The Pit BBQ Grille

The Pit BBQ Grille

The Pit BBQ Grille  locationClinton, Ohio

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The Pit BBQ Grille Reviews


Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Adrena Harris
5 30/06/2018 Adrena Harris

Omg best barbecue since I’ve been in Ohio. The Mac and cheese and them greens omg it was so good

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Jacob Nicodemus
1 17/05/2018 Jacob Nicodemus

I had been wanting to try this spot forever and was so excited to finally do so. Initial impressions - The place is dark, floors sticky, and there were only two other customers at dinner on a Friday. No worries, it’s the food that counts and maybe they do mostly carry-out. Ordered a half slab of rib and fresh cut fries to go.

About 10 minutes later I had my dinner and was on my way. As soon as I got into my vehicle, my heart sank a little. This was not food that smelled good. It smelled like rancid grease and ketchup. No worries, surely it’ll be delicious.

I live five minutes from the place and yet, by the time I got home, my fries were cold and limp. And yes, they tasted like rancid grease. I choked down a few and pitched the rest. Undeterred, I opened the ribs...

Ah-ha. There’s the ketchup smell. Their “house BBQ sauce” is distinctly tomato-y with a hint of too-sweet. My guess is ketchup, brown sugar, and worcheshire sauce. Not good. The meat itself was greasy and mostly flavorless, and half was nothing but fat and gristle and couldn’t be eaten.

I love ribs and I love good BBQ. I’d paid for it and was hungry so I ate about half of my order and then threw the rest away. I was not surprised when I had a nasty stomach ache the next morning.

Maybe I hit them on an off day and I want them to do well, but I really don’t understand where all the rave reviews came from. :-(

ETA: I double-checked and I was, in fact, at "The Pit" at 3545 Cleveland Avenue. I was willing to give the operators the benefit of the doubt (hence the possibility that it was an off day) but after seeing the response, no, I won't be returning. If that's how you think food is supposed to taste, I don't need to put myself through it a second time.

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Samantha Smith
5 10/05/2018 Samantha Smith

Very very nice place! This is my second time here and i couldn't be more pleased. The service is always great, good and fresh food. Good music playing! Everything about this place is awesome! I will be sure to come back again and again.

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by I love my camaro
4 07/05/2018 I love my camaro

The food was decent. I will be going back. The moment y’all raise y’all prices or change ANYTHING this Review will be deleted/edited to one star and I will not come back. It’s no family affair out east but I will say this their portion sizes are good. We need more places like this up north. Their yams were watery looking but sweet to the taste.

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Willoh Jessica
5 22/04/2018 Willoh Jessica

The rib tips were a little chewy but still very good . The Mac and cheese and greens were probably the best I’ve had as far as restaurants go !

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Judy Love-Choate
5 24/03/2018 Judy Love-Choate

I tried it, and I love it! Collard greens, baked beans, and battered wings. Old school wonderful!!!

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Jennifer Kelly
5 23/03/2018 Jennifer Kelly

As I write this review I'm still trying to get sauce off my fingers but I had to get the word out and right now! The wings and ribs were absolutely amazing. Other restaurants who specialize in barbecue locally and the national chain ones, you know who I mean, don't even come close to compare. I will definitely be ordering more :-).
If you would ask me before tonight I would have told you barbecue was okay but definitely not among my favorite foods. Now I just have to say I have clearly never had good barbecue before and having had it now, well forget pizza night I want The Pit BBQ!!!

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Marcus Johnson
4 28/02/2018 Marcus Johnson

Stopped in for lunch, and ordered the pick 2 combo. The sauce was delicious, as was the Mac and cheese. The ribs were tender although the fried wings were cooked a little hard for my preference. Only critic is for the staff to make sure everything on the table is wiped down the napkin holder and salt and pepper holder we're sticky. Also instead of having bottles of sauce at the table they provide small cups and charge for more than one. That is unacceptable for a barbeque restaurant.

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by It's Me RD
2 14/02/2018 It's Me RD

Food was wonderful, but table, condiments, napkins holders were sticky and dirty. All of the ketchup bottles on the tables were empty. I had to ask for ketchup.

Appears cleaning of the establishment is lacking. I was there at 2 in the afternoon on a weekday, so it doesn't appear this was due to a busy day. Will not return due to lack of cleanliness.

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Samuel Harvey
5 06/02/2018 Samuel Harvey

Perfect combination of bbq and soul food.
Reasonable prices and very friendly staff.

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Grady Smith
1 29/01/2018 Grady Smith

Heard good things about this place but I had just 1 problem when I went to eat. They had no ribs. They had no ribs. I thought maybe I was dreaming but a brick and mortar business was out of the thing they specialize in. RIBS. I will give them 1 more try and support them.

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by danielle rhodes
5 21/12/2017 danielle rhodes

I love the wings and my daughter loves the Mac N Cheese. Just shows how much effort goes into even the smallest dishes.

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Tyka Davis
5 19/12/2017 Tyka Davis

I've been here a few times now, first time I got the pulled pork sandwhich second time I got the rib tips and lastly I order catering for a work party. I have yet to be disappointed. The staff was very thoughtful and helpful with the catering order, supplying everything need--even serving utensils. Food was great all of my coworkers enjoyed the food! No complaints at all.

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Sexymomma Xoxox
1 13/12/2017 Sexymomma Xoxox

I went to the pit today 12/11/17 about 1:45p. usually always get good food. Today the food wasn't good at all. My ribs were hard and dry and the macaroni and cheese was dry and in pieces. I ate a bit and put the rest in the trash.

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Ben Lilly
5 13/09/2017 Ben Lilly

Had a lunch meeting at The Pit... I could not stop thinking "The Pit
I fell in the pit, You fell in the pit, We all were in the pit...."
However, I had one of the best pulled pork sandwiches I have ever had the opportunity to enjoy in my life.... The mac and cheese was just buttery enough, and the fresh cut fries were crispy good.... Thanks for a great lunch y'all...

Review of The Pit BBQ Grille  by Josh Brown
4 19/07/2017 Josh Brown

Really great BBQ! Avoid all the chain restaurants around it along Cleveland Ave and take a chance. Their sandwiches are great and all the BBQ staples are equally as good, they're also reasonably priced. It looks like the owners are members of the local community here on the northeast side and we all should be supporting local businesses as much as possible. Only reason I gave 4 stars was that they forgot my mac 'n' cheese and when it arrived it wasn't very warm. I'll be back for sure and you should give them a shot when you're in the area.

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