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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (444 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (82 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (115 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ordered the brisket platter, two sides. Everything was served dry. The restaurant was run-down, dirty and the sign was peeling off the wall. The bbq flavor was great, sauces authentic (Memphis/Carolina. Mac and cheese dry and lifeless, beans gritty and bitter. Did not live up...More

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had their food at different events but this was the first time to eat at the restaurant. The food was excellent as always and we sat outside on a beautiful day. I highly recommend!

Thank Katrina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for great southern style bbq this place is it. You wait for 30 minutes, but the wait just makes you more hungry. Highly recommended while your in Chicago.

Thank Tony A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pulled pork Excellent!!!! Baby back ribs Excellent!!! French fries Perfect!!!! Going back and will try the mac and cheese. Nice customer service.

Thank Dionna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a proper bbq meal, and it delivered! We went here as a family before a blackhawks game, and had a awesome meal. Between everyones orders I think we tried pretty much every dish, and it was all great. Big portions! The only thing...More

Thank RobinPettersbakken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Definitely deserves to be a top ten on Trip-advisor. Every time we’re visiting in Chicago we make a stop here. The brisket is second to none. Get the sliced brisket. $20 for 1lb. My kids love the pulled pork. The Ribs are...More

Thank tellurideplunge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to go to Smoque since we saw it on Diner's Drive-ins and Dives and noticed it was ranked within the top 5 in all of Chicago. Took a little bit of a train ride, (we wanted to go the the original on the...More

1  Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read about this place and was looking forward to eating here. I was not disappointed. I tried the ribs, pulled pork, and brisket. All were amazing with the brisket being the best I've ever had. The beans and slaw were excellent as well. There's...More

Thank fletchlives1966
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

There is a reason Smoque ranks #2 amongst the 7,800+ restaurants in Chicago. I am honestly not sure why they aren't #1...? Perfect ribs, perfect brisket, outstanding sauce (the Memphis sauce is out of this world... you won't want to dip your fries in ketchup...More

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We ended up at the location on Pulaski Road while in Chicago after we had originally went to Lems BBQ for our regular tips and hot links. However, we learned that Lems had run out of tips so we decided to venture across town to...More

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Questions & Answers
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
11 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
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 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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