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Smokin' Coop BBQ Pit

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2022 Business Route 20, Corner of Beaver Valley Road and US Rt. 20, Belvidere, IL 61008-7100
+1 815-742-5761
11:00 - 19:00
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Belvidere, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ribs are fantastic, although they are pricey considering that all side dishes are at additional cost.

Thank Gail A
Belvidere, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A meal worth pulling over for! Fresh BBQ daily! Smoke flavor you must have. Nothing fancy, and you might spill on yourself. That's okay!

Thank SullyMP
Belvidere, Illinois
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This bbq stand is open April-October and has really delicious pulled pork, ribs, chicken, etc. Everything is ala carte and they offer great sides like homemade potato salad, baked beans, etc. Soda is on ice in a big cooler. All seating is outdoors, some under shelter, but be prepared to take it with you if it's not a nice day.... More 

Thank Beth B
Northern Illinois
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194 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We recently ordered BBQ for a company event and everyone loved it! Not too spicy, not too hot..perfect!

Thank bclarke292
Belvidere, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Greatest BBQ around. Best service possible Midwest Class Personalities Friendly Staff All the food is perfect no matter what you order , chicken, pork

Thank Wayne B
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a seasonal restaurant. It is open during the months of April until October. During the winter months they are closed. Every Wednesday they have a classic car show weather permitting. Every once in a while they have a live DJ playing music. I went to the classic car show and then I went and purchased some ribs. The... More 

Thank alfie2u
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The bbq sauce is good the pulled pork was good. The bread isbaweful way to large. Bacon was charred.

Thank Bartek B
Belvidere, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

With a convenient location right on business route 20 this place really draws a crowd on nice days. They are very efficient with their service so you usually don't have to wait too long. The loaded baked potato is great!

Thank Im-a-HappyCamper57
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place has awesome BQ! They always have a lunch special with pulled pork sandwich, chips and drink. Great place to stop for lunch or dinner. You sit outside on picnic tables or at round tables with chairs to eat. It's like going on a picnic and someone else does all the work! :)

Thank Hazel A
near Chicago, IL
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were passing through the Rockford/Belvidere area and had heard that this casual roadside restaurant had a good reputation, so we decided to try it. What we hadn't realized was that they host a free "hot rod/muscle car" gathering on Wednesday nights during the summer. People were mulling about everywhere, some looking at the cars, while others were trying to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2022 Business Route 20, Corner of Beaver Valley Road and US Rt. 20, Belvidere, IL 61008-7100
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belvidere
  • Phone Number: +1 815-742-5761

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?