Love the brisket and pulled pork here. I recommend the combos sandwiches because they come with a side of fries and a side half pound protein. For our first time we ordered everything separately 1 pound of each protein and tried all the sauces the sauces were all good. And for dessert we had the peach cob and the pecan Carmel bread pudding they were both to die for. I did feel that the sides should be a bit bigger if there was 1 con but overall everything was tasty I will be back.
Had the Pulled Pork, Brisket and the Ribs that were recommended by the staff. Came from a recommendation and it sure did not fall on my expectation for the food.
Brisket and pulled pork under the option to choose between Lean or Juicy, it was very much juicy when i chose that. There's a subtle flavor from the BBQ and the sauce further enhances it. It was delicious and worthy of my visit across the globe.
Ribs were tender and meaty, not overly greasy and definitely not dry from the BBQ.
However, do note that it can get crowded and be very hot waiting just to place your order which is in the air conditioned indoors. Tentage waiting area has no air circulation and it was very hot just waiting out for your turn. So be prepared to be "BBQ" before your order if you're making a visit during the summer.
Other than that, i think the food's great.
Great bbq spot on the north side. Our lean brisket was delicious, ribs were flavorful and the side were generous in size especially the fries. Cornbread was not as moist as I like but was still yummy.
The dinning area is fairly small but they do have a decent size outdoor patio. Parking is a bit of an issue since this place doesn’t have its own parking lot but we had no problem finding a spot just a block away during dinner time. Everyone in the restaurant area is very friendly and quickly assisted us with any requests.
This place was awesome. A small menu but done really well. The pulled pork sandwich was one of the best I’ve had. They do NOT skimp on the meat. They say it’s 6oz for a sandwich but it sounds way smaller than what you really get. Both the Carolina and spicy mesquite were really good sauces, and they give you quite a bit. I really like that they give you a full side of sauce to drizzle over the sandwich, allows you to put on as much as you want.
The brisket was also good, but not nearly as good as the pulled pork. They also give you a generous amount and it was very soft and fatty.
The mac and cheese was good, but not worth $3.50. You’re only given about two or 3 spoonfuls. The fries, however, are very worth it. They give you a lot for your money.
I'm kind of picky when it comes to barbecue, but Smoque was the absolute best I've had in Chicago! Their pulled pork with the Memphis sauce was amazing any their chili was great too. We enjoyed everything we tried (and we tried a lot). Come here for an amazing night of BBQ and great service!
We live in the Suburbs and I needed a taste from Texas. We ordered a lot Sliced Brisket, Sausage, Brisket Chili, Coke Slaw, and so important Cornbread & Peach Cobbler. (All the extras in the insulated package)
Peggy- whoever you are at Smoque- you were Amazing! We picked it up and unwrapped it like a gift Beautiful Presentation, Beautiful Brisket Sliced Perfect Nice Bark Lean, Very Generous on the portions. It was really impressive.
Peggy, you said “eat it when you get it or same day”
Well, 2 days later - beautiful chopped brisket sandwiches!!! Thank you so much for a Texas dinner since we could not go home (Order Perkins)
GREAT FOOD!! The meat was awesome, tender. Their bbq sauce was REALLY AWESOME. The best I've ever had. The beans were AWESOME, and the slaw had a great flavor just perfect.
The only draw back was the parking otherwise nothing but AWESOME!!!
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