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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)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Bennett's Has been around a long time, a block off the main street of Gatlinburg and within walking distance of most hotels in the downtown area. Every time we have visited Gatlinburg we have to have one of our dinner's at Bennett's. there Beef Brisket...More

Thank 42rruby
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic! They have numerous items for you to choose from, and everything was amazing that we had. The specialty drinks were great too! All around great experience!

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Since we stayed at the econo lodge across the street we tried the bbq and found it to be really good. The serving was large enough that my husband and I shared a rack of ribs. It comes with 2 sides so he picked one...More

Thank phyllis4281
Reviewed 30 October 2016

To keep it simple, the barbecue, mac-n-cheese made with pepper cheese and the slaw were delicious! Good sweet tea as well, and very nice staff! Will definitely come back!

Thank Christy S
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great restaurant providing an excellent selection of freshly cooked barbecue food. Anita was our server, and she looked after our group of five superbly. The food was excellent; we all had different meals, including fish, chicken and steak, and all were cooked to perfection. The...More

Thank BarbaraR23
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here for dinner on a Thursday evening and got right in without a wait. The pulled pork sandwich was big and flavorful; the fries and beans were average. My husband enjoyed the ribs and chocolate cake. The peach cobbler was good as well!

Thank Krista S
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The environment was what you'd expect of a barbecue place, right down to the checkered tablecloths. The tables seemed cluttered. You couldn't have sit more than 2 comfortably at the booth. Food was decent, the buffet was a pleasant surprise. Wasn't a huge fan of...More

Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast and lunch menu! Always enjoy our meal! Salad bar has a great selection and is always fresh. Ribs are a favorite with the baked beans!

Thank Darrell H
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We always make Bemnetts's our first dinner while on vacation. Every meal has been great, and their breakfast is solid as well.

Thank justin o
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was not crowded but we waited forever just to order drinks. Once we ordered food it came quickly. The bbq was okay. Not like real Southern bbq. Brisket was dry. Chicken was good. Coleslaw & spicy mac & cheese was good. Peach cobbler was...More

Thank sandijags
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 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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