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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
+1 865-436-2400
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burnt ends” (83 reviews)
“bbq beans” (34 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were staying in Gatlinburg and the front desk attendant at our motel suggested we go to Bennett's BBQ and have them make a picnic lunch for the next day as we were going to go into the National Park. Since there is no place...More

1  Thank Rockvalley
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Good food, very quick but our waitress actually smelled our drinks! My wife and I both ordered sodas (hers was diet, mine was regular) but the waitress couldn't remember which was which so she smelled them, then gave them to us and still got them...More

Thank tusken10
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very good pulled pork plat. Not greasy and very favorable. Cole slaw and beans were excellent. Fries were done well and fresh.

Thank Perry000
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The BBQ at this restaurant was good. It wasn't mind blowing but it was good. The Mac n Cheese was really yummy. Their deep fried deviled eggs were terrible! When they get fried the become very rubbery and tasteless. Even though the clam chowder on...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Head off the main strip to this awesome BBQ joint. Very fast and efficient service, and some of the best BBQ we've ever had. They also honored my husband on Veterans Day with a free meal. We returned the next day for the breakfast buffet...More

Thank melaniejoy64
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Katelyn was our waitress and she was warm and friendly. We had the sampler and it was plenty for 2 people. All of the sauces were excellent and very different.

Thank berry4343
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My husband and I shared a meal and it was plenty. The bbq was good and the house sauce was better. We were not as impressed with the side dishes.

Thank rachel2c129
Reviewed 9 November 2016

There are lots of southern style BBQ's but you won't find any better Tennessee BBQ than you'll eat at Bennett's in Gatlinburg! Growing up in South Carolina, I was always partial to the Vinegar based BBQ but once I moved to Tennessee as an adult,...More

Thank floyd605
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed this place, the food is fantastic and the service is outstanding. I suggest everyone go here, it is not that expensive around 80.00 for a family of six.

Thank Melanie B
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My friends and I visited Saturday, 11/5/2016 for dinner. The food was good, especially the pulled pork shoulder and the sides (baked beans and mac and cheese) but it seemed a little more expensive than I remembered and not as good as the last time...More

Thank Kerrialford
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8 October 2017|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have parking in the rear of the building.
13 September 2017|
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Response from SM584 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure you can
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27 May 2017|
Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no fire damage. And food is amazing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: +1 865-436-2400
Serving the area's best slow-smoked ribs, beef, chicken, sausage and pork for almost a quarter of a century! Come find out why we are voted BEST RIBS and BEST BBQ year after year by the readers of the Mountain Press. Come taste the difference homemade makes, with our delicious BBQ beans, cole slaw, potato salad and so much more that perfectly compliments our mouth watering BBQ. And we don't stop there, with homemade appetizers like Fried Pickle Chips, Spicy Mozzarella Squares in Pork Chili, AMAZING chicken wings and many more. All this delicious food is served by the friendliest staff around. We also feature a full All You Can Eat Soup and Salad Bar every day, as well as an All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet. We have a complete kids menu to satisfy their tastes as well. Finally, remember we are locally owned and operated for almost 26 years.
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