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Ste 206, 2200 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL
309-688-3606
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Good food & service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Gtown2010
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Illinois
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Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 3 reviews
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I called ahead to let them know there would be a group of us coming in for dinner. There was 17 of us and only one person had anything bad to say about his meal. He felt his ribs had fat on them. The rest of us that had the ribs were very satisfied. The BBQ sauce which they make... More 

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mississippi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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341 reviews 341 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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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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