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275 Pictoria Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45246-1614
+1 513-671-7667
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (27 reviews)
“rib tips” (12 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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275 Pictoria Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45246-1614
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there on a Saturday so it was not too crowded. The servers were very attentive keeping our drinks full. I had the pork while the rest of my family had the chicken. It was all very good. The portions were large so plenty...More

Thank FlorenceYall3030
Reviewed 5 September 2018

They are not kidding when they say Smokey!! I went with a group of my garden club members. Lucky was our server and he was the only thing great about the meal! I ordered the salmon burger, because I do not like the smokey taste...More

Thank Mitzi C
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We ate here for the first time and we all enjoyed it. I wanted collards but they were out which was disappointing. The BBQ was very good, i had the bbq chicken and pork. It was tender and cooked well. Everything was clean which we...More

Thank atrainhansonn
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Tried the fried ribs, didn't really have a taste. My main course was the catfish, once again tasteless and also, was not fried with cornmeal! What happened to the cornmeal! Even worse, they had run out of tarter sauce (really ??). The baked beans weren't...More

Thank infenetee
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

When this restaurant first opened the food was delicious and the staff were friendly and professional. Last night I celebrated my daughter graduating and made the mistake of going to this restaurant. NEVER AGAIN! The manager was rude and disrespectful and actually called the police...More

1  Thank Monique A
Tim S, Owner at SmoQ, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Monique - when the reservation was made, we explained our policy that no outside food/drink is allowed. There is also a sign on the front door. We reminded your party of this policy when we saw that cupcakes had been brought in anyway. We were...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The music was deafening. The service was wonderful. The rib tips were just not my dish. Way too greasy, too much grissle and no flavor. My husband had a fried green tomato salad. It was wonderful. We switched plates and both of us were happy....More

Thank Christine Wenge... H
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The beef brisket was very good. The sides I ordered with were also tasty. Others in my party had the rib tips. Everyone was happy with their food. We did get a dessert to share, peach cobbler. It was good but a small portion for...More

Thank M M
Tim S, Owner at SmoQ, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate your business and are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 26 January 2018

My coworker and I had dinner here while in town for business and enjoyed our meal immensely. Staff was wonderful and the food was fantastic.

Thank AMarin1970
Tim S, Owner at SmoQ, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for stopping in! We are glad you enjoyed your meal. Hope to have you back next time you're in town.

Reviewed 10 January 2018

This place is a regular favorite of mine, so I'm biased, but I discovered they now have PORK RINDS on the Appetizer Menu!! Apparently they've been there a while, since the menu change, but I didn't notice. Ladies and gentlemen, first of all, I am...More

Thank Sherie K
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

My daughter decided she wanted to treat me to lunch while out Christmas shopping. She was in the mood for bbq so she suggested this place. I had the rib tip platter which came with two sides. I decided on the sweet potato casserole and...More

Thank Kimberly H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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: 275 Pictoria Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45246-1614
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-671-7667
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Authentically good BBQ & southern food with a flair. If it's legal, we'll smoQ it! In a world where the objective seems to be getting the food from the freezer to the table as fast as possible, smoQ was created out of a passion to do things the right way! SmoQ was designed with an emphasis on the smoker because the smoker was designed with an emphasis on slow cooking. Coupling that, is a desire to create southern food with a flair while holding true to the values that make southern cuisine special.
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