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20 Kansas St., Frankfort, IL 60423
815-277-2502
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice food selection in a good location in old town Frankfort with great outdoor seating on concert days. The French fries were disappointing though.

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Thank Christophe G
Frankfort, Illinois
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23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Smokey Barque is a good restaurant in the middle of downtown Frankfort. They specialize in barbecue items but their salads are also very good.

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Thank kathysellers
New Lenox, Illinois
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169 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a party, I was looking forward to some BarBQ... Nope we were served sausage and peppers, chicken breast, soup, a salad, and ice cream, nothing was special or not exciting, and most things were way too salty.. I will try it again one day as a guest in the restaurant, although you would think they would try... More 

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Thank Itsmekcr
Frankfort, Illinois
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here last Thursday after work to give this place a try. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that there was a car show going on when we arrived (around 4 or so), so we opted to sit outside to check out the cars while we ate. My only big complaint about sitting outside here: We were seated along the... More 

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Thank Diana L
Frankfort, Illinois
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I've been to Smokey Barque a few times and it is a good local restaurant. However, I attended a shower here just last weekend and it was OUTSTANDING! To begin with, the room upstairs is large, airy, and inviting. There is also a deck out on to a patio that overlooks Briedert's Green (an area in Frankfort where concerts, movies,... More 

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Thank Suero20
Frankfort, Illinois
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The homemade chips are unique served with the sauces to sample. Carolina sauce is my favorite. Nice to have a BBQ restaurant in downtown FRANKFORT.

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Thank Dawn K
Frankfort, Illinois
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I spent half my youth in the south, so I'm pretty picky with my BBQ. I will start with what I liked. I like the sauce varieties, the hush puppies, and the beer. The bacon sandwich was pretty good. I thought the burnt ends was dry and not burnt on the edges. I enjoy the atmosphere, but the BBQ doesn't... More 

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Thank GoLaur
Mokena, IL
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Sigh.. What a disappointment. Some of the worst BBQ I've ever had. Mac N cheese was bland, and microwaved Kraft crap. Not worth the money.

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2 Thank taffygirlMokena_IL
Frankfort, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

The food was superb as was the service. Good atmosphere for dining; bar nice to watch sports. Craft beers are excellent

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Thank Bernie Z
Orland Park, IL
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

It had been 3 or 4 years since my last visit to Smokey Barque, time to give it another try. Walking up to the door smelling the unmistakable smell of BBQ I was totally excited. We started off with smoked chicken wings (which they were out of last visit at 5:30 pm on a Saturday) and sweet potato tots. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Kansas St., Frankfort, IL 60423
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Frankfort
  • Phone Number: 815-277-2502

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