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Bill & Daves Smoking Pit

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1527 11th St, Tell City, IN
+1 812-547-9900
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many different BBQ options along with chicken and pork...many choices of sauces. The salad bar is always fresh and delicious and the desert bar is...amazingly delicious. There's also À la cart menu offerings sandwiches, chicken and buffer take out. The staff is always friendly and tables kept clean.

Thank Louceesmom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is a true gem in the Tell City, area. I have to say that the BBQ buffet and all of the items on it is outstanding. The salad bar is great but the desert bar is on a whole other level of yummy! Give this place a try and you won't be disappointed!

Thank Louceesmom
Tell City, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Staff is pleasant, great variety on buffet and dessert bar. Salad bar is included with buffet. Owner is always there to monitor food quality and service.

Thank BeachInDecember
Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Me and my family have ate here numerous times we are never disappointed they have excellent food and the barbaque ribs will melt in your mouth. the desserts are really good but they need more desserts.Friendly waitress. good place for big familes to eat also.

Thank Holly B
Tell City, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Smoking Pit has great eat in or carry out Bar B Q. The have a nice dining room and an extra room for special occasions or meetings. The Dining Room features a Buffet with different types of Bar B Q and side items.

Thank Jerry F
Tell City, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Pretty decent food! Clean enough! Meats are very good, especially the beef that is in an Au jus. I think that the deep fried fish is the most delicious fish I've ever tasted----- ( if it freshly cooked ). The dressing is very good, but the rest of the vegetables on the bar leave a lot to be desired. The... More 

Thank Randall S
Newburgh, Indiana
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

These guys put out as good a buffet as you will find for under $9.00 Several meats- great BBQ- and home made sides. Also a good salad bar and desserts. Best BBq between Evansville and Louisville.

Thank Badger12745
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

If you are looking for some "home cooking" they have a great selection. I didn't know how hungry I was before going here. Had to skip breakfast and go straight to work then we all went here and I had a hard time not eating too much. Really enjoyed their stuffing and casserole too. Ate that instead of dessert. Has... More 

Thank sontraveler
Tell City, Indiana, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Good Bar B Q, Good Ribs and Good service. Great prices. You can get stuffed for about $!0 Best Bar B Q outside of St Louis or Louisville. They also put out a good catered meal.

Thank Marty W
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

We went here for lunch after a business meeting and was not sure what to expect. But the people were nice, the pulled pork was tasty, the amount of food was amazing and the price was cheap. I'm a bbq snob and have eaten pulled pork in Raleigh, Charleston, Nashville, Austin, and Kansas City (both), and this was pretty good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1527 11th St, Tell City, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Tell City
  • Phone Number: +1 812-547-9900

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