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Smoque BBQ

#15 of 7,817 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Northwest Side
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3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
773-545-7427
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 43
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Top tier bbq

Have tried barbecue all over the country, but Smoque is probably the best I've ever had. Absolutely everything is incredible. A MUST visit in Chicago!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Benjamin M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Have tried barbecue all over the country, but Smoque is probably the best I've ever had. Absolutely everything is incredible. A MUST visit in Chicago!

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Michigan and live in Wisconsin, so on our trip back we had time to kill and wanted to stop somewhere for takeout. The restaurant itself is nice and is right on the corner of a very small side street; we almost missed it. Parking was a nightmare but we had called in our order ahead of time... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My wife's cousin suggested a visit Smoque BBQ after a Cubs' game on a Sunday afternoon. I'd read about this place on a few websites and we couldn't wait to give it a try. Learn the way of Smoque! There's almost always a line that stretches outside. As you enter the front door (still standing in line) a staff member... More 

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to Smoque BBQ on the recommendation of a travel partner. Being a Memphis native, I know a bit about BBQ. I agreed to give it a try. I had the chopped brisket. The meat was very tasty alone. The meal came with a sauce labeled "Memphis Style BBQ." I was a bit let down by... More 

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Contigliano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The true American BBQ. Located not so far from a train stop, quite far from the city centre. All the food has been incredibly amazing! Definetely worth it, don't miss it!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went here today to try the brisket. Awesome! One of the best I have tried! My kids loved the pulled pork which I agree was fantastic! I also tried the ribs which were great! They pull off the triple crown here since most places have good brisket but not great ribs or vice versa! Sides are excellent, we had the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

well the price was right, but the ribs were dry. Was I expecting too much? Lots of other people and good vibes. Might try again, but probally not...

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Tuesday night dinner. You order at the counter, then find a table, wait for your number to be called and pick up your food. But this ain't a fast food joint. The baby back ribs are crisp on the outside and tender and juicy inside. Great smoked flavor in ribs and pulled pork. Memphis bbq sauce is pretty good. Platters... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our second time to Smoque was just as good as the first. Parking was available on the side street next to the restaurant. We always try to go at off peak times because it is not a large dining area and can become very crowded. It usually costs us < 2 people> about $30.00 to eat here. The BBQ itself... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited Smoque, because I saw it on one of the food channel shows. It was ok, but not what they made it seem like on the show. I think it was on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, and Guy made it seem like it was the best bbq ever. It was a good dinner, but nothing special. We tried a... More 

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Additional Information about Smoque BBQ

Address: 3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
Phone Number: 773-545-7427
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 773-545-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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