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Smoque BBQ

3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
+1 773-545-7427
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (436 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (80 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (112 reviews)
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3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had lunch there today. St. Louis ribs and brisket. Ribs were excellent, but the brisket was out of this world. Literally melted in my mouth. My son Anh said “let’s come back tonight for dinner!”

Thank bklyn_jim
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an obvious must eat joint! Best BBQ I've think I've ever had. I find myself comparing others back to Smoque...and usually regretting I didn't just make the trip over here. Even the downtown location with their abbreviated menu just doesn't come close to...More

Thank Aaron O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smoque surpasses any barbecue I have ever eaten! I have eaten at all top six Memphis barbecue joints and Smoque crushes them all. From pulled pork and chopped brisket to the half chicken, this is the best!!!!

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to eat dinner here on a Saturday night. I arrived around 5:30pm and it wasn’t so crowded. There’s a large chalkboard on the wall that is the menu. If you’ve never been here before you look at the menu, walk up to the...More

Thank Aerowing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took some work colleagues that are from Tennessee which where I was bragging about their barbecue. When they had The food Here they were blown away. They still have some of the best ribs pulled pork and brisket you’ll find it all Chicago land. It’s...More

1  Thank mark s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here many times.. and it is always fantastic... Love the sauce...... Brisket is always very good.... Not fancy, but very good.... Love this place and it is reasonably priced... most items under 20.00

Thank paul30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious tender brisket and a real BBQ ambience! The price for brisket is a bit high but it IS yummy! If you're looking for a non-trendy place for great BBQ, this is a good choice. Parking is in back or on the street.

Thank udlood71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful delicious BBQ. Can hold it's own with the best in Texas,Memphis and KC. I do visit whenever I'm in the neighborhood. Chopped brisket is my fav and fortunately you can add a portion to any order. "Specials" are delightful too.

Thank Z7927BPdouglasp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casual restaurant in an authentic Chicago neighborhood that serves THE BEST BBQ in the city. The brisket is incredible....full of flavor, tender and simply melts in your mouth. The chicken is another standout....the wood smoke permeates through every piece of meat, not just the skin....More

Thank KellyD1222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome brisket, if you go early and it's slow ask for the burnt ends, incredible! Get chopped brisket if taking to go and sliced if eating in. Pulled pork is very good, as are all the sides I've tried.(Mac, fries, beans, cornbread)

Thank Charles V
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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