Pit Stop Bar-B-Que & Grill, Inc.
Where the locals eat and the travelers always come back to!

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(229) 387-0888

Hours of Operation

Sunday - Saturday
11 a.m. until 9 p.m.


We Deliver
to Businesses!

    (15 - 20 orders needed) 

Daily Lunch Specials
Monday thru Friday 


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Daily Lunch Specials!

About Us

"Best Butts in Georgia...Getcha Some!"

     As a leading provider of Bar-B-Que in South Georgia, we feel it is only right that you know a little about us; so here's our story: 

     Don Davis established Pit Stop Bar-B-Que & Grill in 1995.  The original location was literally a “pit stop”.  Barbeque was sold out of a walk-thru window and a drive thru window on the corner of Central Avenue and U.S. Hwy 82 in Tifton. There was no dining room.  After much encouragement from loyal customers to expand, Pit Stop purchased today’s current location on I-75. The size of the restaurant went from 600 to 8,000 square feet with a current seating capacity of 180.

     Because Pit Stop Bar-B-Que had a huge following of loyal customers all over the south, Don decided to keep the same name, but added “& Grill” making it Pit Stop Bar-B-Que & Grill.  The menu also grew to offer more choices to its customers.  Not only is Pit Stop known for its excellent barbeque, but it is also noted for the best steaks and burgers anywhere.

     Pit Stop’s business thrives on local and repeat clientele, as well as travelers along I-75, looking for something new and different other than the same old fast food.  Once customers dine at Pit Stop BBQ & Grill, they always come back.  Travelers often comment that they make travel plans just so they can time their trip to eat at Pit Stop BBQ & Grill.  How is that for an accolade?

     Although Don doesn’t personally greet the customers anymore, his legacy lives on in his food and his staff.  Since his death in October 2008, Don’s wife Carole and his daughter Denise continue to own and operate Pit Stop with the help of their very loyal staff.  

     Don was a perfectionist whose attention to serving only the highest quality of meats and foods was never compromised.  He always looked for ways to improve the quality of his food, even if it meant raising his costs.  This same passion for excellence is evident today.  The same recipes are precisely followed creating the same quality of food that our customers have grown to expect.  Very few changes have been made to the menu.  Don would give Carole and Denise two thumbs up for keeping pace with the times while maintaining the original recipes.

     Now that you know a little bit about us, Carole, Denise and all the staff at Pit Stop Bar-B-Que & Grill welcome you and take pride in offering the best restaurant service and catering anywhere around. We hope you enjoy the food and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you.  The biggest compliment you can give us is to return and bring a friend or a family member.  We are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and every day.  


"Life is just too short to eat bad food, so eat at Pit Stop Bar-B-Que & Grill!"


A Brief History of Tifton, Georgia

           In the mid 1800s, Captain Henry Harding Tift left his home in Mystic, Connecticut for the piney forests of South Georgia to harvest timber for the family shipbuilding business. Little did Captain Tift know that the sawmill he built to prepare the lumber for shipping and the train tracks that were laid to ship the lumber would be the beginning of Tifton, Georgia, presently know as "The Friendly City" in keeping with its traditional Southern hospitality.

           Tifton, originally known as Tift’s Town, was incorporated on December 29, 1890. Capt. Tift and his associates adopted the same town layout that Mystic, Connecticut had, with even numbered streets running east and west as one traveled north from the center of town, and odd numbered streets following the same suit as one traveled south. Tifton had no town square, and the city was crisscrossed with rail lines, all heading from the center of town like spokes on a wagon wheel. At the turn of the century, a thriving community had evolved from the pine forests and electrical lighting was the rage. The Myon Hotel, built in 1906 was labeled as the grandest hotel south of Atlanta (This beautiful building still stands in Tifton today and serves as home for The City of Tifton, and its administrative offices.). The once dirt roads were paved; and opportunities for commerce continued to grow. Progress met the south when President Eisenhower proposed a new road system that would allow travelers to get from place to place in record time. He would call it the interstate system and it began, right here in Tifton, Georgia.

          Tifton was growing and changing, like other small towns across America. Some changes weren’t so good, and the communities focus on town activities shifted from the town center to the new suburbs, causing a lost sense of community. However, Tifton and some of its "old timers" saw hope for its resurgence, and today Tifton is listed in "The 100 Best Small Towns in America," by best selling author Norman Crampton. The nomination is due to its economic growth, low crime rate, excellent schools, and high percentage of college-educated residents.

          Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College also known as ABAC consists of 516 acres right here in Tifton. ABAC is a State College of the 35-member University System of Georgia and now offers bachelor’s degrees as well as associate’s degrees.

          Tifton is also home to The Georgia Agrirama, the state’s official museum of agriculture. It is a living museum consisting of 95 acres where interpreters have shared Georgia’s rural 19th century lifestyle since opening to the public on July 1, 1976.  More than 60,000 people visit the museum every.  In 2010, administrative control of the Georgia Agrirama moved from the Georgia Agrirama Development Authority to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  The Georgia Agrirama has also been renamed the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural college.

         Tifton is strategically located just 3 hours south of Atlanta. Tifton can easily be reached by I-75, US 319, US 82, and US 41. Tifton is the central to all that is spectacular in Georgia and North Florida. Today, Tifton has 15,000 plus residents, and serves a seven county area, which is to be named the next regional hub in South Georgia.

         The owners and staff of Pit Stop Bar-B-Que & Grill welcome you to Tifton and hope you enjoy your stay and your meal. We appreciate your business, and whether you live here or not, we hope you visit us often.