Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que Restaurants trace their roots to 1980 when Ron & Debra Wise opened Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que in Seattle, WA on 1st Avenue South. They served two essential ingredients to their Guests, warm welcomes and smoked meats. Their delicious, alder smoked, slow roasted, beef and pork soon became legendary. Their addicting, slow cooked sandwiches, piled with juicy meat and mouthwatering sauce became wildly acclaimed.

The sauce alone was a real point of distinction, separating those who stood in line by how daring they would be. "Mild" for those sanely enjoying the meat, "Medium", which to most is adventurously hot, and "Damn Hot" for those who don’t mind their hair on fire. Three heats, only one sauce. It became known as the "Only" Sauce".

Pecos Pit began in an old, refurbished, open-air gas station without indoor seating—stand in line in rain or shine or don’t bother. And stand in line they did. Devoted Guests in everything from hard hats to suits have come for years to get their Pecos fix. This humble beginning started a Northwest-born obsession for BBQ that neither Seattleites nor visitors have ever forgotten.

What’s Next?:

After 33 years of having a single Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que location, Ron and Debra Wise have teamed up with Gerry Kingen to share their iconic Seattle jewel with the rest of the world, starting with the West Seattle Pecos. It is now open at the corner of 35th Ave SW and Fauntleroy Way SW in the former Yasuko’s Teriyaki location (across from Taco Time).

The West Seattle location features indoor seating, and an outdoor deck as well as a handy drive through. The new Pecos locations will serve the same famous Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que found on 1st Avenue for decades, along with some delicious new options. Offerings include Pecos traditional pork, beef, and chicken sandwiches in a decidedly sloppy style, beef brisket, and hot links, with prices ranging from $3.00 to $10.50. You can add hot links, as well as a variety of toppings, including bleu cheese, cheddar, smoked bacon, coleslaw, pickles, extras sauce and onions. New variations include stuffed smoked potatoes (sweet or russet) for around $8, or a "Walkaround Bowl" filled with the meat of your choice plus cheese, coleslaw and sauce. Pecos will serve healthy salads made with your choice of smoked meat, or have it veggie style, with baby kale, olives, tomatoes, cowboy caviar, cheddar cheese, and blue cheese or ranch dressing.

Live, Real Fresh Food Theater!

"Live, Real Fresh Foods Theater" means creating truly great escapes with pristine grounds and facilities. It means creating an exciting energy that draws people in and keeps them returning for more. Humor and irreverence provides a nice diversion to the commonly heard “that’s the way things are always done” mantra. Our Team Members become the conductor of our "Live, Real Fresh Foods Theater.” The results are amazing; World Class Food in a pristine environment full of fun and excitement.


Kingen is planning on opening a number of company owned locations locally and will expand nationally to share our delicious Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que with hungry customers across the country.

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