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Smoque BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
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3800 North Pulaski Road #2 Chicago, IL 60641
3800 North Pulaski Road #2USIllinoisChicago60641
$$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."
"My words of advice: Don't get the peach cobbler - it is more like a peach crisp."
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John Martinez
a month 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
3 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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Laurel Miltner
8 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.
Bill barbq
6 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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Channel Three
a month 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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David Newton
a month 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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Zorin Dobson
6 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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Meleighsa McLaughlin
2 months ago
I loved the St. Louis style ribs, bottled sodas, crunchy topping on the Mac and cheese, pecan bread pudding, and their organized service. The place smells amazing, too!


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