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Top 4 BBQ Restaurants in Pigeon Forge You Can’t Miss

While the south is known for fried chicken and other delicious foods, one of the most popular southern cuisines is BBQ! From sticky, sweet baby back ribs to a smoky pulled pork sandwich, you will want to try these delicious BBQ dishes while you’re in the Smokies. Here are the top 4 BBQ restaurants in Pigeon Forge you can’t miss:

1. Calhoun’s

Calhoun’s is a popular local chain that serves all kinds of BBQ dishes. Start out with smoked brisket chili, bacon wrapped burnt ends, or pulled pork nachos. You could get a pulled pork sandwich covered in Calhoun’s signature BBQ sauce or a hickory smoked beef brisket sandwich with coleslaw. Their baby back ribs are a favorite menu item, as well as Calhoun’s Trio platter, Bar-B-Que Steak Calhoun, and the Ale Steak. To go with your entree, you could get Tennessee corn pudding, spinach maria, Smoky Mountain baked beans, or mashed potatoes. Calhoun’s also has an extensive drink menu, so you can get your favorite beer, a glass of wine, or a signature cocktail to go with your meal!

2. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Bennett's Pit BBQBennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que is a BBQ restaurant in Pigeon Forge you don’t want to miss. Some of the appetizers you can share include onion straws, BBQ nachos, fried deviled eggs, and hickory smoked chicken wings. If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, choose from juicy beef brisket, smoked sausage sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, or a pulled chicken sandwich. Of course, you can’t go wrong with any of the BBQ entrees, including brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, burnt ends, or hot legs. To go with your meat of choice, you could get deep fried corn, coleslaw, green beans, potato salad, or baked beans. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que is a great place to take your family to try local southern BBQ.

3. Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack

Another local eatery that serves incredible BBQ dishes is Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack. Their lunch plates come with one meat and one side, while the dinner plates come with one meat and two sides. Choose from tangy pulled pork, chopped brisket, sweet chicken, fall-off-the-bone ribs, or smoked sausage. Boss Hogg’s sides include coleslaw, green beans, baked beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, french fries, and rolls. If you plan on going into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, run by Boss Hogg’s to pick up a family pack of your choice of meats and sides!

4. Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

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For a more casual place to get smoky BBQ, Corky’s Ribs & BBQ is a great place to go. Corky’s serves Memphis-style BBQ, which is a little different from the other BBQ restaurants in Pigeon Forge. They are known for their baby back ribs, and you get to choose your size and if you want them with only a dry rub, in a sauce, or with both. Some of the BBQ dinners you could get include BBQ mac and cheese, fried catfish, smoked sausage, beef brisket, and pulled pork. Sides to go with your meal include mac and cheese, fried okra, corn on the cob, jalapeno hushpuppies, and more.

You’ll love any of these BBQ restaurants in Pigeon Forge. Since you have an idea of where you want to eat, you just need a place to stay for your next Smoky Mountain vacation! Look through our cabins in Pigeon Forge and book your trip today!