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Review of Smoque BBQ

Smoque BBQ
Ranked #2 of 9,839 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Reviewed April 22, 2013

quick in quick out. they keep em movin. excellent food overall. went with a buddy and our 2 daughters. i would have lived at this joint when i was single and lived in the city, but coming from the northern suburbs with little girls, not so much. though the q is top notch, it's not too family friendly, what with the wait and tight quarters. also, it's byob. i have never heard of a q joint which is byob.

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Thank dominicandandy35805
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Gotta admit...was expecting a little more. Pulled pork good. Slaw ok. Mac and cheese yummy. BBQ sauce mediocre. Obviously I'm the minority as the place is packed and a true Chicago institution.

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Thank mtnras
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Whenever we visit Chicago, dinner at Smoque is a "must". We originally learnt about it on Triple D on the Food Network years ago and decided to check it out. We weren't disappointed and have made a regular part of any trip that we make to Chicago. It is excellent BBQ and the hardest part is deciding exactly what to order because it's all excellent. Even the sides are delicious. Smoque is very popular and lined up on weekends but is one of rare places that it is worth waiting in line for. We had the ribs which were delicious and ordered brisket and their brisket chili to go (lucky it made it home). The prices are competitive with other BBQ joints and the service was friendly and excellent. We appreciated the samples of the spricy BBQ sauce & candied jalapenos. The standards have remained high and we'll be back on our next visit to Chicago.

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Thank TimandCarol
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Quick walk from home, is my choice for a yummy meal any time of the year, but during warmer months, they have a nice outdoor seating area. Late afternoons can have a long line, so I call for takeout often.

Thank Boulderian
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Definitely a trek from down town but if you love bbq it is worth it. Do not expect a fancy experience but do expect genuine bbq. Had the brisket and it was out of this world. The beans alone were to die for. Thank you Diners, drive thru's and dives as never would have gone otherwise.

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Thank Jonesilla
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