About Us | Witt's Smokehouse | Effingham, IL

A local favorite since 2007

Family owned and operated by the Witkowski family, Witt’s Smokehouse is a favorite dining spot & watering hole for locals and visitors in the Effingham, IL & Lake Sara area. Beginning as a Catering Business run out of their home kitchen, the business evolved into a full service Dine In & Carry Out Restaurant & Catering Service.

Mouthwatering BBQ and so much MORE

We serve up Real Hickory Smoked BBQ to the Effingham Area, such as our Famous BBQ Pulled Pork, Brisket & Ribs. We also offer a extensive menu full of one of a kind flavors, with something for everyone, from Seafood & Steaks, to Salads and Sandwiches, to our amazing Specialty Pizzas… you’re sure to find your new favorite.

Eat, Drink & Play

Join us for lunch, dinner or just cool down with an ice cold craft beer or one of our many Signature cocktails. Relax outdoors while the kids play on our playground, play some bags with your friends, or try out your luck and win cash in our private Video Gaming room.

Indoors or Outdoors

Our Outdoor Dining Garden features outdoor patio table seating, shaded bar height seating, as well as a play area for the kids. 

Outdoor Venue Rental

Our Outdoor Venue is perfect for events & private parties, such as receptions, reunions, fundraisers, large family gatherings and more. Our Outdoor Venue features a stage for live music, dance floor, bar, and play area. This area can accommodate tents and additional seating to fit your needs.

Full Day Private Rental – $300

• FULL DAY access to outdoor venue
• Private – Outdoor area closed off to Witt’s Customers
• Bartender for up to 6 hours

Shared Access Rental – $150

• Witt’s Smokehouse customers will share your space within a designated area.
• Bartender for up to 3 hours

* Booking party is responsible for additional seating, tents, décor, etc. in addition to cleanup and removal of these items.


Labor Day through Memorial Day

Closed: Monday – Wednesday

Thursday: 11 – 8:30

Friday: 11 – 9:30

Saturday: 11 – 9:30

Sunday: 11 – 8:30



Memorial Day through Labor Day

Closed: Monday – Tuesday

Wednesday: 11 – 9

Thursday: 11 – 9

Friday: 11 – 10

Saturday: 11 – 10

Sunday: 11 – 9