Smoque BBQ
Casual BYOB for BBQ & sides
Barbecue · Irving Park · $$
The Zagat Review
Fans say “nothing else compares” to the “exceptional” BBQ at these “lip-smackin’ good” shacks where “everything on the menu is terrific” , from “spot-on” sides to “off-the chain” sauces; it’s “worth the wait” (and “there almost always is one” ) to get into the “spartan” digs at Old Irving Park, but a “no-pretenses” approach means you can order at the counter, “get messy and fit right in” – or try the seasonal patio; P.S. the Revival Food Hall location has open seating.
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hours Open Today · 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
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
location 3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641, United States phone +1 773-545-7427 website directions Get Directions
What To Order
St. Louis ribs
Sliced brisket
BBQ beans
Insider Tip
While you're there, pick up a bottle of the house Memphis-style BBQ sauce.
Known For
Zagat Mentions of Smoque BBQ
Google Reviews
I love this place. I try to go as often as possible. I'm not one for sweet barbecue ribs, so this place is perfect for me with the dry rub ribs. They're coleslaw is unlike any other also not sweet but, very vinegary and I love it. My son and I always share a rack of ribs as well as a kids brisket sandwich. My husband loves the pulled pork sandwich. Honestly when you walk in to here you want one of each, which is why they have a small portion called a taste. The Mac and cheese is amazing. The fries are great. I'm not much of a fan of sitting at a table with other people I don't know, who are having loud conversations. I. Usually take my food to go and only make it to the car. I go as often as I can! Highly recommend this place!
Gaby V · January 3, 2018
Great taste and great customer service at a very reasonable price among other BBQ restaurants. Fall in love with it already. Authentic taste reminds me of local food back in the south. Big love
Tammi S · January 19, 2018
I've eaten ~150 slabs of their baby back & St Luis style ribs over the past 15 years. Best BBQ in the city. The Mac and cheese is a perfect 10. The baked beans, peach cobbler, its all good. The people are super nice. This place is clean and super efficient.
Alan Burstein · October 10, 2017