Seattle >Food & Dining > Pecos Pit Bbq
2260 First Ave S, Seattle, WA | Directions 9813447.582212 -122.334063
Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Saturday & Sunday.
Neighborhoods: Industrial District East, Greater Duwamish, Industrial District (East)
3 Stars for Not Being Open – I drove here at 5pm on a Friday and they were closed for some reason. I was so bummed because I read so many great things about this place.
I will try it at some point, but it will have to be sometime in the future. I will call ahead.
first pecos visit in 10 years. it's even better! – Pecos Pit Barbecue! has not missed a beat. It's still the best barbecue in Seattle. mmm ...mmm good! dot com
Quality stands the test of time! – "Pork, hot on the side, with a side spike", I yell as my mouth waters and my feet start freezing. I am Standing outside of Pecos Pit BBQ on First Ave S.
Most Seattleites have been or at least heard of Pecos Pit and I personally hadn't been there for over 4 years. The decision came, at lunch, after a meeting, with a non King County co-worker of mine, cash in hand we decided to go.
It was worth it and then some! Pecos pit has always been known to have great service, tender BBQ meats and a hot sauce that will make you sweat. None of that has changed, during my brief trip back, I was greeted and my order taken in the happy timely manner I remembered.
Waiting for my order, I worried what the drive back to the Eastside would do to my sandwich. 15 minutes later, my sandwich was still warm, and the meat still tender. The sauce that I had asked for on the side, was still secure in it's cup, and my hotlink was perfect. I have to say, that as far as BBQ sandwich goes, Pecos is top notch.
The Best Place In The U.S. For BBQ Pork And Beef Sandwiches – After having regularly taken orders for employs in my Everett office headquartered business during the first 10 years of Pecos' existence, I have been in Nashville for the past 20 years,
I was so happly on to see last June 26, 2009, Ron and Dana are still serving up exactly the same exceptional bbq they were 20 years ago!
This is a 'family' crew that is truly committed to the best bbq and sausages in the world.
Great BBQ – It just tastes good. The sauce is good and I recommend 'spiking' it, which means adding a hotlink to your sandwich. You really can't go wrong by eating here.
a treat! – If your in the mood for a sandwich, you cant do much better in Seattle than Pecos. Pulled pork and beef, or sliced beef, those are your choices. No indoor seating, cash only. Pure, Simple, I love it! Besides the sandwich, which is a hefty portion, you can order a hot link on the side (or on the sandwich) and bbq beans. One caveat, I love heat, I cook with Habaneros regularly, but I order medium here, and it is plenty spicy! Enough to feel it under your eyes. I stay away from the hot because the smoke and other spices are just too perfect to be lost on having a numb mouth. Toughest thing is choosing between the beef and the pork, so my wife and I usually get one of each and split them. If you finish a whole one, be ready for a nap!
My favorite Seattle BBQ – Pecos Pit has a very simple menu and presentation, and they execute it flawlessly:
They serve sandwiches....
Your choice of meat: Pork or Beef
Your choice of cut: Sliced or "Pecos" (pulled/shredded)
Your choice of sauce: mild (never tried), medium (pretty spicy), hot (scared to try).
You can "spike" your sandwich with a pork sausage, or add a side of beans.
You can sit outside under a shady tree, or take it to-go (no indoor seating, however they are open year-round).
I usually get the sliced beef, medium. You can see the pink smoke ring around the edges of the slices. You can also see the wood-pile out back that they use for their smoking. The meat is very tender and has a great smoky flavor. The sauce has a kick, but it is not just heat...lots of flavor there too.
It can get busy on a nice day around lunch, but I have never waited more than 10 minutes to order and get my food. The service is very friendly (which is somewhat surprising considering how hectic it can get).
best bbq in seattle – this is my favorite bbq place in seattle bar none!
frendly service, Awesome food! and HUGE portions!
Warning! Food is hot! Medium sauce is very spicy! so if you dont like spice go mild!
Okay, but not the best I've ever had... – Made the trip solely because of the fantastic reviews. Not completely disappointed, but this is not by a long shot the best BBQ I've ever had. The main question I had was - Where's the flavor? Watery sauce somewhat reminiscent of Carolina BBQ, sans vinegar. Decent heat, but other than that, sadly lacking. The side spiked hot links however were fantastic!
Love it! – I love Pecos Pit. I've been going for several years and Debra recognizes me on sight now. I get the pork medium hot with a spike. If you get it wrapped for dinner for an extra $.25, they separate bun, meat and sauce, which makes it nice if you only want to eat half for lunch and half for dinner. I normally get through 3/4 of a full sandwich before I'm totally stuffed. These folks have it down to a science, I don't think I've ever waited more than 10 minutes, even with a line and an order of 6 sandwiches. I don't like sweet or vinegary barbecue, but Pecos' sauce is neither and is delicious. Try if if you haven't yet!
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