smoked meat, Smoque BQ
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Smoque BBQ

Chicago
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Mon12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tues12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Smoque BBQ

3800 N Pulaski Rd

Chicago, IL 60641

This Texas-style barbecue joint in Irving Park kicked off the smoked meat movement on the North Side in the mid-aughts, and it's been delivering great brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis ribs, and Rudy Mikeska sausage ever since. Smoque still has lines out the door because it's a must-stop on any eating tour of Chicago. FYI: it's BYOB so bring a frosty six-pack to fend off the inevitable meat sweats.