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Fond memories of food, friends and family for more than 30 years.

J.C.'s brother, Herb Shelton, along with Herb's grand-daughter, Lucy, sporting a Pierce's baseball cap and t-shirt.

Christmas 2013 marked the first time we offered smoked turkeys. They were an instant hit!

We received this photo from a couple of our Marine Corps troops. Notice the Pierce's sticker on the Humvee!

Happy 40th Anniversary Pierce's!

The new Pierce's office, rebuilt after a fire in 2008.

J.C. Pierce's brother and sister-in-law, Herb and Florence Shelton

SSG Matthew Borgen and his Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que Sauce while on deployment overseas!

Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que in 2007. The walk-up window is still in operation.

Pierce's smokehouse contains three impressive bar-b-que pitts, each producing 2000 pounds of hickory smoked pork per day.

Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que. A Virginia tradition since 1971.

Pierce's 2016 Holiday Meal Menu.

"Doc" Pierce's Bar-B-Que Sauce. A Virginia tradition since 1971.

Sen. John Warner with J.C. Pierce outside of Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que.

U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq enjoy "the best ribs of their lives" made with "Doc" Pierce's Bar-B-Que Sauce, says 1LT Ben Taylor, Platoon Leader, 2nd Platoon "Outlawz" E Co 4-64 Armor Battalion.

A U.S. soldier prepares ribs slathered with "Doc" Pierce's Bar-B-Que Sauce for the 2nd Platoon "Outlawz" E Co 4-64 Armor Battalion stationed in Iraq.

A U.S. soldier stationed in Iraq, sporting a Pierce's Pitt t-shirt, treats his Battalion to "the best ribs of their lives" made with "Doc" Pierce's Bar-B-Que Sauce.

As part of their ongoing sponsorship, Pierce's is ready to serve Habitat for Humanity workers.

Virginia Gov. Mark Warner celebrates his 2002 Inauguration at Pierce's.

Gov. Tim Kaine kicks off his 2006 Inauguration Weekend at Pierce's. L to R: Andrea Hutchinson - Dir. Operations, J.C. Pierce - Owner, incoming Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.

Guests line up out the door at Pierce's for incoming Gov. Tim Kaine's 2006 Inaugural Luncheon.

Andrea Huthinson - D.O. (left) serves Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que to former Virginia Gov. George Allen (right) at West Point / White House Press Corps event in 2005.

Incoming Virgnia Gov. Tim Kaine (L) starts his 2006 Inaugural Weekend at Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que with his mother (R) and father (not in photo).

Former Virginia Gov. George Allen enjoyes Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que at West Point / White House Press Corps event in 2005. L to R: G.M.- Tonya Walker, Mgr. Prep & Catering - Morgan Thompson, Gov. Allen, D.O. - Andrea Hutchinson.

A little surprise from home. Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 7 stationed in Al Asad, Iraq, asked for Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que sauce? and they got it.

President George W. Bush enjoys Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que at 2005 West Point / White House Press Corps event.

Thank you note from incoming Gov. Tim Kaine for 2006 Inauguration Party at Pierce's.

J.C. and Verdie Pierce
with award from the county.

Co-Founders J.C. and Verdie Pierce
in front of catering van.

The original 14' x 24' building
built by "Doc" himself.

Owner J.C. Pierce

Retired Pitt Master George Lemnios.

Owner J.C. Pierce

Doc, Verdie and three original staff members
Dee, Dottie and Maw Hall.

Opening Day
October 15, 1971

Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que management team, 2009

The original "PITT" sign.
Grandson Scott Shelton, at age 10.

"Doc" Pierce in the original kitchen.

Kitchen Manager, Linda Vonhatten

Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que

Try our Lemon cake to finish your dinner with a bit of a zing!

Snow blankets the restaurant.

"Doc" Pierce
Winter 1976

Smoked Beef Brisket Dinner featuring our 14 hour smoked Certified Angus beef.

The original storefront

Pierce's Smoked Turkey - a holiday favorite!

Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que

The Lightfoot Special
Made even better with "Doc" Pierce's Honey Bar-B-Que Sauce.

Our walk-up window.

Pierce's Combo Dinner
Pork shanks, pulled pork and pulled chicken with all the sides. Bring on the appetite!

A kettle of Pierce's Original Bar-B-Que sauce.
Charles Wallace stirs it up.

Pierce's 2016 Holiday Dessert spread.

General Manager, Andrea Hutchinson.
Andrea started at Pierce's in 1985.

Pierce's Super Doc
Everything that's made Pierce's famous and a little bit more.

Our meat processing room.
The smokehouse is just behind.

Pierce's Smoked Brisket Sandwich. A healthy portion of our 14 hour smoked brisket on a sub roll.

Store Manager, Tonya Johnson.
Tonya started at Pierce's in 1990.

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