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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” (445 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (82 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (117 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worst Ribs I ever had. The Smoke flavor is overpowering and I found it disgusting. I actually couldn't even eat my ribs. The peach cobbler waa excellent though.

Thank Seana917
Reviewed yesterday

This BBQ restaurant is a great addition to our neighborhood and I should have reviewed it sooner. They have a full menu of Brisket, Sausage, Ribs and Chicken. Ledgend has it that before opening the owners went on a road trip across the US sampling...More

Thank James F
Reviewed yesterday

My first taste was at an event at my job where they catered from Smoque. It was so delicious. Since then, I've frequented their establishment at least once a month. Awesome atmosphere and the brisket chili is AMAZING. They have a downtown location as well...More

Thank Patique
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting Chicago last weekend and perused Trip Advisor to read reviews and decide where we were going to have dinner. Smoque received almost five stars so we thought we would give it a try. SO GLAD WE DID! I have never had such great BBQ...More

Thank 716ShaS
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have eaten here 10+ times. Have also utilized their catering for three Super Bowl parties. Excellent BBQ, basically my favorite chopped brisket in the city. Will continue to go back...

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here's the perfect meal at Smoque. A full slab of baby back ribs. The rub is so good, no sauce is needed. Cole slaw. Lightly dressed, fresh and crunchy. Mac and cheese. Creamy in the middle, nice crunch on top. Fries. Loads and loads of...More

1  Thank revlisad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were driving from North Chicago to the south side and needed lunch. Got off on a random exit and turned on trip advisor and found this gem. Service was excellent, and the food was great. I enjoyed the chopped brisket and...More

Thank Efren K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a carry out out from smoque for Memorial Day. We had ribs and pulled pork. We tried 2 sauces , one barbecue and one more vinegar based. Both delicious. Also tried some of their sides but were disappointed in the size of the...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Friday night while visiting in Chicago. It was so good!! My husband had the ribs and he said they were the best he's ever had! That's really high praise from him. We would highly recommend this restaurant, and will definitely...More

1  Thank keebella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The joint is not much to look at. Just a corner store in a neighborhood. But the long line out the door might begin to hint at the quality food inside. Bottom line: my ribs and sides were absolutely delicious. It was nice to see...More

1  Thank hamjambo
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30 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
12 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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: 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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