The Pit


328 W. Davie Street
Raleigh NC 27601

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About us… Empire Eats is proud to present The Pit: Authentic 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 menu that features our signature North Carolina barbeque, slow cooked over hickory and coal and inspired seasonal appetizers, entrees, sides and artful desserts. Our commitment to utilize the freshest, locally grown produce and seasonal ingredients allows the menu to continually evolve throughout the year. Private Dining… The Pit has private dining accommodations for parties of almost any size. Contact private events manager Amanda McLaurin at

Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Cuisine: Southern, Barbecue

Neighborhood: Raleigh

Cross Street: Dawson Street

Price: $30 and under



Phone:             (919) 890-4500      

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Payment Options:

AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Executive Chef: Darrell Brown

Dress Code: Casual Dress

Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Public Transit: The R-line stops right in front of the restaurant!

Parking: Valet

Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking all day, every day. Street parking anywhere after 5pm

Catering: For Private Dining inquiries contact Amanda McLaurin(919)829-0833 or

Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining areas to accomodate up to 75. We will customize a menu suited to your event.

Private Party Contact: Amanda McLaurin             (919) 829-0833