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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%
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“brisket” (424 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (78 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (110 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay people, let's be honest here. The overwhelming majority of praise for Smoque, located on the north side of the city, is coming from people who choose not to venture to the south side. The food here is fine. The brisket is very good, although...More

2  Thank jhl60613
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here from the 'L'. It's a half-hour ride from downtown to the Irving Park stop on the blue line. Once I left the station I had trouble finding the place. While the address is on Pulaski, the entrance is actually on Grace, and...More

Thank dmbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went while here for dad's surgery. Between us we had ribs, brisket and pork. All 3 were good. Nice bark and flavor. Beans smokier than I prefer but good. Coleslaw vinegar based and awesome!

Thank Ginger R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like it all, but the homemade baked beans and the brisket tips are the best around. We have it brought in for the whole office and it disappears. There's a loop location (Revival Market at Clark and Adams) that has most of the menu,...More

Thank anthony s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The BBQ brisket here is amazing. BBQ pork is too. Restaurant is quite small and always crowded because the food is so good.

Thank Maryellen7867
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great smoke flavor ,tender fall off the bone ! Very tasty barbecue sauces! The employees were very friendly and helpful . There may be long lines but definitely worth the wait !

Thank Mena L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best in Chicago. I’ve been to the south side, west side and here up north and nothing compares. They shine with consistency (meat is never dry or bland) and service. Never waited long even when busy (I don’t wait longer than 15 mins...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best barbecue joints in town. They won't let you down. Always delivers on a good meal. Be sure to plan ahead as the lines tend to be long. There are a few seats inside to dine-in, but best to order to go...More

Thank shadrachcastillo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG! Every time we go to Smoque, we stand in front of the blackboard and take too much time to decide what to order because everything is just so darn tasty! The chicken is juicy and perfectly spiced, the brisket is totally yummy and the...More

Thank mommallama2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Great BBQ place. Love taken customer to this place never fails always great bbq in the Chicago area

Thank burkey34
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Questions & Answers
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.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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