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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 28
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Decent Food, Great Staff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Montyd72
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peoria, il
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Washington, Illinois
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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peoria, il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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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Orland Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 158 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 17 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 10 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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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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