If you’re heading to Gatlinburg for some fun in the Smokies, you need to fuel up on the best grub around town. Bones BBQ Joint is a locally owned spot that will have your mouth watering before you ever step a foot in the door. Here are 4 things to know about the Bones BBQ Joint in Gatlinburg.
1. The Story
Bones BBQ Joint was first opened in 2013 by lifelong Gatlinburg resident Jim Ogle. In 2019 Bones BBQ changed hands and now belongs to Jim’s nephew Alex Davis, a well established and highly skilled chef out of Kansas City. Thanks to Alex tossing in some Kansas City style with the original southern style bbq items on the menu, Bones BBQ now offers up dishes that you won’t find anywhere else in the Smoky Mountains.
2. The Restaurant
Bones BBQ Joint is located just a short walk away from the parkway in Gatlinburg and is the perfect spot to grab dinner as you’re exploring downtown. They offer free parking to guests, have a very spacious indoor space, and a large outdoor area as well. The restaurant also has a very rustic and cozy ambiance that is greatly appreciated by guests and that most certainly adds to the dining experience.
3. The Grub
On the menu you’ll find all of the traditional dishes that you would expect at a BBQ spot as well as all of the fixins. The Pitmaster Combos are always a hit and you can choose from the following; Dry Rubbed Ribs & Smoked Beef Brisket, Smoked Pork Special, Pulled Pork & Beef Brisket, or Smoked Springer Mountain Chicken & Dry Rubbed Ribs. All of the combos include two 12 ounce sides and dinner rolls or hushpuppies. The Pitmaster Combos and Family Supper Pitmaster Combos are perfect if you’re looking to pick up dinner and head out for a picnic in the park or back to the hotel to relax. The menu also includes a variety of sandwich plates and single person dinner options. Guests have 5 options for sauces and a list of sides that you’ll be certain came straight out of your granny’s kitchen. A hamburger, the Grilled Springer Mountain Chicken Sandwich, or quesadilla are excellent options for anyone in your party that may not want a traditional BBQ meal.
4. The Hook Up
Bones BBQ Joint can now hook you up with their amazing food in a few different ways. Their dining room is open to guests 7 days a week, starting at 11a.m. every day. They are also offering curbside, carry out, & delivery. You can find them on UberEats, Doordash, and Bring It! You can also place an order directly on the home page of their website.
Are you ready for a trip to Gatlinburg, the best BBQ in town, and a stay at our hotel on the river? During your stay with us you’ll not only be within walking distance of the national park and the best spots in downtown Gatlinburg, but Bones BBQ Joint is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel. All of Our Guest Rooms have fireplaces and private balconies overlooking the river. Our Amenities include everything you need for a great experience with us and enjoyable time in the Smoky Mountains. Take a minute to find the perfect accommodations for your next vacation and we look forward to seeing you soon!