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The Pit

328 W. Davie St.
Raleigh, NC, 27601, United States
TEL: (919) 890-4500

North Carolina’s legendary pit master Ed Mitchell presides over this airy restaurant in a former meatpacking warehouse. (White tablecloth at a ’cue joint?You bet.) The house specialty is the region’s classic chopped pork, hacked from a whole pit-smoked, butterflied hog basted with a vinegary, peppery barbecue sauce. Though Mitchell still wears his trademark overalls, the place is a barbecue joint for a new age: the kitchen is a spotless, open, stainless-steel affair at the back of a dining room with—you guessed it!—white tablecloths. All the meats—and, one presumes, the fish and barbecued tofu—are organic, humanely raised specimens.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Parking Available
  • Private Room Available
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: BBQ


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