The Smoke Pit
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The Smoke Pit features barbecue at its best. Their burnt-ends are some of the most delicious in the state and are an absolute must-try on any BBQ aficionado's list.
Cuisine Type: Barbecue
The food was really delicious. Generously portioned. The brisket and smoked turkey were so flavorful and tender. I'm ALWAYS skeptical about restaurant mac n cheese, but it was very good. Service was fast and staff attentive even on a very busy night. Can't wait to return! We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
This was the most delicious BBQ we have ever had!!! My husband LOVES brisket and said this was the BEAT he's ever had in his 50 years. Traveled to the area from WI for an event at the Speedway and THIS food made our entire trip We will have to come back to NC just for another stop here. PS. they don't make okra almost anywhere at home, in fact most people there don't even know what it is! My grandma used to make it when she was living and yours was just as amazing as hers. Thank you!!
The food was good with generous portions at a reasonable price. Staff was friendly and helpful. We preferred the Texas toast over the corn bread, and the white coleslaw, BBQ coleslaw, and baked beans were all very good. The brisket, pulled pork, and chicken were all well prepared and very good. The tables have 4 options for sauce - sweet, vinegar, hot, and Carolina mustard - and all were good. The restaurant was clean and the tables were cleared quickly by attentive staff. Coca-Cola fountain drinks are served.
When we got there the line was almost out the door. It didnt take too long until we put our order in. We were fortunate to get a table inside. We got the half ribs (meaty) with collards, mac and cheese and baked beans. They had sauces at the table. There was like a sweet bbq, vinegary, spicy and a honey mustard if Im not mistaken. It was ALL delicious. Cornbread was standard. To drink I tried the watermelon black tea and it was good. My other family members had strawberry lemonade. We saw many door dash orders and others picking up to go. All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. You have to try this place! Oh and the brisket and burnt ends were out when we were there after 6pm on a Saturday so if youre looking forward to that come early. We were coming for the ribs. But maybe this would be helpful for some of you especially if you dont live close.
Adam W Nelson
I 100% loved this place! I wish I could be critical of one thing but I just can't. The amount of food they give you is way more than expected. The food itself was amazing! The staff is great and the restaurant is clean. I would highly recommend this to anybody looking for a barbecue restaurant in the area or even outside of the area. If you have to make a drive for good food, this is definitely worth the trip.