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Smokey Barque

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20 Kansas St., Frankfort, IL 60423
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, decent service.

Menu has lots to choose from. Burgers very good, fries with secret dipping sauce also very good. Full bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Jean B
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Frankfort Square, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Try the fried pickles and burnt ends! Very fun place to dine with different sauces to try. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Service is quick.

Thank Tammy B
Frankfort, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners have a great concept here. I've had some outstanding meals, but unfortunately the food isn't consistently good.

Thank Phoenix702
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Menu has lots to choose from. Burgers very good, fries with secret dipping sauce also very good. Full bar.

Thank Jean B
Frankfort, IL
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We ate Sunday lunch on Smokey Barque's patio and were able to listen to music from the freeisic stage. The menu has greatly expanded from our last visit and was diverse and delicious. I had the shrimp burrito which was outstanding. Others in my group had salads, burgers, and wraps which were all good. A sampling of their home cooked... More 

Thank ccheath54
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My husband & I went here to try Smokey Barque on Saturday afternoon after getting a coupon for a free burger or sandwich. I ordered the pulled chicken sandwich while my husband got the polish sausage sandwich. We got some chips to start with to try all of their sauces. The sweet Memphis, Spicy Texas, vinegar based North Carolina &... More 

Thank Sasha G
Batavia, Illinois
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Are here last night and was very impressed. The pulled pork plate was extremely moist and delicious. The portions are large and very filling. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend trying if you're in the area.

Thank Hawksfanatic
Midlothian, Illinois
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Thought we would try it when we were in Frankfort on a Thursday night during cruise night. We're able to get a table outside and were able to people watch while we ate. The meal started with free homemade potato chips, we got a chance to try the different barbecue sauces on the chips. We ordered brisket tacos and shrimp... More 

Thank Christmas8515
Joliet, Illinois
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Disappointing. Seated outside fairly quick on car show night. Service was good in terms of the wait staff. However it took forever to get our drinks and food. Food was awful. Taste and quality was poor. We had the pulled chicken and pulled pork. Both were bad. Veggie was nasty, and cornbread was dry. Definitely will not go back again.

1 Thank CindiLouWho87
New Lenox, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Have eating here in the past & it was worth recommending to others, but our visit on 05/31/2015 for dinner was terrible. We ordered the Brisket Dinner and it was the worst that I have ever eaten - meat was tough, dry & tasteless, corn bread was cold & .stale, mashed potatoes were cold & old looking. Beer came in... More 

2 Thank Dexter122
Frankfort, Illinois
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126 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My friend and I came here on a Friday night. We had to wait for a table, but only about 20 minutes. There were seats at the bar, so we had sangria while waiting. We were seated outside, which is a great little patio to relax and enjoy downtown Frankfort. Every drink, appetizer, and entree we had was delicious. Service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Kansas St., Frankfort, IL 60423
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Frankfort
  • Phone Number: 815-277-2502

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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