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Smoque BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-3197
+1 773-545-7427
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simple, yet incredible. Everything you put in your mouth is better than the last. With the salted caramel pecan bread pudding being the highlight. Brisket and pulled pork were very good with two sauce choices - Memphis and Carolina. Mac & Cheese was small but terrific. Good value.

Thank Paul S
Harpswell, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You don't come here for atmosphere or service. You buy beer down the street (3 minute walk), order a counter, and grab a table or a spot on the picnic tables. But the BBQ is excellent. I see that different people recommend different things, but we thought the baby back ribs and chicken were succulent, moist, tasty, and good sauce.... More 

Thank Peter B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I always go for the Brisket. It is moist but not fatty, smokey but not overpowering and consistently delicious. A must for smoked meat lovers.

Thank Andrew H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very crowded dining area with lots of people waiting for their orders - all of them know its worth the uncomfort, for the delicious BBQ. The baby back ribs are outstanding and the brisket is delicious. Along with the corn bread and beans, it was a great meal. (Cole slaw is very average). Prices are decent, too

Thank smdds
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is going to satisfy your taste buds here. We had ribs and brisket on this visit and was fantastic. Parking can be a problem so if pocking up an order bring someone with so they can stay with car.

Thank davidehrhart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smoque is wonderful and it's so great to have a fantastic restaurant run by people who really care about their food and customers. Smoque is kind of hidden away on Pulaski near Irving Park Road. It's not a neighborhood, as far as I know, known for great restaurants (I stand to be corrected here). These guys care about quality and... More 

Thank Geoff G
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best chopped brisket on the north side. Parking seems to be the only glitch here. Yummy chili with perfect heat. 👍

Thank Brendan R
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great, My dad was visiting from out of town and wanted to go here. He loved it!! The only down side was the site was very small and it became overcrowded quickly other than that the food and service was great.

Thank mwheeler17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent food with a clean place. there was a lot of energy, with people having fun. everyone enjoyed themselves for a fair price

1 Thank Joseph P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely amazing! It is a little out of the way, but every second of your commute and every second of your wait in line is worth it at this establishment. I have never had better BBQ in the city of Chicago before coming here. If it wasn't so far away from my apartment I would be here... More 

Thank Margaret M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?