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Welcome to The Pit!

If you're here, you love barbecue—maybe even as much as we do (which would be quite an accomplishment). Lucky for you, we're Raleigh's source for the tastiest pork this side of the Smoky Mountains.
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Welcome to The Pit!

Heritage Dinners

Many great North Carolina barbecue restaurateurs have gone before us. We like to give special recognition to the people who have contributed to the tradition!
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Heritage Dinners

The History of North Carolina Barbecue

With a history that predates the earliest European settlers, barbecue is a vital part of the Tar Heel State's culture and identity.
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The History of North Carolina Barbecue

Everthing But the Squeal


North Carolina is known for its legendary barbecue joints. We proudly continue this tradition by serving authentic whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue at The Pit in downtown Raleigh's warehouse district.


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