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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    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
delicious with good atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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