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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: Dinner, Lunch

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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
tastes as great as the aroma when you are nearing the resturant

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
whiskey2050
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Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We were in Peoria and looking for a place to eat and checked Tripadvisor for suggestions. My family loves pulled pork and this place seemed to fulfill our wishes for lunch. We found it located in a shopping mall and were unsure if we picked a good place or not as the inside was very unassuming. Well, we were pleasantly... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I stumpled accross this place when shopping in the mall in Peoria. It is tucked away in an upstairs corner away from the food court. They have independant seeting and bathrooms. Looks like a southern BBQ joint. It is a cafe style. My order only took a few minutes. Staff was very nice. Food was outstanding. Kind of reminded me... More 

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Peoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food was great , and the staff was exceptional. I love all of the sayings that they have around. It is a great place to take your family. I was really also impressed by the Christian music that they play. Everyone was very friendly from the time you walk in the door until you leave.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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3 reviews
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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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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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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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Address: Ste 206, 2200 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL
Phone Number: 309-688-3606
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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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