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David's Real Pit BBQ

5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
+1 352-373-2002
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (7 reviews)
“brisket” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

I cannot believe some people will write a bad review because their fries at the time weren't exactly perfect. Instead of taking it up with mgmt, they send out a poisonous text with no regard for the hard working people who run this restaurant. I've...More

Thank Dangafl
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This isn't a fancy place by any means but don't let that fool you, it's pretty good food . Food is ordered at the counter which is not my favorite way to eat, but it seems to work for them, and from the look of...More

Thank jj-howard60
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Davi's is an old-line Gainesville BBQ, but has never risen above the mediocre. The meat is well smoked and tender, but the sauce lacks what it takes. OK if you are nearby, but not worth much of a drive.

Thank George E
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

On our journey south we leave Paducah, Ky every March making a direct bee line to Davids Real BBQ in Gainesville. The smell is truly amazing as you climb out of your car in the parking lot. I am already knowing that I am getting...More

Thank snotnose
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I haven't been back in about 6 months after visiting the 23rd st location. Which is a shame bc this used to be one of my favorite BBQ spots. But after going in for a brisket sandwich that was really tuff and dark fries I...More

Thank Nikki F
Reviewed 3 May 2015

I'm almost ashamed of my fellow Gainesvillians for the popularity of this bland, Yankee excuse for BBQ. The place is clean, the staff are friendly; it's just that the food is no better than you would expect at Sonny's, Bono's, or Bubbaque's. In short, it...More

1  Thank HNeilM
Reviewed 19 April 2015

David's BBQ is very good overall, and the sides are heavenly. The only complaint is their brisket can be a little too fatty. Very casual place, but I love the southern style and food is tops! Must go while in Gainesville!!

1  Thank margozinha1
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

We wanted to try some real southern BBQ out on our trip. I do a lot of smoking myself and pride myself in understanding the art of barbecue. We've traveled many places and had a lot of different BBQ throughout the years. This place really...More

2  Thank ZSIOWA
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Always stop here for a chopped Pork plate with sides of beans & greens. Save room for some banana pudding. Simply no words how good it is. Gainesville's best.

2  Thank snotnose
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We hadn't been to Gainesville in over 4 years and 1 of the places my fiancé HAD TO go to was David's BBQ. With something for everyone to enjoy we had a great time. He got a little bit of everything with the combo plate...More

1  Thank MrandMrsAdventure
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-373-2002
  • E-mail
David's Real Pit BBQ is Gainesville, Florida's best BBQ restaurant and catering service. Specializing in serving quality BBQ at a quick, convenient pace. Stop in for our mouth watering breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or have us cater your event, rehearsal dinner or wedding. We are a family friendly establishment so bring the kids.
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