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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” (331 reviews)
“burnt ends” (71 reviews)
“bbq beans” (29 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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11 - 20 of 2,930 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a group of ten that included 4 young children. The waiter was great at keeping them entertained with his jokes and friendly way. Kudos to the staff and management as my young grandson ran into a post going to the table. We were...More

Thank M102154
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every item we've ever had has been exceptional. The side dishes are tasty enough to be meals on their own. The different choices for bar b que sause are such that there would be something to please everyone. The pork is so tender, and smoked...More

Thank beachluver41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband loves this place. I am not a BBQ eater but I can still find something on menu to eat. Good place for families.

Thank 242michelle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The smell brought us and did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the salad bar was fresh and very yummy. Prices are fair for all you get and if your craving bard b que...this place is where you need to go. Our waitress "...More

Thank LindsayNjoe429
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have came here for the last 3 years with about 12-19 people each time. When we got here I found out that the best burger around is no longer here. I hope in future visits I will be able to get this delicious option...More

Thank BigJoe513
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of my top most favorite places to eat in Gatlinburg!! The salad bar was one of the best I've seen with homemade items. The smoked meat was delicious and so were the sides. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy coming back to Bennett's and have not been disappointed with our entree choices. Visiting in the middle of the week for early evening dinner had plenty of parking and immediate seating for us although it did start to get busier by the...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great, friendly, family BBQ spot. Food was terrific if you are a BBQ fan, great beer selection at the bar. We were seated promptly and served quickly! Our server was as polite and friendly as could be. We had beef brisket and...More

Thank Jeffchew
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not get why people love this place. It was not that great! Food was mediocre and lukewarm. Our waitress was very sweet.

Thank bparrish17
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent a week in Gatlinburg and had a chance to eat at Bennetts. What a great place to eat !! The food was exl and the service was also good !! We had a party of 8 and they took great care of...More

Thank Jeffrey F
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Questions & Answers
Casey M
27 May 2017|
Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no fire damage. And food is amazing.
hancock m
27 May 2017|
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Response from HillbillyBiker | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Bennett's does cater.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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 25 years.
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