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Smo-King Pit

2200 W War Memorial Dr Ste 206, Peoria, IL 61613-1079
+1 309-688-3606
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“catfish” (11 reviews)
“rib tips” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (24 reviews)
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2200 W War Memorial Dr Ste 206, Peoria, IL 61613-1079
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were passing through Peoria and saw what good reviews this place got so we thought we'd give it a go. It is a family run, unassuming little place in the Mall. The owner and his son were so kind and made us feel special....More

Thank Famontherun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is the best. The owners and staff are super, and the smoked meats are fantastic! Don't be fooled by the fact that this place is in a mall. If you are in Peoria, IL and you are looking for great BBQ, Smo-King Pit...More

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed March 25, 2018

this was the first time we had eaten at this restaurant, but had seen it had good reviews. The place is somewhat small and not fancy by any means. I ordered the "create your own" and had ribs and brisket and my wife had rib...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed January 31, 2018

We have tried a lot of things and everyone of them has been great,and some of the nicest people you would ever want to meet! You want good food you have to try Smo-King Pit!

Thank Tom B
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Came on Sunfay at 230. Lots of folks had catfish and were NOT disappointed. I had pound of rib tips with coleslaw. Coleslaw was just right, not too sweet and not vinegary. Spot on. Rib tips were tender and smoky. Phenomenal food at great price....More

Thank namickey
Reviewed November 7, 2017

It's a tiny little place in the mall. There is some of the stock stacked up in the corner of the dining room. There is not a wall without several pictures. But the food was amazing, the service was outstanding (even though they were busy,...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for some ribs and this place came up in Trip Advisor. Seeing that it was in the mall made us hesitant to try it. It was getting late in the day so we said let's give er a go.... I am so...More

Thank Stacey R
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We been eating and making BBQ for years, (we have 2 smokers) so on a stopover in Peoria, we ordered take-out ribs. Great decision! When our 5 kids were growing up, I told them "you have every right to complain about bad service (or quality,...More

Thank IoweaBoy-ChicagoWife
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I was staying near the mall and wanted to get some exercise. After reading reviews, I found this BBQ restaurant on the second level. Being from Texas, I was very doubtful the meat would be anywhere close to Texas BBQ. I was wrong. I ordered...More

Thank Steveh3Texas
Reviewed March 24, 2017

I have to admit that I have not yet dined-in. But I have been there many times to carry-out. The food is addictive. I am craving it right now, just writing about it. If you call ahead and place your order, it will be ready...More

Thank myparl0r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 W War Memorial Dr Ste 206, Peoria, IL 61613-1079
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-688-3606
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