Smoke Pit Grill

Smoke Pit Grill

Smoke Pit Grill locationHenrico, Virginia, Henrico

Elite Pro (25 Reviews)

Smoke Pit Grill is a family owned, local restaurant and catering company dedicated to serving a variety of flavorful dishes in a casual atmosphere with friendly service. While we specialize in smoked meats, SPG is much more than a bar-b-que joint. Bar-b-que favorites will always be on the menu. Better yet, the SPG menu also offer a variety of comfort food. Gourmet dinner specials are available every weekend. Award winning chili and specialty soups rotate throughout the chilly season. Other than some of the fried foods, every menu item is made fresh from house recipes that have been perfected over many years, including the sauces.

Smoke Pit Grill Reviews

Smoke Pit Grill Reviews


Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Tyler Hoppe
5 29/09/2018 Tyler Hoppe

Great hospitality the staff is always friendly and you can usually find the owner socializing with the patrons. Amazing food, the sticky rips are heaven on earth and besides their stellar menu their specials are always great. Awesome atmosphere often hosting live music.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Mcguire u r osum
5 19/09/2018 Mcguire u r osum

Awesome food! Service was friendly and quick, and the waitresses made you truly feel special! We went there during a hurricane warning, not expecting much and we just wanted something to eat before getting out of town. But we were shocked at how quick service was, and how delicious it was ! The burnt ends are a must try! They were unfortunately out of their key lime pie, but the carrot cake was huge, and worth every penny! It delivered on taste and looks! It was a tad expensive, but again, worth it ! While barbecue isnt barbecue without sauce, the meats here didnt need one drop! 10/10, I would go back!

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Bennettstravelfoodfun #foodiesonabudget
5 18/09/2018 Bennettstravelfoodfun #foodiesonabudget

Amazing...It was our sons birthday and he loves smoked meat so I asked if he could tour the pit, the owner obliged him and he was ecstatic. They hosted a large party of 15 on a stormy night with no issues. We will be back. Everything was delicious.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Ginny Lee
4 14/08/2018 Ginny Lee

My husband and I gave it a try and he fell in love with the place. The food was terrific, the was live music that Saturday and the open air feel was great. We returned with friends and, again, the food was outstanding. It received a four from me merely due to the inattentive service. The servers were nice but we waited way too long to even give a drink order and were not checked on frequently. The place was basically empty with one person in the kitchen, one person behind the bar and two people to attend to tables. The three of them seemed to stay huddled behind the bar until someone was able to flag them down.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Jennifer Jollie
5 05/06/2018 Jennifer Jollie

Great food with great staff.
Brandon was our waiter, he was super informative and attentive without hovering.
Reasonable prices, food is yummy.
They have cornbread with this honey butter that melts in your mouth. The Collard greens were superb , not overseasoned and perfectly cooked.
Kudos to Brandon for giving stellar customer service , a rarity to to find that these days. I will definitely be back.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Will J
5 Will J

The name may cause some to think ho hum, another BBQ restaurant. That would be a mistake to do so. It is so much more. Salads, pasta dishes, home fare meals, in house made desserts, and yes there is BBQ as well. Weekly specials keep you guessing as to what next great idea will they have each week. You won't go wrong giving them a try the next time looking for some great food.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by David Wright
5 David Wright

Came in with a party of six on Thursday after a funeral service at Bliley’s. I had been wanting to try this place for a while, and threw it out there as a suggestion. Turned out to be a very good call. The quality of the food was exceptional, as was the friendly service. Several of us said the pulled pork and brisket were the best they’d had anywhere, and the smoked mac n cheese was in a class by itself! I had the cheesesteak, and the smoked steak looked and tasted like it was sliced straight from a ribeye…delicious! We’ll definitely be coming back soon. I’d recommend loading this place up on music night, they’ve got some fine talent on the schedule.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Glenn Zobel
5 Glenn Zobel

The Cheesesteak and Mac N Cheese are awesome!! Can't wait to come back!

5/8 Update the new brisket burger is great!!

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Jessica Marbut Clements
5 Jessica Marbut Clements

Very delicious. We had the crab and shrimp dip. I thought a little pricy on their ala carte items. Good barbecue though. The baked beans were very delicious. Servers very attentive. Plentiful serving sizes.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Mark Marano
5 Mark Marano

Never less than great meal and the service is impeccable. Great food and great people, who could ask for more

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Kelly Schriver
5 Kelly Schriver

First time here from PA. Excellent food. Full of flavor. Love the crab and shrimp dip with pita chips and oh the key lime cheesecake was delicious! Will definitely be back!

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Kathy Mills
5 Kathy Mills

The food was delicious! Brisket, green beans, hush puppies- all great. Brisket panini sandwich is what I will order again!! Wonderful service also. We will definitely be back ☺

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Tom Wring
5 Tom Wring

I have to say that this is our third time in there and have yet been disappointed and last night they had a live band. This was funny I’ve had the ribs before but this time I got the full rack of ribs and I do say my eyes got bigger oh boy and reaction my mother had when she got the carrot cake her eyes got big. Thanks guys From Tom your Fedex Ground guy

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by David Baber
4 David Baber

I have never eaten here. But if the menu does not have prices that tells me it is expensive! I would like to try your place but without prices on the website I am not going out of my way. I have never heard anything about your place. Sorry I can’t say I liked or hated!

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Terri Sincox
5 Terri Sincox

Visiting from Northern Virginia and found this gem! The staff is friendly, atmosphere is great and so many food choice (BBQ, salad, seafood, pasta and more). Food is delicious and large portions too. This place has something for everyone! Looking forward to my next visit.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Keith Kennedy
5 Keith Kennedy

Once again we had a great supper. The brisket platter was awesome and the Ahi tuna was the best tuna we have had anywhere and we have had a lot. Please give Gordon and the staff a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Steve Aubrey
2 Steve Aubrey

Brisket resembled roast beef, at best. No smoke ring, no smoke flavor, and no bark. Ribs were ok - decent smoke but too much falling off the bone. Beans were too smokey and very dry. Admittedly, I'm a bbq snob and smoke much on my own. This was just very disappointing after reading good reviews.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Michael Hockaday
5 Michael Hockaday

Amazing food. Fresh! Definitely homemade. Sampled quite a few before ordering! (Thanks again by the way) Only issue I had was trying to figure out which of the amazing sides I wanted. Cannot believe I haven’t been in before now but will most definitely be a regular stop.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Jerilyn Smith
5 Jerilyn Smith

1st Time Patron. BRANDON was Stellar, if ever visiting Smoke Pit, please ask for him. The level of attentiveness, exceptional knowledge about menu items and continued courtesies to make sure the food and dining experience was pleasant, was something that we ALL look forward to when visiting any dining establishment. Tasty, Flavorful, Filling and seasoned to perfection are the best words to describe the menu choices and I actually sampled a few prior to ordering my meal. Don’t deprive yourselves of the Smoke Pit Grill Experience with BRANDON!!!!!!!!!
My new BBQ restaurant!!!!!

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Sherol Southerland
5 Sherol Southerland

As a first time customer, I will definitely return. The beef brisket was the most tender I've had and with next-to-no fat and the bone fell from the beef ribs when my daughter picked them up! Courtney and Stephanie provided EXCELLENT customer service.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Annette Taylor
5 Annette Taylor

A special shout out to Rebecca and Taylor. Helped make a special family night including my Mom and sister even better. Thanks for putting up with us over all of our laughter. Food is great too!! Music was fun!

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Chris Schriver
5 Chris Schriver

Was down 2 weeks ago with my wife, we had the crab dip as an appetizer which was loaded with real crab meat and included baby shrimp. The pita chips were authentic. For starters we had a sample of their chili which was as close to Texas style chili you’ll get north of I-10! For main course we had the brisket panini and homemade pastrami panini along with a side of Gordon’s signature green beans! My mouth is watering already for a return trip and I haven’t even made it to dessert yet. Key lime pie and carrot cake. Either one is a must when you visit!

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Ken Rappold
5 Ken Rappold

Great lunch today. Pulled pork sandwich and potato salad. Also got to taste the she crab soup (bought a quart), in house mad andouille sausage (the garlic added some complexity), 'smutter' (smoked clarified butter) and some rendered brisket fat. Some kinda good and highly recommended. Staff is excellent as well.

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Tom Hall
5 Tom Hall

Great people, service and food! The pork bbq is off the chart, melts in your mouth and you don’t need a bunch of sauce. Their bbq is that good!! The sides to round out your meal also rock!!

Review of Smoke Pit Grill by Jerry Bliley
5 Jerry Bliley

The food starts out just like every other place, but Gordon has developed his recipes to elevate it far above the rest. Great seasoning, smoke level and balance. If you like good Q, go wherever. If you want great food, go see Gordon at Smoke Pit Grill.

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Smoke Pit Grill Q&A

Smoke Pit Grill Q&A

What’s your signature dish?

Our catering menu is much more than great bar-b-cue. We have a wide array of appetizers and soups that will give a great start to your event. We also provide endless meat choices smoked or not. For example, authentic Bar-B-Que, Prime Rib, Chicken Leg Quarters, Braised Lamb Shank, and St Louis style Ribs to name a few. Top off the meal with savory side dishes such as seasoned green beans, garlic mashed potatoes, baked beans, and corn bread. Gordon and his team welcome the opportunity to create and perfect a new menu item for any catering event.

How do you go about creating the perfect menu for your clients?

The Smoke Pit Grill Catering Team is dedicated to making every event a food experience. Each catering event is tailored to your specific occasion and the needs of your guests. Whether you are serving a business lunch, corporate meeting, or formal wedding reception, let us focus on the important details. We will create fresh dishes, attractive displays, and provide professional service, so you can enjoy your event.

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