Love it. Great food. The Mac and cheese, brisket and cabbage collards were delicious. Will be back!
The Pit has the biggest slice of cake I have ever been served in a restaurant. Simple awesome!
Food was great,,southern food at its best,excellent service
Great BBQ. Really fast service, great for a lunch hour. Good selection of sides. The BBQ pork is excellent, as is the chicken. Wait staff is friendly & helpful.
Fried chicken was crispy & juicy-perfect. Delicious greens!
Parking situation on this particular evening put a damper on my arrival to the restaurant due to an event that was wrapping up as I arrived for my date. The Pit normally has valet parking but it was unavailable due to the event. I had to end up parking a block away in a parking deck and walk in heels. Other than that the food was great as usual and the service was satisfactory. It was quite busy on this evening, but that did not take away from the quality of service and food.
We went for wife's birthday and The Pit didn't disappoint. Great food and the wait staff was great!
Best BBQ you will eat. Ribs are amazing
After waiting an hour, our waiter basically admitted he forgot to put in our order. He literally came back with a pad and retook our order. Never checked during that hour... we were very hungry!!!
This was so good, very nice place, and staff excellent, But the food fabulous just what we where looking for some good southern food. We will definitely be back.
There were 4 of us going to see “Bright Star” at Raleigh Memorial Hall at 7:30. We had reservations at 6 but due to traffic we were 10 minutes late. I called and they held our reservation. We had a great meal of brisket, fried chicken and barbecue with lots os sides and complimentary biscuits and hush puppies. Service was great and we left by 7:10. Made to the play in plenty of time. Was a great evening with friends.
We sat outside on the side of the restaurant instead of the front. At first we thought this would be better because it was in the shade but the noise from the next door bar was very disturbing. They allow dogs on the patio which is fine if they aren’t loud. Unfortunately the dogs that night were very loud. They also have a giant Jenga game for groups to play. Fun but loud when drunk patrons scream and yell while playing the game.
The meat was good but the beans and Brussel sprouts were a soggy mess. Overall I was not pleased because I had talked up The Pit to my group and convinced them to go. I don’t think they were all that happy.
We had been in the past and the food was amazing. This time all the meat was very dry and overcooked. Everyone in our party had either the baby back ribs or brisket. There service was very slow, we waited 40 minute for our food to come out. Very disappointing
BBQ was good, beer lists was nice. Overall good experience. The BBQ was good, on par with other local BBQ places.
We had a 615 reservation and sat at 625 and we went down hill from there. The server had way too many tables and was not able to provide adequate service. We order apps at 645 and they came 20 minutes later. Our dinners were servered 90 minutes after we sat!! The food was cold and the plates sloppy. The food had no flavor, greasy( and not in a good way), some items were over cooked. Not a good experience!
I always recommend The Pit to out-of-town guests who visit Raleigh for the first time, and this week was no exception. I brought a group of 9 to dine on Monday and we were served quickly and efficiently. The food was adequate but not the best I’ve had in past meals, and the hush puppies were cold, hard and dry. The meal was not a good value for its price.
The food was amazing. The service was off. Been to the pit multiple times and always great service. This time we had to ask for refills and never was asked how the food was or if we wanted Dessert. It was my wife’s birthday. I was going to get something for dessert for her. But they came and put the check on the table and didn’t say anything. It was the wrong check and had to wave someone down to tell them it was not right. At that point my wife was ready to go.
The Pit was one of our favorite restaurants but sadly not any longer. Very disappointed in the unprofessional service we received and the food was even worse! Our meal was not delivered to the table correctly, no apologies from the staff. Even acted as if it were a bother to correct the order. Then the waitress carelessly poured drink on the floor and on our son in laws knee. The food was the worse! Extremely dry barbecue. So dried out we could not eat it. My husbands ribs smelled very high of lighter fluid. The wait staff knew we were dissatisfied and not one person bothered to speak with us! Will not be back and will warn friends, family and Co-workers of our experience.
Service was excellent.
Food quality was better with original pittmaster.
Better BBQ elsewhere in the Triangle.
Everything was great as always! It’s my favorite place to visit in Raleigh!
We had a great meal. As always, the food was delicious and the service was great! It was a little loud, but that didn’t take away from the overall quality of the meal. We loved it and will definitely be back.
I am a vegan. I was slightly annoyed there were no sides for vegans, but I did have the BBQ Soy Nuggets. Soo good. My family who aren't Vegans enjoyed themselves.
Came to The Pit to celebrate my Dads birthday. No one in our party had been here before except one person. We were all impressed with the food and service. Very nice atmosphere.
Soy nuggets are a vegetarian’s dream and even a non vegetarian dream.
I have been looking forward to trying this out since watching/reading "Cooked". The main attraction is the chopped, whole hog bbq. It is outstanding and exceeds expectations. The southern sides are great, as well, and all is accompanied by a good bar menu. The fried chicken was good but the brisket was not good. Still, if you stick to the main attraction, it is a great experience and worth the trip.
Good food great atmosphere
The meal was outstanding as always, the service was great and you can’t beat the valet parking. There were enough leftovers for a second meal, including the carrot cake I had for dessert. It was HUGE! Just a great night out for dinner with a visiting friend. He can’t wait to return!
It was overpriced based upon the quality of food. The appitizers were good but the main meal didn't wow me or my family. We left a little disappointed after spending $128 for a meal for 4. In addition, the team concept for service was alittle frustrating having to repeat requests for simple items like utensils or drinks. The resturant is in a great location and convenient to other attractions which is a plus. However, I would find it hard to return or recommend this restaurant to others.
The food at the Pit is amazing - great menu choices and the ability to make your own combinations with the meat. We enjoy the side dishes just as much and the amount of food that you get for the money is very good. It is usually very crowded, and therefore the noise level is pretty high, but that is really the only thing that I could even complain about at the Pit.
Excellent food and a fun place. Our waitress was very nice but legit left us for 40 minutes and we could not seem to get good service toward the end.
Havnt been there in a min. The feel was good and the food was to. I cant wait to go back.
Great flavor! Love the variety that the menu provides as well. If you want dessert, get the carrot cake and split it - it’s huge !
They let us in 15 minutes late from our reservation time, I really appreciated the host stand understanding that! We were seated right away and our service was great the entire time! They had a team serving us and they were always on the same page, despite it seeming like they never talked to each other. Our water apologized up and down when they were out of salmon and offered multiple alternatives. Our food came quickly and was delicious! The portions were large and gave me a lunch for the next day.
Overall we were really impressed! Make sure to make a reservation on Open Table, it is completely worth it!
Heard a lot of good things about this place so took the family and guests there tonight for early dinner. Overall we were not impressed. My chopped and pulled BBQ plate was good, but nothing I would consider special or deserving of the praise I had read. My wife got brisket and it was dry and not very flavorful. She didn’t eat it all as she enjoyed her sides more than the brisket.
For the price we paid and for all the glowing reviews I had read, I expected to have really great barbecue. We didn’t. The food was generally good but not as great as expected and fell short in some ways.
Service was outstanding and all the food was real good. Even though the beer I ordered had run out the waitress made sure I found a beer that was to my liking
I would go back.
The Pit has a great menu with plenty of southern classics. Quick and friendly service and the food is always delicious!
Great!!! Food was great! Didn’t take long at all to get order served with a party of 6!
Food was great but the service was somewhat slow after we got our drinks.
The fried chicken is out of this world. Best I've ever had. Comfortable atmosphere and friendly helpful service.
Hadn't been to The Pit in a few years. Was worth the trip to downtown. I forgot how much i enjoy the food. The service was good, but a bit spotty as it seemed that we had two servers. One took our drink and appetizer order and then another kept showing up throughout the meal and then the first was back when it was time to pay.
My son and I both ordered the Big boy which was awesome. However, the menu specifies BBQ chicken and I asked to substitute Fried on my platter. My son got a large breast quarter with his but I only got a wing and a small thigh. Didn't care too much because overall the platter is more than I can eat anyway.
Quality was very good as usual!