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 customers, warm welcomes and smoked meats. Their delicious alder smoked, slow roasted beef and pork soon became legendary. Their habit-forming slow cooked sandwiches with piles of meat and an addicting 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 "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 humbly began in an old open-air gas station—stand in line in rain or shine or don’t bother. And line up they did. Devoted men and women 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 barbeque that Seattleites have never gotten over, nor have those who visited.

What’s Next?:

So now 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 new habit-forming options. Offerings include Pecos traditional pork, beef, and chicken sandwiches in a decidedly sloppy style, plus beef brisket, and hot links, with prices ranging from $3.00 to $9.50. You can add hot links; just say "spike it", as well as bleu cheese, cheddar, smoked bacon, coleslaw, pickles, extras sauce and onions. New variations include smoked, stuffed smoked potatoes (sweet or russet) for around $8, and 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.

Delicious Fresh Food Fast™!

You can even buy bulk, smoked meats including Pecos pork, beef brisket, turkey legs, and smoked chicken ranging from $10 to $17 per pound. We also have Moonshine, a lemonade cocktail and our own micro brew!

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.

For more information please contact Paul Krakow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .