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David's Real Pit BBQ ★★★

5121A N.W. 39th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32606 (Long-standing location)| 352-373-2002 | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Cuisine: Barbecue | Price: $

Hours: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Must try: Working person's chopped pork sandwich ($6.50)

About: David's opened in the 1970's with one location. After getting new owners, the business expanded to an additional location at 521 NE 23rd Ave. It is best known for its catering to the Gainesville area.

Review: I really wanted to like David's. I feel like it is the epitome of a local Gainesville establishment. Unfortunately, I felt the pork and corn bread was dry and the macaroni and cheese and BBQ baked beans were nothing special.

David's has well-priced items, like the Working person's sandwich, which comes with a sandwich, side and a drink for $6.50. You order at the counter and your food is served on Styrofoam plates and red plastic serving trays. Overall, I think it is overrated.

David's chopped pork plate with macaroni and cheese, baked beans and corn bread.
David's chopped pork plate.
David's chopped pork sandwich and fries.
David's chopped pork sandwich and fries.

David's Ratings

Food

★★★

Service

★★★

Atmosphere

★★

Bang For Your Buck

★★★★

*Ratings disclaimer

David's Features

Best for: Lunch

Breakfast: Yes

Lunch: Yes

Dinner: Yes

Waiter service: No

Reservations: No

Accepts credit cards: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Attire: Casual

Alcohol: Beer only

Kid friendly: Yes

Vegetarian friendly: No

Good for big group: Yes

Romantic: No

Delivery: No

Take-out: Yes

Catering: Yes

TVs: Yes

Live music: No

Outdoor dining: No

Private/party space: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

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