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Smoque BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
Northwest Side
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3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok, so Chicago isn't famous for BBQ, but it is famous for food, and specifically meat. We know our way around beef & pork in this town, and Smoque knows its way around smoked meat. This is a casual place, not expensive. Great BBQ. There is always a line, even on rainy days, so dress appropriately for standing around outside... More 

Thank kbl312
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant does not take reservations. We went around 8 on a Saturday night and were seated promptly. Everything was delicious!

Thank EricaLynn88
Appleton, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down the BEST beef brisket that I have had anywhere and trust me, I have had A LOT of it! If you are in the Chicagoloand area, this place is a must, it is a destination! Dr. Michael L. Johnson

Thank Michael J
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just quite simply great BBQ. Had the chopped brisket, mac, cornbread and slaw. Was a little pricey, price not out of line for being in Chicago.

1 Thank Mitchell H
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We take out from here all the time! We love everything. It can get very crowded at dinner time, but worth any wait and any hassle. Everything is incredible from the cole slaw to dessert and of course everything BBQ!

1 Thank Audrey C
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Smoque today for the first time in a couple of years and it didn't disappoint. The food is still amazing and the staff super friendly and helpful. I got the half chicken and my wife got the pulled pork and we were both super happy. 5 stars for sure!

1 Thank Ramesh V
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best.....fabulous brisket and rack of ribs!!!!!! Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Can't wait to come here again!

1 Thank Rahrah0978
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have probably patronized Smoque's BBQ about 250 times in the last 3 years. The absolute BEST beef brisket in the United States. I first tasted their fabulous food at a wedding reception held in my local church in 2009. I lived just a mile or so south of the restaurant...and I became a regular patron. The beef brisket is... More 

1 Thank Phil H
Greenwood, Indiana
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226 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard a lot of good chatter about Smoque. It's located on the north side of Chicago but easy to get to from O'Hare. We went on a weekday and rather early. There wasn't much of a wait but it was busy by the time we left. The brisket slices were moist and had a nice bark but not... More 

1 Thank IndyOmahaCincyKid
New York City, New York
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101 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon visiting the annual 2016 Frank Lloyd Wright, Wright Plus Housewalk in Oak Park, I literally went out of my way, via metro, to eat some BBQ. I must say, it was worth the trip. I was served promptly and abundantly.

1 Thank mfr15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 773-545-7427

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