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Smoque BBQ

3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197 (Northwest Side)
773-545-7427
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Ranked #15 of 8,282 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

These guys really know BBQ! I've tried many different styles of BBQ all over the country from Memphis to Kansas City to the deep woods of North Carolina and I have never tasted any as good as what they serve up at Smoque. When in Chicago do your taste buds and stomach a favor and make it a point to... More

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Destin, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

As good as the reviews have stated in the past. A must visit if ever in in the Chicago area. Probably my favorite meal in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Growing up on the northwest side, Gale Street will always hold a special place in my heart but Smoque has some competition with their ribs. It had been a few years since I had it, but it was divine. I was a little underwhelmed by the sliced brisket, but the ribs were to die for!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place was EXCELLENT....I'm getting goose bumps just thinking about it. The ribs were sooooooo good St Louis that is. No sause needed...However the sause was EXCELLENT.....and the brisket....and the coleslaw....WOW...my family really enjoyed ourselves....Good thing we I mean I are not residents of Chicago or else I might just eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner here 365 days a year.....I'm... More

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Irvine, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We ordered both the sliced beef brisket and a slab of ribs...the ribs were very meaty and delicious but I'd have to say, the brisket was so much more tender and flavorful...we should have ordered more brisket and less ribs. Oh so good! For sides, we tried the cornbread which was awesome, BBQ beans - also yum, coleslaw, my hubby's... More

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Chicago, IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are craving a real smoky BBQ this is a place to go. We went with kids on Saturday evening. We ordered pretty much everything on the menu except Texas sausage, i.e.: sliced brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken and baby back ribs. It was super delicious! My wife absolute favorite is the smoked chicken. Reminded her of the taste... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

On a whim, we decided to try Smoque. It was a little out of the way for us, but the effort was worth it. Smoque was fantastic, from the ambiance to the staff and, of course, the bbq. With two kinds of brisket and more great sides than you can eat, I was transported down to Dallas for an hour!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

I found this place on Tripadvisor and because of the great reviews decided to give it a shot and boy am I glad I did! After having eaten at many a good BBQ joint across the US (I'm doing a roadtrip across the States right now) this is by far and away the best BBQ I've sampled. The brisket was... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We have been doing a road trip around the states, stopping in Austin, Memphis, NY and Chicago to name a few known for their BBQ, and admittedly we didn't try the most popular one in Austin as it was impossible to get in and then we had another mis-hit in Kansas City. But this was incredible. The ribs were perfect... More

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I am convinced that Smoque makes the best BBQ in the Midwest. This is hands down my favorite place to eat in Chicago and I eat there pretty much every trip to chi-town. The ribs are phenomenal, the fries are totally delish but the brisket... man, the brisket is heaven on earth. It just melts in your mouth, so tender,... More

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