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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” (84 reviews)
“bbq beans” (34 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We come her every time we come up here, from Louisiana. The bbq here is wonderful. Full of flavor . Just delicious. The ribs and roast beef are a favorite!!

Thank NickieMarcLucas
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the beef brisket and didn't regret it one bit. Mac and cheese was on point. Fried corn was awesome. Get the fried deviled eggs. You won't be disappointed. Owned by the same folks that run Mama's Kitchen.

Thank nate b
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ordered what we thought would be the best barbeque we ever had after the recommendations from locals, but were not very impressed. All three of the plates we ordered had cold sections of the meat. I was not satifisied with the pork shoulder, it...More

Thank Jeffery H
Reviewed 3 days ago

food is great, staff is super friendly and they know their stuff about bbq. My husband and I always share a meal and always get the same thing. Pulled pork is wonderful, I love the brisket, my son loves it all. Keep up the good...More

Thank 180mommak
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Needed a quick breakfast before heading out of town. Decided to try Bennett’s. We chose poorly. The only option for breakfast was their breakfast buffet. Overpriced for mediocre buffet food. Bennett’s should stick to what they do best and that is bbq.

Thank kyboiler
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I ate here as we pulled in to town, which was between lunch and dinner time, but we really wanted to try the barbeque. We split a sampler and deep fried deviled eggs, and were very pleased with everything that we had....More

Thank TSMills
Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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