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Smo-King Pit

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2200 W War Memorial Dr Ste 206, Peoria, IL 61613-1079
+1 309-688-3606
10:30 - 21:00
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Peoria, Illinois
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 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!

1 Thank NAE51
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 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 

Thank Lori S
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 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.

Thank chill993
Naperville, Illinois, USA
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529 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 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 

Thank Dana O
Washington, Illinois
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

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

Thank PCBIllinois
Peoria, Illinois
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284 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We arrived at lunchtime and found the restaurant about a third full. We found a table and were waited on immediately. We didn't have to wait long for our drinks and we both tried two meat combos. The pulled pork is good and lean, although on the dry side. The barbecue sauce is good, but really just ok. It's decent... More 

Thank Montyd72
Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2015

good food and friendly service. nice atmosphere; I had the ribs and girlfriend had the pulled pork. you can also get the sauce on the side

Thank whiskey2050
Orland Park, Illinois
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We were in Peoria and looking for a place to eat and checked Tripadvisor for suggestions. My family loves pulled pork and this place seemed to fulfill our wishes for lunch. We found it located in a shopping mall and were unsure if we picked a good place or not as the inside was very unassuming. Well, we were pleasantly... More 

Thank macj0318
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473 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

I stumpled accross this place when shopping in the mall in Peoria. It is tucked away in an upstairs corner away from the food court. They have independant seeting and bathrooms. Looks like a southern BBQ joint. It is a cafe style. My order only took a few minutes. Staff was very nice. Food was outstanding. Kind of reminded me... More 

2 Thank WItraveler2000
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The food was great , and the staff was exceptional. I love all of the sayings that they have around. It is a great place to take your family. I was really also impressed by the Christian music that they play. Everyone was very friendly from the time you walk in the door until you leave.

2 Thank ishkay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?