The Pit Authentic BBQ

328 W. Davie Street RaleighNC27601
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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...
by opentable on February 14, 2017 from opentable


It's tough to find a space downtown, so take advantage of the restaurant's free valet parking.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch
Where To Sit:
If you're up for a cocktail and people-watching, ask for a seat near the bar area's front window. Otherwise, a spacious booth in the middle of the dining room is prime real estate here.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch

Editorial Reviews

Legendary pitmaster Ed Mitchell has turned over the reins of this barbecue joint to chef Darrell Brown. A renovated old downtown warehouse accommodates the scene. The Pit is known for "Eastern style" Carolina barbecue, for which a whole… Read More
by ezlocal on December 13, 2013 from ezlocal
The Pit Restaurant Review:
A renovated old downtown warehouse accommodates a barbecue joint like no other in the state. The Pit has a full bar serving cocktails made from premium liquors, a selection of beers from Southern micro-breweries, and a variety of affordable wines that are a big step up from what is usually offered in this department in ’cue places. The Brigaldara Valpolicella, slightly chilled, would be ideal...
by gayot on March 16, 2013 from gayot
With a gorgeous dining room, spot-on service and impeccable food, this restaurant draws crowds to downtown Raleigh.:
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Nana's dining room manages to be lovely with little effort--exposed brick walls, soft beige paper-shade lights and cushy leather booths provide a chic space for lingering over...
by by Contributor at Citysearch on July 14, 2006 from Citysearch

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Legendary Pitmaster Ed Mitchell proudly serves authentic whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue at The Pit in downtown Raleigh's Warehouse District. Ed's passion for barbecue goes back to his childhood in Wilson, N.C., when a pig was cooked at a time of celebration. He brings that spirit and a 150-year-old family recipe to The Pit, which has made a name as the destination for the state's signature...
by homestead on February 16, 2015 from homestead