The first time my wife and I went to Smo-King Pit it was primarily because the mall it is in had a pitiful food court. We wanted more than fast food and Smo-King Pit was the only alternative there. We were pleasantly surprised not just by the quality of the food but by the demeanor and courtesy of the wait staff. It was obvious by the scripture and uplifting sayings discreetly decorating the restaurant that the owners at least were church goin' folks (our kind of folks). This bade well for the friendliness factor. The menu is straight forward enough; sandwiches of various types, chicken wings (prepared fresh), pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. While I have not been disappointed by anything I've tried there the star of the show is their BBQ sauce. Once I learned they sold their signature sauce by the bottle I was all in. I bought a gallon! I've shared samples (small ones because I'm stingy with the stuff) with co-workers and have been back to Smo-King Pit to by some for them (also gallons!). Nice people and great food can be found in this cozy place. Yeah, it's next to Sears in Northwoods Mall in Peoria, Illinois, but hey... who cares where it is. I'm bettin' you'll be bringing home a bottle of their sauce like I did.
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