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Smo-King Pit

Ste 206, 2200 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL
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Ranked #6 of 341 restaurants in Peoria
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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27 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
Peoria, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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4 reviews 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
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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El Paso
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This place has the most delicious food, amazing friendly service, and a beautiful peaceful atmosphere. Extremely affordable too. The pulled pork sandwich with fries & green beans is my favorite. Not only is the food amazing, but every employee I've ever encountered at this wonderful place has been kind, sweet and genuine. Perfect!! Don't miss it!

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