Barbecue Near You
A plate of ribs, served by Smokin' Notes BBQ in East Peoria IL

Where Can You Find Mouth-Watering Barbecue Near You?

If you’re a grilling and smoking enthusiast, you always have meat on your mind! From delicious racks of ribs to tenderly cooked brisket, there’s no beating the taste of exceptionally prepared BBQ. Thankfully, enjoying the authentic barbecue you might find in big Southern cities is possible here in the heart of Illinois. Smokin’ Notes BBQ has been the go-to choice for Barbecue in the River City since returning from our 2018 hiatus. If you only want to find the best barbecue near you, Smokin’ Notes can make your wish come true!

What Makes Smokin’ Notes BBQ So Great?

While there are plenty of BBQ places in the Greater Peoria area, only Smokin’ Notes BBQ captures Southern barbecue’s smoking style and taste. Our BBQ combines the flavors of Kansas, the Carolinas, and Texas barbecue, creating a unique taste that’s all our own! Not to mention, we’re meat-smoking experts ourselves, able to produce genuinely authentic barbecue. From Smokin’ Notes, you can expect:

  • Competition Style Smoking – We only smoke the freshest meats and do so every day for up to 12 hours. This process is essential, giving our meat a pink tinge called a “smoke-ring.” You can’t truly call your smoked meats “BBQ” until this point in the smoking process has occurred!
  • Exceptional BBQ Sauce – Besides our excellent smoking technique, we smother and serve all our barbecue dishes with our signature BBQ Sauce. Whether on pulled pork, applied to ribs, or as a dipping sauce for your fries, our BBQ sauce offers a tangy, zesty flavor that can’t be beaten.
  • Homemade Sides – Every side with our entrees tastes like it came straight from your grandma’s kitchen! We serve satisfying comfort food that perfectly pairs with our sandwiches or A La Carte meals. These sides include Annie’s Beans, Baked Beans, Fried Okra, Candied Yams, Mac & Cheese, and more.
  • BBQ Wherever You Are – If you are looking for a great lunch joint or family restaurant with stellar barbecue near you, Smokin’ Notes BBQ is conveniently located near Walmart and next to OfficeMax in East Peoria. Or, if you prefer, we offer delivery and carry-out dining options. Best of all, you can order Smokin’ Notes BBQ catering for your next party or event!

Where We Come From

Since before 2018, Smokin’ Notes BBQ has served exceptional barbecue to the Greater Peoria community. Now, we’re back and better than ever! Owners Nick and Anthony Riley are meat-smoking masters, able to cook mouth-watering ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, and more. Our restaurant is family-friendly, with a comfortable atmosphere and a music/blues theme. Whether coming from out of town, over the river or living nearby, Smokin’ Notes will quickly become a lunch and dinner favorite you and your friends can’t resist!

Smoked ribs, some of the best Barbecue Near You, served by Smokin' Notes BBQ

See What Smokin’ Notes Has Cooking!

When it comes to authentic barbecue near you, served with homemade sides and at a comfortable and inviting establishment, there’s no place better than Smokin’ Notes BBQ. To learn more about our hours of operation, catering options, or what’s on our menu, call 309-713-1772. Smokin Note’s BBQ is located at 400 Riverside Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611.