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Smoque BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
+1 773-545-7427
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth the trip to the north side of Chicago! When you walk in you are greeted by the amazing smell of smoked meat, burning wood and a great staff. The brisket should not be missed! I suggest you take an order home because you will be craving more later in the day. BYOB

Thank Saladgirl1954
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Brother use to cook for them and that is how I found them. The quality of service is great, The food without a question was really worth the wait. It's best to call in your order because the line to order can get long. Also my job has used their Catering Service a number of times and they have... More 

Thank S6615LQjosephb
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family & I love BBQ ---I mean LOVE BBQ, we've had the best BBQ all over the country including Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee. Then when we'd return home we would try every new BBQ place that opened here so we could get our BBQ fix, but were continually disappointed until Smoque opened. Wow! Great BBQ, always tender, ample portions, Brisket,... More 

Thank Shelley R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't go wrong with smoque! It's excellent and the sides are worth the wait! The cobbler is the best and the sides are just big enough that satisfy your hunger with your amazing meat!

Thank sdemas
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for some holiday food, and I had heard about Smoque. We had little kids in the mix so we ordered ahead and picked up the food. The pick up was so easy I almost couldn't believe it. Everything was ready and in bags and the women at the counter were wonderful. And of course the ribs and... More 

Thank Litedoc
Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a visitor to Chicago it is out of the way, but right off the Expessway. There is always a wait and the dining room is basic at best. However we pick up food for ourselves and for parties regularly. This place has got the formula down to a science! The smoked brisket is my favorite, but the ribs are... More 

Thank Michael C
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

BBQ is generally not by thing, but I went with a group of people and this is what the group chose. I got my first-ever brisket after friends promised how good it would be. They were so right! This stuff was so tender, melt-in-your-mouth. The flavoring was wonderful; I wasn't really expecting flavor, but there is was! I tried someone's... More 

Thank Route66Convert
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

VERY happy with the food AND service! We can't wait to go back. They have a nice outdoor seating area as well

Thank ChristopherMusser
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not fine dining but the food is really great comfort food even though some of the sides are a bit stingy. There is a lot of food so think of sharing with a friend and trying a few xtra sides

Thank Monica G
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

People travel far and wide to experience this neighborhood barbecue joint. Best barbecue I've ever had. The baby back ribs, pork and brisket are all outstanding but it's their slaw, beans and fries that will hook you.

Thank Lisa J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
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
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?