THE ORIGINAL — SODO, 1ST AVE

Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-4pm

2260 1st Avenue South • Seattle, WA 98134

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The Original Pecos Pit Location

For 33 years and counting, Ron and Debra Wise have been serving up "big 'n' messy" pulled pork sandwiches, beef briquet and sides at the original Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que. Open Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, line up with the construction workers and Starbucks HQers at this cheap, weekday "lunch-only" for phenomenal barbecue that's "meaty, messy" and — when you order it hot — searingly spicy.

Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que™ Restaurants trace their roots to April of 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 barbecue that Seattleites have never gotten over, nor have those who visited.

Still an all time favorite. I come here about once a month and get my BBQ on! — Vince N., Yelp

Having recently moved to the Northwest from North Carolina, I've found Pecos is the only barbecue restaurant in town where I am welcomed by an authentic Southern smile from Debra at the cash register. It feels like being at home for a backyard cookout when I visit. I always stop by Pecos when I'm in the neighborhood. Thanks Ron and Debra!{/zen-quote}

Black pepper sauce is delicious! I hope these kind folks running the show never change a thing. Do not listen to the few dumbos that think they are trained bbq critics this place has been here for a coons age for a reason it's just got damn good! — Grubenführer Z.., Yelp

Hands down. The best bbq in the NW. — Phong D.., Yelp