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“yum!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smoque BBQ

Smoque BBQ
Ranked #3 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We saw the ranking of 17 on tripadvisor and wanted to go. We were not disappointed. Lots of moaning and yums. People were so nice and several people gave us advice about the sauces and the owner came over and gave us some candied jalepenos to add with our sauce. It was great! If you want a yuppity experience, don't go. You will not like this little hole in the wall. For those of us who just want good food, you will love it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Simply Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Ribs are perfection, I loved the Mac and Cheese and the Apple Crisp. Don't fret lines they keep everything moving.

Visited May 2013
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Sturgis, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great bbq”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We're trying to hit a bunch of diners drive ins and dives visited by guy. Tried this one and had very good ribs and excellent mac and cheese. Next time I might just try the mac and cheese. We go by this about twice a year and very convenient off of I94. Main concern is finding parking. I did grab a menu and you can order and pick up which is what we might do in the future. Very happy with the food and service and will want more.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank beerbob1950
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“GREAT BBQ! A Factory Style Dining Experience But Good and Unique.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

I found this place due to watching the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy. I love the show and try to visit the places he has vistited if and when I can. Smoque BBQ wothout a doubt has some of the best BBQ out there, but the whole set-up in from waiting in line, ordering and getting the food is like getting a meal through a factory. If you don't mind that, this is the place for some awesome eats. Go with an appetite because portions are large. Prices are good. Service is okay. They have the factory style service down for sure. I had the St. Louis ribs, which had a ver good dry rub with a great BBQ sauce on the side. They were perfectly cooked. I would return for sure.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelFoot10
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The best BBQ in Chicago hands down!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Smoque is fantastic! The ribs are great. The pulled pork is tremendous, but the brisket is possibly the best food I've ever ate. The quality of the meat married with the savory and not too sweet sauce with the smoke are the perfect combination. Their sides are good also. Baked beans, mac & cheese and peach cobbler. All are great. There is usually a line out the door but it moves quickly and its totally worth the wait. I highly recommend it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jim w III
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