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Smoque BBQ

3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
+1 773-545-7427
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (354 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (70 reviews)
“baked beans” (63 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tried the Revival Food hall location. Was really ready for some great BBQ after reading all of the reviews. Have to admit- was a bit disappointing. Not bad by any stretch. The Brisket was a bit dry- as were the ribs. The beans were great-...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In town for a relaxing weekend and wanted to trying something good so we picked Smoque BBQ. It was good. I had better but still good. The brisket was tender and you couldn't stick it with a fork you had to scoop it it was...More

Thank jcnyky75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why, why do they even offer sauce?? It is so unnecessary... and to be honest a bit wasteful as they can't use the extra back in the kitchen.. The BBQ chopped brisket is out of this work and I had the St Louis full rack!!...More

Thank Ben E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a fan of BBQ. I have had BBQ all over the country from east coast to west coast from Chicago down to Austin and this was one of the best! Nothing fancy. Long Lines and BYOB but the chopped brisket melts in your...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent. Notting fancy in the restaurant but the food was fantastic ! Portion are huge at fair price. It is like the line never ends ever on a Tuesday night around 7:30 pm ! The BBQ sauce was so great that I bought...More

Thank Jerome P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a special rib and brisket joint. The brisket and ribs are phenomenal. It is difficult to find any better. It is worth the drive for this alone. There is usually a line but it moves quickly. You will not be disappointed.

Thank skidocchicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't crazy about the BBQ sauce but the brisket was fantastic - both tender and delicious! The service was excellent too. We sat outside for lunch and one the service staff was holding doors for people, cleaning tables promptly, and generally being very helpful...More

Thank MidwestAlpinist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday night and even though the line was out the door, we probably didn't wait longer than 30 min for a table. Unfortunately since it was near closing time, they ran out of baby back ribs, but the slab...More

1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time there but we will be back! We had pulled pork and sliced brisket which were both tender and flavorful! We ordered different sides to try and all were very good.....but the Cole Slaw was excellent! Nothing fancy about the place, just great...More

1  Thank Arlene M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My place of work ordered for catering... food was great! Yummy chopped brisket, mac and cheese was the best, and even the chicken was nice and tender. Definetly going to dinner next time i'm in the area.

1  Thank Elizabeth G
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Are you open on Labor Day?
4 September 2016|
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Response from mfr15 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry the belated response, if I gave to guess, It should have been opened for business.
Do you need to book in advance or can you just turn up + hope for a free table? Is it expensive??
13 July 2016|
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Response from Aitza P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer, as you may know, first come first serve.
Do I need a reservation? Visiting Chicago from Ireland for 3 days 29/30 April.... Thank you, Nicola
23 March 2016|
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Response from bbc007 | Reviewed this property |
No need for a reservation, parking might be a little bit of a problem, you just have to spend some time and look for it. The place is a little tight so if you have a huge party coming you might want to call ahead because it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-545-7427
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