Reviews of The Pit Bar & Grill (Restaurant)

838 Lisbon St, Lewiston, ME 04240, United States Located in: Lewiston Mall

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At present this firm receives a score of 4.1 stars over 5 and this rating has been based on 213 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF The Pit Bar & Grill IN Maine

Christeen Redmun

Awesome food and music on Thursday nite !

Dennis Banks

Good food and love music.

Tim McClure

The collard greens we're great. The ribs we're good. The brisket was disappointing. Tasted like pot roast.

danielle daigle

Service was okay but the food was absolutely amazing. Had the pulled pork sandwich and it was great! Will definitely go back soon.

Tommy G

Couldn't be better

Tony obs

Heard good things about this place, brought my girlfriend and we were both disappointed by the ribs. Dry, microwaved, not even hot. Best thing on the plate was the cornbread. Unfortunately cornbread isnt worth 75$

Robert Moore

Great BBQ place.

arthur curit

Good grub even had a few pieces left over for midnight snack

Royce Coburn

The Berube Family has had a BBQ catering business for years. Now a huge Blessing to the L/A area, they have THE BBQ PIT! Great food and drink selection! Entertainment Saturday nights! 13 TVs for sport & news viewing. 10% discount for Veterans!

Ryan Dalessandro

Excellent food!

Rick Simpson

If you want authentic BBQ...this is your place! REAL, smoked meats, on the bone or pulled. Great sides and friendly service.

Dina Jarvis

It sucked

Normand Thibodeau

A good place to go and eat the food is awesome

Chris reads you to sleep.

Food took 50 mins because they forgot to put order in. frozen food and can food taste. Need some big changes before I would think about going back. I'm not that picky and this was so bad i Took a few bits and left to go get something else to eat. I hope it was just a bad night for them.

Korrie Schreiber

AWFUL!!!! The brisket looked like it was rotten, the ribs had no flavor other then lighter fluid, chicken burnt, chili- worst ever. We were hoping for a good bbq place closer to home but have no problem at all to continue going to Bucks in Freeport! Defiantly NOT recommended!!!

Candida Robert

Well the place is beautiful the owner and staff were very friendly I thought it was a bit pricey and if the food was better that wouldn't be an issue however the food was not even a little bit good I didn't like one thing so in my opinion save your money

Justin Camire

Great food huge portions

daric worthen

Great customer service food is decent a little pricey totally worth though definitely will be back

Larissa Young

We attended a motorcycle night event. They had a buffet that was overpriced and only included a piece of chicken and a pork sandwich. The barbecue was mediocre at best. Maybe it would be better to try this place on a regular business day, but based on what we saw that day we will not be back unfortunately.

Amy Violette

The food and service at The Pit is always exceptional. I recommend trying the steak dinner, or just stopping in to have a drink at the bar. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights adds a nice touch to a night out.

Jake Perkins

It was a very nice first visit and the waitress was excellent!!!

Olive Brayall

Awesome food great Severs

Jackie Flowers

Fabulous ribs, accommodation to a dietary request of a baked potato with pulled pork. Love the new wide open floor plan. Will be back for live music.

Darlene Thomas

Great atmosphere, great waitress, food was great, ribs a little dry. Will definitely go back.

Justin Obie

Awesome awesokme food! The steak I ordered was cooked to perfection. My bbq pulled pork was by far some of the best I have ever had. Thought it might have been a little pricey.. but once i got my food I understood why. Can't wait to be back.

Linda Berube

Love the food. Drinks are awesome! Staff is the best ♥️

Allison Beane

Love this place! My husband and I go with our 7 years old every week to enjoy the Ribs. We tried the steak this week and is one of our new favorites. Also loved the Bama Burger....home made potato salad and mac and cheese and my favorite side dishes. My only suggestion for customers is to make reservations for larger parties as every time we go it fills up quickly due to everyone loving the place and i am always shocked when 8 plus groups of people show up without reservations and that is not fair to the restaurant. Robin, Logan and CT give great service and are always attentive.

your girl sadie

Unbelievable. The food is so good here. And also inexpensive. I will definitely come back.

Keith Lindley

Little pricey for fair food

Robert Emery

Fantastic place to eat. Drove to Maine from Hanson mass on a business trip. Was driven here by a customer after dropping off a car. I needed to kill some time waiting for my ride back and needed something to eat. Waitress was very kind and didn’t give me a hard time about being there for over an hour and a half with only ordering an appetizer. Had French onion soup and that was one of the best I’ve had. Finally my ride came, had dinner with me and the main courses were fantastic. Had a burger with pulled pork and my ride had ribs, chicken and potato skins. I little a little if each and nothing disappointed and I’m pretty critical about my food.

Doris Savard

It was such an amazing first time for my husband and I. DC, our bartender was so informative to the history of the building. He also was very helpful in choosing our meal choice. This Is a place you have to try if you never been. Beautiful ambiance! Also a big shout out to the Kitchen, who prepare these wonderful meals!

Cheyenne Leuteman

Great food, fair prices, friendly staff!

Stephan Dulac

Fantastic food fantastic owners fantastic atmosphere fantastic music would recommend this restaurant to anybody!

Jeremy Cox

It was a good first experience. Food was as I expected, and tasted great. Will go back for sure.

Karen Wilding

Beyond disappointing. Flavor was mediocre at best, kitchen was slow when the dining room was empty - thankful service was good. Ordered potato skins, ribs, pulled pork - and one kid meal - $100. Pricing and portions not aligned - inconsistent between dishes. Pulled pork was covered in overwhelming sauce - traditional BBQ joints in the south don't pre-coat meat - allow the patron to enjoy your sauces on the side - or have none at all - for the smokey flavor.

Lisa Wilson

Pulled pork was delicious

Zachary Fournier

The food was great. All the staff seemed very helpful and friendly. The live music was nice too.

Dawn Bergeron

Ribs are very good, server very plesent but we waited a very long time for our food it should have taken moments to serve a simple ribs and brisket.

Jessica Stlaurent

Awesome food.

Ricky Mcgraw

Got the Brisket vary disappointed it was cut with the grain vary chewy.

Samantha Garcia

Coming back again absolutely love it. Prices are worth it

Heather Berube

mac n cheeeese

Brian Volpe

Dry and chewy ribs, no special as advertised, no cheese cake and all by 6 pm on a Saturday night!! Poor execution, pricy, under managed and a dirty bathroom. Will not return soon but has potential.

Brian Whitley

Nice place with lots of seating. Lunch menu was limited but good. Recommend giving it a try.

Samael Hung-Polanco

Official bbq

Greggory L. Burrows

The Brisket is amazing... The staff is even better

George Hopkins

Food was absolutely fantastic! Our party had ribs filet mignon as well as brisket are potatoes cornbread beans everything was very very good. Don't drive by this place!!

Jenny Marchand

Best BBQ in Maine!!

Wally Morris

Been there multiple times now and have enjoyed the food greatly! Ribs are delicious and practically fall right off the bone! Everything I have had has been cooked to perfection!

Shawn Malia

2 stars because my wife's steak was cooked perfect. NO ribs at a bbq place on a Thursday night. You have a giant sign out front that says Best bbq ribs ever. I had the Brisket sandwich and for 14.95 it should have had more then 4oz of meat. I should have taken a picture. Service was good but very slow for only having 6 tables seated. I probably wont be back.


Pretty good restaurant and friendly service.

Sam Brown

Had the grilled salmon. It was really good!

jason mcelravy

Faith Guild

Love them Ribs

Irene Girouard

The rids were great with the honey sauce The blond waitress was so greate.

Rick Farnum

Nice place... The owners are great people. The bar tender was awesome!!

Douglass Kinchen

I thought this place was decent for a bbq joint. The brisket had far too much fat and no flavor including the smoke. The pulled pork had good flavor but no smoke flavor. The ribs had great smoke flavor but nothing else. The chicken had great smoke flavor and great flavor on it. The dirty fries I thought was supposed to have seasoning and gravy, it just had the gravy but it was still decent.

Trina Reilley

Delicious food and great atmosphere

Gary Stugard

Great food service was great. Live music that night. Service was great, prices good

Miranda Shurtleff

Food was very good, and service was great as well!

Kevin Hatch

This is my favorite place for lunch, food is fantastic, they even have homemade sauces! Very friendly staff! I always look forward to eating here.

M Doerr

Awesome rubbed ribs, sauces great service was on point. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

kim g

Good food

Michael Gallant

My wife and I celebrated our 40th anniversary at the BBQ Pit. Big Mike and his crew did a fantastic job making our special day, extra special. The BBQ ribs, pulled pork and teryaki wings really hit the spot! My beautiful, thoughtful, loving daughter reserved the function room for 20 or so family and friends. We all had a wonderful time!

Naomi Conant

Just had the most incredible pig roast I've had in a long time the beans were phenomenal the cornbread was moist for $10 you can't beat it will be going back

Jennifer Place

I've yet to have a bad meal here. Always friendly when I walk in, and food made Togo was great! I would highly recommend this for BBQ and drinks!

Paul Fowler

Best bbq in maine!

Joseph Monaghan

I definitely recommend the juicy burger you can't be decent burger with some really good pulled pork on top of it and then if you go there every day except Friday and Saturday and you get there lunch menu you can't beat it for 10 bucks. I definitely recommend it Give It 2 Thumbs Up

Kevin Lynch

Very good pulled pork sandwich.

Tina Gauther

Not good

Bobby Dulac

Great food & staff! I would recommend to anyone to try them out.

Alex Tremblay

Friendly people great food!

Scott Barbato

Didn't have a good experience. Food was ok. Service wasn't a whole lot better. Had to speak to three people before I got my change from my bill

Vicki Medlar

Cute set up. Price is normal for what you get. Waitress was super nice! Definitely will be back

chuck staple

Bad service, wait staff is by far the worst. food is way over priced and seems like store bought sides. also seems like they like to use the microwave way to much. all and all lousy food. have gone 3 time's now just to give it a fighting chance and each time was just if not more disappointing as the first. The Pitt is a great name for this place.

Susanne McAllister

Entertainment was too loud to truly enjoy a conversation with with your family or friends.

amy belanger

Richard Houle

Had several things being our first time. Half rack ribs and chicken quarter combo. Chilly dog and i put slaw on it which came as a side. Three more sides were Baked beans, green beans, and dirty rice. The greenbeans way to salty. We got a add on of Brisket which was super juicy. The ribs were excellent and chicken too. Tryed a small side of the Mac and Cheese and that was just OK. As a whole I would say you have to try it if you like BBQ.

Dustin Ouellette

Best BBQ I have ever have had. Owner and his wife both work here, family atmosphere. Walking in the door the first thing you smell is the smokey bbq smell. Going to be using for our wedding catering.

Karen Standish

Dan Pelletier

Great owned and good people which makes it better. Must visit again.

Michael Walters

Our first visit service was exceptional food was great .the restaurant is clean and has lots of parking

Thomas Thrasher

Good food. The customer service is excellent. DC does an amazing job behind the bar.

Monica Bernier

First impressions are a last impression. Since the pit opened we've been dying to try it && never did until today . We didn't eat in so I don't know how fast service is dine in but take out is super fast && still hot when you get it home. definitely would eat here again and again and again ! The chili is to die for and the wings are a must ! Next time we order from here I'll be trying something new . 10 ★ for sure !

Lindie LeClair

Went to try first time and was very dissapointed. After waiting 15 minutes i went up to the bar to let the waitress know we were there. She barely apologized. "Oops sorry" the 2 people that came in after us almost finished eating before we got our food. The food was overpriced and was less than anything special. It was pretty cold by the time we got it. The side of mac and cheese was some store bought box kit. The steak and cheese was just under burnt. All in all a bad experience. Its too bad that the time isn't taken to make your customers feel welcomed.

Dan Cunliffe

Excellent food and reasonable prices !

Brenda Confer

Fantastic BBQ! The ribs are the best in Maine. Nachos are delicious. My go to favorite is the salmon with collard greens....could eat them everyday. Great place, great food, wonderful family!

Eric Rohrbach

Great customer service, great music (blues), amazing beer, and fantastic food! I don't know why there are so many haters, but our experience here was great, some of the best ribs I have had in Maine. We will be back!

Matt Sneller

Food flavor exceeded expectations and is unrivaled in the area. Waited plenty long from ordering food to receiving order.

Martin Bailey

Great lunch and service today

narl love


Roger Latulippe

A nice warm Spring day and BBQ felt like the right meal to have. Since the grill at home wasn’t quite ready, we decided to check out The Pit Bar & Grill. It always good to go to a local restaurant and see it busy. For a Saturday night around 6:30pm, we were seated after a ten-minute wait. Our server greeted us quickly and took our drink order. However, she came back to take our dinner order before our drinks were brought to our table. The bar was busy and the wait was expected. We had barely looked at our menu. We weren't ready to order. Our drink order arrived. We had a question about one of the combos. We received our answer and was told that the ¼ chicken was sold out. We asked for another minute before we ordered. We ordered a couple of appetizers and our meals. Our server returned a few minutes later. They were out of a couple more entrée selections. We had to choose something else. Our server returned and we ordered our alternatives. We asked about our appetizers and were told that the order was never placed, our server was waiting for our complete order. Disappointed, we cancelled our appetizer order. Our server was polite and attentive. She was new and apologized for the mistake. The missed appetizers were most likely due to a lack of experience and/or training by management. It’s also disappointing to be at a restaurant at 6:30pm on a Saturday night and find a few main entrée items unavailable. It may be expected to run out of the “special of the day” but you can’t run out of 3 main entrées. We received our meals promptly and everything was hot and delicious. I’m sure we’ll go back but hopefully they’ll have what we want.

John Burgess

Great food authentic taste, delicious margaritas. Excellent employees and friendly customers.

Katherine Richardson

One of the best places I have eaten in a while

Brenda Mondor

Dried cold ribs, cold pull pork, food was cold, mac and cheese tasted like it was from a box, green beans from a can. They had some party going on in back room, they were yelling very loud, so it was hard to carry on a conversation with my husband. Will not go back.

Myrna Morisseau

Horrible food. Not a great BBQ place. Sucks

Janet T. Mansfield

My brother liked the ribs so much he passed up the sauces. All the sauces were very good, but the smokey bbq and a spicy Chipotle ranch-like dressing were fantastic. They don't skimp on detail either, we had homemade baked beans, green beans, collards and mashed potatoes for sides, all amazing! Yummy conrnbread too.

Sharlena Biron

Very friendly owners & staff. Our meals were very good. A little slow otherwise I would have given 5 stars

Rick Adami

Sneaky good. It's Maine, but if you told me Paula Dean was back in the kitchen, I'd have believed it. That good. I had the half rack of ribs thinking i was being sensible. I should have seen it coming when the waitress brought out a bucket of sauces.... followed by a massive plate of 9 ribs! I had to double check to see if she mistook my order for the full. Nope. I was committed. Try the dirty fries for extra punishment.


Lots of food for your money, and the taste is amazing!

Joe Tanguay

The meat was pretty good..the sides are so so.

pancakes and bacon

This place was pretty good -- but just beware that the ribs are smoked, not grilled. I wanted to like the ribs more but they were extremely fatty. I'd definitely go with one of their sandwiches or burgers though!! And the cornbread and other sides are amazing. Nice atmosphere, live music, not my favorite place for ribs, but will go back and try the other menu items.

tyryce schnitker

Terrible customer service they closed 20 minutes earlier then they are suppose to !!!!

Tina Garland

Very busy place

Thomas Ogden

Great service and a good laugh at the bar

Cedric Johnson

Not happy food was cold ...our worst bbq restaurant in alabama it cant even compare with them lol trash alabama an bad name

Wylde Man

Enjoyed the ribs and beans. The mac-n-cheese is incredible!!

Daniel Poulin

The steaks are fabulous! And DC is not bad a bar tender at all.

FastTurtle 21

Great service even when they are busy and the food tastes fantastic

Lori Shackley

Love the music but the service is real slow

Steven Gilbert

What a great experience!!! We had a celebration of life for my brother with 80-100 guests and the Pit Crew handled everything perfectly. Great food!!! Whole pig, brisket, chicken and all the sides were perfect. Great personal service. Would highly recommend for any event Thank you " Pit Crew"

Eric Goding

Great food, newly remodeled restaurant. Service fair, price is a little steep. Overall good experience.

Frederick Giese

Great food. My first time there but will return.

Ryan St Laurent

Great place to eat! Portions were large and the food was really good. The bourbon bbq sauce was amazing with the brisket. The ribs were good as well. Competition style so not fall off the bone but still tender with good flavor.

Melissa Foley

Love this place! We been coming here since they opened. Mike and Robin are always so welcoming and accommodating. Great options on the menu and beer selection is plenty of craft beer selections. Definitely a great place for the whole family!

Rick James

Bob DeBlois

Great food. Steak was absolutely delicious! Nice people.

susan belanger

Sucks I would have given it 0 stars but I can't. 2 time there 2nd time worse than the 1st. Never again

Lori Lynne

I had 1/2 rack of dry rub ribs and they were so tender, tasty and juicy! The atmosphere & decor is comfortable & rustic. Bonus of live music! The dude sang country & 70's. I would deffinately recommend and we will be going back!

Chris Martel

Awesome ribs, great brisket (all the food we've had has been fantastic), really nice selection of beers on tap, bottles and cans. Super friendly staff! I love this place! It's a real hidden gem that I hope more people discover.

Misty Bailey

Went here twice. Food is flavorless. Fryer oil is dirty, solid beer choices though. Go for a drink, skip the food.

nikolas boynton

Ranren Brooks

The food and service was too notch.... I didn't care for the mashed taters, ( just not the way I like them) French fries were great, Will definitely be back

Elaine Desrosiers

We are cerebrating my sister Kelly Perreault's 37th Birthday

Norm Turner

Excellent food and incorporating more foods related to standard American. Extremely family related. We have not had a disappointing experience after numerous visits. Highly recommend.

Sue Leite

Who ever said the food was “a bit pricy” must be used to eating at a fast food restaurant. My husband, adult daughter, and myself ate here tonight. I had the pulled pork which I have to rate as the best I have ever had. My daughter had the mini combo of pulled pork, brisket & chcken with potato salad and green beans such as I have never tasted. She even said the potato salad had an excellent taste. My husband had bbq’d chicken (which he couldn’t finish), ribs plus Mac and cheese. The amount of meat on the ribs was outstanding. We all sampled each other’s food and were very pleased. On top of that they had great live entertainment. We summer in Maine so the BBQ Pit is now on top of our list of places to eat.


The food is awesome here, the filet magnon is the best in town, the Mac and cheese, the corn bread, triple sliders etc...Great atmosphere, family friendly, awesome waitstaff, owners are great!!! Cant wait for bike week this summer!!!

Karen Dube

Staff were nice. Food was good

Mason Smith

Great staff, great food, excellent service, bartender is cute too. Highly recommend going to The Pit

Daniel Tanguay

Pretty decent for bbq in Maine. I have not had the briscut yet, however I have had almost everything else. The ribs and pulled chicken are awesome, the pulled pork is decent and the chicken quarters were ok. Sides aren't too bad, but I wish they had a good tangy southern slaw. Collard greens were decent, as were the rest of the sides.

Donna Woodworth

I have been there twice and both times I have had great BBQ at a reasonable price with very good service.

Sandy Child

Had a wonderful time. Food was excellent and service was excellent. Will be going back again. Will recommend the BBQ pit to my Friends

Guy LaPlante


The service and food we're really good. A good place for a quick lunch.

David Jenkins

Very good,first time will be back

Glen Virgin


Walt R

While the wait staff was very pleasant, the food was cold, the meat dry. I VERY strongly suspect that what I ate on Thursday was originally cooked the previous weekend and just re-heated. The rib meat was tough, not tender. same for the "pulled chicken" which was very dry, not tender, and had bits of cartilage throughout making it pretty much inedible (and certainly NOT appetizing.) If I ignore the dryness, the flavor was good but flavor alone couldn't save this meal. The atmosphere can probably be best described as High School Cafeteria - there is one big open dining room filled with picnic tables, and a second large bar room. This is NOT Famous Dave's. The bottom line - if they don't improve the quality of the food, they will be closed in under 6 months.

Melissa Emplit

Waiter was amusing and friendly ^-^ .The food was so great! I got the pulled chicken sandwich with Mac and cheese and a vegetable side and it came with corn bread so it all hit the spot! Have never heard of the place before today so stopped by and it was a quirky little place . Completely worth the visit and the pricing was very reasonable! Can't wait to bring more friends and have another visit! Oh and the wait for food was very very short. So overall seriously great

Chad Williams

Great food and service

Phil Barry

Good bbq cooking

Mark Stambach

Awesome food at a fair price

Richard Lewis

The food was excellent

Trinity Macomber

Absolutely love The Pit! They have awesome food Everytime!

Walter Tarbox

Great food

Jeremy Gartland

Good food, staff is great as well. Good beer selection too.

Adam Laperle

Ribs, wings, pulled pork was pretty outstanding I must say. Will definitely go back.

Bill Taylor


Misty Hildebrand

We were sadly disappointed this evening, ordered take out from the pit. Brisket had decent flavor but no sauce on my sandwich. Or on the side. The smoke house I worked at we made our own and was hoping to get a chance to try theirs. It Bummed me out pretty bad. And not nearly as much a portion of meat as I was expecting, for the price I was charged for the 2 sandwiches. Doesn't seem to me the cooks have that much passion for what they do. Maybe just a bad shift? 2 poorly prepared brisket sandwiches and poppers for 35$. Its just wasn't what I was expecting I guess. Maybe I'm bias my pops is from Mobile so I've had Alabama Bbq, which is not by any means what I got tonight. Or maybe with the good things I've heard about the place, I was just expecting more.

Matt Pike

Great food and big portions. Great beer selection, they aren't always consistent enough with the mixed drinks being listed, that's really important when you have customers that don't know the names of drinks. A mixed drinks menu like they have with beer would be great! That's literally my only complaint about the pit, I can't think of any reason to rate less than 5 stars, if you haven't been there yet, you're missing out!

Von Hades

Great food, generous portions and amazing dessert. This was our first visit and definately not our last.

Keragann Rainey

I love this place. Great atmosphere and good food!

Justin Edmunds

Great food

Robin Hall

Triple slider were awesome

Lisa Essich

I LOVE the BBQ Pit!! The service is always really good, the atmosphere is very laid back and the food is AMAZING! I have had the ribs, burgers, chicken and then Mac and cheese is to die for!!! Oh and let’s not forget the cornbread!! This place is one of my faves!

James Goodman

Fantastic food. Great music!

Emerald Drake

Im from the south and this barbecue doesn't stack up very dry. very disappointing. Price is way way way overpriced. I could get a full rack of ribs and all the fixings for 11.95 in the south. 2 people to spend over 80.00 is crazy. we didn't do anything special. They are going to have to adjust the pricing and the quality of the food. so disappointed.

Kim Kangas

Excellent service. Very friendly and personable. Food was delicious as well.

John Poulin

The food is great I will be back!! The bartender DC is the man!! 5 star on the drinks and food

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