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“Tried a sampling of many things. All were terrific!”
Review of Smoque BBQ

Smoque BBQ
Ranked #4 of 10,250 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Reviewed November 20, 2015

The folks in our group are from Tennessee and Texas, so we have strong opinions about Bar B Que! Every thing we tried was great. One of our party who prides himself on cooking bar b que ribs said they were better than his!!! The brisket was tender, the pulled pork lean juicy and had great smoke flavor. The sides were good, but not the stars. We called ahead, which i would recommned. We walked to the head of the lin (they actually have to go order line) and was in and out in 5 minutes. Great place to hang out and they have a huge chalkboard with lots of menu items. Definitely go here!!

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Reviewed November 20, 2015

Arrived around 4:30pm on a Saturday night. Ordered the beef brisket, fries, beans, slaw and cornbread. Looked scrumptious!!! The beef brisket was tasty, but too fatty for me. I enjoyed the sides. The staff knows how to keep the line moving, and seat you. Tables are close to one another, all part of the charm. On my next visit will try the ribs.

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Reviewed November 19, 2015

Get there early or expect to wait in line.....if the line is right when you get in the door, figure about 30 minute wait. BUT IT IS WELL WORTH THE WAIT.

This trip we shared the St. Louis rib combo.....the ribs were perfect.

And....although I am not a cole slaw fan, theirs is good. But the BBQ beans and the brisket chili are the best and the cornbread is worth the price !!!!

Considering the popularity of the food, the seating is not ample. If you are local, carry out would be recommended.

There is no table service......go to the counter and order.......pick it up when your number is called.

Price is quite fair.....$18.29 (including tax) for all.

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Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

This place always has top quality menu items. Most of the time I carry out, but there is plenty of seating. Everything is good, can't really choose most of the time. Highly recommend.

Thank Rachel O
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Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Great baby back ribs and brisket. Totally tender, and falls apart. No alcohol served, but I believe they allow BYOB. Most things come with their cole slaw which is more vinegar then mayo (don't think there is any mayo used). Great sides fries, Mac & cheese, baked beans (which is smokey flavored). I have been 3 times in the last 3 months.

Thank Chris H
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