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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

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Sandwiches, Barbecue
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714 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
18654362400
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
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
Good Time. Good Food.

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Ober Gatlinburg. We had a nice time. The kids really enjoyed their fish sticker activity they were given. Much more unique and engaging than the normal crayon and paper routine. The BBQ was good. The pulled pork shoulder was very tasty and the trio of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Todd H
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Delmar, New York
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Bennett came highly recommended and we weren't disappointed. The service was excellent, as was the food. We were pleased to see beef ribs, which were excellent as were the baby back ribs and the brisket. The cooler was delicious. We did not have the salad bar. Had dinner twice.

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Couldn't have been happier with the experience here. Cool atmosphere, excellent service and the food was 5 stars. GREAT barbecue. We really enjoyed it and bought some of the jars of the BBQ sauce for gifts. Was initially a little reticent to go here vs. other BBQ joints like The Hungry Bear because it seemed more commercialized, but I'd definitely... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have been going here for 20 yrs. food is outstanding, service is always excellent. Food us hot and served fast

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Naples
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited for lunch. I ordered a sampler platter which ribs, chicken and pulled pork and it was delicious. My son ordered the hamburger from the kids menu and enjoyed it very much. The prices were reasonable.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Ober Gatlinburg. We had a nice time. The kids really enjoyed their fish sticker activity they were given. Much more unique and engaging than the normal crayon and paper routine. The BBQ was good. The pulled pork shoulder was very tasty and the trio of BBQ sauces were good. My kids... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Ate there last week. Tried first the pizza place. then Bennets! Salad bar was ok but our food!! The pits. had one bug crawling on my brisket sandwish. not sure if they were fruit flies but turned me off totally. Was not worth eating there at all!!

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

Dear bellaepovera, First off, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Bennett's on Tripadvisor. However, it is unclear what you found "horrible" about our food? You say there was a fruit fly that landed on your brisket sandwich. It is certainly possible. We go to great lengths to keep any critters out of our restaurants, but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Decent place. Drinks were good. So was the service. My ribs were cold. I would not go back. It was ok since we were hungry just getting here from NJ.

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

Hi Lynn G., Thank you for stopping by Bennett's and for sharing your thoughts on Tripadvisor. I'm glad that you received great service and drinks. Please accept my apology for your ribs not being delivered hot. I wish you had brought it to the attention of a manager, who would have fixed it immediately. Please consider stopping back in and... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went here with very high expectations. We got seated immediately, but the server never stopped by to take a drink order. When she finally did, she seemed to be aggravated at the fact we all ordered water. Given that a soda was nearly $3, I chose not to order $12 in pop!. After we ordered, we got the food... More 

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

Dear Lance L., Thank you for writing a detailed and balanced review after what was not so great a visit with us at Bennett's Bar-b-Que. First of all, with respect to the cost of a drink. If you look around at other full service restaurants, you'll find our beverage pricing right in line with others. Some will be lower, some... More 

Toronto
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It was our first visit to Bennett's. We wanted to try their famous sauce. The place was packed. The staff was great - no complaints at all. My husband had a Super Duper burger and loved it. The meat was really good and tasty. I had a South of the border chicken with baked beans. It was delicious. The meat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Typical breakfast buffet food, but all was good. Didn't see many other breakfast buffets. Staff was pleasant and checked on us often. Very reasonable breakfast.

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

Dear Camille B, Thanks so much for the nice review. I would have loved another star or two and given the tone of your review it sounds like you thought we deserved one or two more stars. Was there an issue with anything on the breakfast bar that you didn't mention in your review? Thanks, Jonathan 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: 18654362400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, 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 - 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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