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Smoque BBQ

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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 394
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    Very good
  • 48
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  • 5
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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
Best BBQ in Town

Smoque is one of our neighborhood restaurants. It was a best kept secret for only a few weeks it seemed. Shortly after it opened,it was on one of those t.v. review shows ... and our best kept secret was out. The lines grew. The brisket was eaten up. The sign would be on the door "out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Patttim
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Smoque is one of our neighborhood restaurants. It was a best kept secret for only a few weeks it seemed. Shortly after it opened,it was on one of those t.v. review shows ... and our best kept secret was out. The lines grew. The brisket was eaten up. The sign would be on the door "out of brisket!" It's been... More 

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Thank Patttim
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These people care. It's apparent in the quality of ingredients and preparation. The ribs are in a first class status that compare to only a few restaurants. The place is not cheap, very busy, but well worth the small downsides because once seated the service and food are truly extraordinary. They will be expanding eventually so catch this place while... More 

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Thank Pietro S
Wentzville, MO
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great 'Q - Packed Seating We ate here on a recent trip to Chicago for a long weekend. My family are heavily involved with BBQ and love trying new places out and enjoying different flavor profiles than our own. First of all the restaurant is pretty small overall, this could be a Chicago thing or it may just be the... More 

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Thank Vexter1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a full morning of shopping on Michigan Ave. we needed to refuel with some delicious food. We debated over Chicago deep dish pizza, hot dogs, Italian beef sammies or trying some place new. My mom recommended we try Smoque BBQ a she had hear great things. We were headed back to Milwaukee anyway and were able to stop on... More 

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Thank Mallory P
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to stop in the area and decided to check out what all the buzz was about. First tip, park on Pulaski. Grace west of the alley is permit parking. Now, when you enter the establishment it was crowded. Seating is at a premium so we decided to do take out. Ordered the brisket platter with fries. The wait was... More 

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1 Thank Billy J
Chicago
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently relocated back to the Chicago area. This was a great find. We will return! The meat and sides were good.

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Thank Robert S
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

from Texas and crave bbq from home a lot. i've tried many Bbq eateries in this city and they are horrendous. I've had this place marked for a few years, but after trying multiple bbq here I gave up and started checking in brisket and meats in luggage returning from visits home. Best BBQ in this city. Hands down. Now,... More 

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Thank Hallie G
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These guys know how to smoke meat. Had the brisket sandwich with Mac n cheese side of Carolina style slaw. Everything was awesome, brisket juicy with great smoke flavor perfectly done and the roll that its served on, almost chiabatta like, hold together. served with home made sauce or Catalina tangy on the side. Worth the wait depending on day... More 

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Thank GChitown
Elgin, Illinois
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and found a diamond in the rough. Everything we tried was delicious. Ribs, brisket, pulled pork, fries, chili, cornbread, bread pudding and even the Coleslaw. Everyone was so friendly and helpful as it was our first time and we didn't know how it all worked or what we wanted to try. It got really busy... More 

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Thank Francy P
Punto Fijo, Venezuela
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

no words, really best brisket ate for me before, please visit this small but great place at chicago!!!

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?