has been in business going on 40 years. Originally starting in Colona, Illinois in the 70's. Previously located on Rt. 84 as Smokey's Maid-Rite. Gary and Sherry Schmooke sold Smokey's Maid-Rite in 2007. Having seated 250 people - Open 7 days a week, they felt it was time to retire. After 7 months and working for other people and being self employed for 30 years they decided to open a smaller place located in East Moline, Illinois. Formerly Fredas Kuropeon Tea House, Smokey's Country Diner Emerged - seating 47 people.