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26 years and counting! Bennett's Secret? It's no mystery why Bennett's Bar-B-Que meals are so moist, tender and packed full of flavor. First, our pork ribs, chicken, chopped pork and beef briskets are basted in Bennett's own special sauce. Then, they're set over smoldering hickory wood and smoked for up to 14 hours. The heat and sauce penetrate deep into every layer of meat, turning it a perfect pinkish color while enriching every juicy mouthful with rich, smoky flavor. Since everyone likes different amounts of our mouth-waterin' sauce, we serve it warm on the side so you can pour on as much or as little as you like. After you've savored the last bite, we hope you'll agree that all the work
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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American, Barbecue
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Drive Thru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been here a couple times, the most recently this last week. I believe our servers name was Lance, and he was a hoot! The food was good, but he made our night for sure. We ordered the Trail Head Combo appetizer, which was...pretty good. Deep fried deviled eggs was a first for us, and I would absolutely go back for them. For our main dish we had the Texan Sampler. All the meat was cooked and seasoned well. Their sauce choices are diverse and seriously good. It is a generous portion and easily shareable. Even with the good food, our server was the best part. He had us laughing the entire time, and was incredibly attentive without being all over us. He already had a couple parties when we arrived, and we still wanted for nothing. We'd gladly go see them again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We frequented Bennett's bbq restaurants in Colorado when we lived there, and found this one on the main drag here in TN., so of course we had to go. It didn't disappoint. Our server informed us it could be a little while getting our food,...because a 1000.00 order came in that should have went to their catering side, but went to the kitchen instead, however, it didn't take that long at all. Allura gave us attentive service and we didn't feel rushed at all, until we noticed they were closing down around us, but luckily we were finished as well. It was a great time and we'll go back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here before, & it's still a great BBQ restaurant. The pork is delicious. The coleslaw is like my own, & the green beans were like my grandmother's. This trip, we tried the spicy Mac & cheese and the fried deviled eggs..... different, but...still very, very good! 👍 Our server was Stephanie, & she was awesome! We'll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The baby back ribs were excellent!! Homemade baked beans, coleslaw, and macaroni and cheese. Throughly enjoyed my meal.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time in town and we weren't sure where to get dinner tonight. The wait was shorter than expected and the service was excellent. Pair that with a delicious meal, and what more could you ask for? My daughter even says the potato skins...were the best she's ever had. We shared the 3 meat combo and still had leftovers. Be sure to give all the sauces a try and maybe mix them up a bit if you're feeling adventurous. Our server Kim was also exceptional! Despite being busy, she was extremely attentive and made sure we always had what we needed. I expected to have some delays just because it's dinner time and tourist season, but I was pleasantly surprised by the speed and efficiency. Definitely make a stop here if you are looking for delicious food and friendly faces.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 4 - 2 locals and 2 visitors. Arrived here at 7:20 and got seated at 7:40... And at 8:55 received our dinner! Annnd it's all luke warm to cold! Well, actually, the green beans were hot. And the pulled chicken was too dry...to eat. So where the hell has our food been? Unacceptable. Horrific first impression. And the last. We were told "short-staffed and busy". HOWEVER, people came in after us and got served way before us. We were told "they had a different server". WHAT??? When we waited that long, our food should've come out fresh and piping hot. When we declined the dinner (they comped it), they got snippy and muttered that our food WAS hot. Little did they know that one person in our party is a retired Health Food Inspector that used to inspect restaurants and he knows that food was served below temperature! None of us will ever be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious hearty meal with excellent service. Lance was our server and he was super friendly, efficient, and considerate. A definite must-try for Pigeon Forge visit.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

We had a large takeout order for our family. We ordered a variety of items and everything was delicious. Service was excellent and we received exactly what we ordered. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We are from the Carolinas, so BBQ is a favorite. We...will return this week and we highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022

What can I say other than Consistently Excellent, The Sampler is a meal that everyone should try at least once. I've been coming to this location for 30 years and never once have been let down. The servers are also the best!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

My husband, daughter & I were on vacation to Pigeon Forge and we always make it a point to eat at Bennett's. Since our daughter was along for this vacation trip, she had never been to Bennett's so...here we go! Our server had a great...personality and liked to joke and laugh with us while we ordered. My daughter ordered the beef brisket, green beans, slaw & bread, while my husband ordered the chopped BBQ with baked beans, slaw & bread. I ordered the chopped BBQ with green beans, slaw & bread. All of our orders arrived promptly and boy, did it smell good! No one was talking for a while since we were so busy eating....that good! Thanks again for another delicious meal and excellent service. WE WILL BE BACK!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 25, 2022 via mobile

Waiter was excellent but food was average. Would not return here and wished we went to a different BBQ place.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

If your looking for bbq with a flavor this is not the place. We read all the excellent reviews and were excited to try it. Waited over an hour for a table. And over an hour for food. I think our section was experiencing a...staff issue. Everyone was complaining. The deep fried deviled eggs are really good. But nothing else is exciting or flavorful.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

We make Bennetts usually our first stop when we get to Pigeon Forge. The food is always very good. The only issue we had this time was our waiter was not doing his job the best it could be done. We were a family of...12 & he didn't keep check on our drinks, & I even got up 1x & got a pitcher of tea & filled our glasses, but I ran out of tea before I could get everybody's filled. He started tending to another table, before he tended to our needs at our table. So therefore I rate 4 out of 5 stars. It's still some of the best food in Pigeon Forge.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022

Our first night in Pigeon Forge we ate here. The food was very good. My kids loved the BBQ and I had the fried catfish which was very good. The service was top notch. Jay was our server and he was very attentive and made...us feel very welcomed. We didn't have to ask for anything....he was prompt with drinks refills and answered every question we had. We will return next time we are in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022

Bennett's on the parkway was a great choice. Our first meal as we rolled into the area. Lance (?) our server was really good. He talked to us about all their sauces, and about their smoked meats. I had a pork shoulder sandwich and my...husband had a rack of ribs. Our favorite side was the smoked baked beans. It was all very delicious. The prices were fair. And the atmosphere was nice too. Make Bennett's a stop for a meal, you won't be sorry!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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I don't know if they have a breakfast menu, but personally i would not go to a barbecue place for breakfast. There are many great breakfast options in Pigeon Forge. Personally, i recommend Reagans House of Pancakes - they... More
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I don’t know of anything having coconut or pineapple in it I think you are safe
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No. Lots of salad items and 2 to 3 soups.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

Yes, Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que offers takeout services.

Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4