We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rib Shack - CLOSED

2933 Pittman Center Rd, Rt 416, Sevierville, TN 37876-7606
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good4%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
30 Jun 2014
“Great ribs”
9 Jun 2013
“Miss the old owner.... Sorry. Food spicy”
Restaurant Hours Closed
2933 Pittman Center Rd, Rt 416, Sevierville, TN 37876-7606
All Details
Reviews (21)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 15 July 2012

Found this on trip advisor and it was a great find! I would have never found it cause it's off the beaten path but worth it. The drive there is beautiful too. The pork ribs were the best. The owner was super kind! Be sure...More

1  Thank treegirl1975
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This is a must if you near gatlinburg 20-30 min away, pigeon forge 10-20 minutes away....but remember open Thursday - Saturday. 11- 6 daily and might run out before or get low on food as day goes on... What we do is drop by and...More

2  Thank Bamaallday
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We stopped by for lunch and we are thrilled! Great little joint, wonderful ribs and awesome brisket. Unusually dont like BBQ other than my own, but this is a great place...clean, friendly and good food. Worth the diversion from the tourist areas. Plug in the...More

2  Thank Elmcityboy
Reviewed 30 March 2012

If you want "no nonsense BBQ", this is the place. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich, and the wife ordered a half rack of ribs. These ribs are huge. The menu is straight forward, sandwich is $5 for pork, $6 for briscut, and $21/12 for...More

1  Thank FXDWG
Reviewed 16 March 2012

After searching for a great barbecue place to visit while in Gatlinburg, TN on vacation, we stumbled upon The Rib Shack on TripAdvisor.com and read the great reviews. Thank goodness we took the reviews to be credible because it paid off! First of all, the...More

Thank MobileLongTime
Reviewed 30 December 2011

It was really a treat to find a non-chain place off the tourist strip. It was an actuall walk up shack with a porch and a seperate dining room with a beautiful view and real down home hospitable service! We almost ordered everything, the ribs...More

Thank pmrkvc
Reviewed 7 October 2011

The BBQ is very good here. I had the ribs and pulled pork combo for $12.00. The smokey sauce is an excellent accompaniment, and I was given three containers---they also have a sweet sauce which I'll try next time---you can have both! I had the...More

Thank mathgenius
Reviewed 6 September 2011

While on a family 3300 mile vacation we so wanted real local food. This place is no frills BUT what a fantastic place to eat. The ribs were so good I did not even put the sauce on it. Big, tender and juicy. Beware that...More

Thank Beany_from_Brooklyn
Reviewed 1 September 2011

We've been to Gatlinburg, TN, for over 25 years now, and as we get older, we really just enjoy hanging out in our chalet in the mountains away from the tourists and relaxing. The Rib Shack is about a 20-minute ride from our chalet in...More

Thank Kupsiks
Reviewed 2 April 2011

We heard about this BBQ joint from the locals about this restaurant. It was about a 20 minute scenic drive to the RIb Shack from Gatlinburg. Immediately getting out of the car you can smell the hickory smoke. It is also obvious that this place...More

Thank Stephendeli22
Nearby Restaurants
Wild Plum Tea Room
758 reviews
6.63 km away
Miss Lillian's Chicken House
129 reviews
6.89 km away
Song & Hearth
141 reviews
6.94 km away
Pollo Loco Mexican Restaurant
49 reviews
.56 km away
Nearby Attractions
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
3,233 reviews
5.42 km away
Harrisburg Covered Bridge
245 reviews
6.25 km away
Foxfire Mountain Swinging Bridge
224 reviews
6.51 km away
River Romp
179 reviews
4.57 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2933 Pittman Center Rd, Rt 416, Sevierville, TN 37876-7606
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Sevierville
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing