Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Chicago Restaurants

Smoque BBQ

  • 3800 N. Pulaski Rd. Map It
  • Irving Park
  • Barbecue

Fodor's Review

The sweet smoky aroma wafting out of this casual barbecue spot always attracts a crowd, and while the line to order at the counter extends out the door on weekends, it moves quickly. If you can't make up your mind between brisket or shredded pork shoulder (both are tender and cooked for about 14 hours), order the half-and-half—a sandwich with half of each. Or try a slab of ribs. Sides of vinegar-spiked slaw, rich baked beans, and corn bread round out the meal, and kids love the creamy mac and cheese. Smoque is BYOB, so pick up a beer or two before arriving if desired.

Restaurant Information


3800 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, Illinois, 60641, USA

Map It



Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon.
  • Reservations not accepted


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all restaurants in Chicago

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?







No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.