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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

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714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
+1 865-436-2400
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying in a chalet in the Gatlinburg area and decided to have dinner on a Saturday night 'in town'. Bennett's was able to sit 10 of us together with no problem. We had two servers and both were friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. The kids in the group were a bit loud but as a family... More 

Thank 155patriciab
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to eat at Bennett's!! It is a must eat when in Gatlinburg!! Love everything they have. Wish we had one closer to us in SC!! Must try their fried corn!! Oh my so good!! My only complaint is I wish the salad bar was included instead of being extra!!

Thank Natasha M
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here a few times in december '15, and it was definitely a decent place for the price. The only problem was that you can't really find a single healthy thing on the menu. The food is ok in flavor and filling. If you like heavy, meat-filled, southern food, this is the place to go.

Thank jdagoglou
Higginsport, Ohio
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go to Bennett's for their breakfast Buffet everyday we are in Gatlinburg, you can't beat their food!

Thank earlschieb
Clermont, Florida
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good barbecue. The only issue I had is that my cup was dirty and so were our utensils. They were replaced but it was after the meal came. The brisket sandwich is extremely good. Not a fan of the hog leg. It was really salty and some parts were chewy. Check for a coupon in one of the coupon... More 

Thank Denise H
Bellevue, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on vacation in Gatlinburg in Oct. 2016 and HAD to eat BBQ, of course! :) It was around 7:30 p.m. when we arrived. The food was delicious and arrived at the perfect temperatures. The salad bar had so much to offer, as well, and didn't look as if everyone else had been dropping stuff all over it throughout... More 

Thank Karen K
Dublin, Virginia
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Big Daddy's Pizza in the same building but this was our first time dining at Bennett's at this location. We were there for a late lunch. My husband ordered the rack of ribs with fries and bbq beans while I ordered the Ultimate sandwich with fries and bbq beans. We both got salad bar, which we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this local gem on thanksgiving day. The food was definitely great. The chicken was amazing. I would recommend the corn and chicken!!!! The homemade BBQ sauce was delicious.

Thank Melissa M
Abbeville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que on T-giving day and it was very crowded. Had to walk thru the buffet area to enter and exit the restaurant, very inconvenient for those using the buffet. Got a pulled pork sandwich was large and delicious, but pricey. Service was good. Would eat there again.

Thank Linda F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you, Ms. Anita, for making our 1st experience a great one. Great food, great service and great fellowship. Ms. Anita rocks!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 25 years.

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