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

  • Smoked Turkeys Hot or Chilled
  • Beef Tenderloin or Tender Brisket
  • Garlic & Herb Green Beans
  • Smoked Mac or Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Live Music Every Saturday
  • Daily & Weekend Specials
  • Anything on our menu can be ready to go in twenty minutes or less!

Interested? Reserve your Turkey Today

For thousands of years, smoked meats were a necessity for preservation but now are an indulgence. Think what a smoked turkey would add to your holiday table? Smoke Pit Grill is offering just that. Give us a call at (804) 977-1200. Available hot or chilled. If hot advanced notice needed. Turkeys: 10 to 14 lbs $55 or 15 to 20 lbs f $75 each. Also Available: Beef Tenderloin, St. Louis-Style Ribs, Pork BBQ, Brisket, Smoked Mac, Garlic & Herb Green Beans, Corn Bread & more. Special requests welcome? Please ask!
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  • Michael Hogue

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

    7/30/2017
    Dorian Ridley-Curtis

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

    11/08/2017
    Lee Rothgeb

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

    8/30/2017
  • 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

    8/17/2017
    Sharon Schradin Spanberger

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

    8/12/2017
    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

    10/23/2018
  • Tracy Edwards Avatar
    Tracy Edwards

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

    1/27/2018
    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

    8/30/2017
    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

    5/01/2018
  • Timothy Robertson

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

    7/01/2017
    Charlie Motter

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

    1/14/2018
    Eve Staples Shapiro

    Mark was a great waiter

    The food was great also !!

    12/16/2017
  • Chris Mason

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

    10/06/2017
    Sharon Packard Martin

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

    9/03/2017
    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

    7/08/2017
  • Timothy Lowery

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

    9/16/2017
    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

    3/02/2018
    Rich Napolitano

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

    8/18/2017
  • Jay Baines

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

    8/22/2017
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    Margarite Bell

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

    10/27/2018
    Jerry Liddle

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

    6/29/2017
  • 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

    3/30/2018
    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

    8/21/2017
    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

    7/07/2018
  • Rebecca Smith

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

    7/29/2017
    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

    3/05/2018
    Audrey Muehleisen

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

    7/17/2017
  • Lee Britt

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

    11/03/2017
    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

    7/31/2017
    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

    10/03/2017
  • 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

    10/06/2017
    Matthew Neely

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

    8/15/2017
    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.

    8/02/2018
  • Lori Locke Stone

    Both the food and service were excellent tonight!

    7/14/2017
    Nancy Brown

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

    8/18/2017
    Kristen Heiderstadt Avatar
    Kristen Heiderstadt

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

    8/11/2018
  • 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

    8/27/2017
    Walter Baker

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

    9/17/2017
    David Schaeffer

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

    7/10/2017
  • Sharon Collins

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

    6/21/2017
    Melissa Santiago Wright

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

    9/22/2017
    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

    9/09/2017
  • Carlton Lee Clark

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

    7/01/2017
    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

    6/21/2017
    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

    9/18/2018
  • Chiles Cridlin

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

    12/23/2017
    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

    7/29/2017
    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

    8/09/2017
  • 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... read more

    10/28/2017
    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... read more

    2/24/2018
    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

    2/13/2018
  • Marc Golding

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

    8/20/2017
    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

    10/21/2018
    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

    1/12/2018
  • Jack Farley

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

    9/16/2017
    Zac Stoner

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

    10/22/2017
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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

    3/17/2018
  • 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

    7/02/2017
    Harris Fam

    I have come in twice. First trip:

    Food: exceptional. I have tried the Pork Belly Cubes. ... read more

    10/25/2017
    Michael Baxter

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

    7/10/2017
  • Donna Reed Washington

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

    9/19/2017
    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

    10/22/2017
    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

    11/04/2017
  • 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!!!!

    3/10/2018
    Glenn Zobel

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

    9/20/2017
    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

    8/22/2017
  • 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

    8/19/2017
    Janice Beatman

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

    7/29/2017
    Brandon Wylie

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

    1/11/2018
  • Terri Sincox

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

    2/17/2018
    Walter Forkey

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

    8/27/2017
    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

    4/27/2018
  • Phil Stanley

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

    9/13/2017
    Anita Catherine Thornton

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

    8/26/2017
    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

    8/24/2018
  • Kim Tyler

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

    7/23/2017
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    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

    9/19/2018
    Andrea Kennedy Weis

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

    8/12/2017
  • Will Shumate

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

    8/09/2017
    Melissa Bolland

    The food is delicious! We are definitely coming back!

    6/18/2017
    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

    1/30/2018
  • Amanda Ross Dunavant

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

    10/28/2017
    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

    1/07/2018
    Jim Duckett

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

    12/13/2017
  • Will J

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

    12/06/2017
    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

    2/24/2018
    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

    10/22/2017
  • James O'Brien Avatar
    James O'Brien

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

    6/23/2018
    Maly Limm

    The brisket is divine just melts in your mouth!

    Hardywood & Homemade Rinds while you wait

    7/11/2017
    Jane Missal Avatar
    Jane Missal

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

    11/10/2018
  • Bret Brumfield

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

    7/07/2017
    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

    9/18/2017
    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

    9/09/2017
  • 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

    9/13/2017
    Travis Castleman

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

    10/03/2017
    Joe Waple

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

    10/05/2017
  • Angie Walls

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

    8/27/2017
    Josey Drither West

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

    8/16/2017
    Nicole Raine Holubik

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

    7/08/2017
  • L. J. Avatar
    L. J.
    5 star rating

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

    3/24/2018
    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

    2/02/2018
    Kelli Griffith Moss

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

    12/13/2017
  • 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

    9/29/2018
    Ginger Edwards

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

    1/30/2018
    Denise Martin

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

    6/20/2017
  • Sharley Cook

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

    8/12/2017
    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

    9/17/2017
    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

    10/30/2017
  • 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

    3/06/2018
    Jessica Ramsey Flaherty

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

    6/18/2017
    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

    2/12/2018
  • Gerry Laverty

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

    10/07/2017
    Rusty Harrington

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

    9/18/2017
    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

    3/31/2018
  • Alicia Mulas Harrington

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

    10/29/2017
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    Kelly Schriver

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

    2/25/2018
    Bones McCoy

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

    2/08/2018
  • Amanda Smith

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

    9/17/2017
    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

    1/18/2018
    Chase Stigberg

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

    7/25/2017
  • GW370 Avatar
    GW370
    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

    12/03/2017
    Scott Journigan

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

    8/29/2017
    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

    12/09/2017
  • 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

    9/29/2018
    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

    7/29/2017
    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

    6/24/2017
  • 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

    10/17/2018
    Jim Deitrick

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

    7/27/2017
    Melvin Slough

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

    9/17/2017
  • 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

    7/08/2017
    Dave McKenney

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

    10/14/2017
    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

    2/07/2018
  • 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

    7/18/2018
    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

    8/19/2017
    Sam Stanley

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

    8/12/2017
  • 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

    10/15/2017
    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

    12/02/2017
    Michael Christopher King

    I just went there! They're really good!

    7/08/2017
  • 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

    8/09/2017
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    Jennifer Jollie

    Great food with great staff.

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

    Reasonable prices, food... read more

    6/05/2018
    Josh Schneider

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

    6/22/2017
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    Marshall Nesgoda

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

    9/14/2018

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804 977-1200

9074 Staples Mill Road

Henrico, VA 23228

(Staples Mill Marketplace /

Kroger Shopping Center)

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