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Smoque BBQ

3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197 (Northwest Side)
773-545-7427
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Ranked #21 of 8,286 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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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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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Awesome food! You will have to wait in line. But it was great! All of the sides are made fresh. Bring a 6 pack and enjoy some great BBQ.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Chicago is a great food town and this retaurant stands out among the crowd. It's BBQ ribs are the bar i use to judge all others i've come across and so far it's the best i've had!. There maybe better in the world, but this is the best Chicago has to offer. I've had it a few times now and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Unpretentious, amazing food, if you are a bbq lover this place is not to be missed, place was packed on a weekend, service was very efficient.

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was our second visit to Smoque and it still is our favorite BBQ in the world. We always get a little bit of everything, ribs, brisket , pork , the sides and bread pudding. Everything is delicious. Crowded atmosphere but in a good way. Excellent place to eat !

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I am addicted to smoked meats since the first time i tried it in Montreal. Ever since I look for it in every city i go. This one was the best so far. Sadly I didnt stay long enough to get another meal there.

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Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had heard about this place and went with someone who raved about it. I got the ribs - IMO if you are a barbecue place and don't make killer ribs then you're doing it wrong. They were marginal at best I thought. The ribs themselves weren't terribly meaty, and the rub that's on them basically just tasted like smoke... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This hole in the wall restaurant in the middle of nowhere (northwest side) is worth the trip. We sampled the ribs, brisket and pork and it was all good. Note however that is BYOB.

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Roxbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I were in Chicago for the weekend and decided to go to Smoque for dinner based on reviews on TripAdvisor. Well, those reviews did not lie! We got there early on a Thursday evening and waited in a short line to order. I had the brisket and he had ribs. Both were outstanding- some of the best... More

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Clintonville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had seen Smoque on TV and had also heard good reviews. I love BBQ and when I get the chance, I will seek out the best places to go. We got there on a Friday around 11:00am and they were just opening. This was nice because it wasn't too crowded, so I was able to talk to Barry(one of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I had the baby back ribs and really enjoiyed them. Yes a bit pricy, but worth it, IMHO. We went on a Friday, arrived at 5:30 and were surprised that there was no line and plenty of seats available. By the time we left (6:30 or so), there were still seats availabe, but by then a pretty good line had... More

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