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High on the Hog: Top 5 Restaurants for BBQ in Pigeon Forge

If there’s one type of cuisine you absolutely have to try in the Smokies, it’s got to be the BBQ! The area has a long history of smoking delicious meats full of mouth-watering flavors sure to put a smile on your face. BBQ joints across Pigeon Forge put the “smoke” in the Smoky Mountains with a range of dishes including ribs, pulled pork, brisket and more, served alongside your favorite sides! Here are the top 5 restaurants for BBQ in Pigeon Forge:

1. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que smokes its meats to perfection over smoldering hickory wood to produce a flavor that’s become a favorite among guests looking for BBQ in Pigeon Forge! Locally owned and operated for more than 30 years, this restaurant bastes its meats in its special sauce before being smoked for up to 14 hours. Savor that rich, smoky flavor in each bite, whether you elect for chicken, pork, brisket, burnt ends, sausage or anything else.

2. Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack

pulled pork sandwichPulled pork, pork ribs, half chickens and beef brisket are lathered in rubs or sauce by hand before being slowly smoked and served at Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack! Purchase your meats by the pound or order a delicious sandwich served with a couple of sides like baked beans, mac n cheese, collard greens and more. Ordering by the pound makes a great option if you want to have a picnic in Great Smoky Mountains National Park or any of its surrounding scenic spots!

3. Puckett’s Restaurant

Puckett’s began in the 1950s as a little grocery store in Leiper’s Fork. Today, it’s where friends and family come together to enjoy quality time and a delicious meal! One of the specialities at Puckett’s Restaurant is its famous slow-cooked BBQ. Options like ribs, pork, chicken, beef brisket and more. Enjoy some of the best BBQ in Pigeon Forge along with some live music on select days at Puckett’s!

4. Calhoun’s

calhouns pigeon forgeThere’s a taste of Tennessee in every dish at Calhoun’s! The Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que Ribs are a signature dish at this restaurant. These award-winning baby back ribs are basted with a special house BBQ sauce and are available by the half slab or full slab. Pulled pork plates, chicken and beef brisket are also available and all smoked over hickory wood to produce the perfect flavor. Calhoun’s offers more than a dozen delicious sides including baked cinnamon apples, mashed potatoes, tater tots and many others.

5. Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ started in 1984 in East Memphis before eventually expanding across the state in multiple locations, including in Pigeon Forge! This Memphis-style BBQ includes mouth-watering options like ribs that come in your choice of wet, dry or muddy, pulled pork, half chickens, pulled chicken, smoked sausage, beef brisket and smoked turkey. Grab a combo platter at Corky’s to enjoy multiple items in one delicious meal, served with sides like creamy mac & cheese, BBQ baked beans and green beans.

Have an incredible meal featuring some of the best BBQ in Pigeon Forge at these great restaurants! Now that you know where to head for lunch or dinner, it’s time to find a delicious breakfast restaurant. Take a look at some of the top Pigeon Forge restaurants for breakfast!