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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 - 9:00 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, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
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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
Very good BBQ, service varies.

We ate here twice and enjoyed the smoked sausage, BBQ pork, AND Moonshine margueritas. FIrst time we had a great waitress. Only thing we weren't crazy about were the fries that were not very fresh or tasty. Second time, service was not as good but the food was just as good and I had a baked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
golfslw
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent brisket and excellent Carolina pork shoulder. Sides were great as well loved the baked beans, coleslaw and spicy maccorini. For an extra $5 you get a loaded salad bar and home made soups. Not expensive and great bbq.

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jmac3595
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place for breakfast. Not eaten any other meals there. People are very nice. Very good location; off the main strip... so not hard to get to.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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52 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice and enjoyed the smoked sausage, BBQ pork, AND Moonshine margueritas. FIrst time we had a great waitress. Only thing we weren't crazy about were the fries that were not very fresh or tasty. Second time, service was not as good but the food was just as good and I had a baked potato instead of the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were in the mood for ribs and boy we weren't disappointed. These were some of the best ribs we've ever had. We each ordered a full rack each and were surprised at how big it was. They reached over both sides of the plate. The taste was amazing and the sides were great too. Baked Beans of course, and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Always reliable. Great ribs & brisket in East Tennessee. Fabulous salad bar and inexpensive. I'm local and when I want ribs, which is often, I come here. Parking is usually easy. Friendly and fast service. Ask for Pickle.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We never fail to eat at Bennet ' s BBQ, in Gatlinburg, TN. My brisket platter was perfect. I love the roasted/smoked corn on the cobb. The prices are fair and in line with other area bbq restaurants. The only con for us, is that last week they started serving only Pepsi products. Big mistake. Bring Coke products back, or... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

To be honest I really wanted hungry bears bbq but they were closed with no reasoning so we stumbled upon Bennetts after parking in Gatlinburg. I got the lunch special with ribs, fries and spicy mac and my wife got the pulled pork, corn and beans. Everything was hot and delicious. Not the best sweet tea I've ever had. Curtis... More 

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richmond
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very good. Menu was more than expected for a BBQ place. Prices were reasonable, service was very good. Plenty of parking behind the building. Planning to go back to the area in the Fall and will visit Bennett's again.

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Algonac, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Rustic restaurant interior hides good service and very good smoked Bar-B-Que combo plates and all you want from the smoker. Pulled pork was my favorite.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was excited to get some Southern Barbecue, but I have to say that our group was rather disappointed. The sauce selection was decent but nothing exciting. We got the brisket, which was dry. I wanted to get the burnt ends, but they were out of them for the night. I also thought that the options for sides were not... 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 22
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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