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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 - 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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed today NEW

Nothing on this menu is bad. This is an "out of the way, but worth the trip" for any visitor or resident of Chicago. Their brisket melts in your mouth, the ribs are juicy, the roasted chicken is perfect over a salad and the sides are to die for. The mac and cheese is epic, the fries are perect and... More 

Thank Peter B
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is were we cater all our BBQ's from, the peach cobbler is amazing and I don't even like cobbler must go, if you go weekends be prepared to wait

Thank Viv D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best brisket in Chicago (Midwest?). Excellent pulled pork and ribs. Got a huge order for a takeout party. Great hot links, too. Tight dining room but the line moves.

Thank Jim P
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have only been to the one within revival cafe but that place is a must the beef brisket with the Carolina sauce is a must; I also have mine cut in slices and it never lets me down. I have had it with bread or without bread and both ways is great! Highly recommend if you have 10 mins... More 

Thank Frank R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've used Smoque to cater an annual party for the last several years and not only is their food absolutely top notch but their customer service makes buying, pickup and setup an absolute breeze. Can't recommend this place enough for their tasty brisket, ribs, beans, mac & cheese and everything that goes with it.

Thank SunnyDayz1963
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am a BBQ aficionado, always on the search for a good batch of ribs. I happen to not be a fan of baby-backs: as I feel like its rare that anyone can cook them and make them taste well. I also have had many variations of ribs and love a good dry rub. My belief is that a good... More 

Thank amtj2008
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Smoque has the best BBQ around. The mac and cheese is awesome. The baked beans and fresh cut fries are great. But the coke slaw and peach cobbler are to die for.

Thank cdaker110555
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have had BBQ all across the country and this is my absolute favorite BBQ restaurant. This is nothing fancy. You order at the counter and then you sit at picnic tables waiting for your order. I don't come here for the ambiance - I come here for the best BBQ brisket ever made. I've had the ribs - which... More 

Thank Goinawae
Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I cannot believe how tender & mouth-melting Smoque's Brisket is! A nice lil "zip" that stays in your mouth puts a smile on your face- I'd also highly recommend the St Louis Ribs over the Baby Backs (traditional in Chicago)- which is exactly what Smoque suggests! All the sides were fantastic, shout out to da mac&cheese & da beans! I... More 

Thank kenarv
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you love BBQ, go here! It is by far the best to be found in Chicago. The food is super high quality, and all the meats are authentically smoked! We always get carry out.. . As the dining area isn't much to look at and the lines can get loooong!!! I call ahead and set up a pickup time,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?