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Smoque BBQ

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3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
+1 773-545-7427
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Montreal, Canada
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First off, this place is BYOB, wow! It was amazing to be able to enjoy the beverage of my choice without breaking the bank. The BBQ is good, very good. The brisket was juicy and had a nice bark. The sauces were tangy and well balanced. Atmosphere is chill, and low key. The area is a little sketch, but worth... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brisket and ribs tasty. Like the BBQ sauce, but not the best we've had. Coleslaw very yummy. Mac and cheese and corn bread all delicious. Seasoning on the ribs so tasty, it was tempting to eat without sauce. This was a fun place to stop in for lunch. Very good service, and seems very clean. Small place, and parking is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a fancy place but nice enough to meet as a group. The BBQ is good - options for sauce within reason (I dislike places that offer too many sauces - no specialty). Prices are not cheap but are reasonable. Sides are small. I saw no alcohol on menu. Limited parking. Friendly staff. Usually very crowded, tho our recent visit... More 

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We always visit a restaurant that has been on Diners, drive-ins and dives and this visit was a great choice!!! We devoured pulled pork, brisket and plenty of sides.... ALL delicious!

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Smoque BBQ is a little out of the way for many, but worth the trip. Delicious pulled pork, ribs, chicken. . . I've never been disappointed and I've gone many time. (There is some good news for 'downtowners': Smoque now has a stand in the Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark St.) The quality of the meat and the tasty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smoque is one of my favorite bbq venues. We have been going there for years. You can bring your own wine if you like.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great the staff great dont worry if the line is long they move fast best smoke flavor in chicago other than mine

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in Oak Park, but this place is so worth the drive..The BBQ chicken, pork, and ribs just fall off the bone..The inside of this tremendous dive is crowded, and the line in long, but the taste, flavor, and textures of the entrees make up for the dismal atmosphere..

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Smoque BBQ more times than I can count. It not about the ambiences because it just lots of tables, with a big open kitchen in a colorfully painted cement block building. But who cares...this BBQ has been voted one of the best in Chicago! It is not unusual to find a line to get in and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

CHicago still struggles with BBQ, but this place can get you covered if you like texas style. Not the same as Carolina or KC obviously

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?