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The Pit Smokehouse & BBQ - CLOSED

130 N Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52245-1708
+1 319-337-6653
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good23%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible15%
10 Nov 2014
“Great BBQ”
9 Aug 2014
“Nice BBQ done in house”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
130 N Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52245-1708
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Reviewed 11 November 2014

We love this place and stop by every time we're in town. It's almost one of those place you don't want to tell people about so it doesn't get too crowded! We had the brisket and pulled pork. The sides are a category by themselves....More

Thank AM601
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Nothing fancy here but if you like good BBQ in a very relaxed atmosphere this would be the kind of place for you they do have carry outs but small dinning room which is also kept clean. I love it because I can go in...More

Thank Gerrie G
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This place has never disappointed us. We stop here after doctors' visits, before heading home. Great comfort food. The pulled pork was so tender. It just melted in our mouth. The deep-fried Oreos are a must-try!

Thank yellowmom2919
Reviewed 17 January 2014

in town on business-always like to try new bbq joints-first off,the décor was awesome,an old service station remodeled into a bbq joint-second,the menu was just right size,not overwhelming & ,had decent amount of items-third,the prices were very reasonable.I had a sliced brisket sandwich,order of fries,a...More

1  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

The meat is still pretty tasty and we like their BBQ sauces but everything else has gone way down, the cheese balls taste like store bought frozen ones warmed up in an oven, the fries are soggy, and the place itself needs a thorough cleaning....More

Thank Luke P
Reviewed 30 December 2012

I had been meaning to try this place out. ordered a pulled pork sandwich with baked beans. The pork was almost totally flavorless, and I don't think the bun was very fresh either. The beans were fairly good except for the piece of plastic I...More

Thank Cary W
Reviewed 1 December 2012

simple, honest BBQ--I had the mac and cheese and pulled pork, and of course cornbread. everything was tasty.

Thank Coby S
Reviewed 7 July 2012

This place used to be awesome. We hadn't been there for a year or so and decided to go on a Saturday night after a big day of moving. Big mistake!! The place has really gone downhill. I don't know if they have changed owners,...More

Thank tripsrfun
Reviewed 18 May 2012

This BBQ place bites the big one. They must use oak wood because there is a complete absence of smoke flavor. BBQ is not real BBQ if the only flavor comes from sauce--the real stuff gets its flavor from a light hickory or more predominant...More

Thank Tyler R
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Pork was moist but not season. Three sauces house, tangy and spicy. The toilet in the men's room was backed up. Staff had no personality. Cool menu hanging on the back wall.

Thank LovetheQ
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 N Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52245-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-6653
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