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Smoque BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant$$
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3800 N Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL 60641
3800 N Pulaski RdUSILChicago60641
(773) 545-7427smoquebbq.com
$$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
People talk about pulled pork, mac and cheese, sliced brisket, peach cobbler and cole slaw
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Allen Chen
reviewed 3 weeks ago
This is probably one of the best BBQ joints you will find in Chicago, they are located right at the highway I90/I94 exit of N Pulaski Rd. Based on my experience, this place is always packed and a long line of people waiting to order. However, the waiters here work pretty fast and efficiently that you would not have to worry about where to seat. Their chopped beef brisket is moist and tender, it is as if it’s melting in your mouth, but make sure you eat it while it’s still warm. Their Texas sausage got this smoked flavor to it that you know it’s been cooked right. As for the side, their fresh cut fries are pretty good, and I really like their peach cobbler, the crust and the peach just make a good combination. Overall, I always have a wonderful experience with this place. This is a must go-to place for any BBQ lovers. By the way, did I forget to mention this place is BYOB? so bring your favorite wine/beer and enjoy your gourmet food with delicious drink.
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Ela Ana
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Smoque is a very casual divey type of place, so the atmosphere is definitely relaxed. Your food is served on a wax paper covered tray, styrofoam cups, and plastic utensils. It's in a bit of a remote part of Chicago, but it's not hard to get to nor was it hard to park. The food was good, but to me nothing too impressive. The cornbread, mac and cheese, and slaw was definitely good! My brisket came out a bit dry unfortunately. We ate there on a weeknight and there wasn't a line.
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Buck Wild
reviewed 2 months ago
Out of this world brisket. Phenomenal ribs. For me the meat has to be the focus. Sauce is a side note. It just so happens that here it's all done right. Barbecue perfection!
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Laurel Miltner
reviewed a month ago
So I have to say ... I really like this place. The brisket is fall-apart-melt-in-your-mouth texture, which is a feat in itself. But the flavors of the meats I've had have been great, but not like best-BBQ-I've-ever-had-in-my-life great, which is kind of what I expected based on Smoque's popularity. I think the hype ruined it for me. Lower your expectations and you'll probably melt. Pulled pork is tasty. The mac and cheese is effing awesome. So are the baked beans. Smoque is BYOB.
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Melinda Bayer
reviewed 2 months ago
We've been loyal Smoque customers for 5 years. We've had it catered for multiple parties and its truly a crowd pleaser. Everyone raves that its just the best brisket they've ever had. The sauce is so flavorful and the meat is beyond top notch and cooked to bbq perfection. I love the mac and cheese and coleslaw as well! Don't forget the homemade peach cobbler too, one of my favs. Truly the best BBQ place in Chicago!
Patrice Kalin
reviewed 2 months ago
I've been here twice and the first time was 3 years ago. I don't usually critique food that harsh because I'm not a picky eater. However, if there is a place that serve the same food, then I usually reference that and make a judgment. I'm really picky about BBQ food because the most amazing BBQ place I have ever been to is 'Phil's BBQ' in San Diego, CA. That place is heaven on earth for BBQ food. I've had everything on the menu here and everything's good... but not great. With that said, this place does get crowded I guess cause for Chicago there's not many BBQ place. Overall for me though, this place is ok but don't take my word for it, try it yourself cause your palette is probably different from mine.
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