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Witt's Smokehouse & Deli

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10325 E State Highway 33, Effingham, IL 62401-5362
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We were traveling and spotted this on Trip Advisor. Since we love BBQ, we stopped. We discovered that they have a little more than BBQ on the menu. Deli items and such makes it a great place to stop if you are looking for variety. Food was better than average, although not my best BBQ stop. Décor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Michael G
Cedar Lake, Indiana
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Cedar Lake, Indiana
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were traveling and spotted this on Trip Advisor. Since we love BBQ, we stopped. We discovered that they have a little more than BBQ on the menu. Deli items and such makes it a great place to stop if you are looking for variety. Food was better than average, although not my best BBQ stop. Décor was fabulous. Prices... More 

Thank Michael G
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a "take a chance" resturant. You take a chance that it's open and you take a chance on the food. There have been times when the meal was good and plentiful, and other times it was bad. The service is so-so. I've been there 3 or 4 times but I don't go out of my way to eat... More 

Thank fallingapot
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have eaten here a few times and have tried different things each time. Everything was very good. Good sized portions. The downside is they don't have much of a selection of BBQ sauces compared to other BBQ places we've been to, but over all the food is good.

Thank Tracy H
Kent, Ohio
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We selected this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. On our first night out on a recent road trip, we were looking for great BBQ and found it here. The previous reviews are fairly accurate overall. The menu has a good variety of typical selections for a BBQ joint and a few surprises; my wife and I... More 

Thank Dan556
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am not a BBQ eater so, it may be good, but other food is below average. Long waits, slow staff, pricey, weird hours. Been here 4 or 5 times. Don't get pizza.

Thank hovaard45
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A combination deli/catering/order out place that also has a few cafeteria style booths and tables for eating in. It's a couple of miles out of town and very unassuming but the food is great. All sauces and rubs are their own creation. Our waitress Ashley was an absolute stitch. Everyone in our party was very happy with their meal.

Thank dhs_storytime
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Witts smokehouse has seasonal hours. They vary from what trip advisor shows. I posted a picture showing those times. Check that or call ahead before driving out of your way.

1 Thank brohopcp
Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This place has a very good Spinach Dip appetizer. The atmosphere is rustic and they also have outdoor seating during the nicer weather months. The food here tastes freshly made. This is a local establishment that is not some big chain that ships things in, which is great to have things fresh here! Effingham has many chain establishments and it... More 

Thank CasualTravelSR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came from out of town with Trip Advisor showing this place to be open. We get there and their hours show closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Are you kidding? Lol! What a joke

1 Thank G E
Columbus, Indiana
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194 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stopped at Whitt's on the way to visit family. It is located just outside Effingham. It was a Friday night and we expected it to be busy. It was not very busy however. The interior has a bunch of tables and also a bar on the left side of the building. The bar sits about 8 people but there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10325 E State Highway 33, Effingham, IL 62401-5362
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: 217-868-5615

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?