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Smo-King Pit

Ste 206, 2200 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL
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Ranked #6 of 340 restaurants in Peoria
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Mar 20, 2014
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95% Recommend
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Morton, Illinois
1 review
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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Tolono, Illinois, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Kind of a hole in the wall little place tucked in an obscure corner of the mall, but had really good food. Just the right amount of heat, thin sweet & spicy sauce was excellent. I had ribs which were awesome, very smoky, wife had brisket which was also very good. Prices were very reasonable ,$10 for dinner and $7... More

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Peoria, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I love my ribs but the catfish fillet dinner is to die for. Lightly breaded and very crispy on the outside. All the side dishes are all made from scratch. No bucket slaw here! Love this place. I wish they had a better location. I don't like parking at the mall and walking so far. A drive thru would put... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Wonderful food and bbq sauce is special - Mike's recipe. Friendly staff, generous portions and very affordable. The beef brisket is incredible. Our family loves going here - one of our alltime favorites - very family friendly too. Nice and clean too.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

First of all, this is NOT a dinner date kind of place. From that standpoint, it was a huge disappointment. The ambiance is a mixture of your aunt's kitchen in her small, rustic lake house and a lunch hour diner. No alcohol is served here (and it's a barbecue joint); soft drinks only! Your fellow diners seem to be mainly... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I have never had ribs this good in my life! Hands down, a rib snob at heart, this place took my spot for best ribs e-vah. Nicest people, saucy, and hearty. Love it. Don't let the mall location fool you, it's amazing.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I would definitely stop by and try the food. I have not had anything bad from here. I think my favorite is the nachos with the pulled pork, and then coat it with their bbq sauce.. Very very good! My kids also enjoy their ribs, and their burgers. It is located in the mall down by sears. This is definitely... More

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East Peoria, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful Peoria BBQ, my favorite is the beef brisket. Great family owned restaurant. Great service and friendly.

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