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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“coleslaw” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (14 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
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5121 NW 39th Ave # A, Gainesville, FL 32606-5943
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Reviewed 25 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 25 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 23 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
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Our family really enjoys eating lunch at David's BBQ on 39th Avenue. We choose the Working Person's sandwich special. It includes a sandwich, side and drink for one low price. We like the pork sandwich with coleslaw on it, onion rings or french fries and...More

1  Thank Gators89
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Feeling the need for a morning protein boost I stopped in at David’s Real Pit BBQ one morning recently. Stocked with a full menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner the toughest thing about David's is deciding what to order. The breakfast menu has the standbys...More

2  Thank Nickingainesville
Reviewed 30 September 2014

David's has been around for years and for good reason. The BBQ sandwiches are excellent and the sides are great too. I highly recommend the fried onion rings.

2  Thank shuto3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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