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Smoque BBQ

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$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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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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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the ribs the taste was excellent very tender . Wait was not bad went there right at 11 only couple people ahead of me

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Thank Jim E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually I'm not one to stand in line for twenty minutes to place an order and then be seated, crammed in next to whomever - but - this was worth it. Being from Alabama, I was certainly skeptical, but this is by far the best BBQ I've had in the city so far. The pulled pork was delicious - if... More 

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Thank Laura O
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was blown away by how professional and punctual the staff is at smoque. I had our small family reunion catered and couldn't have been happier with the food. Next time I will order double for few of the dishes.

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Thank Catalina K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always packed so we order for pickup and bring it home. My favorite is the brisket, but everything is good, pork, ribs, chicken, sausage. Sides are also good except for the coleslaw which I don't really care for. Fries are addictive. If you eat there you'll be up close and personal with the folks eating next to... More 

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Thank Wendy F
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food never disappoints! Worth the trip no matter where you are coming from. Usually crowded....but by the time you order, they have seats available. Luv the little, older gentleman that's by the counter. He's been there for years. He tops the great experience and is always encouraging people to try stuff. This is the ONLY BBQ place we love... More 

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Thank lovedesserts100
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys have the gaul to sell a Cajun staple and added their own flair for an amazing new creation - BBQ Gumbo! The taste is extreme and the kick will creep up on you if you don't expect it. Be sure to add a small spoon of rice and be ready to give your taste buds a real treat.

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Thank rv0nnels0n
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming here for years, gotten catering at our home even and always consistently great! Best stuff they have in order - Ribs, Chicken, brisket. Flavor is great not too salty like other places and just good value. My favorite BBQ place in the world is Rudy's in Texas if that helps you with a point of reference for... More 

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Thank LeadWorshiper
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for training and had decided in advance to give this place a try. Best place we ate the entire time we were in the Chicago area. We had ordered a variety of items and when it was delivered the owner stopped by to chat. When he found out that we were from Canada and had planned... More 

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Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Monday night. We shared a combo plate; chicken, pulled pork and sausage, and cornbread and 2 sides. It was really tasty!! They have sauces on the tables and bars. The combo was great sharing Size (my husband is a big guy). It was quiet, but again it Monday in March. It's really close to Wrigley so... More 

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Thank Greer C
Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious BBQ, we love BBQ and have gone to a lot of BBQ places in the city and across the country, Smoque is in our top 3. If you want Beef ribs make sure you go early, they have a limited amount and sell out quickly.

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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
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?