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404 Belt Line Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234-4405
618-344-4950
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We stopped by this restaurant during a particularly awful snow storm in February since it is located so close to home. This was our first time at Smoke Pit, and I didn't know what to expect - especially during such bad weather. The owners were super friendly to us and extremely helpful in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Babs B
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stopped by this restaurant during a particularly awful snow storm in February since it is located so close to home. This was our first time at Smoke Pit, and I didn't know what to expect - especially during such bad weather. The owners were super friendly to us and extremely helpful in ordering off the menu. While we waited... More 

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Niles, Mi
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27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We ate here because of TripAdvisor reviews; my wife and I were not disappointed. My wife enjoyed her half of a BBQ’d chicken with slaw and mac and cheese and my half rack of ribs were very good; along with BBQ beans and mac and cheese. We both do not usually enjoy heavily sauced BBQ, but we enjoyed both of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The owners are just part of the reason this place is amazing. The ambience inside makes you feel like you're at your maw's place having some home cooked food. We got the pulled chicken bbq with mac and cheese and slaw and it did not disappoint. These people are great and so is their food. Authentic and home grown, can't... More 

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

To say I was disappointed in the BBQ is an understatement. I ordered a sampler platter which enabled me to taste the ribs, pulled pork, and beef. The ribs were not baby backs and while tender they were served drenched in sauce. Have you heard of dry rub? The pulled pork was drenched in sauce. Again, hard to taste any... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My search is over after discovering Smoke Pit! The BBQ here is the best I've ever had. And I've had them all. This beats KC, Memphis, Texas (yawn) and Carolina. Looking forward to many happy returns!

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Maryville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I wouldn't recommend dining in during the months of July or August because they either have covered outdoor seating or a few indoor seats in a bbq restaurant that doesn't have central air. It gets HOT in there! I feel bad for the cooks. That being said, the actual food is amazing. The pulled pork sandwich is fantastic. Why drive... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Best beans this side of the country. Fast and courteous. Price was just right. You'll feel like you're down south on someone's front porch! Loved it!

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2009

I lived in Memphis TN for 7 years, attended "The World BBQ Contest" every year. Had some fantastic BBQ there, so I know The Real Deal. This place would be in the top 3 or 4 of all world competitors, if they bothered to compete. No other place within 300 miles can touch them. Get the 1 and 1/2 pound... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 Belt Line Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234-4405
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Collinsville
  • Phone Number: 618-344-4950

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?