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Smo-King Pit

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Ste 206, 2200 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL
+1 309-688-3606
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10:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 21:00
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Manito, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great family restaurant, good atmosphere and fine service! They know how to do barbecue! Take the whole family and enjoy!

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Thank nathannoyes
Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I've been there several times and it is always fantastic. I usually get the pulled pork because I love it but everything I've had has been great. You can't go wrong if you want great food at a very reasonable price

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Thank Crnbinder
Helena, Alabama
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The ribs were delicious! Just what we were looking for. They were meaty, moist and almost falling off the bones. I also enjoyed the cole slaw and I am pretty picky...liking a creamy slaw. The atmosphere was pleasant and the staff was friendly. I will definitely be returning!

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Thank GrandchildrenRock
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a BBQ place on a recent trip to Peoria. We weren't sure about this place because it was in the mall but gave it a shot anyway. It was great! Very nice atmosphere. Great service. Great food. Would definitely visit again!

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Thank Amy D
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

We have family in Peoria and ordered food from here for an Anniversary party. We ordered and paid ahead of time and then they dropped it off at the party the next day. The restaurant seemed cozy and nicely themed. The beef, pork and potatoes were a big hit with everyone. I personally am not a big BBQ fan and... More 

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Thank A C
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This is some of the best BBQ in town and it's location is completely unexpected. We have had it catered and also went to the restaurant for lunch. More than enough food, you will have plenty of leftovers. Well worth taking the time to find. ;)

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Thank Paradise12345
Medellin, Colombia
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211 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

First time visitor to this restaurant. I had heard good reviews for the Pulled Pork so wanted to try it for myself. I have to say it was great. The Rib Tips were also very good. The dishes had ample sized sides and the employees were very friendly.

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Thank dwkfoster
Albany, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Some of the best BBQ I have ever had! The ribs where full of flavor and tender! My wife ordered the Catfish dinner. The filets where a good size and perfectly seasoned with the right amount of crisp on the outside. The inside had the perfect texture and held together til the end. We have tried many other BBQ places... More 

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Thank dw3c91001
Peoria, Illinois
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Very good BBQ! Their ribs are delicious as well as the pulled pork. Green beans are great too. Haven't had anything that I don't like from this place. Kind of hidden if you aren't familiar with the mall, but worth a search to try! Small place but very good!

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1 Thank NAE51
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

The decision to eat here was one if convenience since we were at the mall already but since they had a kids menu that offered chicken strips and french fries we were happy to try it. I got the pulled pork nachos and my husband got 1/3 rack of ribs. The waitress made a point of asking if we wanted... More 

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Thank Lori S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ste 206, 2200 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-688-3606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?