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Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a seasonal restaurant. It is open during the months of April until October. During the winter months they are closed. Every Wednesday they have a classic car show weather permitting. Every once in a while they have a live DJ playing music. I went to the classic car show and then I went and purchased some ribs. The... More 

Thank alfie2u
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bbq sauce is good the pulled pork was good. The bread isbaweful way to large. Bacon was charred.

Thank Bartek B
Belvidere, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

With a convenient location right on business route 20 this place really draws a crowd on nice days. They are very efficient with their service so you usually don't have to wait too long. The loaded baked potato is great!

Thank Im-a-HappyCamper57
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This place has awesome BQ! They always have a lunch special with pulled pork sandwich, chips and drink. Great place to stop for lunch or dinner. You sit outside on picnic tables or at round tables with chairs to eat. It's like going on a picnic and someone else does all the work! :)

Thank Hazel A
near Chicago, IL
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We were passing through the Rockford/Belvidere area and had heard that this casual roadside restaurant had a good reputation, so we decided to try it. What we hadn't realized was that they host a free "hot rod/muscle car" gathering on Wednesday nights during the summer. People were mulling about everywhere, some looking at the cars, while others were trying to... More 

Thank sellbuy1234567
Belvidere, Illinois
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Atmosphere is open-air. Enjoy resting, eating, and talking. Baked potato was fabulous. Heard other foods are excellent. Take time to stop in and enjoy "BOONE COUNTY'S BBQ PIT."

Thank Tab S
Huntley, Illinois
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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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126 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?