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Open Wednesday & Friday

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Carry out only

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Carry out only

Celebrate strawberry season! View special menu items.

About Us

Statesville's Go-to for local, fresh BBQ

Mouth watering fresh smoked chicken, ribs and pork BBQ that will tantalize your taste buds! Add some sides and our signature sauce & you will be in heaven!


Review our Frequently Asked Questions for information about catering, allergy-friendly items and more.

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Koala-T Katering is a full service caterer and can accommodate your distinct catering needs of any size.

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Visit our Specials page to learn more about our holiday menus including Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

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We can help!

Port-A-Pit BBQ is available for all of your fundraising needs! Specialty items are available for advanced orders, such as casseroles, drummettes, vegetable trays and much more.

Book your 2023 fundraiser now!

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Video: WRAL


Tar Heel Traveler

As seen on WRAL Tar Heel Traveler, watch our Port-A-Pit team serving delicious food while raising needed funds in Statesville, North Carolina. Chicken, BBQ, and ribs cooked over coals - and don’t forget dessert!

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Video: Carolina Q

Carolina Q

QC Life’s Brian Stephenson explains the secret to Port-A-Pit's famous chicken in this installment of Carolina Q.

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