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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (393 reviews)
“burnt ends” (83 reviews)
“bbq beans” (34 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The family and I visited bennetts after hearing great reviews on a smoked meat social media page, it did not disappoint! I smoke alot of my own brisket but this was some of the best brisket I have ever had anywhere. The BBQ beans are...More

Thank Kyle M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really impressed with the menu and the salad bar is huge and includes soup! Its a ton of food all really good. The BBQ was great and the kids had a lot to choose from too. Best part is parking is right behind the building...More

Thank AmberNesenson
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice little Texas BBQ joint was a welcome piece of home away from home! Portions were massive, and both the pulled pork and the spicy mac and cheese were excellent. Beer selection included: Shiner Bock, Sierra Nevada HopHunter IPA, 2 Yee-Haws (local), and a few...More

Thank Seth S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I make it a habit to eat here at least once when I visit Gatlinburg. The food alone will draw you back but ,add in the friendly , fast service and you have a great experience

Thank Rick h
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been a local establishment for 20-something years, not a bad place, but it’s defiantly closer to a chain style than authentic roadside bbq. The pulled pork was good, but the spicy mac left a little to be desired. That said, Joshua was our server and...More

Thank bigbeard352
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took a quick side trip while traveling to the beach. I had time so I went to the breakfast buffet that I remember being very good from stays in the area before. I wasn’t so impressed with it this some around. The pulled pork was...More

Thank Rogerhartwell
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a Delicious lunch here after riding the Ober back down the mountain. It was immediately at the bottom of the lift so very convenient as we were hungry after skating and tubing. Reasonable lunch prices and got plenty of food. Love their sweet...More

Thank laurel w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Let me start by saying Bennett's is not bad, I have had better but keep in mind they are serving a lot of people in a tourist town so I factor that in. Service was on point and everyone was very nice. I had the...More

Thank Okmoore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff made us feel right at home very courteous and friendly. The food was remarkable. Overall a excellent experience with some of the best BBQ I've ever had.

Thank Clay T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really wanting some good bbq and the reviews for this place seemed pretty good. Went around 5pm and the place was empty on a Thursday night. Ordered the bbq nachos for an appetizer and there was lots of chips, not much pulled pork...More

Thank ERG1232014
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9 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
Casey M
28 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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