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The Pit Durham Event Venue


321 W Geer St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 282-3748
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Event venue and catering services

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Photo of LaManda Pryor LaManda Pryor
Jun 4, 2022 5

The once great place to eat every day meals is now an event space only. Every one was nice and helpful as I took a tour of the room for my dad's 85th birthday party. It's a great space to turn into anything you envision for your event.

Photo of Shawn Storm Shawn Storm
Apr 17, 2022 5

Excellent service and atmosphere- our waiter was amazing . Got in after a baseball game- about 30 minutes before closing and the staff was amazing and the food was delicious! The sampler appetizer was great!

Photo of Max Bumgardner Max Bumgardner
Apr 16, 2022 5

We "Googled" good BBQ in Durham. The Pit popped up. We drove to "the warehouse district" and discovered a really cool area of Durham that we didn't know existed. WOW. This whole area is being redone and there are some treasures there. Food, drinks, entertainment, you'll find it all there. The Pit did NOT disappoint. I read through some of the reviews. I disagree with all of the critiques on the food and the service. The place was for sure understaffed but why is that their fault? They are not unlike any other business in America right now. (That's what happens when you pay people to sit on their couch at home.) Ike! Ike is total professional. We loved this guy's way. Cool, calm, helpful, cheerful, professional. He made the experience for us. Thad was our server and he couldn't have been nicer either. If those two men are the face of the staff that The Pit, you will always in good hands. The food was fantastic. The beer was amazing too. We sampled some local brew. My wife enjoyed a pint of "Waffles and Syrup Beet" and it was truly amazing! WOW. You can't go wrong with this place. Reasonably priced. Clean. Nice atmosphere. You could do some day drinking in the district and cap it off with some fantastic BBQ. Thank you all.

Photo of Peter Sell Peter Sell
Apr 11, 2022 5

We had Sunday lunch and it was amazing. Ike was friendly, informative and funny. All the meats were good. The biscuits and cornbread were the best I've ever had. The Carolina sauce was tangy and delicious. This place will become a regular visit for me. Kid friendly. Amazing banana pudding.

Photo of Doug Kaufman Doug Kaufman
Mar 19, 2022 5

Event buffet was great. Barmen and maid were friendly and eager to get the drinks "right". Staff that set up space were courteous and prompt to clear plates without being rude. Excellent location as well.

Photo of Lee Parker Lee Parker
Mar 18, 2022 5

Where to start? This place has the best barbecue I've ever had. When you can make chopped turkey BBQ as moist and tasty as this, everything else must be great! I got the Big Boy plate with ribs, chicken, chopped pork, and brisket. Just fantastic! So much that I had to box the leftovers. You must try the collard greens. I ordered extra to take with the leftovers. And you should save room for the carrot cake. It's normally served cold, but they heated it just enough to slightly melt the cream cheese. Enough to share with multiple people. But you won't want to! Will definitely return.

Photo of Tamara Johnson Tamara Johnson
Mar 13, 2022 5

I am not from Durham, but I had heard about the NC BBQ and was eager to try some. Had the Eastern pork BBQ, which was really, really good. Love the slightly spicy vinegar sauce! The collards were very good, and so were the potato salad, hush puppies and the buttermilk biscuit. The server was friendly and did a great job. Really liked this place, and will come back on my next trip to Durham!

Photo of Tabatha Evans Tabatha Evans
Feb 24, 2022 5

I had take out. The food was a me amazing. The fried chicken and collards are great. I got the sampler which comes with fried pimento cheese balls, Bbq soul rolls, deviled eggs, and smoked wings. It came with little hush puppies. Everything was delicious. I did not enjoy the devil eggs they seemed bland. I ordered the cornbread it sort of tasted like apple cinnamon bread to me. I recommend the BBQ soul rolls and the collards. Very good Eats 😁

Photo of Jeremy Henkel Jeremy Henkel
Feb 14, 2022 5

The Eastern style BBQ is absolutely incredible. Cooked to perfection and has incredibly good seasoning. I have no clue how they do it. The collard greens are fabulous as well. Sweet Potato Fries are really solid as well. The Hushpuppies are solid. The only thing that wasn’t the best was the Mac and Cheese. I found it a tad greasy but it was still really good. The Eastern style BBQ and Collards are a MUST have!!