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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

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714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
+1 865-436-2400
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This was my 40th birthday get away. 1st place we went for dinner. The food was Awesome!!!! I have been round the world and the burnt ends here are so good. Not much chew, melt in your mouth good. My husband had BBQ chicken and it was moist and had good flavor. The whole meal was good. This a place... More 

Thank watergirl35
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75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Very great food and the staff was very friendly. The food was perfectly cooked and was well worth the wait. I would recommend this store to anyone in the area!!

Thank OfcCarroll
Marshall, Michigan, United States
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We always stop here at least once while vacationing in Gatlinburg. Today was as good as every other time we have eaten here. I really like to come for their salad bar. It is always well stocked, and it always looks like it was just opened for the day. To me there is nothing worse than looking at the remnants... More 

Thank Ann R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I'm from Texas, but this brisket lives up to the hype! Sides are small, and kinda bland for the price though.

Thank Hannah E
Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We went to Bennet's on a Tuesday night so I don't know how packed they are normally but we were seated right away and the waiter brought us drinks immediately. The food took a little longer but considering that we had a large order it wasn't too long, I had the BBQ Chicken. The portion was huge and everything else... More 

Thank Jett W
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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124 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The pulled pork was decent. The Brisket stuffed Mushrooms were exceptional. Wife got the soup and salad bar. She generally goes crazy at the salad bar, but she was really disappointed as everything was pretty poor quality. She also didn't enjoy having the squeeze bottles of BBQ sauce at the table as they were coated and really sticky. She had... More 

Thank Craig R
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Asked around town about a good bar-b-que joint and was told Bennett's was the place to go. I had the ribs that were fantastic. Nice smokey taste. Waiter told me that they were smoked for 12 hours, that they smoked meats twice a day. I picky about my bar-b-que and Bennett's did not disappoint!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

As far as barbecue goes, this place is about average. The service however was exceptional, our waiter's name was Sam and he was great! we ordered an appetizer, the stuffed mushrooms which were filled with tender brisket top with cheese, these were pretty good. We had the three meat Trio with pulled pork, chicken & ribs. The chicken was really... More 

Thank T T
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Love Bennetts! Really great BBQ, love the spicy mac & cheese and fried corn on the cob! Super friendly staff and fast service. Yum!!

Thank Trista C
Tiffin, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

First time here and we ate there after laughing at the sign from the sky saying (don't jump even though it's worth it) we were all beyond pleased with the food and our waiter was amazing and funny! Personally if you don't get Jen as your waiter then you are missing out! Awesome time thanks for everything! #jenformanagment

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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