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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
865-429-0082
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Ranked #33 of 169 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $22
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Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Went here around 630 on a Friday night. Was greeted and seated right away. Our waiter was very friendly. The barbecue ribs, beef brisket and chicken was delicious. Would definitely come here again next time we're in gatlinburg.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I love BBQ and we heard good things about this place other than TripAdvisor. I got the Texas sampler for about $22.99 which has sliced brisket, 3-bones of ribs, smoked sausage, smoked chicken wing, and about a 1/4 cup of pulled pork. The sausage was amazing. The brisket was great and had awesome flavor but nit overpowering smoke. The chicken... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

So I'll start by saying franchise and chain BBQ places typically do not impress me... But Bennett's is great. We make a point to stop by every trip. They have a great section of meats - chicken, pork, sausage, brisket, burgers, catfish and more. All taste traditionally smoky and authentic. Great sides. Their garden and salad bar is a great... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The barbecue was delicious. Being from Texas, we have a pretty good idea what good barbecue should taste like and Bennett's did not disappoint. We all had ribs, which were juicy and tender. The sauce was delicious. I didn't really understand paying extra for the salad bar. But that's the way it is. The service was very good. We were... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Sign said best breakfast voted by locals. I agree. No mistaking that is is a BBQ Restaurant with the wooden floors and all the BBQ inspired decorations. Have only had breakfast there so dont know about the BBQ. I do think they have a great selection for breakfast.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First off the BBQ is as good as everyone says. The best in Gatlinburg for sure. The only negative is the charge extra for the salad bar. I orders the salad bar and waitress never brogh our bowls. I asked her for a bowl again any she apologized and brought it out. The salad bar was good but our food... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nothing really outstanding, the usual assortment of ribs, chicken, steak and bbq. It is not a place that will really standout but it is a decent meal for a reasonable price. Not place that I would make a special trip for but I would eat there again

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Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There is no mistaking this place for anything, but a barbecue restaurant. There are wood floors and walls along with lots of barbecue inspired decorations. You also get a great smell from the smoker outside the restaurant. The food literally came out within 10 minutes. I assume a lot of stuff is ready to go or in a warming oven.... More

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Deep River, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I think over the years, their quality of food and service has dropped. Years ago we visited with friends and had a super meal. Recently not good at all, and reading some of the reviews, leads me to believe that their restaurant is going downhill. Our grown kids visited also, at a different time and found the food awful. Service... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The best BBQ in East Tennessee hands down!!! The service and management is above expectations. The pulled pork is melt in your mouth delicious.

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