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Smo-King Pit

2200 W War Memorial Dr Ste 206, Peoria, IL 61613-1079
+1 309-688-3606
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (22 reviews)
“pulled pork” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2200 W War Memorial Dr Ste 206, Peoria, IL 61613-1079
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for some ribs and this place came up in Trip Advisor. Seeing that it was in the mall made us hesitant to try it. It was getting late in the day so we said let's give er a go.... I am so...More

Thank Stacey R
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We been eating and making BBQ for years, (we have 2 smokers) so on a stopover in Peoria, we ordered take-out ribs. Great decision! When our 5 kids were growing up, I told them "you have every right to complain about bad service (or quality,...More

Thank IoweaBoy-ChicagoWife
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I was staying near the mall and wanted to get some exercise. After reading reviews, I found this BBQ restaurant on the second level. Being from Texas, I was very doubtful the meat would be anywhere close to Texas BBQ. I was wrong. I ordered...More

Thank Steveh3Texas
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I have to admit that I have not yet dined-in. But I have been there many times to carry-out. The food is addictive. I am craving it right now, just writing about it. If you call ahead and place your order, it will be ready...More

Thank myparl0r
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Texas, Arkansas,Oklahoma--I've been around when it comes to barbecue. Smo-King Pit is one of our go-to places. We've been coming here for years with family and friends. Let's talk sauce. This is the best I've had. Great depth...More

Thank 1happyfarmer
Reviewed 1 October 2016

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

Thank nathannoyes
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

Thank Crnbinder
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...More

Thank GrandchildrenRock
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!

Thank Amy D
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...More

Thank A C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 W War Memorial Dr Ste 206, Peoria, IL 61613-1079
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-688-3606
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