Way before The Pit Bar B Q was ever even imagined, this location was a “Go Cart Race Track”. What is now the indoor dinning room, was used as the mechanic shop and the parking lot was the race track, but original owner Tommy Little wanted to create a place for travelers to and from the Everglades, to stop in and get a cold drink and something good to eat. Located in what was then just swampland in the middle of nowhere on Tamiami Trail near Krome Avenue, The Pit Bar B Q was born! People came from all around to get some good old fashioned barbeque.
Sadly, Tommy passed back in October of 2007, but the new owners, Sonia & Michael Gonzalez are making every effort to continue his legacy, which is to make this a place to gather with family and friends to enjoy delicious food and have a great time. We continue working hard to preserve the authenticity and originality that made The Pit Bar B Q what it is today, but we’ve adding a little Latin flavor to the menu.
The secret to our success is the homemade basting sauce and the Black Jack Oak that is used to grill our meats. This produces a sweet, smoky, fall-off-the-bone flavor,that’s what The Pit BBQ is all about! Pair those smoky ribs with our Creamy Homemade Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, the sweetest BBQ Baked Beans, you’ll ever have, sweet corn on the cob, and those wonderful little biscuits with honey, then top it
off with our Homemade Mini Key Lime Pie and you’ll surely have a winning combination!
In addition to our famous BBQ Pork Spare Ribs, we’ve added slow cooked, super tender, Baby Back Ribs, T-Bone, New York Strip and Churrasco Steaks. Famous Smoked Gator Ribs, Gator Bites, Gator Burgers & Gator Sausage, Catfish, Frog Legs and so much more!! If you’re in the mood for some latin food, try our Giant Fried Pork Chunks with white rice and homemade “Frijoles Negros” (Black Beans),our delicious “Moro Rice” with Yuca, Tostones or Maduros (Fried or Steamed Cassava, sweet or green plantains) and you’ve gotta try our homemade Tamale in it’s natural corn husk!!
At The Pit Bar B Q, you have the option of sitting indoors in our air conditioned dinning room, or outdoors, under our beautiful thatched roof tiki huts. (See our photos)”Great Bar B Q, generous portions, cold beer, family and friends and a hardy appetite, equals a perfect day! (By the way, we have Pony Rides and Petting Zoo offered on the weekends.)