ve never had faster service, very impressed at how fast our food came out - and it was delicious
Great food and great service. From the vallet to the servers.
The Pit is always a great place to eat. Bustling with people from all over, the staff is always helpful and leaves you just enough time in between their table visits.
A person in our party had the "Season Salad" and they did not like it. But others had the beef brisket and fish and they loved it. And we were celebrating a birthday, so the cake that was brought to our table was delicious and quite a surprise.
Great service and great food. Surprisingly even have a couple of great vegetarian options.
The only issue we had, and this is why I gave the service 3 stars, is the kitchen was out of several items on the menu such as wings, side of the day, and a couple of other items. And, it was only 6PM.
While we went a little late they were out of a few items on the menu and when we finally got our food, our order was wrong. Once we got that fixed the pulled pork was extremely dry and the mac n cheese wasn't good. The customer service was excellent so it kinda rectified the overall experience. Being that it was my first time there, we only went because of all the great reviews that we read about....but maybe we just went on an off day!
A little upset because they were out of beef brisket, pulled pork barbecue and candied yams. We only went for brisket and barbecue and I’m not sure how a place like this could be out a barbecue, one of the things they’re best know for. What we ordered was good, but I think they need to do better, they should never run out of stuff like that, candied yams maybe but beef brisket and barbecue that’s a no. And if they run out there should be a sign out front saying so.
Always good food, service all the time. Our favorite. We had our sons rehearsal dinner and everyone still talks about it!
Served food very quickly after being served a drink at a 5 pm seating! Always an indication they are trying to turn tables ASAP and food is not cooked to order. Wife from Texas so we know brisket and this is more like slow cooked pot roast. Not much smoky flavor and needed a lot of barbeque sauce. Grilled Brussel sprouts were too spicy to eat and were grilled and then appeared to be boiled because they were wet, a definite no-no for Brussel sprout. Fries were cold and limp after being told they were great by waitress. Chopped pork was good but a little spicy. Biscuits and hush puppies were excellent and the best part. Got a banana pudding to go for later and the meringue had a smoky taste to it and clearly cooked in same smoky oven. Not a good combination after hearing good reviews about it. Could not eat it. Overall atmosphere was loud and clearly they wanted you in and out. If you like that and can deal with the above comments, it's the place for you. Spent about $80 for dinner for two with one drink each. Glad I tried it but will not return.
Large portions of excellent barbecue.
First time there. Great food. Excellent service. Good value. Will definitely go back
Wonderful experience! Food was great! We had reservations and they seated us as soon as we checked in! Our Birthday celebration went off without any problems! 👍
The Green Beans were really done perfect had a crunch with bacon a lot of flavor. Brussels Sprouts were ok, I like mine more roasted theirs had good flavor but a little soft for my liking.
The biscuits were the best part, the hush puppies were good a little on the dryside.
My Fried Chicken was ok, not bad just not great.
My Brisket and my coworkers brisket was dry.
The pulled pork was better, just not a ton of flavor, but moist.
One co-worker got the Cajon Salmom he was on the fence between that and the catfish waiter recommended the Salmon and he thought it was 5 stars, I will get that next time.
I would definitely try the place again, I just was not wowed but it still was a good dinner overall.
We went on a Wednesday definitely make a reservation, the Manager and Waitress were all super nice.
We had reservations and arrived on time
We waited a few minutes while our table was cleared, which is understandable since they were busy. We were seated, waters and menus we're brought, then we were virtually forgotten. It took 45 minutes for the food to arrive and that was only after speaking with the manager. When it arrived, it was cold. Never going back. Totally bad experience.
Overall visit was average at best. Positives were the fried green tomatoes and fried chicken. Both outstanding. Pulled pork and brisket were flavorless and very fatty. The sides were all terrible! Fries and sweet potato fries were undercooked and cold and mac n cheese was one of the worst I've ever had. What made everything a little worse was the awful service we had. Inattentive and generally miserable waitress. Definitely would never return.
This is one of our faves.
It was my birthday and the service and staff was amazing. I had a great time. Food was wonderful. Will definitely return!
We had a wonderful experience eating here for a friend's bachelorette party. The food was excellent, the servers were fantastic (Chris and Taylor rock!), and we couldn't believe how quickly we were served. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to eat here again!
I’ve been to The Pit a number of times. The meats are pretty good (love their biscuits, hush puppies, deviled eggs, and pimento cheese fritters). It’s great for group dinners and the service is always quick and attentive.
Sometimes you don't need fancy, you just need good food, in a good physical space. In this case its barbecue, and its worth it to go.
Wonderful as always! No complaints! Food was absolutely delicious, servers was very attentive and nice.
First time there and it was great... Food was great and the staff was very friendly...
Loved the food, was amazing and great for Valentine's Day :)
Everything was great.
The service was excellent! The food was amazing! I will definitely go back soon.
It was good as always!
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!
I love everything about The Pit from the food, service, cleanliness and all. I’ll recommend this place to anyone.
Great food in a great location. I have been raised in NC and this stuff is the real deal.