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Skeeter's Pit BBQ

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Intersection Route 11 & Route 15, Just north of US11 x US15 intersection, restaurant is just up the hill from signal, Shamokin Dam, PA
+1 570-743-2727
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We have been driving past this place for a couple of years now on our way to / from NY to see our son who goes to college in NY. It sits up high on a hill overlooking the river and is hard to miss. The timing was never right for us to stop before until our last trip. We... More 

Thank 8401
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Love the view and decor-friendly staff-But food was disappointing. Grizzly beef brisket and not sure it was really brisket. Pork was tender but not much flavor. Fries and pickles were best part.

Thank grekar2
McClellandtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here today, nice view of the river, food was good, hubby wasn't happy with his portion size which was 1/4 slab of baby back ribs and 4 shrimp and fries other than that we were satisfied

Thank hdmm683
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Features amazing views and a great interior. A well focused menu with an emphasis on quality. The brisket is excellent.

Thank Kimberly G
Owego, New York
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

I can pretty much guarantee you won't regret stopping by Skeeter's on your way up and down Route 15. The view is spectacular and the BBQ is good - actually, really good. Of course, I must tell you we are well-traveled BBQ eaters - spending lots of time in Austin, TX, San Antonio Kansas City, Charleston, SC .. well, so... More 

Thank UnoDos03
Laval, Canada
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Disappointed. The ribs were dry and the price was quite expensive for a lunch this average. Good place to stop if you are a large group. Plenty of parking.

Thank jlmiss
Chester, Maryland
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We read about this place on Trip Advisor and really enjoyed the food. The brisket was the best I've had and the pork BBQ was yummy. Food came out fast, staff was super friendly and attentive.

Thank Deb R
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife had the pulled pork,fries, and Cole slaw. I had the ribs and fried shrimp special. With fries and Cole slaw. Nice lunch. Will be back.

Thank PhillyKarl
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our return trip from Canada after we saw this little gem on the way up. So glad we stopped by! The food was super fresh & delicious! The ribs are served dry, with fresh, home made sauce at every table. Tomato base, with plenty of smokey bbq flavor and a touch of sweet heat. Oh my!... More 

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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Place is beautiful with view of the river. Prices were pretty comparable to other places. Food wasn't bad but not fantastic. I guess they have a basic sauce that they use on everything. All tasted the same, the chicken and pork.

Thank Peggy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Intersection Route 11 & Route 15, Just north of US11 x US15 intersection, restaurant is just up the hill from signal, Shamokin Dam, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Shamokin Dam
  • Phone Number: +1 570-743-2727

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