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Smoke Pit Bar-B-Que

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404 Belt Line Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234-4405
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazing BBQ

THere is a saying, don't judge a book by its' cover and the same holds for this restaurant. From the outside, you would think you were in the back-woods down south. My suggestion - go inside and enjoy a truly 'old school' BBQ joint. The wood burning aroma is the first appetizer for what is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Jim M
Troy, Michigan
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Westland, Michigan
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coworker and I wanted some St. Louis BBQ. so we decided to try this place. Big mistake! Good was horrible. Ribs tasted like ketchup on them. Cole slaw was the worst. Too cheap to even offer Coke and had some horrible off brand. We both ended up getting sick after eating there. Don't recommend this place

Thank ryan144144
Ashland, Missouri
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This place is a true gem. Vibe like a roadside stand. Owner operated. Friendly as can be. Messiest ribs I have ever eaten (that's a huge compliment!). Hesitate to rate for fear of overcrowding. Try the hot sauce.

Thank VitaminMoose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We love stopping off at Smokepit and grabbing a quick meal. The owners are the ones taking care of your order. There is a screened in porch to eat outside without the bugs. The food is always good here..from the massive pork steak to the pulled pork. You can't go wrong with whatever you order here. The rolls are amazing... More 

Thank Dawn B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Made many trips here, tried everything on the menu from ribs, the 1 and 1/2 pound pork steak to the smoked turkey. Its all first rate, including home made rolls and slaw, and down home. Skip the pearls and tux and wear your bib overhauls, they are NOT for 'fine dining' but 'dining fine'. Beats all the snooty expensive BBQ... More 

2 Thank Nebular R
Troy, Michigan
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171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

THere is a saying, don't judge a book by its' cover and the same holds for this restaurant. From the outside, you would think you were in the back-woods down south. My suggestion - go inside and enjoy a truly 'old school' BBQ joint. The wood burning aroma is the first appetizer for what is ahead. I had the 1/2... More 

Thank Jim M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

1 Thank Babs B
Niles, Mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 via mobile

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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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 

Thank Chaser1948
Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

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!

Thank Jay M

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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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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