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Smoque BBQ

3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
+1 773-545-7427
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (439 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (81 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (119 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here for lunch. Got the brisket with fries slaw Mac and cheese. Loved both BBQ sauces and the meat was very tender. Would def go back again.

Thank merdelyi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to smoke because we where really craving some good BBQ and they did not disappoint. I got the chopped Brisket and Texas sausage with Mac N Cheese and cornbread and my wife got baby back ribs, with cornbread, beans and...More

Thank Dominick P
Reviewed 5 days ago

When Smoque opened in 2006, the five partners published a 2,000-word barbecue manifesto on their website, explaining what good barbecue is all about. "It isn't just another pretty sauce," they said. Their goal is to develop a BBQ tradition and style in Chicago that can...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were in Chicago visiting and wanted to check out Smoque BBQ based on all the great reviews. We were not disappointed in any way. We had brisket, ribs, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, peach cobbler. I'm not normally a fan of brisket, but...More

Thank amyco2004
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is by far best BBQ in Chicago. Worth the drive to get to. Always ling lines, and hard to find a seat. The brisket and ribs are juicy and perfect. The sides, Mac and cheese, slaw, corn bread...all tasty. Always come if in Chicago....More

Thank gilbertc657
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came all the way from TN to eat here! Amazing food and service!! We will definitely be back again!!

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the best. What else can i say? The brisket is so tender and the smoke flavor is just right, not overpowering. And the sides. They are AHMAZZING...I am getting hungry just writing this review. I love the mac-n-cheese and fresh cut fries are the...More

Thank Melanie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by before a show and had a great meal. Service was fast and the food was great! Wish it was closer to where I live, would be there more often! If you like bar-b-q...you cant go wrong at Smoque BBQ!

Thank worldlytraveler2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the brisket all of their food excellent. Love the fries a also the beans are good.Just great food.

Thank Len B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop location. The BBQ meats are always on point. Savory and tender the way it should be. There are a variety of sauces, however, tasting everything ‘naked’ is the way to really enjoy the goodness. The mac ‘n cheese makes for...More

Thank Vanessa C
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Julie P
30 January 2018|
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Response from Aerowing | Reviewed this property |
I’d give yourself at least two hours before going to the theater. If you arrive about 5pm you should have no problem getting to the theater by 7:30.
Carol K
12 September 2017|
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Response from adgirl82 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! They don't specifically have a sampler platter, but you can order all the meats in smaller quantities than usual, giving you the opportunity to try more. I looooove this place! Hope you so too!
Stephen T
29 June 2017|
Response from MalibuJune59 | Reviewed this property |
They are closed July 3rd and 4th.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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