The Pit

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    ( 6 reviews )

328 W Davie St (at S Dawson St), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 27601

Serves meat, vegan options available. Vegan options are limited to that usually found at American-fare restaurants (salads, sides and more). They do offer a BBQ tofu dinner, using non-GMO locally-produced tofu nuggets. The wait staff is very helpful. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, American, Western, Beer/Wine, BBQ, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by djweather

since going back... - Edit

Since going back they weren’t accommodating at all. There’s one option. Tofu nuggets without sauce. No sides. Bummer.

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Delicious - Edit

The BBQ soy nuggets and the mushroom burger were both amazing! All the sides we got we're really delicious. I really liked the variety of food. They didn't have a ton of vegan and vegetarian options, but I liked that I could eat with people that didn't eat that way and they would still have great choices also. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the dining room was nice and so was the serving staff.
This is the highest rating the app would let me give because it's not a fully vegan restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.

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Best BBQ Tofu Ever! - Edit

My vegan dish at The Pit is their BBQ tofu and grilled veggies! I don't mind going to a BBQ place with my meat eater friends as long as it's The Pit! You have to try this meal!

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watch for those who don't understand Vegan! - Edit

Good food but as usual watch for servers that don't totally understand Vegan. We told the server we were Vegan and ordered the only vegan entree Barbecue Tofu. They served it with a biscuit and hush puppies! Luckily we thought to confirm before we ate and they do have dairy in them. Really bothers us if you are going to offer Vegan dishes make sure they are served Vegan...... The tofu was great but now we worry it was not Totally vegan.....

Pros: vegan options

Cons: worry if staff is properly trained to serve vegans

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The Pit for Brunch - Edit

Based on the review from djweather, I decided to give the pit a go. I was very interested in trying the BBQ Tofu dish. When the plate was served, I was a little upset to find that the "TOFU" was actually Delight Soy nuggets from Delight Foods. The product is commonly referred to as Texturized Soy Protein (TVP). Since I was in a rush, I went ahead and ate what was served. While it was enjoyable, it was not what I ordered. The manager even tried to convince me that the TVP was Tofu because it was made from soy, eventually agreeing that the description was incorrect. The wait staff was not knowledgeable about vegetarian sides, but quickly got the information from the kitchen.
Overall a good experience.

Pros: Attentive Staff, Good Value

Cons: Few Vegan options

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Great place! - Edit

Nice to finally find a veg-friendly restaurant that isn't Italian, Asian, or Mexican! There aren't many veg-specific menu items, but the basics are covered. The BBQ tofu plate is fantastic, not the usual square sponge cake offered at other non-veg places! Waitstaff was very quick to point out side dishes prepared with and without meat, and didn't give the eye roll when asked about vegetarian options. The free range meat and local/organic produce make them an appealing option for a mixed crowd, and all of it is prepared skillfully and tastes great.
I have been to vegetarian restaurants that take less interest in their tofu dishes than this place does. The Pit uses Delight Soy nuggets, a non-gmo locally produced product that almost had me fooled! Went back the next day to see if it was just a fluke, and left very satisfied. Good flavor, generous portions, and happy me!

Pros: Friendly staff, Quality menu, Great value

Cons: Few vegan options

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