Sweet, Tangy, Tasty Barbecue
Sweet tea and barbeque go together in the south like front porches and swings. Each one is great alone but having them together makes life something special! A stay at our Best Western hotel puts you right downtown and within minutes, you can walk or ride a trolley to some of the best BBQ restaurants in Gatlinburg.
Bennett’s Pit Barbeque is a family friendly, locally owned barbeque joint located on River Road in Gatlinburg. Bennett’s has claimed local awards for the best barbeque year after year. At Bennett’s, you can choose from beef, pork, chicken, ribs, soup, salad or even breakfast. A big boon for families is that Bennett’s has an extensive kids menu that will please even the pickiest eater. For hours and menus, visit them online at http://www.bennetts-bbq.com/index.html
Hop in the car and travel up to 231 Historic Nature Trail to Bones BBQ Joint. Bones may be one of the best-kept secrets in Gatlinburg. Bones BBQ Joint opens everyday at 11 a.m. and stays open until they run out! If you need a little convincing that this is a must stop BBQ joint, visit their website to see pictures and menu details at http://bonesbbqjoint.com/kitchen.html. At Bones, the cooking is done with methods and recipes that go back as far as four generations. Be sure to ask for the cobbler of the day too!
Maybe one of the better-known stops for BBQ in Gatlinburg is Calhoun’s Restaurant. Calhoun’s out does themselves with an open air, heated patio. And the menu does not stop at BBQ. Customers continue coming back through their doors for the catfish! Calhoun’s Restaurant is a great choice for catering your special event, and welcomes groups into their banquet and meeting rooms. Gluten free needs? They have that too. Take a look over their menu here http://www.calhouns.com/our-locations.html and please do, try the barbecue.
Located a bit closer to Twin Islands on East Parkway is Hungry Bear BBQ. This local favorite is also locally owned and operated. BBQ is serious at the Hungry Bear, and the smoking of all the meat is done on site over split White Oak. They offer a reasonably priced menu, including items such as their $4.95 pork sandwich, $2.00 kids beef sandwich, and a $.99 brownie. For a menu to drool over, visit online at http://hungrybearbbq.webs.com/menu.htm
Come hungry and ask for extra wet naps!