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We’re Back!

Smokin’ Notes is back and better than ever before! We are the area’s number-one spot for the best BBQ, smoked ribs and pulled pork in Greater Peoria.

Nick and Anthony Riley, owners and managers of Smokin’ Notes BBQ, are bringing one of Peoria’s favorite eateries back to life! We offer the same incredible food and service we did in 2018, but now centrally located in East Peoria, closer to the river.

Thankfully, our time away hasn’t dulled our meat-smoking abilities! Smokin’ Notes’ cooks continue to master their BBQ and smoking skills. We offer our customers delicious ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken and more, smoked to perfection and smothered in our signature BBQ sauce. And with an abundance of delicious sides, like our Annie’s Baked Beans, Fried Okra or Mac & Cheese, you’re sure to leave happy, full and satisfied.

Stepping into Smokin’ Notes, our customers can enjoy a comfortable and welcoming dine-in atmosphere, with a blues music-themed décor and the incredible smell of smoked meat wafting throughout the restaurant. While so many restaurants in Peoria have gotten away from the sit-down dining experience, we wish to embrace it!

If you are searching for a family-friendly establishment with a comfortable atmosphere, excellent service, and the best BBQ in Greater Peoria, look no further than Smokin’ Notes BBQ! Order food for pickup by calling 309-713-1772. Or, visit us at our location: 400 Riverside Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611.