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Ste 206, 2200 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL
309-688-3606
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Complete hidden treasure

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. ;)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Paradise12345
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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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Thank NAE51
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with family and was very excited we were dinning there. I ordered the combo plate with catfish and bbq ribs. The catfish, baked beans and cole slaw was delicious. The ribs were ok and the service was adequate.

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Thank chill993
Naperville, Illinois, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I generally done frequent the mall for a good dinner, however after reading the reviews I had to check it out. I had the catfish with pulled pork dinner and a couple of sides. Catfish has a delicious cornmeal breading and was cooked to perfection. Just over $10 for a good meal, too bad there's no beer here. Wait staff... More 

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Thank Dana O
Washington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Just an average BBQ joint. Ribs are smothered which takes away from quality. Service is fine but food average. Good sauce.

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Thank PCBIllinois
peoria, il
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We arrived at lunchtime and found the restaurant about a third full. We found a table and were waited on immediately. We didn't have to wait long for our drinks and we both tried two meat combos. The pulled pork is good and lean, although on the dry side. The barbecue sauce is good, but really just ok. It's decent... More 

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Thank Montyd72
Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

good food and friendly service. nice atmosphere; I had the ribs and girlfriend had the pulled pork. you can also get the sauce on the side

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ste 206, 2200 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: 309-688-3606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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