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Smo-King Pit

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Ste 206, 2200 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL
309-688-3606
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a BBQ place on a recent trip to Peoria. We weren't sure about this place because it was in the mall but gave it a shot anyway. It was great! Very nice atmosphere. Great service. Great food. Would definitely visit again!

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Thank Amy D
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We have family in Peoria and ordered food from here for an Anniversary party. We ordered and paid ahead of time and then they dropped it off at the party the next day. The restaurant seemed cozy and nicely themed. The beef, pork and potatoes were a big hit with everyone. I personally am not a big BBQ fan and... More 

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Thank A C
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

This is some of the best BBQ in town and it's location is completely unexpected. We have had it catered and also went to the restaurant for lunch. More than enough food, you will have plenty of leftovers. Well worth taking the time to find. ;)

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Thank Paradise12345
Medellin, Colombia
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203 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

First time visitor to this restaurant. I had heard good reviews for the Pulled Pork so wanted to try it for myself. I have to say it was great. The Rib Tips were also very good. The dishes had ample sized sides and the employees were very friendly.

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Thank dwkfoster
Albany, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Some of the best BBQ I have ever had! The ribs where full of flavor and tender! My wife ordered the Catfish dinner. The filets where a good size and perfectly seasoned with the right amount of crisp on the outside. The inside had the perfect texture and held together til the end. We have tried many other BBQ places... More 

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Thank dw3c91001
Peoria, Illinois
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very good BBQ! Their ribs are delicious as well as the pulled pork. Green beans are great too. Haven't had anything that I don't like from this place. Kind of hidden if you aren't familiar with the mall, but worth a search to try! Small place but very good!

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Thank NAE51
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The decision to eat here was one if convenience since we were at the mall already but since they had a kids menu that offered chicken strips and french fries we were happy to try it. I got the pulled pork nachos and my husband got 1/3 rack of ribs. The waitress made a point of asking if we wanted... More 

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Thank Lori S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with family and was very excited we were dinning there. I ordered the combo plate with catfish and bbq ribs. The catfish, baked beans and cole slaw was delicious. The ribs were ok and the service was adequate.

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Thank chill993
Naperville, Illinois, USA
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378 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I generally done frequent the mall for a good dinner, however after reading the reviews I had to check it out. I had the catfish with pulled pork dinner and a couple of sides. Catfish has a delicious cornmeal breading and was cooked to perfection. Just over $10 for a good meal, too bad there's no beer here. Wait staff... More 

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Thank Dana O
Washington, Illinois
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Just an average BBQ joint. Ribs are smothered which takes away from quality. Service is fine but food average. Good sauce.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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