Are you looking for the best Smoky Mountains BBQ joints? There are plenty of places where you can try pulled pork sandwiches and baby back ribs covered in barbeque sauce, paired with your favorite southern sides. We want to share some of the best local barbeque you can find when you’re in the Smokies. Here are the top 6 places to get delicious Smoky Mountains BBQ:
1. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que
When you’re in the mood for barbeque in the Smokies, you should go to Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que. This local eatery has all the classic favorites, from pulled pork to smoked chicken. You’ll love the baby back ribs that have been slow roasted and covered in their homemade sauce. There’s smoked sausage, brisket, burnt ends, and so much more you’ll want to try. To go with your meat of choice, you can get potato salad, fries, BBQ beans, spicy mac and cheese, and more.
2. Boss Hogg’s BBQ
Another great local place to get Smoky Mountains BBQ is Boss Hogg’s BBQ. This restaurant has pulled pork, chicken, brisket, sausage, and ribs. If you really can’t decide between two meats, you can get a combo of two. Want to go on a picnic in the mountains? Grab a family pack and enjoy a barbeque picnic! Sides include green beans, baked beans, fries, coleslaw, and mac and cheese.
3. Hungry Bear BBQ
Hungry Bear BBQ is located in Gatlinburg. This restaurant feels like a hole-in-the-wall place where the food is amazing. You can get pulled pork, ribs, sausage, or chicken. There’s a kids menu with barbeque favorites, and you’ll find specials on the menu for meals or a picnic pack. To go with your meat of choice, you can get corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, and potato salad.
4. Delauder’s BBQ
Delauder’s BBQ is another great place to go for Smoky Mountains BBQ. Start out with jalapeno cheddar bites, fried green beans, or nachos. They have a ton of sandwiches, including pulled pork, a hot dog covered in coleslaw and jalapeno mustard, and a bologna sandwich. Entree platters include brisket, pork, chicken, or a combination of meats. Choose from collard greens, fried okra, tater tots, or fried squash for sides.
5. Hickory Cabin Seasoning Co
Hickory Cabin Seasoning Co is another hole-in-the-wall place located in Sevierville with delicious barbeque. Share BBQ loaded nachos with your friends and family or try the fried tomatoes for appetizers. You should try the pulled pork sandwich or a pork patty sandwich with grilled onions and barbeque sauce. You’ll also find chicken tenders, chicken wings, and burgers on their menu.
Calhoun’s is a local chain that serves Smoky Mountains BBQ. You should try the pulled pork nachos or fried green tomatoes. For something casual, you should get the pulled pork sandwich, brisket sandwich, or pulled pork plate. If you can’t decide what you want, there’s a Calhoun’s Trio that includes chicken tenders, half a slab of ribs, and pulled pork with your choice of sides. There are several chicken entrees, as well as steak and pork. Calhoun’s also serves all your favorite drinks to go with your food.
These local eateries have delicious Smoky Mountain BBQ you’ll want to try while you’re in town. Want even more ideas of where you should eat when you stay with us? Look at these other restaurants in Pigeon Forge for ideas!