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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

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714 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-2400
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 544
    Excellent
  • 372
    Very good
  • 193
    Average
  • 57
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food

Had the super duper burger. It was amazing. Great food good price. The johnson family of restaurants is two for two with us so far.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Had the super duper burger. It was amazing. Great food good price. The johnson family of restaurants is two for two with us so far.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A great place back behind the main strip. No BBQ selection is a wrong one. Server was very in tune with the menu and recommendations. The deep fried corn, baked beans and Mac & cheese were all phenomenal sides. Nice job Bennett's!

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Denver, North Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

"Locally owned". Good Q, not much ambiance, but hey, its BBQ. Better than most. I also like Hungry Bear - but that's a lot different place, not as "fancy", as if this is. I was really surprised to find I liked Bennett's better than Corky's, having been to Memphis and loving both Corky's and Rendevous - true Memphis BBQ.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I usually don't care too much for bbq but this was excellent. They had a special bogo on all entrees so the price was nothing. And the staff was super friendly. We had Dee in pigeon forge.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Asked the locals where to go for BBQ and most said Bennetts. The ribs were really good. Great Service. Nice surroundings. The salad bar looked great but pricey so we just had sides. Would eat here again for the ribs!

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High Point, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Is a great food, nice people... Come here!!!! Taste really good... I like, the local food is amazing.

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Harvey, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Service was excellent. The barbeque I got there was really poor. Informed them on comment card their specialty food was very disappointing. I am from an area not known for BBQ but could get better at local convenience stores.

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Edinburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Best BBQ place ever!! We loved it 10 years ago at pigeon forge and still great as ever in Gatlinburg. We also love Central BBQ in Memphis. TN just knows how to do BBQ.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

$9.99 for a mediocre salad bar. $8.00 for mediocre mozzarella sticks. I was very, very unimpressed. The waitress, Rhonda, was very friendly so that was a plus. The food, not so much.

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Forest City, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Full Rack of Ribs hang off of plate. Great service. Great food. Nice atmosphere. Great Brisket. Brisket has to have the right amount of crust without being dry or chewy. They nailed it. I have eaten there several times and hope to return many more.

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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: (865) 436-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 22
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?