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Smoque BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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3800 N Pulaski Rd # 2 Chicago, IL 60641
3800 North Pulaski Road # 2USIllinoisChicago60641
$$Barbecue RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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Popular BBQ spot slinging ribs, brisket, pulled pork & more in a basic space with community tables.- Google
"The chopped brisket sandwich is my favorite, and the pulled pork a close second."
"Brisket chili and BBQ beans are a must side."
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Bill barbq
3 months ago
Saw this place featured on 'Diners, Drive-In's & Dives' years ago, and has since been on my restaurant bucket list. I finally got the opportunity to visit on a recent drive through Chicago for business. It exceeded my expectations. The most tender slices of Brisket I've ever had, pulled pork was perfect, the baked beans were beautiful, they seemed to be made from scratch. Coleslaw was lovely, fresh and simple, in a light dressing as it should be. I also had some fries which reminded me of a less greasy version of Five Guys fries. Good value for money too considering the quality. I will definitely be back when I get a chance.
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Laurel Miltner
5 months ago
The brisket just falls apart in your mouth, which is a feat in itself. Pulled pork is tasty. Ribs are fall-off-the-bone succulent. Mac and cheese is effing awesome. I think the hype made me slightly less impressed than I should have with Smoque the first time, but subsequent visits have solidified it as top notch. BYOB! Atmosphere is casual and unassuming.
Aly Dickinson
10 months ago
Amazing barbecue! Dry rub on all with a choice of delicious sauces to enhance the smoky almost carmelized flavor (instead of cover the lack of flavor that some BBQ places do). Catered for our wedding. Prompt delivery, excellent service before the event and upon delivery, everything was perfect according to our order, hot and delicious, and even delivered 45 minutes away for us. Thanks!
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Valerie Mirza
7 months ago
Awesome BBQ--love their brisket and pulled pork. Try both the Lousiana and Texan style sauces. Get the cornbread or mac n' cheese on the side. Their chili is awesome too! Can't go wrong--there may be a line out the door, but you'll know why, and it moves pretty fast.
Kay Kirby Henry
3 weeks ago
We absolutely LOVE your BBQ! The best we have found and we spent 10+ years in Texas. We were always looking for some place to get our BBQ fix and we are so happy that we have your restaurant for that fix. Everytime we pass your exit on the Kennedy I tell my husband; hay, let's go to Smoque!!
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Zorin Dobson
3 months ago
I only have one gripe but this place. I wish they had greens. The whole part about Smoque is that is BYOB. The BBQ here is pretty good. The prices are incredibly reasonable and you can escape only paying about $15/person. We ended up trying a little bit of everything with my visit here. -The pulled pork was just but average. Nothing spectacular or work complaining about. -The ribs were tasty. Tender but not facing apart. A nice bite. Excellent dry rub and you don't even need the sauce. -The brisket was melt in your mouth tender and probably one of the best things we had there. -The Mac and cheese was good but slightly to creamy for my taste. -The baked beans were slightly sweet and had a meaty taste throughout. -The chili was one of my favorite sides but could have been a little spicier. Overall it was a pretty good experience and I would go back.
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Barry McCabe
4 months ago
This is probably the best BBQ I have ever had. I saw this on DDD (Food network) and decided to check it out. WOW! I never say this, but Id gladly fly from DC to here to have their BBQ. Yes, the location is a little out of the way, but it is totally worth the drive. I seriously want to go back to Chicago just to have Smoques again :)
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Ritika Mane'
7 months ago
ok so Im sorry but I dont really get this place. i didnt like the food, at all. The meat was tender enough, but definitely didnt have the delish smokey flavour that one wants from bbq. The mac and cheese was rather insipid, the best that one can say for it is that it was browned and crispy on top and that made it worth while. oh and the ambience is rather diner-y, much like you would expect from 5 guys. Wont be coming back in a hurry


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