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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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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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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
FANTASTIC BBQ AT THE RIGHT PRICE!

We were in town for a wedding. Our family had traveled here from St. Louis and after the wedding rehearsal, we were all hungry and in need of some dinner. We decided to eat at the Smo-King BBQ at Northwoods Mall (2nd floor right near the Sears entrance and beside GNC). We had a great meal at a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Robert C
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We were in town for a wedding. Our family had traveled here from St. Louis and after the wedding rehearsal, we were all hungry and in need of some dinner. We decided to eat at the Smo-King BBQ at Northwoods Mall (2nd floor right near the Sears entrance and beside GNC). We had a great meal at a great price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Food rocked. I have ate BBQ every city I go. The food speaks for itself. Not the prettiest place not the cleanest. But very solid good BBQ. Orderd the 2 meat combo. Brisket- done right fresh. Pulled pork- juciey and fresh. Noticed that they were getting lots of take out order call ins. They are in the mall which doesn't... More 

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Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The BBQ was tasty and the service was quick and friendly. The restaurant is tucked away in the corner of a mall and seating is limited but worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Smo-King Pit is not a fancy place, but it is delicious. We love the pulled smoked chicken, especially on the loaded fries appetizer. BBQ sauce is homemade and very good. The decor is rustic with many faith-based quotes. The service varies depending on the day, but you can tell they are always working very hard. A great family-owned gem in... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is the best BBQ in Peoria. They take their time and do it right and it is awesome! I think I may have a party catered by them soon!

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I love bbq and frequently eat at Hickory River and Famous Dave's here in Peoria. We decided to try this bbq restaurant in Northwoods mall as we had never been, a friend had recommended, and it was in the top 10 restaurants in Peoria on trip advisor. Well we were really disappointed and won't be going back.... More 

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illinois
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I called ahead to let them know there would be a group of us coming in for dinner. There was 17 of us and only one person had anything bad to say about his meal. He felt his ribs had fat on them. The rest of us that had the ribs were very satisfied. The BBQ sauce which they make... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We love this place. They offer real BBQ with a taste that cant be topped. Brisket, chicken and pork. Cant wait to get back there

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Peoria, Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A family birthday meal was the occasion to meet at Smo-King Pit in Peoria. The food was delicious, and extremely plentiful. We called ahead to reserve a table and were dealt with very graciously. The service was above average and attention to detail for our group of 10, including one teen and two in highchairs, was absolutely excellent. Our group... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

to go or eat in cant go wrong here - priced just right and lots of food - only complaint was the stale piece of bread and the corn was rather small -- the ribs are Memphis quality

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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
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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