If you’re planning on visiting the Smoky Mountains and love a heaping plate of barbeque, you’ll want to check out Bones BBQ Joint in downtown Gatlinburg, TN. Locally owned and operated, it’s one of the best spots around town and has a great laid-back vibe. Here are 3 reasons to try Bones BBQ Joint when you’re in the Smokies.
1. The Location and Vibe
Bones BBQ Joint is a short walk away from the parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, TN. Located just up the road from the Space Needle, the restaurant is in the perfect location for folks exploring all of the attractions and shops in Gatlinburg. Bones BBQ has a cozy and laid-back ambiance with plenty of indoor dining space and an outdoor patio as well. The custom hickory furniture and fireplace gives off a warm and welcoming vibe that fits perfectly into the Smokies.
2. The Food
Chef Alex Davis took over Bones BBQ Joint in the fall of 2019 and has kept the traditional menu but also added in a little extra twist thanks to his Kansas City roots. Guests are treated to a packed menu that includes dishes like Smoked Beef Brisket, a rack of ribs, Half Springer Mountain Smoked Chicken, Cades Cove Sausage Sandwich, pulled pork, burgers, and even a quesadilla. Top off your choice of meat with one of their 5 finger lickin’ good sauces. Homemade sides such as potato salad, fried okra, baked beans, mac & cheese, and green beans complete the picture for a perfect meal at Bones BBQ Joint. If you’re extra hungry be sure to kick off you visit with an order of fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, or a bowl of pork chili.
3. The Service
The staff at Bones BBQ Joint work tirelessly to provide not only a high-quality meal to their guests but also to ensure a safe and clean environment for everyone that steps in their door. They welcome everyone with that good old southern hospitality that Gatlinburg is famous for and they hope to give you the same type of experience that they would want when visiting your hometown. Bones BBQ is also now offering curbside, carry out, & delivery services. You can place an order directly from the homepage of their website or connect with them on UberEats, Bring It!, and Doordash. Want to dine in? Guests receive free parking that is located next to the restaurant.
If you’re ready to try Bones BBQ Joint in Gatlinburg and enjoy time in the Smoky Mountains, check out our hotel, Oak Tree Lodge! We are located in Sevierville but during your stay with us you’ll receive a free downtown parking pass for your time in Gatlinburg. We offer a great variety of guest rooms that include everything from a standard room with two queen beds to pet-friendly accommodations. View Our Guest Rooms and find the perfect fit for your vacation. We would love to host you the next time you’re in the Smokies! We’ll see you soon!
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