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The Pit

The Pit Bar-B-Q

Categories
Barbecue Restaurants, Caterers, Steak Houses, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, American Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Family Style, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Steakhouse

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Overall

The Pit BBQ is the only Restaurant in Miami that cooks with plain wood. Its been a Landmark for 50 years. You are going to experience the OLD FLORIDA charm and THE BBQ RIBS in South Florida not to mention GATOR BITES, GATOR RIBS< GATOR BURGERS and GATOR SAUSAGES. Yes is the end of the TRAIL and the beginning of the Everglades. You can enjoy an Airboat ride or go gamble at the Casino and stop at THE PIT BBQ for the BEST LUNCH or DINNER!!

11/26/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Possibly the best operated resturant of its kind

We have visited ""The Pit"" many times during our trips to Dade County and have had only the best and friendly service. Food was great and you have the option of sitting in the A/C restruant or roughing it a little under the covered bar and table area in the patio where your entertained by mucisians. The only thing that could mess up a day there is a bus load of unruly, board kids who would have best taken to McDonalds in the first place. The owner did the right thing reserving the resturant for paying customers and sending the mouchers packing. And as far as race goes, I can assure you that every race on that bus was represented at the place when they pulled away, but it was good of that ""teacher"" to publicly blame racisim, no matter how groundless it is .

08/15/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
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THE ONLY REAL WOOD BURNING PIT IN MIAMI

THE PIT was VOTED as ""THE BEST RIBS IN MIAMI"" 2011 by THE NEW TIMES.

It is the COUNTRY at the end of South west 8 Street it looks like a PICNIC or PARK setting because of the OUTSIDE TIKI's but in reality is a RESTAURANT. People are welcome to bring their DOGS and sometimes BIRDS and use the outside areas however NO FOOD or BEVERAGE are to be brought in from the outside. The Food is cooked to order and the meats are all SMOKED to give them a unique flavor. Most people do rather eat BABY BACKS than SPARE RIBS because of their tenderness however in most places they boil their BABY BACKS here at THE PIT the BABY BACKS as the SPARE RIBS are placed in the smoker for 4 to 5 hours at a low temperature to achieve their tenderness and preserve their flavor! THE PIT caters to everyone and today THE MENU includes USDA meats like NY Sirloin, T Bone, Churrasco and for those that would rather have a FILET of FISH their is MAHI MAHI and CAT FISH and there are exotic items like GATOR BITES, GATOR SAUSAGE, FROG LEGS, GATOR BURGER and ELK BURGERs.

Just remember there is NO GAS in the KITCHEN everything is cooked with WOOD! It might take a few minutes longer to cook your meal but is worth it!

The place is clean and even though is sorrounded by wood and in the proximity of the Everglades the constant care of spraying eliminates the BUGS and there is an INDOOR DINNING ROOM for those that would rather be inside.

It is very hard to please everyone but you go head and VISIT make your own judgment prices range from $4.99 to $16.99 and a PULL PORK SAND with Fries and Home made coleslaw or potato salad and a Soda is less than $10.00.

Visit THE PIT I can assure you, you will ENJOY your FOOD and your Pocket wont suffer!! And you will experience what MIAMI use to be!!

07/06/2011

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Racist owner turned away kids - Shameful!

This past Friday, my group of summer camp students and I stopped at The Pit to eat lunch. We had come from a field trip in the area and many of the surrounding businesses had power failures. This place was close by and didn't appear very busy.

I had never been to this place before and will never set foot in it again.

The owner/manager refused to serve my summer camp students. She claimed that since some had brought their own food, we could not have a ""picnic"". I repeatedly informed her that we would be buying food for a lot of the kids who did not have lunch. She continued on with attitude (pointing fingers in my face) and asked what would she do with her paying customers (the place was not full or busy - we have proof of it on video) until she finally told me ""let's see where you end up"". I guess meaning she would take our order and see how much we ordered and decide if we got served food based on that?! This whole encounter with a woman so disrespectful, ignorant, fearful and cruel turned my stomach. I loaded my kids back on the bus and gave the $$ to McDonalds instead.

Besides being prejudiced (one of our Cuban teachers told her she was racist and that her behavior in front of kids was shameful) and not serving children (some Mexican, some Columbian, some Puerto Rican, some Black, and some Dominican) she is an awful business person for refusing paying customers during a recession. I had to select 1 star but really you deserve to be served none.

12/28/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Abyssmal

This place used to be the best in South Florida, but now its a one star place only because CitySearch wont allow me to give it no stars. The original owners got bought out a few years ago and with it went any semblance of decent flavor in the food or service by the employees.

The ""BBQ sauce"" tastes like they simple poured a little white vinegar into a bowl of ketchup. The ribs were tough and the pulled pork was extremely dry.

Its very sad that what used to be the best BBQ around a few years ago is now not even worth stopping at if you happen to be in the area. I wouldn't eat there if it were free and I eat BBQ every chance I get.

11/04/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Miami's Best Ribs

The Pit Bar B Q is an experience you shouldn't miss.
Not only do they have"" Excellent"" service, and cleanliness, but they have the most delicious rib's in Miami, Fl. and their menu includes a variety of exotic food's. They have a very pleasant layed back atmosphere where you can enjoy eating both inside and out and you can bring the whole family. On friday's it's a great place to hang out with your friends too, with their very reasonable prices at happy hour. As a local I am very satisfied with The Pit Bar B Q and visit them any time I can. It's a bit of a drive but it's totally worth it. I give them all five stars........

07/26/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
i love the food there !!!

the pit barbeque is the best on town... !!!!

04/05/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
good ol bbq pit =]

We try to go to the pit once a year when wer down to miami from north carolina, and i gotta tell ya the food is great! this time around with the new owners was even better, everything was clean, our weighter did a great job taking care of my big family and just everyone looked like a very friendly staff although i would of liked to have more english speaking people working there i still enjoyed some of the conversetions i tryed to have with one of the girls there! but ill tell u what i agree with what the review under me says why is the so called ""owner"" being a weitress? dont get it! and she sure doesnt care about being a bratt to her employees in front of her costumers.

04/05/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
NO LONGER THE PIT

I HATE THAT BLOND BIT*H!!!!!!! SHE A FCUKING MONEY-LOVER FAKE AS WOHRE!!!!! FAKE AS BIT*H NO ONE LIKES U. THEN I FOUND OUT SHE THE OWNER! NO WONDER WHY SHE KEPT OFFERING ME TO BUY ALL THIS OTHER FOOD! LOL

04/05/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
its personal

alright heres the thing, the pit its no longer the pit. it was taken away from us by a couple of cubans who clearly know nothing about the pits history, and clearly they coulnt care less about it, i have nothing against cuban or hispanics at all [im married to one] and even she agrees this new ""management"" are just a couple of idiots who want nothing but money, loud cuban music with loud drunks everywhere, not what it use to be! the blond lady who wants everyone know shes the boss is exacly what i thought she was! a money-hungry dumass who couldnt take care of 3 costumers when the place was completly dead, by the way what kind of owner takes tips? are really that desperate for money? give me a break! ""the pit, love the food! absolutly hate the owners""

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