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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
Ranked #14 of 195 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Lakeland, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2012

The food was awful. Greasy, Greasy, and more Grease. BBQ sauce was straight out of the bottle. Service was so-so. What more can I say ........will never go there again.

Visited March 2012
Thank David W
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Cranston, Rhode Island
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Believe it or not”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

It may be a bar-b-que place but they have a wonderful breakfast bar

Thank squeaky52
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Henagar, Alabama, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Barbeque!”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

We went to lunch on a friday and were seated immediately. We enjoyed the brisket, and the pulled pork barbeque. Great cole slaw and baked beans as well. Wonderful service and food.
Highly recommended to everyone on a visit to Gatlinburg!

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Bekka M
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Monroe, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You live, you learn, you never eat at Bennetts again”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

It seems this place is hit or miss. Friends of our recommended we go here. I got the 3 meat combo with the ribs they rave about, pulled pork, and brisket. I can't even begin to tell you how dry and flavorless everything was. I had to drink water just to force a bite down. My husband got wings. They were small, bit the menu did warn of that bit promised the flavor made up for it. They were also dry and not good at all. After I poured bbq sauce over everything it was almost edible but I don't think that's how good food should be. Bleh. To top it off we both got sick after eating here. Terrible food but our waitress was kind, though she looked like she rolled out of bed and put her little sisters clothes on and had red stains all over her shirt.

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1 Thank Kelly L
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Ashland, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great service - even with large party”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

We had a great experience at Bennett's. We had a party of 20. With call-ahead seating, we were able to walk right in to our table. The waitress was very friendly and did a great job with so many people.
The food is always great and certainly falls into the category of "comfort food".

We look forward to visiting Bennett's again.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Jill S
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