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Smokey Barque

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20 Kansas St., Frankfort, IL 60423
815-277-2502
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Expanded menu, fun patio

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
ccheath54
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Frankfort, IL
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Frankfort, IL
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89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW 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 

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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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 

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Batavia, Illinois
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

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Midlothian, Illinois
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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 

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Joliet, Illinois
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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.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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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 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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47 restaurant reviews
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The food was okay, though not nearly as good as I expected. The service left something to be desired and at times, the operation seemed to be disorganized. I would have some trouble recommending this place to others.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We enjoyed the menu variety and different sauces available. Our food was delicious (burgers, brisquette, and shrimp), the service was friendly, and the atmosphere was comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It was our first time there, and we had a group of 9 to celebrate my parent's anniversary. It was fun to sample all of the different sauces on the homemade chips. The fried pickles and sweet potato bites were excellent, and everyone loved their entrees. We had shrimp burritos, bison burgers, brisquette, pulled pork, cod, and hamburger. The 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
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

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