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For 2
Date
Tue, 2/20
Time
9:00 PM
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The Pit Authentic BBQ

4.5
4901 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Casual (57)
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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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Additional
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 4901 People Are Saying
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TrevorL (New England)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

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AlecP3 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was my birthday and the service and staff was amazing. I had a great time. Food was wonderful. Will definitely return!

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ShannonA 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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!

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ChipH 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful as always! No complaints! Food was absolutely delicious, servers was very attentive and nice.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

First time there and it was great... Food was great and the staff was very friendly...

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KimberlyA 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Loved the food, was amazing and great for Valentine's Day :)

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The service was excellent! The food was amazing! I will definitely go back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was good as always!

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