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20 Kansas St., Frankfort, IL 60423
815-277-2502
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Ranked #11 of 69 Restaurants in Frankfort
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Seafood, Sandwiches
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English first
Chicago, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have frequented this casual, neighborhood restaurant many times, all during the week and always in the bar area. Loved it at the beginning.....good BBQ, tasty quesadillas, good craft beer selection, very reasonable. Unfortunately, as of late the food and service have slipped to the point we probably will think twice about going again. Such a shame, this place had... More 

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Matteson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My wife and I always enjoy eating at Smokey Barque. Their four Barbque sauces are excellent. Their shredded pork, turkey and beef are fantastic no matter which of the four sauces you use. For a real treat try their baked beans.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's average. It's worth a night out during the week but you won't be blown away by the food or drinks. There is a sense of overall disorganization the moment you walk in and unfortunately doesn't get better throughout the course of the meal. They do have a great outdoor seating area but this restaurant should be so much better.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Cssual place. Great nacho platter and decent ribs. Outdoor seating if weather good is best as it gets noisy indide. Great bar

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Frankfort, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Their pulled pork plate is amazing!! I also love their corn bread and hush puppies. Good place to hang with friends or go on a date.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Not much to say here other than the BBQ was great and the craft beer menu was surprisingly deep. We sat in the bar with our 5-month old and had an excellent dinner. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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Champaign, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Smokey Barque is a "must visit" place. As others have noted, the ambiance is excellent in Old Frankfort, just across the street from a park, nestled among quaint shops. The menu is eclectic, with something for everyone. And the staff was friendly and welcoming.

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We absolutely loved this place! The outdoor eating atmosphere was excellent, with the city park across the street. There was a little art/music festival going on. All of the BBQ sauces were fantastic! In fact, we purchased all four of them to bring home! I was completely won over by the Grabber Cheeseburger! Have been there twice now, and I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went there on a Friday night and there was some good and some average. The good: The atmosphere is really good. They have nice outdoor seating across from a small park and a very nice view. They have a nice beer selection and lots of food options on the menu. The sweet potato tots were excellent, along with the mac... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Ate for lunch after Smokey's service was good but the food was excellent. We had bbq nachos that were to die for. Everyone else had bbq sandwiches (brisket, pulled pork) delicious!

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Additional Information about Smokey Barque

Address: 20 Kansas St., Frankfort, IL 60423
Phone Number: 815-277-2502
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Frankfort
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Seafood, Sandwiches

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