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A trip to Gatlinburg isn’t complete if you don’t dine at least a few of the best restaurants in town. If you love authentic barbeque then you’ll want to make sure that Bones BBQ Joint is on the top of your list of places to check out. Here are 3 reasons everyone loves Bones BBQ Joint in Gatlinburg.

The Location

Outside of Bones BBQ Joint in GatlinburgRegardless of if you’re exploring downtown Gatlinburg or if you want to just stop in at Bones BBQ Joint for dinner and then hit the road, you’ll find that their location is perfect. A short walk from the parkway in downtown Gatlinburg will take you by the Space Needle and straight to the front door of the best barbeque spot in town. Bones BBQ also has a spacious parking lot right next door to their building and guests may park for free when dining at the restaurant. During your time with us at The Appy Lodge you’ll receive a free parking pass for downtown Gatlinburg upon request as well.

The Menu

order counter at Bones BBQBones BBQ Joint in Gatlinburg has a menu that is packed with authentic regional barbeque dishes, sides, and a few non-traditional entrees. Sandwiches include the Smoked Springer Mountain Chicken Sandwich, pulled pork, rib, brisket, smoked chicken wings, and the delicious Cades Cove Sausage Sandwich. Dinner options give you the chance to try out more than one of their famous meats or to fill up on a rack of ribs. Pitmaster Combos, Family Supper Pitmaster Combos, and Family Supper Packs are perfect for dining in with family and friends or for grabbing curbside and heading into the national park for a picnic. Five different sauces, a list of mouthwatering appetizers, and amazing homemade side dishes complete the menu. One thing is for sure, you won’t be leaving Bones BBQ Joint hungry!

The Service

Oaks sign in Bones BBQ JointGatlinburg’s most loved barbeque spot was originally opened by lifelong Smoky Mountain resident Jim Ogle and in 2019 the torch was passed on to Jim’s nephew Alex Davis. Alex is a highly skilled chef out of Kansas City and he has brought his culinary gifts to Gatlinburg to add a little KC twist to the grub at Bones BBQ. Alex and his staff work daily to provide a warm and welcoming place dining spot for both locals and guests in Gatlinburg. The staff is friendly and are always happy to help you out with any questions you may have about the menu. The next time you’re in the Smokies stop by and say hello. Enjoy time by the fireplace or kick back on the outdoor patio. You’ll feel like you’re at home from the minute you walk in the door and you’ll leave with a full belly and ready to take a nap.

Speaking of feeling like you’re at home, our Gatlinburg hotel has the same great cozy ambiance and is locally owned as well. So if you’re ready to fill up on some amazing barbeque and crash in your hotel room for a great nap by the fireplace, then you’ll want to check out our guest rooms! Click Here to find the perfect accommodations for your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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