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Smoque B B Q

3800 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60641

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(773) 545-7427

  • Sun - 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Mon Closed;
  • Tue - Thu 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Fri - Sat 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Bars

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4.8 of 5.0 from 211 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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  • tankboySliced brisket!

    55555 by tankboy

  • Sean G.St.Louis ribs were great..meaty, smoky, trimmed perfectly and moist. Brisket was melt in your mouth tender. Highly recommended !!

    55555 by Sean G.

  • Alex PyatetskyNationally amongst best BBQ ever had. Slaw is the best I've ever had. The bar for all briskets. Sauces have perfect levels of smoke, sweet and tang. Wait is decent if you go off hours.

    55555 by Alex Pyatetsky

  • Paul HHad the brisket, corn bread, and French fries. The brisket was so tender I had a hard time picking it up with my fork. By far the best I've had in a long time. Definitely recommend this place.

    55555 by Paul H

  • Peter C.Brisket and pulled pork are good. Get the platter with cole slaw and fries. They don't serve beer.

    55555 by Peter C.

  • Francisco LMy favorite BBQ in the city. Good ribs and side dishes.

    55555 by Francisco L

  • William Q.Everything smoked is a hit here. Recommended!

    55555 by William Q.

  • William Q.Slice brisket, ribs are tender, juicy and delish!!!

    55555 by William Q.

  • Michael D.Although not old school, Smoque is king for BBQ in Chicago. It's impossible to go wrong here but first timers should stick to ribs and mac & cheese. (But my personal favorite is the pulled pork)

    55555 by Michael D.

  • Ja_Moi_IGreat place! Don't let the interior deceive you. Their meat is unbelievably tasty!

    55555 by Ja_Moi_I

  • Mercedes N.Pulled pork!

    55555 by Mercedes N.

  • Michael MIt's all good just don't forget the cowboy candy

    55555 by Michael M

  • Chicago TribuneThe mac and cheese at Smoque gets back to basics with simple elbow macaroni and plenty of cheddar, baked in a deep foil tin to keep the noodles hot until the last bite.

    33333 by Chicago Tribune

  • Yvonne H.thay have the coleslaw without Onion! The Babybacks are the best in Chicago & the brisket melts in your mouth

    55555 by Yvonne H.

  • Noah A.Wow. Maybe the best BBQ I've ever had.

    55555 by Noah A.

  • Paul D.Get the St. Louis style wings...great French fries

    55555 by Paul D.

  • Erik R.The brisket is fantastic, but everything else is overrated. The ribs were like eating charcoal, Coleslaw full of vinegar. Maybe It's because I recently came back from Kansas City, j wasn't impressed.

    33333 by Erik R.

  • Donna J.The brisket is good and the platter comes with coleslaw and 2 sides.

    55555 by Donna J.

  • Matt NEverything!

    55555 by Matt N

  • Craig B.Speechless.

    33333 by Craig B.

  • Mary E10 - Unreal barbecue. One of the best, hands down.

    55555 by Mary E

  • Samer HThe ribs and brisket are really good

    55555 by Samer H

  • John K.Best brisket I have had outside of Texas/OK/Kansas area. Baby back ribs were tasty too! I like my ribs dry so I really like the fact that they put the sauce on the side. Parking very limited.

    55555 by John K.

  • EaterWith two smokers to prep meaty St. Louis-style ribs, tender brisket, apple-and-oak-smoked pulled pork and more, this 'cue joint ain't no joke.

    55555 by Eater

  • Gregory R.BBQ Brisket

    55555 by Gregory R.

  • Shelley JacobsThe bread pudding is to die for

    55555 by Shelley Jacobs

  • Theodore H.Brisket is on point. BYOB is a huge plus.

    55555 by Theodore H.

  • mary ROne of the best! Especially for front porch sessions —when you need a good BBQ place to discuss your record finds while having your favorite beer. BYOB!

    55555 by mary R

  • Tasting TableThis neighborhood favorite serves wood-smoked meats flavored with house-made Memphis-style rubs and tangy barbecue sauce for barbecue ribs that are finger-licking good.

    55555 by Tasting Table

  • Hom AGreat experience with catering.

    55555 by Hom A

  • Hom ASmoque just catered my party. The food was delicious. They were on time and polite. The customer service from the beginning to end was excellent. I highly recommend.

    55555 by Hom A

  • Alejandra ARIBS ARE AWESOME!!

    55555 by Alejandra A

  • Kevin M.Hands down the contenders have not come close. I had high hopes for Dinosaurs, but the Smoque Texas sausage along with the beef brisket kills it!

    33333 by Kevin M.

  • Varsha KBBQ ribs are the best! Surprisingly Mac & cheese is great too!

    55555 by Varsha K

  • Jeff mBBQ, is meat and they do it right.

    55555 by Jeff m

  • Nick F.The brisket is so delicious - melts in your mouth. I want to come back and try the ribs.

    55555 by Nick F.

  • KenThere is always a line out the door. Come early for delicious bbq

    55555 by Ken

  • Wyn E.Brisket you can cut with a spoon. Righteous BBQ

    55555 by Wyn E.

  • Gautham N.Brisket is excellent

    55555 by Gautham N.

  • Jae Eun D립이 입에서 녹아요

    55555 by Jae Eun D

  • James PTry the sliced brisket for sure! It's to die for.

    55555 by James P

  • Mariel JMac and cheese, cornbread And brisket is heavenly.

    55555 by Mariel J

  • Martin COutstanding and consistently so!

    55555 by Martin C

  • Ninah RandolphTry the ribs and sliced brisket. Amazing

    55555 by Ninah Randolph

  • Kate BBest bbq in Chicago! Everything is good. Brisket and ribs are a definite "must-try".

    55555 by Kate B

  • Rodero JBrisket period!!!

    55555 by Rodero J

  • Derrick G.Get the brisket sliced rather than chopped. Best ribs in city

    55555 by Derrick G.

  • Leila S.Pulled pork was phenom! Baked beans and mac n cheese are the way to go. Also get a side of sausage. Corn bread and fries were ok.

    55555 by Leila S.

  • Marc E.Thrillist Top BBQ List: Any doubts about their attention to detail will be put to rest in their epic BBQ Manifesto, and by a peppery, tender bite of brisket followed up with a meaty pork spare rib.

    55555 by Marc E.

  • Danielle BAmazing brisket!!

    55555 by Danielle B

  • Jose AvalosHey Smoque BBQ, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me.

    55555 by Jose Avalos

  • Moustafa SThe best smoked chicken anywhere... And their brisket is amazing also

    55555 by Moustafa S

  • Rebeca KDoes ribs are mouthwatering....and the fries and pudding just wonderful.

    55555 by Rebeca K

  • Phillip L.Ribs,brisket, sides, slaw

    55555 by Phillip L.

  • Chicago TribuneSauce is secondary at this barbecue spot where simplicity is best. The pork is rubbed down with garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and other spices, and then smoked for 13 to 14 hours.

    55555 by Chicago Tribune

  • emily pierceBest BBQ in Chicago.

    55555 by emily pierce

  • Kevin D.The ribs sampler (1/2 baby back, 1/2 St. Louis) was awesome. Cole slaw and mac & cheese are very good, but the pecan bourbon bread pudding is the best I've ever had.

    55555 by Kevin D.

  • morgan f.Brisket, Memphis-style and Carolina-style sauce, mmmm

    55555 by morgan f.

  • Daniel B.Buy the brisket and the pulled pork by the pound. It's that good.

    55555 by Daniel B.

  • George MillerThe brisket. The ribs. The Mac-N-Cheese. The smoky baked beans. The slaw. It's all incredible...

    55555 by George Miller

  • Fletcher RhoadsI'm from Texas, so I know BBQ. Smoque is probably the best BBQ place in the city. Their brisket and pork ribs are where its at. About 15 bucks will get you an entrée two sides and a drink. BYOB.

    55555 by Fletcher Rhoads

  • George MillerEverything is amazing. Even down to the cole slaw with the sweet/sour vinegar.

    55555 by George Miller

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Smoque as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Kevin D.I know this will not be helpful, but you cannot go wrong with any choices here, be it smoked meat, sauces, or sides. Sorry, you are on your own to make a decision.

    55555 by Kevin D.

  • Chefs FeedTony Mantuano, chef of Spiaggia, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Brisket.

    55555 by Chefs Feed

  • anna h.I love the brisket!

    55555 by anna h.

  • Elizabeth hHad the ribs, amazing, and can't wait to return for the famous brisket! And byob too!

    55555 by Elizabeth h

  • Suhaib R.Love the beef brisket! dip it with bun in BBQ sauce 😋

    55555 by Suhaib R.

  • Ellis S.Everything is good. But get the sliced brisket

    55555 by Ellis S.

  • Cosmo NBest brisket north of Austin

    55555 by Cosmo N

  • Kevin N.Best BBQ in Chicago. Get a platter, add an extra meat, side of Mac and cheese and enjoy.

    55555 by Kevin N.

  • Marcos F.Everything ....

    55555 by Marcos F.

  • Marcos F.1/2 and 1/2 :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)

    33333 by Marcos F.

  • Rudra B.We usually get a brisket and a pulled pork sandwich. I hold into the Carolina sauce for too long and put it on everything.

    55555 by Rudra B.

  • Hillman PhilistiaBrisket sliced

    55555 by Hillman Philistia

  • Jenifer K.This is the epitome of what brisket should taste like! It's the best I've ever eaten. I shed a tear just thinking about its perfection. The BBQ is a perfectly sweet and tangy. Get Mac and cheese too!

    55555 by Jenifer K.

  • Betty JBrisket was a little dry today :(

    33333 by Betty J

  • Mary Kay H.The most tender brisket I've ever eaten

    55555 by Mary Kay H.

  • Ron MBrisket is awesome!

    55555 by Ron M

  • Justin UEverything is electric smoked. It is not real bbq. Being from the south it is blasphemous this is called some of the best bbq.

    55555 by Justin U

  • Phillip L.In addition to the main plates, all the sides are delicious. Cole slaw, chili, peach cobbler.

    55555 by Phillip L.

  • Hai Li W.Good brisket and ribs...

    55555 by Hai Li W.

  • Tam C.BYOB! Expect to wait on the weekends for a table.

    55555 by Tam C.

  • Art M.Okay. So if you actually love ribs and brisket and BBQ sauce then this is the place for you. DON'T bring anyone with you who doesn't like BBQ to Smoque because they will just ruin your day.

    55555 by Art M.

  • ChazammJust don't go on Sundays, or make sure to call ahead for carry out

    55555 by Chazamm

  • Art M.Call ahead or prepare to wait. Either way, the best BBQ in the city!

    55555 by Art M.

  • Nick L.The portions aren't large, and it's pretty far from downtown, but the food is phenomenal.

    55555 by Nick L.

  • Nikko B.One word: "brisket" enough said period!!!

    33333 by Nikko B.

  • Time Out ChicagoThe brisket cemita by Cemitas Puebla and Smoque BBQ is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Jessica T.Delicious brisket and amazing sides! The sliced brisket melts in your mouth and the mac and cheese is incredible!!!

    55555 by Jessica T.

  • Jessica T.Delicious brisket and amazing sides! The sliced brisket melts in your mouth and the mac and cheese is incredible!!

    55555 by Jessica T.

  • Jessica T.Delicious brisket and amazing sides! The sliced brisket melts in your mouth and the mac and cheese is incredible!

    55555 by Jessica T.

  • Daniella V.Awesome pulled pork!!!

    55555 by Daniella V.

  • DailyCandyDie-hards head to Smoque, a spot so serious about ’cue a manifesto was written about it. The sliced brisket is known to make grown men cry.

    55555 by DailyCandy

  • Lisabeth R.AWESOME mac n' cheese.

    55555 by Lisabeth R.

  • Nicholas P.Peach Cobbler is a must have side!

    55555 by Nicholas P.

  • Let's Go Road TrippinYou cannot beat this mouth watering BBQ. Try to get here a little early for lunch, they run out of BBQ.

    55555 by Let's Go Road Trippin

  • John P.Awesome smoked Louisiana ribs, they don't need any BBQ sauce, peach cobbler and Brisket sandwich were all awesome! 4 stars out of 4 stars for sure!!

    55555 by John P.

  • Jeremy B.Great BBQ. I definitely recommend it

    55555 by Jeremy B.

  • Tio M.Best ribs in town

    55555 by Tio M.

  • Cooking RealtorOrder the platter combo

    33333 by Cooking Realtor

  • SusanneBrisket sandwich is ungodly good.

    55555 by Susanne

  • Brian T.The sliced brisket is amazing. The peach cobbler is a must.

    55555 by Brian T.

  • Dan F.A gluten free friendly establishment!!!

    55555 by Dan F.

  • Ricky G.Amazing bbQ

    55555 by Ricky G.

  • Allyson H.Order the St. Louis style ribs. No BBQ sauce required.

    55555 by Allyson H.

  • Susanna A.Great Mac n cheese. Substitute cornbread for the coleslaw.

    55555 by Susanna A.

  • Seth R.The St. Louis ribs were incredible. I did some with sauce and some without. Didn't really need it, but great either way.

    55555 by Seth R.

  • David A.Call ahead if you are doing takeout

    55555 by David A.

  • Corie H.The brisket and sausage are great!

    55555 by Corie H.

  • Bob B.Amazing food.

    55555 by Bob B.

  • Jimmy H.TRY EVERYTHING!!! Love all the FOOD!

    55555 by Jimmy H.

  • Colin K.Get the 1/2 and 1/2 - part brisket part pulled pork. Best Mac and cheese I've ever had #crushedit

    55555 by Colin K.

  • Mike K.Try the 1/2 And 1/2 And Sides (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mike K.

  • Todd G.Good, but I think The Pork Shoppe on Belmont's got a better rub.

    33333 by Todd G.

  • Ñikitøs26Настоящее ББЮ место ,вкусно всё! Но в "Огонь и Лёд" вкуснее.)

    55555 by Ñikitøs26

  • George W.They should make their items order-able from my smart phone by adding them to the app "appay biz". That way, I can order ahead using "appay"!!!!!!!!

    33333 by George W.

  • Tony J.Try the St. Louis Baby Back Ribs (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Tony J.

  • T. S.The baby back ribs & pulled pork sandwich-5 stars!!!!!

    33333 by T. S.

  • Ari D.Brisket all day!

    55555 by Ari D.

  • Andriy S.The best smoked brisket ever!

    55555 by Andriy S.

  • William W.Absolutely amazing brisket sandwich. It was so flavorful and you could literally taste the smoke.

    55555 by William W.

  • Jake S.A pulled pork sandwich truly done right - huge hunks of meat on a delicious bun. A nearly perfect sauce. Points deducted for the coleslaw though, it's more like an onion salad.

    55555 by Jake S.

  • David B.Ask for the spicy BBQ sauce, which I found tastier than the regular. Take advantage of the "Add a Taste" menu to maximize your sampling. Great food and service!

    55555 by David B.

  • Kevin B.This place isn't all that! There's alot of better places in the city! And aloy cheaper too!

    33333 by Kevin B.

  • Kevin B.Good food! Just expect to wait lol

    55555 by Kevin B.

  • Tommy C.So good. Lived up to expectations. Left wanting more. Ughhhh

    55555 by Tommy C.

  • Libertine V.The St. Louis ribs, mac 'n' cheese, and peach cobbler are must haves! Nom!

    55555 by Libertine V.

  • Jason M.Try the Sliced Brisket Sandwich - The smoke flavor, tenderness and bite from the sauce all were in perfect harmony. Only thing missing was a bourbon. (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jason M.

  • Dee M.Food is good. Atmosphere is relaxed

    55555 by Dee M.

  • Jacob H.Chopped brisket is phenomenal, as is the pulled pork.

    55555 by Jacob H.

  • Jeffrey M.The best pulled pork ever and the BBQ sauce has just the right amount of heat! I highly recommend!!!

    55555 by Jeffrey M.

  • Dana B.They are closed on Mondays :(

    55555 by Dana B.

  • Chuck R.O. M. F. G. Everything I had, other than the okay-but-not great brisket chili, was the absolute best. Had melt-in-your-mouth sliced brisket, better-than-Memphis pulled pork, mac & cheese, cole slaw.

    55555 by Chuck R.

  • Dominique T.Amazing! I'll make this a normal eating spot!

    55555 by Dominique T.

  • Sammy C.Like little the pizza joint you will leave here saying , BRISKET , BRISKET, BRISKET....!!!!!

    55555 by Sammy C.

  • Michael G.In a city with many BBQ places, smoque reigns as the best. I have traveled to most of the renowned BBQ places from KC to Texas to Memphis and the Carolina's and no place comes as close as this one

    55555 by Michael G.

  • Shaun R.Brisket is totally incredible. You won't be disappointed.

    55555 by Shaun R.

  • StreetWise_CHIBest BBQ in Chicago. That's a Fact.

    55555 by StreetWise_CHI

  • Patrick O.The brisket is very tender and awesome. Texas sausage is pretty good. I will say that Sweet Baby Rays has better pork, better buns better cornbread, and much much much better sauce. :-)

    55555 by Patrick O.

  • Amy H.Closed on Monday's! Boo that!

    55555 by Amy H.

  • GrizMy wife and visited from Austin, and I am a BBQ snob,, and I can clearly say this is the best sliced brisket I have EVER had. Ever.

    55555 by Griz

  • Michael B.Brisket is the shit, wish the sides were bigger, but smaller sides that taste great are better then larger portions of crap like Pork Shoppe.

    55555 by Michael B.

  • StephanieCome earlier to get a table. Oh and the cornbread is amazing!

    55555 by Stephanie

  • Rick J.Some of the best BBQ you've had made by a series of guys who set out to cross BBQ borders and blend styles. Get a platter and add a taste of everything else. Try not to die of obesity.

    55555 by Rick J.

  • Joe M.Cemita night is the best night. Two incredible Chicago eats combined... This is what it tastes like when WORLDS COLLIDE!!!!

    55555 by Joe M.

  • Phillip N.Try the brisket! The fries and mac 'n cheese are very good as well.

    55555 by Phillip N.

  • Chicago magazineThe brisket sandwich, the pulled pork, the St. Louis ribs, and even the yummy sides live up to the hype. BYO and get in line.

    55555 by Chicago magazine

  • Eric T.Try the Sliced Brisket Sandwich (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Eric T.

  • Flora D.Sliced brisket+coleslaw+peach cobbler=LOVE.

    33333 by Flora D.

  • Tony T.Try the BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Tony T.

  • Kirstjen L.Pulled pork and mac & cheese. 'Nuff said.

    55555 by Kirstjen L.


    33333 by Daniel G.

  • Jim M.Everything is good, but their brisket is amazing.

    55555 by Jim M.

  • Nicole E.Call ahead to order if u are carrying out to avoid lines....trust! Tuesday or weekend doesnt matter

    33333 by Nicole E.

  • Michael (Kuba) R.You can order a platter of brisket and have it half sliced and half chopped for same price!

    55555 by Michael (Kuba) R.

  • Angela L.Sliced brisket is out of this world! Don't skip the sides, esp the Mac n Cheese. Yummy goodness all around here.

    55555 by Angela L.

  • Demi B.Try the Mac and cheese. So delicious!

    55555 by Demi B.

  • Ashley S.It can be a long wait in line sometimes but is so worth it. Best brisket ever! Also love the sweet vinegar coleslaw.

    55555 by Ashley S.

  • Jonathan S.Run like a top.

    55555 by Jonathan S.

  • Time Out Chicago KidsThe line often winds around the block at this Northwest Side ’cue fave. The beautifully marbled brisket’s the star of the show, but the St. Louis spareribs and chicken are equally droolworthy.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago Kids

  • Erika H.Best Texas style BBQ in chicago

    55555 by Erika H.

  • Dave F.Get the brisket

    33333 by Dave F.

  • Phillip S.Every this is finger licking good. The sauce is slightly spicy and ha a little kick, but enough to leave you wanting more. The Mac and cheese is crispy and delicious. :)

    55555 by Phillip S.

  • Nate Y.I try never to order the same thing twice, but Smoque is the exception to that rule. Half slab of Saint Louis style ribs, side of coleslaw, mac and cheese, and peach cobbler. Come hungry.

    55555 by Nate Y.

  • Time Out ChicagoSpareribs are pull-apart tender with a subtle smokiness. The Brisket is beautifully marbled beef is given just the right treatment to yield tender bite after tender bite, whether chopped or sliced.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Time Out ChicagoSpareribs are pull-apart tender with a subtle smokiness. The Brisket is beautifully marbled beef is given just the right treatment to yield tender bite after tender bite, whether chopped or sliced.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Krista O.If you're like me and don't eat beef or pork (except at Hot Doug's), get there early enough that they have chicken left. When they run out. They're out for the day.

    33333 by Krista O.

  • OkimakOMG...best bbq in Chicago!!! And BYO_!

    55555 by Okimak

  • Jennifer K.This is the best BBQ in Chicago(hands down)

    55555 by Jennifer K.

  • AmigoSocialMedia c.everything here BBQ is delish... best best is to try the mixed platter... expensive but worth it.

    55555 by AmigoSocialMedia c.

  • Tom M.The brisket is the best I have ever had. The service is fast and great.

    55555 by Tom M.

  • OkimakCan't miss this BBQ extravaganza! ;o) Everything is delicious here!

    55555 by Okimak

  • Joanna L.Now you can buy a bottle of their bbq sauce. Original or spicy.

    55555 by Joanna L.

  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleBarbecue is no joke in Chicago! Smoque BBQ, with its righteous Texas-style barbecue fits in deliciously well. Don't forget to check out the 14-hour smoked BBQ at Cellular Field as well. - Inspector

    55555 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

  • Diana N.Brisket is good, sliced. Mac n chz, yummy. Key to this place, call ahead and pick up. No wait.

    55555 by Diana N.

  • SingletonsaysVODamn good brisket! Get it both chopped & sliced!

    55555 by SingletonsaysVO

  • TCBrisket is very good, but no rib tips? You ain't a BBQ joint without tips...... if you like hot BBQ sauce I guess you'll enjoy it.. good BBQ but not the best in CHICAGO.

    55555 by TC

  • The FeastBarbecue lovers swear by the magic of Smoque, which manages to draw consistent lines despite the fact it's a schlep and a half away in Irving Park.

    55555 by The Feast

  • Mark M.I am not partial to the ribs they are not to moist fall off the bone type that I like.

    55555 by Mark M.

  • Ashok S.It's BYO. But these guys are dedicated to their craft. Discard your judgements about the community seating. This is a serious joint for gourmet eating.

    55555 by Ashok S.

  • Amanda D.Best BBQ in the city. Hands down!

    55555 by Amanda D.

  • Jeffrey C.Brisket and Peach Cobbler. One bite. Do it.

    55555 by Jeffrey C.

  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.If motoring; turn southeast [1-way] on Avondale Av. from Irving Park. Avondale may not be a metered parking avenue. {Please correct me if I'm wrong. I was walking.}

    33333 by Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

  • Dieter K.Ribs. Get the ribs. If Smoque ribs were a human being, I would take it out behind the middle school and get it pregnant. Best in Chicago — second best in the world, behind KC's Oklahoma Joe's. Sorry.

    55555 by Dieter K.

  • Ramon c.Best ribs and brisket in town

    55555 by Ramon c.

  • MichelleAll was excellent-back ribs brisket slaw fries and beans. Beans r made with smoked brisket-unbelievable. Arrived around 5 on a Sunday-no wait. Take metro @ Irving station. Just short walk!

    55555 by Michelle

  • MazdaSmoque is BYOB. So, feel free to bring along a cold one (or two), or any other libation that suits you.

    55555 by Mazda

  • Oh word?BYOBB! The extra B is for Bib Gourmand

    33333 by Oh word?

  • Meg E.Mac and cheese and the BBQ sauce are both fantastic.

    55555 by Meg E.

  • FoodspottingTry the Ribs

    55555 by Foodspotting

  • Mary CThis place IS AMAZING!

    55555 by Mary C

  • ╰⊰✿ *~Shira L.Awesome BBQ, I love St.Louis Ribs. Try brisket and pulled pork are just amazing.

    55555 by ╰⊰✿ *~Shira L.

  • Jeff M.Mac 'n' cheese is the best!

    55555 by Jeff M.

  • Jared H.Amazing... great date spot... great drinking spot (byo)... great Memphis and Kansas City.

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  • Aronwp W.Brisket is the best in the city better than Honkey Tonk BBQ Beans are the bomb and if u like salty chili the brisket chili will blow u away. No need to take a trip down south for real BBQ it's here

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  • Jared PetsySkip the fries. Though they are good, the other sides (bbq beans, mac n cheese, etc) are far superior and should not be passed up. and the Pulled pork is the dopeness!

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  • Emily P.Pulled pork, bbq ribs, brisket,... you name it! AMAZING! As for sides, the mac & cheese is wonderful. If you order fries, it comes in a BIG bag.

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  • Patrick BBest BBQ in Chicago!!!!!!!!! Get Some!!! :)

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  • Casandra S.One word: BRISKET!!

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  • Dennis DThere is usually a line for dinner but well worth the wait. St. Louis style ribs are amazing!

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  • Brian M.Saw it on Triple D and can't wait

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  • Mollie TTake out is the best and you must try their amazing cornbread! Just sub out the cole slaw!

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  • Phillip A.Brisket is so tender expect to wait in line but oh so worth it

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  • Keystone Rget the mac and cheese, and the ribs and the pulled pork and te texas sausage.

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  • Joey G.Ask for extra BBQ sauce to dip your fries in!

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  • Michael P.Pulled pork sandwich w/ mac and cheese (or anything else on the menu).

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  • Charles E.Bit of a line right now.

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  • ZAGATGet a taste of everything by ordering small side portions of pulled pork, brisket, Texas sausage and St. Louis ribs.

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  • Dan S.The brisket, mac and cheese and peach cobbler are my favorite. No frills, no b.s.

    55555 by Dan S.

  • Tim M.Get there early because they will sell out of food towards the end of the day.

    55555 by Tim M.

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