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mississippi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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St Louis
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This restaurant is located in a run-down mall on the outskirts of Peoria and I should have just passed on by instead of stopping. The food and prices are ok, but nothing great and very typical of a mall outlet (Think sub-par big box chains). However, they do cut corners on just about everything. No Beef Brisket, said it was... More 

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chicago
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304 reviews 304 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were passing thru Peoria and used trip advisor to lead us here . I had the 6 rib meal with 2 sides. Beans were ordinary but the slaw was delicious . The ribs fell off the bone a bit too easily-usually means they were boiled first .Still were tasty . Wife had pulled pork which was not smoky enough... More 

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Bay City, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Barbecue in a mall? Yes indeed and some of the best we'd eaten. Catfish, ribs, pulled pork, chicken - we tried them all and everything was delicious. Delighted by the variety of ways that the basics were prepared. Eleven people and no one unhappy. They were very accommodating when we came without reservation.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My son and I decided to have dinner here after hearing friends talk about how nice it is. We were not disappointed. The place is small, clean and has a great Christian atmosphere. The food was fabulous! I had the catfish/chicken breast dinner that comes with two sides. I have not had catfish that delicious in a long time! I... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I would come here just to support the wonderful people who run this restaurant... but it really helps that their food is the best american food in town! :)

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Morton, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My husband and I are huge BBQ fans and so when we were with our daughter at the Mall, we decided to give Smo-King Pit a try. We were so surprised! It was amazing! The prices were great, the decorations were awesome, and the food was unbelievable! I had the honey habanero wings and rib combo and I was in... More 

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Metamora, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We have eaten here numerous times and have never left hungry! The food is unbelievably good we have tried almost everything on the menu and it's all great! The service is also consistently good. This is hands down my favorite place to eat anywhere.

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Additional Information about Smo-King Pit

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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