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Old 06-17-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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I kind of agree with you Mike. I felt it was little overrated foodwise. I thought the quality of meat was really good but the sauces were just alright. Hushpuppies left alot to be desired. Brunswick Stew had tons of filler (nicely seasoned) but little to no broth i.e. not really a stew in my book. Mac and Cheese was fairly good if you like yours super cheesy. The fries were really bad.

Being my first visit, I was taken by the fact that it looks like they might act like a bar first than a restaurant second (assumption based on a waitress looking like a shotgirl in the bar area in the afternoon hours). From a design perspective, I like the look; though I wish they would have had a waiting area. Parking seems to be an issue of why I might not return.

Don't take my opinion as result either. I use to live in the best BBQ city IMO (Kansas City) and typically wish I can find a place that even comes close to any of its local joints, esp Fiorella's Jack Stack (best place in the US for BBQ easily). So when I hear that some place is suppose to be highly rated, I typically unfairly compare them (i.e. different styles of BBQ).
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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Better places than "The Pit" the greens were bitter. And the BBQ was "Eh"..Backyard BBQ is better.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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The Pit is overrated and overpriced. If you want really good Eastern-style BBQ, head out to Stephenson's in McGee Crossroads. Allen & Sons in Chapel Hill ain't bad either.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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In my opinion, as a Wilson, NC native and a former employee of Parker's Barbecue, The Pit has never been as good as advertised and has always been overrated and overpriced. The Pit does have a few things over most other barbecue restaurants including location, atmosphere, menu options (even vegetarian), and alcohol. When I do find myself at The Pit, to take up the slack of the mediocre food and poor service, I usually order a beer or two and eat the overpriced barbecue and sides with a smile on my face.

Michael
I agree with Mike on the bolded part. Yes, there are a great many places to go for better barbecue, but most of those offer the parts that Mike mentions above. If I'm really looking for great pulled pork and nothing else, I'll go elsewhere. However, if I'm with a group of friends who have a variety of food preferences, would like a more sophisticated ambiance and good proximity to downtown nightlife & attractions all while getting good (but not great) bbq, The Pit is the place to go.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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I agree with Mike on the bolded part. Yes, there are a great many places to go for better barbecue, but most of those offer the parts that Mike mentions above. If I'm really looking for great pulled pork and nothing else, I'll go elsewhere. However, if I'm with a group of friends who have a variety of food preferences, would like a more sophisticated ambiance and good proximity to downtown nightlife & attractions all while getting good (but not great) bbq, The Pit is the place to go.
Real NC BBQ is chopped, not pulled. I know I'm being picky, but it's just a pet peeve of mine.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:37 AM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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Real NC BBQ is chopped, not pulled. I know I'm being picky, but it's just a pet peeve of mine.

It's ok to be picky! I should have specified "pulled pork sandwhich." I know that NC bbq is traditionally chopped (I'm a native whose Daddy makes his own bbq and sauce ), and I enjoy it that way when eating just the Q, but on a sandwhich I prefer it to be in smaller pieces as it stays on the bun better. And I like having a bun because it soaks up the sauce and the sauce is the best part!!
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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Well, say no more! It just makes me cringe when the transplants go saying pulled pork, when referring to chopped cue.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I really like the food at the Pit, but I do believe it is overrated
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