Great Bar-B-Que and So Much More!

Smoke Pit Grill is Richmond's only Award Wining full service, family owned Bar-B-Que restaurant!

What's Cooking at Smoke Pit Grill

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 11-8 Friday-Saturday 11-9

  • Full Catering services available
  • Happy Hour Mon-Thurs 3pm-6pm
  • Online Takeout Ordering Coming Soon
  • Don’t forget to leave a review on Facebook, Yelp and Google!
  • Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Night
  • Weekly Specials
  • Anything on our menu can be ready to go in twenty minutes or less!

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  • Jerry Liddle

    The food is delicious, and the atmosphere is calm. Outside seating is a nice bonus, and it is covered. Make... read more

    Zena K. Avatar
    Zena K.
    5 star rating

    Great drinks for a great price. I would definitely come here for a Friday night pregame! It's a pretty small... read more

    Thomas Grubbs Avatar
    Thomas Grubbs

    BBQ is great! Awesome service and the shrimp and crab dip is to die for! Mark is a great... read more

  • Zac Stoner

    Grew up in NC been searching for good pulled pork and hush puppies for ever in va. Well the search... read more

    Brandon Wylie

    The food is really good here. The atmosphere and service is excellent as well. The mac & cheese is legit!

    Jessica Ramsey Flaherty

    Food and atmosphere was amazing! Can't wait to come back again.

  • Kyle M. Avatar
    Kyle M.
    5 star rating

    This place is F'ing good. I recommend The Experiment. Best food Ive had since moving to Richmond. Don't go on... read more

    Matthew Neely

    All of the BBQ was fantastic and the Bacon Mac and Cheese was incredible!!

    Tracy Steveson

    Excellent customer service, delicious food! Love it when I don't have to ask for a drink refill!! Highly recommended! Will... read more

  • Maly Limm

    The brisket is divine just melts in your mouth!

    Hardywood & Homemade Rinds while you wait

    Laura H. Avatar
    Laura H.
    5 star rating

    My pops and I have been wanting to try this place out for a while now and we are not... read more

    Chris Mason

    The food was amazing, and the crew that was working was friendly and attentive. I'll be back to support... read more

  • Cathy C. Avatar
    Cathy C.
    5 star rating

    Friendly service and good daily specials.  Our favorite go-to for casual dining.  They make everything on-site and the ingredients are... read more

    Travis Castleman

    I stopped in for some take out. Two meat platters and some hush puppies. Great BBQ and some really goos... read more

    Rich Napolitano

    The theme song from Cheers may just sum it up: sometimes I want to go where everybody knows your... read more

  • James O'Brien Avatar
    James O'Brien

    Geez, this place is good! Brisket and Mac n cheese were amazing! Staff was very nice.

    Harris Fam

    I have come in twice. First trip:

    Food: exceptional. I have tried the Pork Belly Cubes. ...
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    Brian R. Avatar
    Brian R.
    5 star rating

    Great food, cool atmosphere, nice people. Had a great dinner here and felt so welcome! Definitely give this place a... read more

  • Nancy Y. Avatar
    Nancy Y.
    5 star rating

    Make a point to check out the Smoke Pit Grill! The food is delicious (I loved the bang bang shrimp... read more

    Robin Taylor Wring

    Best BBQ restaurant I have been to. Great food and the atmosphere is wonderful. The staff is friendly and pleasant.... read more

    LT G. Avatar
    LT G.
    5 star rating

    Fantastic food!!! Family owned BBQ Restaurant that really knows the art of smoking meats. Their menu selection is very unique... read more

  • Will Shumate

    1st time here... the food was delicious, service was fast, sincere, professional, and the atmosphere was great. The owner... read more

    Carolyn T. Avatar
    Carolyn T.
    5 star rating

    I am a business traveler and love to try local restaurants. I came in due to great Yelp reviews and... read more

    Scott Journigan

    Great people, serving amazing food! Service is outstanding, which is something you don't find in most places anymore. You... read more

  • Emilie T. Avatar
    Emilie T.
    5 star rating

    We did a huge take-out group order for lunch today and all I can say is WOW! Wow to the... read more

    Jack Farley

    The best burger in RVA! Yes, you heard burger. Do yourself a favor and order the... read more

    Theresa Bell Avatar
    Theresa Bell

    I have enjoyed several meals at Smoke Pit Grill. This family owned eatery specializes in upscale entrees as well... read more

  • Phil Stanley

    Great new place on the area. Taylor gave amazing service and the food is incredible. The chicken and brisket are... read more

    Sharley Cook

    I highly recommend the Smoke Pit Grill on Staples Mill (in the Kroger shopping center). It is not a chain.... read more

    Anita Catherine Thornton

    Excellent food and service thanks to Courtney! Will be back soon to get more Ribs!!!

  • Stephanie D. Avatar
    Stephanie D.
    5 star rating

    This place was amazing! I got the smoked brisket platter with the smoked mac and cheese and the red skin... read more

    Boris Kar Avatar
    Boris Kar

    Very cool discovery! We went with bunch of friends there after taking workshop together. The place immediate impressed me how... read more

    Sonya M. Avatar
    Sonya M.
    5 star rating

    This is our first time trying the Smoke Pit and we loved it. We had the 3 meat platter with... read more

  • Craig G. Avatar
    Craig G.
    5 star rating

    Great place for lunch or dinner. Been stopping by since they opened in 2017 We've also used Smoke pit for... read more

    Gerry Laverty

    Thank you for your hospitality. The most accommodating place I've ever played.

    Sonja Scott

    Delicious! We had lunch here on Friday. Barbecue was wonderful-you could taste the smoke. The hush puppies are the best... read more

  • Angie Walls

    Our first time and we will definitely be back! The crab dip was great. Love the outdoor seating!... read more

    Jay Baines

    Great food and friendly and efficient service!!! Thank you!

    Scott Watts

    I'm a head chef/partner and I can honestly say this is some of the best food I've had in Richmomd... read more

  • Lee Britt

    So found out about this place when one of my customers told me he was going to be playing dinner... read more

    Kathleen V. Avatar
    Kathleen V.
    5 star rating

    Yummy food, great service worth a visit! The brisket panini is really good. Great place for lunch or dinner

    Rebecca Smith

    Been here twice so far. First time we had smoked belly and the bbq sandwich with fries and the mac... read more

  • Michael Christopher King

    I just went there! They're really good!

    Audrey Muehleisen

    Great food, great service! We've had the shrimp appetizers, guac, ribs, corn on the cob, chicken, brisket....... read more

    Jeffrey B. Avatar
    Jeffrey B.
    5 star rating

    AMAZING BBQ. Their pull pork was amazing, and their brisket is the bomb!  We will be back for sure!  Reasonably... read more

  • Kelly Schriver Avatar
    Kelly Schriver

    My first time here. Greeted immediately. Wonderful service. Every food item I had was full of flavor. Loved the Key... read more

    Michael Hogue

    This place blows Mission BBQ and Buz & Ned's out of the water! First off, unbelievably delicious food! Everything had... read more

    Donna Reed Washington

    Great food! Very accommodating to a sort of large group we had.

  • David S. Avatar
    David S.
    5 star rating

    This family restaurant isn't only bbq they have other items on the menu with new platters and soups weekly. I... read more

    Michelle J. Avatar
    Michelle J.
    5 star rating

    Ahhhhh, how did I just stumble upon this place? I feel very lucky to have. God the food, I dunno... read more

    Dave McKenney

    Great food and a friendly family owned atmosphere!! Put it on your must do list! The staff is awesome!

  • Andrea Kennedy Weis

    We had the pulled pork platter with beans and homemade coleslaw. Brian got ribs, collards and amazing Mac and... read more

    Timothy Lowery

    I would give these guys a 7 or 8 stars if 8 could. This is the Best BBQ in Richmond.... read more

    Sharon Collins

    Atmosphere and Food are fantastic. Definately will be a regular.

  • ryan hickey Avatar
    ryan hickey

    Good food. Loved the service! Friendly, funny, engaging. We will be back! Food was good. The smoked baked beans... read more

    Dan Wolfe

    Some of the best BBQ I've eaten in a long time! I followed them on the food trucks religiously and... read more

    Nicole Raine Holubik

    Food was amazing! Service was amazing! (Ask for James) the key lime pie is to die for! WE WILL be back!

  • Trish H. Avatar
    Trish H.
    5 star rating

    Once again, amazing dinner.  The rib eye and lamb chops were perfectly cooked with subtle smokiness.  The risotto was perfect... read more

    David Wright

    Came in with a party of six on Thursday after a funeral service at Bliley’s. I had been wanting to... read more

    Richard Hull Avatar
    Richard Hull

    Even if this place is a little bit off your beaten path (like it is mine), it's definitely worth the... read more

  • Shelby H. Avatar
    Shelby H.
    5 star rating

    We stopped in on a Friday night around 6. The place was pretty bare as far as patrons go considering... read more

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    Generic Name

    This place is AMAZING!!! I am a massive fan of pulled pork, and I got the pulled pork platter here.... read more

    Caitlin Whitt Avatar
    Caitlin Whitt

    Their food is phenomenal, and the manager and staff makes sure your service is phenomenal as well. Great food and... read more

  • Melissa Santiago Wright

    Great food and more importantly GREAT service!!! The portions were perfect and everything had great flavor! I will be back!

    Tracy Edwards Avatar
    Tracy Edwards

    Best bbq in Richmond! Bang Bang Shrimp was delicious. Definitely a new favorite for me. Staff very... read more

    Lorenzo L Avatar
    Lorenzo L

    Came in for lunch with my family and the service was great food was better and looking forward to coming... read more

  • Rusty H. Avatar
    Rusty H.
    5 star rating

    You may find the name evokes a barbecue joint, and not to disappoint they do have superior barbecue. Of course... read more

    Terri Sincox

    Visiting from Northern Virginia and found this gem! The staff is friendly, atmosphere is great and so many food choice... read more

    Boris K. Avatar
    Boris K.
    5 star rating

    Very cool discovery! We went with bunch of friends there after taking workshop together. The place immediate impressed me how... read more

  • David C. Avatar
    David C.
    5 star rating

    Tucked in the corner near Kroger on Staples Mill rd. Bbq pork was tasty and very friendly people. My order... read more

    Charles H. Avatar
    Charles H.
    5 star rating

    I tried this new bbq place one evening after a workout at the gym.  I've been coming back abut 3... read more

    Michelle Hernandez Avatar
    Michelle Hernandez

    Delicious! I frequent the nearby Kroger and decided to stop in. I had a brisket sandwich and fries, $12, yes... read more

  • Paul Z. Avatar
    Paul Z.
    5 star rating

    Terrific! Smoke Pit Grill is terrific! My first visit to Smoke Pit Grill a couple months ago went so well... read more

    Craig W. Avatar
    Craig W.
    5 star rating

    Stopped in to Smoke Pit a try. Greeted by Gordon who took our order and was very accommodating and personable.... read more

    Bryan Sklar Avatar
    Bryan Sklar

    Quiet little place. Food was great. Good portions. Service was great. Mark was friendly and attentive.

  • Martha H. Avatar
    Martha H.
    5 star rating

    I dined with co-workers at the Smoke Pit Grill yesterday and we were all very impressed with the quality of... read more

    Jim Deitrick

    My wife and I visited for the first time tonight and were really impressed with the food, the service, and... read more

    Dorian Ridley-Curtis

    My husband and I loved this place!!! The food is really good and the place is very clean!! Their... read more

  • Jennifer Jollie Avatar
    Jennifer Jollie

    Great food with great staff.

    Brandon was our waiter, he was super informative and attentive without hovering.

    Reasonable prices, food...
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    Ed M. Avatar
    Ed M.
    5 star rating

    Friendly owner and staff.  Everything is made in house.   What's not to like? Save room for dessert.

    Marc Golding

    First time here and the food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. I got the brisket platter with... read more

  • Jan T. Avatar
    Jan T.
    5 star rating

    What an awesome place. Great service and fantastic bbq. We hade pulled pork and brisket platters and they were great.... read more

    Deborah Goodwin

    Best mac&cheese! Great bbq!though most impressive , the customer service and eagerness to please. Outside dining is comfy! The music... read more

    Kelly S. Avatar
    Kelly S.
    5 star rating

    Very cool atmosphere! Amazing food. Full

    Of flavor!! Was In the area visiting friends and was looking for good bbq and...
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  • Melissa Bolland

    The food is delicious! We are definitely coming back!

    Sharon Schradin Spanberger

    The hush puppies are fabulous, and we had several options for sauces. Taylor was our waitress was GREAT!

    Bennettstravelfoodfun #foodiesonabudget Avatar
    Bennettstravelfoodfun #foodiesonabudget

    Amazing...It was our sons birthday and he loves smoked meat so I asked if he could tour the pit, the... read more

  • Chad Matney Avatar
    Chad Matney

    Pork sandwich was awesome with mash potatoes and bake beans. I was disappointed they ran out of there mac n... read more

    Amanda Smith

    Smoke Pit Grill is awesome. Being on a ketogenic diet, anywhere that specializes in meat is a must. ... read more

    Nancy Brown

    First I must say this was the best group of people i have met in a long time. Very nice... read more

  • Rusty Harrington

    This is not your usual Barbecue Joint. The menu has Barbecue, yes, and you will not be disappointed. You have... read more

    Melvin Slough

    Food was delicious and service was great. Will be back very soon

    John C. Avatar
    John C.
    5 star rating

    First visit. Definitely will be returning. The restaurant is clean, the staff friendly and the food was great. Got the... read more

  • Tyler Hoppe Avatar
    Tyler Hoppe

    Great hospitality the staff is always friendly and you can usually find the owner socializing with the patrons. Amazing food,... read more

    Scott Clark Avatar
    Scott Clark

    Very comfortable and well appointed dining area. Menu was full of attractive options. Service was friendly and efficient.... read more

    Amanda Ross Dunavant

    Fantastic place and service from Josh tonight. Our first time tonight here and loved it. Top notch!

  • Kelli Griffith Moss

    Delicious. Real barbecue...and great prices! The mac n cheese... mmmm!

    Melissa Eads Mascher

    Such a great restaurant. The food was great, atmosphere was wonderful and the service was in point. They even remembered... read more

    Ginger Edwards

    They catered a small gathering for me, and the food was AMAZING. They were easy to work with, generous with... read more

  • L. J. Avatar
    L. J.
    5 star rating

    Absolutely wonderful barbecue. The baked beans are very distinctive as well! Will come back!

    Michael Baxter

    Best ribs for the West End. The meat almost falls off the bone. I recommend the hot bbq sauce. Great... read more

    J. A. Avatar
    J. A.
    5 star rating

    We are thrilled to find this gem in Glen Allen, VA.  My husband is the dedicated meat eater in the... read more

  • Denise Martin

    The owner is a friend of mine. Excellent chef. You need to go check it out.

    Bret Brumfield

    Great local spot food was great i will return again to try everything on the menu

    Lori Locke Stone

    Both the food and service were excellent tonight!

  • Timothy Robertson

    All I can say is that you need to go and check this place out good home Bbq !!

    Walter Forkey

    My wife and I had lunch here today. The pulled pork sandwich, is the best in the Richmond area! Smoked... read more

    David Schaeffer

    Have eaten there several times since it opened. Love all the food great atmosphere and the owners are awesome as... read more

  • Cory M. Avatar
    Cory M.
    5 star rating

    I got the pulled pork sandwich and Mac & Cheese as my side. The food was excellent! The workers were... read more

    Josey Drither West

    Gordan is a man that knows the ins and outs of the smoker. Everything that touches your plate will... read more

    Elizabeth A. Avatar
    Elizabeth A.
    5 star rating

    Food is yum especially the she crab soup and pork. Server Abby was a real delight. Also the sweet tea... read more

  • Scott Mcewen Avatar
    Scott Mcewen

    Got dinner to go last night for the family after wanting to try Smoke Pit for a while, the... read more

    Marc G. Avatar
    Marc G.
    5 star rating

    First time here and the food was excellent and the staff was very friendly . Had the brisket platter with... read more

    Kevin A. Avatar
    Kevin A.
    5 star rating

    First visit here and absolutely loved it! My wife ordered the chicken plate with mac n cheese and green beans... read more

  • Chase Stigberg

    The food was great! Plenty of flavor and the sauce made it that much better. The Mac n cheese had... read more

    William Kaffenberger

    Since it is on the way to/from my gym, I stop in often. I've only tried the pulled pork... read more

    Kim Tyler

    Waitress Brittany was great and funny. Chili cheese fries & pork belly apps were delicious. Waitress suggested house-made key lime... read more

  • Robyn Barber Morris

    We stopped in to place a "to go" order and the first thing that was handed to me was a... read more

    Asonya McKinney Brown

    The people are friendly. We were in the area for a different reason and smelled the aroma! We stuck our... read more

    Wanda B. Avatar
    Wanda B.
    5 star rating

    The burnt ends are amazing!  Actually our whole meal was delicious. Both of us had bbq and collard greens.  Everything... read more

  • Ashley T. Avatar
    Ashley T.
    5 star rating

    Smoke pit has excellent bbq! I've been many times and haven't disliked anything. Food is excellent. Atmosphere is great. Live... read more

    Joe Waple

    Shan's service was top notch. The brisket is amazing. Pork rinds instead of fries! I've found my new BBQ joint!

    Glenn Zobel

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

  • Andy D. Avatar
    Andy D.
    5 star rating

    The atmosphere is very cozy and the managers are friendly. The food is incredibly savory and tasteful. Fantastic experience

    Dustin Fulton

    These folks are masters of their craft. The brisket was some of the best brisket I've ever had. The ribs... read more

    GW370 Avatar
    5 star rating

    If you want it smoky, this is YOUR place! We had some stupendous macaroni and cheese, and split a pastrami... read more

  • William L. Avatar
    William L.
    5 star rating

    Ok I will keep this short and to the point... if the only thing you get is the Mac &... read more

    Sharla Hall

    We have been here 6-7 times and it’s always clean, very friendly and wonderful food. You won’t be disappointed. The... read more

    Walter Baker

    This was my 2nd visit and I will return, as the food and service were great.

  • Carlton Lee Clark

    Wonderful food. Best chili I ever had. I will be back for sure. Great place.

    Jim Moncrieff Avatar
    Jim Moncrieff

    First visit but definitely not the last! Very welcoming service and great food. The only things not house-made are the... read more

    Lee Rothgeb

    Great place to go with the family. Service is outstanding. The food was absolutely delicious. The Brisket... read more

  • Eve Staples Shapiro

    Mark was a great waiter

    The food was great also !!

    Tisdale Cameron'sMom Decoda

    Delicious everything was amazing i had the 1/2 rack ribs they was fall of the bone tender. The greens... read more

    Wanda D. Robinson

    All I can say is this place is off the chain. The food is excellent. And the Mac and cheese... read more

  • Angela P. Avatar
    Angela P.
    5 star rating

    Delicious food!!!  WOW!  I tried this restaurant for the first time and I will be back. Service was wonderful too.... read more

    Kelli Moss Avatar
    Kelli Moss

    Amaaaaaazing ribs and barbecue! Mac and cheese is decadent and both the green beans and Brussels sprouts are tender-crisp and... read more

    Will J

    The name may cause some to think ho hum, another BBQ restaurant. That would be a mistake to do... read more

  • Kells W. Avatar
    Kells W.
    5 star rating

    If you are in the area please stop by... as a matter of fact just stop by if you're not... read more

    Meg Jacoby Avatar
    Meg Jacoby

    You know those restaurants you see on TV that make things from scratch, care about their customers, and are proud... read more

    Tom F. Avatar
    Tom F.
    5 star rating

    After getting the regular text messages we decided to go and try again.  WOW are we glad we did.  Definitely... read more

  • Andrew H Avatar
    Andrew H

    Very friendly server, live music when we went on a Saturday evening. The food was superb. I plan on returning... read more

    Mcguire u r osum Avatar
    Mcguire u r osum

    Awesome food! Service was friendly and quick, and the waitresses made you truly feel special! We went there during a... read more

    Kristen Heiderstadt Avatar
    Kristen Heiderstadt

    Great food, friendly staff, and so conveniently close to home! We loved it! Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Trever Cobb Avatar
    Trever Cobb

    Food was amazing. We walked in thinking it was an order at the counter place. Wrong... It turned into a... read more

    Jane Missal Avatar
    Jane Missal

    First time here. Words cannot adequately describe the masterful bbq we had here. The pork, the ribs,... read more

    Margarite Bell Avatar
    Margarite Bell

    Best Bar B Cue spot in Richmond. Family owned and run business where everything is homemade. 1st place Ive been... read more

  • Kim J. Avatar
    Kim J.
    5 star rating

    Excellent Food Service and atmosphere (live music).  I called in a take out order and wished that I had stayed.... read more

    Janice Beatman

    My husband and I are BBQ fanatics! We have competed in multiple BBQ competitions and this place has us beat!... read more

    Alicia Mulas Harrington

    The smoked chicken is excellent!! Love the service!!!

  • Lorraine W. Avatar
    Lorraine W.
    5 star rating

    Yummy!  Ribs were awesome. Sides were delicious.  Friendly and fast service. Listen to the blues and eat some great bar-b-que!!!!

    Charlie Motter

    The half rack was fantastic! The Mac and cheese was amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal and listening to Gary... read more

    R.c. Stevens

    Already said it in a post. Amazing food, just the right amount of smoke and spice. Look forward to trying... read more

  • MJ Wallace Avatar
    MJ Wallace

    well you already have us as fans, but even more so now that we have seen and tried some of... read more

    Sharon Packard Martin

    Great food and service. Thanks Taylor!i. We had the prime rib cheesesteak and chicharrones nachos. Both were awesome!... read more

    Theresa M. Avatar
    Theresa M.
    5 star rating

    This has become my go to place for bbq and comfort food. The collard greens are the best I've ever... read more

  • Marshall Nesgoda Avatar
    Marshall Nesgoda

    This is my new favorite BBQ restaurant in Richmond for Brisket. I have only been twice, both trips were... read more

    Mary Jo Wallace

    first thing I want to point out is 1. outside seating. and a note by the door that says Pull... read more

    Sonya Mann Shumate

    First time trying this place and loved it. We had the 3 meat platter with pork, brisket and ribs. All... read more

  • Dee M. Avatar
    Dee M.
    5 star rating

    Great service by Rebecca , and the food was good too.

    I over heard the table next to me say the...
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    Thomas Boylan Moreno

    I am giving this place a five-star rating because it was some of the tastiest bar-b-q I've ever had. $9... read more

    Sam Stanley

    How many times do you have to come to a resturant in order to become a regular. Well in my... read more

  • Josh Schneider

    Excellent pulled pork and amazing atmosphere. Looking forward to going back and trying more.

    Bones McCoy

    Great place, brisket was awesome. It's a destination spot for BBQ aficionados.

    Aaron M. Avatar
    Aaron M.
    5 star rating

    I've eaten here a couple of times. The menu is creative and the food is amazing. The Burnt ends melt... read more

  • Samantha T. Avatar
    Samantha T.
    5 star rating

    Great food. Amazing people. The best bbq place I've been to in years. Everything here is fresh and it just... read more

    Chiles Cridlin

    The meatloaf rocks! Don’t miss out on the key lime pie!

    Jim Duckett

    All the food here is great, along with the people!

  • John L. Avatar
    John L.
    5 star rating

    We both had the Smoked Beef Brisket platters. I had the green beans and french fries. My friend had the... read more

    Dave Killit Sirekis

    I have been sitting here for an hour talking to the owner he has fed me samples I never want... read more

    Lori S. Avatar
    Lori S.
    5 star rating

    This is our second time to Smoke Pit Grill, and once again they did not disappoint. Ribs and sides were... read more

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    brian smith

    Great setting always clean with good daily specials and even better weekly specials. Owners are very personable and are... read more


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9074 Staples Mill Road

Henrico, VA 23228

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