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275 Pictoria Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45246-1614
+1 513-671-7667
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

That being their slogan. This restaurant offers good barbecue style fare in a comfortable setting. Ample menu of smoked meats including ribs, tasty sides and three kinds of barbecue sauces from sweet to hot. Tried the two meat combo with ribs and pulled pork. Mac and cheese and sweet potato casserole (which was awesome) as sides. Good food and service.

Thank Camello_Blanco
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
318 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

SmoQ is a bit hidden and unless you know it is there you may miss it. (It is not far from RT 4 and 275 and convenient to the Showcase Cinemas.) There is plenty of free parking and the restaurant is fairly large. The decor is typical of a chain restaurant and while clean, it is not too exciting. We... More 

Thank tlynn63
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249 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

SmoQ offers a pretty good meal, though on the pricey end. It's a large open setting where seating is very close to others and can get noisy. I've been there a few times and have had to wait for seating. So, it is popular!

Thank Deb022
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Love this place for barbeque. The fried rib appetizers are the best--along with the grits, baked beans, beans and rice, sweet potato casserole. ALL the sides are yummy. They really will barbeque anything and it's all great. Good size servings, Even better the next day.

Thank Sunvacas
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love trying new bbq places all over the country. I purchased a Groupon for the Taste of Memphis platter at the Smoq bbq restaurant. It had samples of chicken, ribs, smoked sausage, and brisket. My husband ordered a bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo and I tried a unique salad with spicy peanuts, cheese, apples, bacon,... More 

1 Thank littlestangel2015
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

So I was in town for business and gave SmoQ a try. I got the pick 2 plate with STL style ribs and pulled pork. My sides were fries and mac&cheese. I though the food was good but not great. The ribs required a bit more "chew" than I would like. The pulled pork was good and I felt they... More 

Thank petro62
Miamisburg, Ohio
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260 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Everything we tried was great! Their BBQ pork nachos are incredible and the portion is entree size. The baby back ribs were very good. Chicken and waffles are always a good choice when eating at SMOQ. You also can't go wrong with any of the sides. The sweet potato casserole was a huge hit with everyone, however. It's a very... More 

Thank paolat257
Okeana, Ohio
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Never been able to get into the place as always packed! Went on a Sunday afternoon and finally got in. Great service, delicious cornbread muffins and huge portions. The pulled pork plate is huge and so was the brisket. One warning though the sauces are HOT even the Kansas City sweet. Mac and cheese is delicious and potatoe salad is... More 

Thank Jeffrey G
Mentor, Ohio
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were on our way to the seafood resturant next door, however, we interview a worker and tried this place. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, the staff was great I had the smoked/fried chicken it was too much, they don't have senior portions, but we went back the next day for blueberry cobler, and carrot cake.

Thank Jinza R
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday, friendly service and didn't have to wait to be seated. Ordered brisket and pulled pork...both were outstanding! I personally liked the pulled pork better than the brisket...tender and moist. Really good sauces as well. We will be back!!!

Thank Matt K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Pictoria Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45246-1614
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-671-7667

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?