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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
+1 865-436-2400
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (376 reviews)
“burnt ends” (82 reviews)
“bbq beans” (32 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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11 - 20 of 3,155 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the loaded baked potato and the barbeque (BBQ) was disappointing. The BBQ did not have a hickory smoked flavor but, rather, tasted as though it were cooked in the oven with BBQ sauce added afterward.

Thank Philco43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic bbq and vegetables. Friendly staff. One of our go-to places in Gatlinburg. Affordable. Would eat here every meal if I could.

Thank bamarph1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great m,eal with great service. The food was cooked just as if I had cooked it . Our server was very polite and she kept up with all our needs.

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us ate dinner here. Bar-b-que was excellent and the place was very busy. Lots of families; lots of choices. I'd go back.

Thank SGKCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten breakfast several times at the Bennett's in Pigeon Forge, but I have to say that this the first time we have eaten at the Bennett's in Gatlinburg and it is much better. The selection on the breakfast buffet is awesome, there is...More

Thank CherylJ506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always look for family owned places when we travel. Good job Johnson family. Sheila was a great serve. We enjoyed our variety of food and shared it all. Nice to go off the busy strip too.

Thank Alesia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got a take out order of ribs on our recent trip. They were very good, just a wee bit salty but I'm sure that's part of the grilling rub. The meat was tasty and tender. It's been several years since I had last eaten anything...More

Thank VeeBee66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every year we visit and every year we ask for Sam to be our server as he is exceptional! The salad bar is an upcharge but well worth it. There is a great variety and it has all been very fresh on our visits. We...More

Thank Monica F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always make sure we go to Bennett's to eat while in Gatlinburg. We go for breakfast and either a brunch or lunch. It's always great eating.

Thank E8015NOrebeccag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit here was avg at best, our server was great but our food was kinda disappointing! We got the brisket, BBQ and smoked sausage. The BBQ was very good but the brisket and smoke sausage was avg at best. So we were a lil...More

Thank 48jodyw
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Questions & Answers
9 October 2017|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have parking in the rear of the building.
13 September 2017|
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Response from SM584 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure you can
Casey M
28 May 2017|
Response from Greg C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no fire damage. And food is amazing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: +1 865-436-2400
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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