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Smokey Barque

American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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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

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  • 9
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

The food was really good and we will be back. But note the service was really slow not sure why but its good to note.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Nicole R
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The food was really good and we will be back. But note the service was really slow not sure why but its good to note.

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Chicago
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In a world rife with chain eateries, it's nice to patronize a locally-owned restaurant. You really pull for them to succeed. Sadly, Smokey Barque is missing on so many cylinders I don't think they'll be able finish the race. I'm further saddened to see many others have had similarly disappointing visits lately here. Our party of five arrived at a... More 

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chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been here several times and really want to like it but the food is just average, but the service is awesome and friendly, to bad the food can't be as good as the service.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went for dinner last minute. While downtown Frankfort was busy, this place was not. Service was slow, but friendly. Food was not good and over priced. Brisket was bland, even their BBQ sauce didn't help. Pulled pork was OK. Do have to say the hot link was tasty. The hush puppies were awful (burnt). I don't recommend it.

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Chicago, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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 restaurant reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

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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19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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, Hamburgers
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?