The Pit Authentic Barbecue

BBQ, Gastropub
$ $
328 W Davie St (at Commerce Pl)
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 890-4500
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm

Barbecue is religion in the South, and without question, pitmaster Ed Mitchell is one of its patron saints. The legendary barbecue baron oversees this destination-worthy joint, specializing in North Carolina-style whole hog, pit-cooked 'cue. The word "authentic" should only be dispensed with caution when it comes to food, but Mitchell's generations-old family recipe is the real deal, widely regarded as the standard for its genre.  — Maryse Chevriere, 2/18/2011



  • Eat some of the best BBQ you can find.
  • Dont miss a whole-hog barbeque. As seen on Travel Channels Man v. Food Nation.
  • Get in pit and love someone.
  • Bring a big appetite
  • Great food. Great waiters. I'll definitely come back.
  • Get your picture taken with The Pitmaster
  • This place is designed for those who loves NC craft beers and the brisket. Come starving, because the amount of food is immense and come thirsty, because the quality of the beer is really high!
  • The Muscat Canelli wine pairs well with chopped whole hog, mac n cheese, coleslaw and collard greens.
  • Try the ribs.
  • Carolina short ribs are legen--wait for it--dary! Get the short ribs and the BBQ baked beans.
  • Take a few friends, all order something different and share. There's nothing bad on the menu.
  • Try the BBQ.
  • Make reservation on to avoid the long wait.
  • Brunswick stew is to die for. Best I've ever had.
  • AMAZING food but come early or make a Rez on Saturdays. 2 Hr wait but worth it. Try the smoke and coke.
  • Make sure to go on an off weekend night so the brisket is slow cooked.
  • Try the collard greens. Best I've ever had. Try them on New Years Day and get mo money!
  • the banana pudding is incredible!
  • Try the Double Meat Combo - Meatloaf, beef brisket, mac and cheese and black-eyed peas! One word.......EXCELLENT!
  • Everything is good! <3

Nearby places

327 Davie St Ste 100
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