Smoque BBQ

6 recent ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Fries
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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3800 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60641
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing bbq- brisket and pulled pork are my favs! Staff is very good with allergies/knowlegable. Can have most of the sides other than Mac n cheese and cornbread. Love this place!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 17 hours ago read full review

Celiac

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Staple restaurant for us. Eat here weekly for years. Never a problem. Lots of gf items.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Best BBQ around! All of their meats are gluten free as well as their sauces and some sides (coleslaw, beans). Another review said they had a dedicated frier for their fries, but when I called recently they said they didn’t. Very unclear so I avoid their fries. Everything else is so good! I’ve gotten the brisket, pork, ribs and coleslaw and have never had a reaction. The actual restaurant is rather small so this place is better for pickup or delivery.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Takeout

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Hashimoto's

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First of all, this is considered one if the best BBQ places in town.

They are rockstars when it comes to gf. They will have the manager come over to discuss they safety measures and make sure you know what is safe to order.

Their care with our health is amazing.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They are amazing with allergies!!! When I ordered in person, they had their manager come out and discuss all GF options with me. All meats and sauces are GF as well as the slaw, baked beans, and fries (dedicated fryer). Great food and wonderful experience.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Love this place! I have been ordering takeout from them for awhile now and not only is the food delicious, but when I put in the notes that I’m celiac and ask them to change gloves etc., they always call me to tell me about their protocols. My husband, who does not have a gluten allergy, is usually ordering with me, so part of the reason they call is to confirm that I will not be eating the mac and cheese etc. Anyhow, the food is great, the service is great, and I’ve never gotten sick. I’ve had the ribs, the pulled pork and the smoked chicken salad with no sunflower seed (I get nervous about nuts and seeds) with vinegarette, also the fries!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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This place is a gem for celiacs. All the barbecue sauces are GF, as well as the baked beans, coleslaw, and fries (dedicated fryer). Delicious, safe food!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Definitely worth the visit. In addition to being the best BBQ I've ever had, they have great knowledge about allergies and at the same time the person called the manager, who informed me what I could eat as well as what precautions the kitchen would take to avoid cross contamination. Amazing!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A friend ordered catering from Smoque - oh boy. Take out for a Celiac is never fun. I called directly to find out what is gf on their menu - and the manager himself got on the line with me to talk about the menu. Turns out all of their meats and sauces are gluten free! He also went through the sides that would be safe - the baked beans, the coleslaw and the fries - which are made in a dedicated fryer!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was delicious, so many options including amazing fries in a dedicated fryer, plus the service was quick despite being very busy. I am very sensitive celiac and had no problems. Will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Their brisket is as good as any I had in Texas before I learned that I can’t eat gluten, and it’s remarkably consistent. Their French fries are fried in a dedicated fryer and are some of the best you’ll ever eat. Even better, they take gluten concerns seriously here and are happy to ensure that your food is safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely love the brisket and fries here! It’s always nice to find a place with a dedicated fryer and they do fries SO WELL! Their BBQ sauce is also amazing. I always end up with leftovers and make brisket sandwiches at home for the next two days.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I went there on a very busy Sunday. The manager came out to talk to me and tell me what has the least possibility for cross contact. I ordered what he suggested and it was great! Awesome food and I didn't get sick! Get the fries!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Gluten Intolerant

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Really delicious. I had the pulled pork platter and the gf sides of coleslaw, baked beans (yummy smoked flavor), and FRENCH FRIES. It’s a casual place and was very busy but we got our food quickly. I’d come again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best bbq around, dedicated fryer

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not only is this the best barbecue in Chicago, but they went out of their way to make sure that our catering order was celiac safe for my daughter.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Manager and staff were very nice. I was told all meats and sauces were gluten free, along with beans and fries! Staff seemed aware of the need to keep my food separate from gluten containing food. Good BBQ!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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We ordered carry out over the phone. Staff was extremely knowledgeable, and my son didn’t get sick. Fries are GF too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Owner came out and was happy to explain their process for trying to avoid CC. Food was delicious! Didn't get sick after eating there!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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It's been awhile since I've been here but I can tell you as a girl from Texas at this place is awesome! I've eaten here three times and never gotten sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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This was the most fun and delicious find. The food was incredible. But even better than the food was the respect I was shown when I explained I have celiac. The manager, Al, explained the menu items that were safe. Then he personally helped me order at the counter to make sure the gluten free label was applied. And then he brought my order to me at the table. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. I will definitely be going back!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Mostly GF and some of the best BBQ in the city. I just wish they had a few more greens on the menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Very GlutenFree friendly, very little that I couldn't eat. The staff made sure everything met my needs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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As other reviewers have said, they are very upfront about what is and isn't gluten free (the only not so obvious one was that the chili is not GF) and do take special precautions as long as you inform the cashier. It was all super delicious. It was also such a treat that even at a busy time (which would usually make me nervous) they had no problem answering my questions and I could see that they were careful following their procedures to keep the GF orders separate. Happily, whatever they did worked because I'm totally fine!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Definitely the largest competition for my family's rib/meat meal desires with QBBQ and The Pork Shoppe. Their ribs are smoky and delicious and spiced and I could eat them all day long. Their fries, coleslaw, and beans are also gluten free and just tell the cashier when you order that you have an allergy and they take special precautions. My mom has also talked to Al, one of the owners, and he knew all about celiac disease and how to prep the food. Go here for amazing ribs!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Staff is knowledgeable about gluten free and will also have the manager come out to discuss as well. Fries were the best. Pretty much everything is safe except the bread.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely Amazing!! The food is delicious and all of the staff is very knowledgeable about Gluten free items as well as cleaning the work space! Thanks for a great experience!! YUMMY

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Excellenct! Everything is so good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Fantastic BBQ! All of their meats are gluten free. Their French Fries are also gluten free and prepared in their own fryer. All of their sauces are gluten free. The only thing to avoid would be the bread (obviously). I highly recommend it.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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