Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ – Sevierville

Trotter's Whole Hog BBQ – Serving Sevierville Meats and More Smoked to Perfection
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When tender, smoky meats are calling your name, Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ is the place to go in Sevierville. Their smoked goodness is available by the plate — or you can carry out a huge, boxed meal for the whole family.  Just don’t forget to save room for dessert because their Banana Pudding is the best around.

- The Local Expert Team

Set in historic downtown Sevierville, Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ goes all out in creating decadent smoked meats and more. Their mission is to provide locals and tourists alike with Smoky Mountain barbecue to remember. And they’re definitely successful in getting the job done.

Their smoking process starts with the selection of the finest meats around, including pork butt, beef brisket, and whole chicken. Then, they brine, rub, and otherwise prepare the meats for their smoker before putting them over the fire for hours at a time. The meats always cook low and slow, so they come out juicy, tender, and perfectly crisp in all the right places.

To provide the full BBQ experience, they don’t stop at simply smoking the meats. Their crew creates handcrafted sides, sauces, and more to go with all the meaty deliciousness. Smoked potato salad, baked beans, and collard greens are just a few things you might find on the sides menu when you arrive. Don’t overlook their housemade BBQ potato chips, though, or you’ll miss out big time.

To get a taste of all they offer, you’ll need to decide if you want to enjoy your smoked selections by the plate, platter, or in a sandwich. If you want to feed a crowd at a slight discount, go with their family meals instead. Available as carry-out only, their boxed meals can feed 4 to 10 people, depending on which one you order.

If you’re eating on your own or in a small group, stick around to enjoy your meal in their cozy dining room. The old-school aesthetic and friendly service let you savor the good vibes as you dig into all the smoked perfection.

You won’t want to miss their:

Pork Rinds
If you love crispy, salty pork rinds, you’re going to want to try them fresh, for sure. To create their Pork Rinds, the crew takes prepared pork skin and then pops it into the deep fryer until puffed up and crunchy. Then, they pull it out, add plenty of salt, and serve them up hot and ready to enjoy.

Smoked Bologna Sandwich
Are you a sucker for a good bologna sandwich? If so, treat yourself to the Smoked Bologna Sandwich to try this fan favorite in a whole new way. This dish starts with the preparation of their smoked bologna all night long. When you order, they carve off a thick slice and put it on toasted bread along with lettuce, onions, and pickles. A single side of your choice completes your meal.

Short Rib Platter
For crispy yet tender smoked meat in every bite, order up the Short Rib Platter. This dish begins long before you arrive as the short ribs go into the smoker for hours and hours. Upon receiving your order, the crew puts a generous scoop of ribs on the platter and then adds two sides of your choice.

BBQ Chips
Get the BBQ Chips as your side when nothing else will do but well-seasoned potato chips made fresh to order. They prepare this popular side by using a crinkle cutter to cut up high-quality potatoes. Then, they take them for a spin in the fryer until crispy before tossing them in their signature BBQ seasoning. Yum!

You might be tempted to fill all the way up on all the smoked meats and sides, but do yourself a favor and save room for dessert. With that move, you’ll get to enjoy the creamiest, most flavorful Banana Pudding on the planet. The vanilla cookies over top add to the magic, creating the ultimate sweet ending to your barbecue experience. If that’s not your style, they always have Chocolate Chip Cookies plus whatever seasonal desserts they dream up.

Insider Tips:
-When ordering the family boxes, keep in mind that there’s an upcharge for ribs.
-Watch their Facebook page for holiday meal specials, like their Thanksgiving spread built to serve up to 10 people.
-Want to keep enjoying their bright, bold flavors? Buy a container of their vinegar sauce to use at home.