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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

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714 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
18654362400
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: Serving the area's best slow-smoked ribs, beef, chicken, sausage and pork...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty solid choice

I was in Gallenberg for a business conference this month. My colleague and I were trying to figure out where to eat and we came across this place. When we walked in I knew we had chosen a great restaurant when the new special of the day was fried deviled eggs. Let's just say it did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lori B
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in Gallenberg for a business conference this month. My colleague and I were trying to figure out where to eat and we came across this place. When we walked in I knew we had chosen a great restaurant when the new special of the day was fried deviled eggs. Let's just say it did not disappoint. All the... More 

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Thank Lori B
Sneads, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We eat here every year while we are in town. Bar B Q is very good and steaks as well. There is generally a coupon available to save you some money as well. Would certainly recommend it.

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Thank Alan P
Chilhowie, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there a few times and have zero complaints. Usually can get out for under 15 a head. Service is great. Food is as well.

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Thank wdr31
Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there looking for barbecue and we got it. Anita was our service and she was the best, very knowledgeable. Food came out really fast, was a week day around 3pm, only 3 tables in there, but still. They have a special and we got 3 plates and paid for 2, $50 for 3 with a lot of food... More 

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Thank Camila N
Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I didn't say great, but it is OK. The Mrs likes it more than I do. The menu is what you would expect for a chain bbq restaurant. I thought the best item we tried was the potato skins appetizer. The Brisket was unremarkable. The chicken was slightly better. Prices are about normal.

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Thank joeknows263
Jonathan_JFoR, Owner at Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Dear joeknows263, Thank you so much for your business and thanks for sharing your thoughts online. Thanks, also, for mentioning your wife's superior palate ;). Seriously, I would like to think that what we do is better than "OK," however I've learned, through many years in the BBQ business, that all sorts of different people have all sorts of different... More 

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent food and quick service! The loaded baked potato is wonderful. We also like the Carolina pulled pork sandwich. Cute kids' meals with "dirt" for dessert gummy worm included!

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Thank Judi P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amaaaaaaazing bbq, when people say Tennessee is known for their bbq, they were talking about this place.

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Thank Lam V
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped after a long day walking around. We had a very nice server named Pickel but the food left me disappointed. We had the bbq nachos and the cheese and everything was cold. It was almost like it had been sitting for a while. The meat was cold as well. We didn't send it back bc we needed to... More 

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Thank Stephen K
Jonathan_JFoR, Owner at Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Dear Stephen K, Thank you very much for your business and for taking the time to share your thoughts on line. There is no excuse for your nachos (and any of the ingredients therein) to be cold. I suspect that you may be right and that they may have sat at the expediting station to long. Please accept my apologies.... More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Gatlinburg during a snow storm. On our way in we passed several BBQ restaurants and wanted to stop, but we knew we had to get to our cabin. The next day when we were finally able to venture out we still wanted BBQ. All the places we had passed the day before were closed. Finally we found... More 

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Thank Lauren G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought everyone friendly and nice. We had chili and pork sandwich with fresh home made cole slaw which was delicious. Will come again.

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Thank Mee4172009

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 714 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: 18654362400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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