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3 Reasons Bones BBQ Joint in Gatlinburg is a Must-Try Restaurant

DATE : February 19, 2021

A mountain vacation calls for a meal that’s authentic, delicious, and makes your mouth water before you’ve ever even stepped one foot inside of the door. Here in the Smokies, Bones BBQ Joint offers up all of the above and more. Located just off the Parkway, this restaurant is a must-try the next time you’re in town. Here are 3 reasons to stop in at least one during your stay with us in downtown Gatlinburg.

1. The Location

dining area inside Bones BBQ JointDuring your time with us at Bearskin Lodge on the River you’ll be just steps away from the best spots in downtown Gatlinburg. Stopping off at Bones BBQ Joint for a heaping plate of delicious BBQ with all of the fixins is easy when you’re exploring all of the shops, attractions, museums, and more. Located next to the Gatlinburg Space Needle, the restaurant is in the perfect location for a mid-day pit stop for lunch or dinner as you’re wrapping up the day. If the weather isn’t favorable for walking, Bones BBQ Joint offers free parking for guests directly beside their building.

2. The Grub

counter at bones bbq jointIf you’re looking for a menu that’s packed with authentic southern barbeque, Bones is a spot that you don’t want to miss! You can’t go wrong with their fall-off-the-bones ribs, perfectly cooked chicken, fourth generation family secret BBQ sauce, sides that would make any grandmother in the south proud, and countless other items. If that wasn’t enough then you can also add in non-tradition menu items, pitmaster combos, appetizers, family supper deals, and Grannyette’s Homemade Desserts. Hungry yet?

3. The Ambiance

Oakes family sign in Bones BBQA visit to Bones BBQ Joint in downtown Gatlinburg is like stopping off at your favorite neighborhood barbeque spot where all of your friends hang out, only Bones is minutes away from the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s a cozy and rustic spot that’s filled with historical photos from the area, spacious indoor seating, a great outdoor dining area, and is always manned with friendly and helpful staff. Gatlinburg’s best BBQ spot is also now offering curbside, carry out, and delivery options. Visit their website to place your order online and then head out for a picnic in the park or come on back to your home away from home with us here at Bearskin Lodge on the River.

Ready for BBQ, mountains, fun in Gatlinburg, and a great stay with us? Our Guest Rooms include eight different options for you as well as adjoining guest rooms upon request. Traveling with a group? We would love to host you! Contact Us with the details and we’ll be happy to help you plan your stay!

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