Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack

Boss Hogg's BBQ Shack: Lip-Smacking Barbecue With Plenty of Local Flavor
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you aren't a die-hard barbecue fan yet, you will be as soon as you sit down to a memorable meal at Boss Hogg's BBQ Shack. From pork and brisket to chicken and sausage, this legendary barbecue place has it all in a family-friendly environment just off the beaten path in Pigeon Forge. 

- The Local Expert Team

Why dine at a chain restaurant when you can fall head over heels for a local spot? Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack is a locally owned and operated barbecue joint and a true area staple. It’s tucked away on Wears Valley Road, just down the street from the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and a bit off of Pigeon Forge’s main tourist trail. If you want to get away from the crowds and the traffic and enjoy a quiet meal in a family-friendly spot, this is your place.

Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack specializes in slow-cooked meats, and the hand-pulled pork and smoked chicken here are sure to melt in your mouth. Be sure to dress your barbecue up in Boss Hogg’s signature sauce, which has a mustardy zing with a hint of sweetness. You won’t find anything like it anywhere else in the Smokies, so you’d better make your way to this cozy barbecue shack to try some. Also, don’t forget the sides. This restaurant has a standard side menu, but you might get lucky and find a daily special or two available for a limited time.

Can’t decide what to order? Take a look at some of the menu favorites at Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack:

Barbecue Pork Sandwich Plate
Pigeon Forge is also known as pulled pork country, so you know Boss Hogg’s barbecue pork sandwich plate is going to be good. This meal comes with two sides, like potato salad, green beans, or a daily special.

Rib Plate
Rib fans won’t want to miss this heaping plate. Choose from a half rack or a full rack of ribs and add two sides, like coleslaw and baked beans.

Brisket Value Pack
The value packs at Boss Hogg’s can feed around four, so they’re perfect for families. With the brisket value pack, you’ll get a whole pound of brisket, four rolls, your choice of two sides, plenty of signature barbecue sauce, and bread for brisket sandwiches.

This family-friendly barbecue shack hasn’t forgotten about the kids either. Diners under 12 can choose from two kids’ meal options: chicken tenders and fries or a pork sandwich and fries. Of course, if your kids are already barbecue enthusiasts, they might just want to order off the main menu instead, especially if they love smoked sausage or barbecue chicken.

Feeding a hungry crew or catering a little get-together at your Smoky Mountain cabin? There’s no need to cook. Instead, order from the Grab-N-Go menu at Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack. You can pick up brisket and pork by the pound, along with half and full racks of ribs. Boss Hogg’s also has bottles of barbecue sauce on hand, and you can pick up coleslaw, beans, and potato salad by the pint. You’ll have an amazing meal for everyone with just one quick stop at this eatery.

Insider Tip:
Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack is on the small side, so it can get crowded at peak lunch or dinner hours. Try grabbing a table on the breezy patio or opting for takeout instead. If you don’t feel like waiting for a table, take your order to go and enjoy it at your favorite park or at your Smoky Mountain cabin.