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Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit

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2022 Business Route 20, Corner of Beaver Valley Road and US Rt. 20, Belvidere, IL 61008-7100
+1 815-742-5761
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Huntley, Illinois
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We live about 30 miles away but try to visit at least once every summer. The roadside atmosphere with open-air seating next to huge, mature oak trees is a real draw. I actually like the sides better than the meat itself; the pulled pork and brisket are okay but the beans and especially the potato salad are excellent. I think... More 

Thank Rusty A
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've always had good food here. Choose from brisket, pulled pork, turkey club, pork chop, smoked chicken and ribs. They also have plenty of sides to choose from. Loaded baked potato, baked potato, sweet potato, potatoe salad, smoked baked beans or homemade cornbread. On Wednesday nights there's a car show and they usually have a DJ playing nostalgic music. The... More 

Thank tlmkr_99
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome bbq coop to stop in at. Very comfy and affordable the food was very good as well.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rockford, Illinois
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122 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic ribs at this outdoor BBQ place. The loaded baked potato and the brisket sandwich are also awesome. The ribs are so tender the meat literally falls off the bone. It's a mild smoked BBQ taste and there is no MSG in the food. The set up here is different than most restaurants. You stand in line to order, and... More 

Thank Llamma2
Seward, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years, I've become particularly picky about my barbecue. I've eaten enough southern barbecue to know the difference between the good joints and the average or bad ones. Since my work moved me up north to Illinois, my quest to find GOOD southern barbecue has remained ongoing. It is that never-ending quest to find a little bit of the... More 

Thank JustMeWithMyFamily
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hit this place on a Saturday in July, 2016 for a BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich. $6.00 for a crazy great sandwich. Delicious BBQ Sauce to add if you so choose. Picnic tables outside as is most, if not all of the dining so you may want to pass it up if raining. Small playground with swings for the kids. Great... More 

Thank Kevin L
Belvidere, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Fun family friendly atmosphere. Delicious food if you love BBQ. Great car shows and special events. Outside and shelter seating.

Thank sltomasch
Byron, IL
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

My wife and I had lunch on a Wednesday, but we ordered the "dinner" sized meal. The brisket was tender and flavorful; the potato salad was tasty; and the cole slaw was very good. After placing our order, we found a patio table which was part of the outdoor seating. Our food arrived quickly, and our waitress was friendly. The... More 

Thank GulfBreeze3
Rockford, Illinois
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Awesome place to eat, love the outdoor seating. Something for everyone, even the dogs get to come and they love the smoked bones for only $1. Great prices for good BBQ.

Thank Stefanie B
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a fantastic place to eat, amazing food everything we try is good. There is no bad food here. You can smell the amazingness just driving by. one thing to keep in mind though is that is is cash only place.

Thank Leonard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2022 Business Route 20, Corner of Beaver Valley Road and US Rt. 20, Belvidere, IL 61008-7100
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belvidere
  • Phone Number: +1 815-742-5761

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?