My boyfriend and I stopped by this place on a whim one night, and we were really glad we did! It's pretty small so you might miss it from the road, but you can't miss the drool-inducing smell of brisket smoking. The restaurant is family owned and operated. The grandma, a spunky and sweet woman, took our orders and made some recommendations while her grandsons worked the cash register and sliced our meat. The place just oozes family warmness and hospitality. The brisket was nice and moist with plenty of self-serve sauce, onions and pickles. We also got an order of ribs. SO good! I mean, I'm a sucker for ribs, but they all had plenty of meat on them and were seasoned just enough to enhance the delicious flavors already present but not mask any of them. I really appreciated that even though we came in pretty close to closing time all of the meat was hot off the smoker. All of the side dishes came in portions bigger than I could eat (yay leftovers!) and the banana pudding was a perfect ending note to the meal. Oh, and endless Dr Pepper from the fountain was a definite plus. I wish there had been a couple more options on the menu and that it was open later, but overall I really liked The Pit. Very reasonable prices, sweet family hospitality and freshly made food were well worth the visit!
I have eaten here many times and the food quality never fails me. They offer almost 20 choices of sides and even a vegetarian plate. The brisket is always moist and tender regardless of the choice of lean or crown. The sausage has just enough kick to it and it is an old family recipe not store bought. The chicken and St. Louis style Pork ribs are almost fall off the bone tender. The sides are all made fresh daily. Sauce has two choices, the original and the spicy (made with ground chipotle peppers) has just a little bit of zip but it, like the sausage, is not one of those "burn all day" for that you will need to hit the condiment bar and pile on the onions, Pico-de-Gallo, and jalapenos. Oh yes and Texas toast and free refills on a 32 cup on tea, sweet tea and fountain sodas. As a final note, they will cater for parties of 15 or more. Worth the drive but there are 4 in Austin and 1 in Round Rock.
A great place to go on a Friday or Saturday night. Went with a big group of ppl a cpl of Saturdays ago and was very pleasently suprised. Upscale bbq? Is there really sucha thing ? Well this sure is and its delicious ! My gf had the whole chicken and I had the Ribs...the way the sides are served is a great idea,.they are family size sides and since we were in a group we got to try about 4 or 5 sides...my fav of which was the 3 chz mac and chz soooo good ! We also had the bacon seasoned collared greens which were out of this world as well as the amazing okra. The waiter was very knowledgable and recommended some great things...even the dessert was great. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for something new...if you go be sure to check out the upstairs ! ! I wont give away the suprise !