Stinker’s is part of the massive enterprise that is Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson. It offers the unique opportunity to chow down on some Southern-style BBQ while you catch a great show at The Shed.
The restaurant serves both dry-rubbed and wet ribs along with chopped or quartered chicken, and chopped pork in the form of platters, combos and sandwiches. Everything comes with a choice of traditional side options, including a really fine version of baked beans. Plus: hoe-cakes!

From YUMMM!, the Metro Pulse restaurant guide:

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and in the case of Stinker’s Bar-B-Que Shack that’s partially true. Yet, that’s only the beginning of this story—the rest is all about good food and a culture of homegrown hospitality.

Stinker’s Bar-B-Que started out as a way to feed visitors to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson and its live music venue, the Shed. But it didn’t take long for barbecue of this quality to create its own demand, and what was once a convenience is now a destination dining room.

The menu here is simple and direct with an idea to do one thing and to do it well: barbecue. There are some other menu items—you could order a grilled cheese, for example—but once the smell of the main attraction hits your nose, you won’t be satisfied with anything else. Culinary Manager Denny Holford is the author of the barbecue from start to finish. He uses both hickory and cherry wood to fuel the smokers that were custom made for him just up Highway 321 in Walland. They help deliver the great taste to all the chicken, pork and brisket that Denny smokes right there on site.

The restaurant serves both dry-rubbed and wet ribs along with chopped or quartered chicken, and chopped pork in the form of platters, combos and sandwiches. Everything comes with a choice of traditional side options, including a really fine version of baked beans. But one of the best things about Stinker’s is that platters or combinations come with house-made and hard to resist Hoecake. That’s not something that you’ll find everywhere—it’s a traditional recipe that’s makes a great taste partner to Denny’s well smoked ’que.
A visit to the restaurant comes with its own side dish of good times: After a decade in business, The Shed remains one of the area’s premiere live-music venues and features great Americana with acts like the Kentucky Headhunters, Unknown Hinson, and Leon Russell. The music, the food, and the feel of the entire place reflect the culture of the Valley and create an authentic East Tennessee experience.

And the welcoming feel of this place defies any notion of stereotype about motorcycles and their fans. Good food and good music are great social levelers—Stinker’s is home to both.


Restaurant Details

Locally Owned Wifi Patio Live Music Accepts Reservations Party Room (20+)
Kids Menu Delivers Buffet Waterfront Vegetarian Dishes Vegan Dishes

Hours

Day Opens Closes
Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. 6 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. 6 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. 6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. 7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. 7 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Day Business Hours
Sunday 11 a.m.
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6 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m.
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6 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m.
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6 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.
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6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.
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7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.
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7 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.
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10 p.m.

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