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Smokin' T's Bar-B-Que

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Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove, IL
(847) 726 -0726
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 10
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just good BBQ, not amazing

It's a long way to the western suburbs for the best BBQ in Chicago so, if you're in a pinch, Smoking' T's is pretty good. The sauces are a little runny for my liking but have a reasonably good taste. The pulled pork is their best offering. Burnt ends are good, not great. It's an out of the way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Palatine, Illinois
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Tinley Park, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I ordered a full slab of Spareribs, my wife ordered the Brisket sandwich. We sat outside. When the food arrived they gave me the slab cut into 2 halves. Plenty of meat, well cooked, they had 4 sauces I tried all 4. Since they were spareribs, there was ample meat, that was cooked just right. All that was missing was... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It's a long way to the western suburbs for the best BBQ in Chicago so, if you're in a pinch, Smoking' T's is pretty good. The sauces are a little runny for my liking but have a reasonably good taste. The pulled pork is their best offering. Burnt ends are good, not great. It's an out of the way location... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Smokin' Ts is always a family favorite, whether we are looking for a quick lunch or looking to feed a big crowd. We tried their Easter Brunch and we were not disappointed! For brunch the Cowboy hash was to die for and the chef's take on Eggs Benedict (with pulled pork of course!) was delicious. Even the salads were good.... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

BBQ in north, I lived in Lake Zurich for last so many years and drove past this place a number of times. Today i scheduled a lunch meeting with an old friend, just to catch up. 1. Delicious BBQ. I had Tips end sandwich, my friend had a smoked turkey sandwich. Both of them look good, presented and served very... More 

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Long Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I often order takeout from Smokin' T's when home alone. The ribs are meaty and the sauce is tasty. There is a variety choice of sides. The corn muffin and baked beans are my usual selections. I only gave a rating of 4 because service is slow. Even by phoning ahead my order is rarely ready upon arrival. Overall I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I brought a friend with me for lunch... After telling him how great they're beef brisket was, I was DENIED purchasing an order by one of the managers or owners. I wanted to buy 1 pound of the brisket along with a bunch of other items and eat it in their dining room. The "rib nazi" lady said we don't... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Their barbecue and sides are delicious and the place is cute and welcoming. The chicken is so delicious you don't even need sauce. Their sides are generous, eclectic and varied and it's fun picking and choosing with each visit. The staff is very friendly and helpful, there's plenty of seating and it's just a great local place to have a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We order out from Smokin' T's at least once a month (which is a lot because we are not a big order out family) and we love it. My husband loves the Angus Beef Sandwich and I am addicted to the Southwestern Chicken and Tortilla salad. The cilantro lime vinaigrette salad dressing is green but don't let that put you... More 

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Riverwoods, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Labor Day weekend. Beautiful weather. Fun casual day. Looking for a fun, casual restaurant and I had passed this place while driving a bit away from my geographic boundaries while on business last week and thought I had the perfect pick! The place was cute and while walking from the parking lot, it smelled great! Nice outdoor seating area. Looking... More 

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Wheeling, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch and the cheapest sandwich on the menu was a pulled pork sandwich for $9.95, with three pickles slices; nothing else. A side order of cole slaw is $2.50; it was good. The sandwich was good, too, but all in all, this place is way too expensive. Choose another place unless you like to overspend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Long Grove
  • Phone Number: (847) 726 -0726

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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