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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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“brisket” (389 reviews)
“burnt ends” (82 reviews)
“bbq beans” (34 reviews)
Closed Now
08:00 - 22:00All 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

We had heard a lot of great things about Bennett’s but had never tried it. Since it was cold and rainy and we were at the top of the Gatlinburg strip with a national youth group going on and packing town we decided to try...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We look forward to Bennetts each visit to gatlinburg! Always hospitable, great value for the $$$. Salad bar and the brisket are phenomenal. We will continue to visit each time we are in gatlinburg!

Thank mibusyrn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The service was fast and the place was clean. There was a language barrier with our server. She had to get help to understand a request for butter. The food was good, for the most part. The green beans were too salty for either of...More

Thank angelarX6211UJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ultimate BBQ sandwich for me, Burger for my husband. They were both awesome. Mac and Cheese is to die for as well. Our server was Sam and he was great, very knowledgeable of the menu items and a personality that will light up the...More

Thank RachelnBill
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not been to Bennett's in years and decided to give it a try. We were very disappointed however. The bq sauce was way too thick and too much of it on the ribs and the ribs tasted like they had been sitting around...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and the wife got the big sampler platter and could only fit half. Food us amazing and service was great

Thank rosspomer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a half rack of ribs and thought they brought me a whole rack! The half rack went all the way across my plate! Not just 4 ribs like most bbq places. Fall off the bone tender excellent flavor! You must try the fried...More

Thank Ryan O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While others rave about this place, we decided to try it and were highly disappointed. The BBQ had absolutely zero taste to it. The sauce did not add anything to it at all. I don't eat much BBBQ when I visit the Smokies, but when...More

Thank KevinMuir
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff, fast service. Love their vinegar based sauce with the pork sandwich! The spicy Mac n cheese was just ok. Would definitely return.

Thank Robin6141
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant...especially for groups. They did a wonderful job with our group of almost 40. Well organized and attentive wait staff. Food was out fast and delicious! Ribs and BBQ beans were favorites. Could use a larger beer list, but did have a couple local...More

Thank golftraveler2017
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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
Casey M
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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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