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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” (388 reviews)
“burnt ends” (82 reviews)
“bbq beans” (33 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came in with 18 people and the service was excellent. They kept the drinks flowing and the food was amazing. Kids with sodas got refills at a regular pace as well so they weren’t just focused on the alcohol sales. The heater was blowing...More

Thank travellinfamof6
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great BBQ place for a family visit. Also has a great soup and salad bar. Go there every visit to Gatlinburg.

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went with my parents in January for lunch so not very crowded. There was a parking lot around back. We got two lunch samplers with salad bar. We tried the pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage, and ribs for the meat with potato salad, baked beans,...More

Thank covalentblond
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the bbq. It was the best we've eaten in quite some time. Friendly service and good atmosphere. I tried a moonshine Margarita that was pretty good and didn't leave me staggering out of the place.

Thank Marlene D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We didn’t eat here but my family of 7 went in to eat and when we sat down at our table the server let us know that she would love for us to stay but if we wanted to eat there and save some money...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a place to eat that wasn't extremely crowded and decided to try Bennett's. They were not busy and we were seated quickly. We both ordered a BBQ beef sandwich ($10.99) and a draft beer ($4.50). The beef was decent, not the...More

Thank 1027rm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited yesterday, and dang, Bennett’s was a major disappointment. I just don’t know what all these 5* reviews are all about. The atmosphere is decent, but the tight quarters left us feeling claustrophobic. A little facelift wouldn’t hurt. The service was...More

Thank brinson44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped at Bennett's for supper while we were visiting Pigeon Forge for our January vacation. We both ordered some barbecue she had the brisket and I had the pork shoulder pulled pork dinner. Both were excellent. The waiter, Sam was very...More

Thank LJ K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is wonderful and the service is great! We go every time we visit. I love the brisket and the pulled pork. Absolutely love this restaurant!!

Thank N1277GZpaulh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely LOVED the food! My husband and I have never had such good batbeque! Would highly recommend. What lacked in service was made up for in food !

Thank Dannika K
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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, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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