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Smoque BBQ
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3800 N Pulaski Rd #2 Chicago, IL 60641
3800 North Pulaski Road #2USIllinoisChicago60641
$$Barbecue RestaurantToday Closed
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
"Excellent BBQ. Love the ribs, sliced brisket, and pulled pork."
"Brisket chili and BBQ beans are a must side."
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Megan Town
a week ago
This is definitely one of my favorite BBQ joints in the city! It's worth the trek on the Irving Park bus (or the bribe to your friend with a car) to get out here. No matter what time of the day, there will undoubtedly be a line or a fairly packed restaurant. Do not let this deter you as they are incredibly efficient at cycling people through, and many of the people in line are ordering to go. I've had a range of their offerings from the pulled pork to the brisket, and I have never been let down. Their sauce is thin, tangy, and smoky, which is great as the meat sucks it up and has the flavor permeated throughout. Their sides are also note worthy--my favorites being the fries and their brisket chili. It may not be St. Louis or KC bbq, but it's definitely a great treat for Chicago!
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John Martinez
4 months ago
I must this place is pretty good! I wish the expand more because this venue is so small to serve all the hungry customers that want to check this place out or come back for some more. The wait is really long but worth the try. I waited 30 min for a table when I was hungry maybe I should have been warned to come in before I start getting super hungry. Everything was good and I will definitely come back for some more!
Kay Kirby Henry
6 months 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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David Newton
4 months ago
I live 100 miles from Chicago anytime I find an excuse to go there I hit Smoque's. Best BBQ anywhere period. Had them all from Memphis, Texas to KC. The best!
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Anna Hautzinger
a month ago
Excellent barbecue, with attention to quality of the product. Nice selection of meats, especially if you get there early. There is also a pick-up service available. Good sides, with nice special touches. Be prepared to wait, but it is well worth the trek to the NW side (Blue Line/Metra convenient).
Channel Three
3 months ago
Half of great barbecue is texture. Smoque's barbecue brisket is like succulent meat clouds dripping with juice. And the fresh baked bun that the brisket rests on is so buttery and delicious, you can dip it in the Memphis barbecue sauce alone and still be satisfied. The only thing that brings this place down a notch is the dopey, pedestrian clientele-- mostly square headed cops in their ridiculous SWAT regalia, firemen, carpenters and flannel-wearing steel toed shoe types checking their iPhones for their lunch time hookups. Apparently the neighbors hate this place because every street for a square mile around it is permit only. This ridiculous working class neighborhood has a brilliant Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in their midst, and they're clamping down like it's Lincoln Park. It's like Tokyo here, people. Be prepared to walk.
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Laurel Miltner
10 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.
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Stefanie D.
2 months ago
Had my first BBQ ribs in many many years, and I these are AMAZING. What they say is true, Chicago had some great food!


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