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Smoque BBQ

3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
+1 773-545-7427
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (450 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (84 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (121 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was excellent. Staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Great experience all the way around.

Thank drcltd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place gets busy early and if you don't come during their quiet times and then you will wait for an excellent meal. The Ribs are mouth watering. Fresh Cut fries, Chili is amazing. The brisket is so yummy

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having had BBQ in many places I have to say that this was worth the visit. We had brisket platters with corn bread, coleslaw and fries. Yum! You order and pick up your food. Try it.

Thank Frada B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I tried this restaurant as we were in the area and based on the reviews. We were happy with the results, as the food was very good and the atmosphere good. I had the Brisket Platter and it was the most tender...More

Thank DEL K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. The brisket is amazing, as is the pulled pork. The ribs are also excellent. The fries are fresh cut excellent! Definetely worth it!

Thank nickpetroulias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would have loved to be able to try and enjoy their BBQ but there is NO PARKING!!. We drove around for 30 min and could not find a place to park. I cant figure out how this place can have such good reviews of...More

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is not located in a touristic neighborhood and locals are the most. Do not miss it! The flavor is perfectly smoked and paired with at least two amazing bbq options. So tender brisket, courageous and tasty beans. Decor is friendly and family style. Reasonable prices....More

Thank nacholalo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! A well-oiled machine of bbq. The ribs are dry-rubbed and there is bbq sauce for dipping. Best Mac n-cheese I have had anywhere. Slaw with oil and vinegar dressing. Corn bread is a bit dry. Chopped brisket is very good.

Thank 276elizabethl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for the second time, it’s slowly becoming a must stop whenever I’m in Chicago. The place isn’t fancy and the decor isn’t special but the meats on the bbq are amazing delicious and just what you want if you are craving some ribs...More

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this place from friends and decided to give it a try on a hot August weekend. This place is very small , can sit 45 people. Arrived at Smoque and had trouble finding a place to park on the street. The line to...More

Thank Travelprn
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Julie P
29 January 2018|
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Response from Aerowing | Reviewed this property |
I’d give yourself at least two hours before going to the theater. If you arrive about 5pm you should have no problem getting to the theater by 7:30.
Carol K
12 September 2017|
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Response from adgirl82 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! They don't specifically have a sampler platter, but you can order all the meats in smaller quantities than usual, giving you the opportunity to try more. I looooove this place! Hope you so too!
Stephen T
29 June 2017|
Response from MalibuJune59 | Reviewed this property |
They are closed July 3rd and 4th.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-545-7427
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