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Capital Q Smokehouse

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329 Ontario St, Albany, NY 12208-3335
+1 518-438-7675
11:00 - 22:00
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Rockford, Illinois
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Our son took us here while we were visiting him in Albany. Very clean, very authentic, with absolutely the best sides to add to your Q. The guy working the day stopped was really nice and helpful.

Thank David T
Albany, New York
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

OK for the college kids who eat here, their tastebuds are still maturing. I've had better BBQ at other locations. too much vinegar for me, and the portions are small for the price.

1 Thank Wanda175
Albany, NY
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438 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

I am always on the hunt for good barbeque and Capital Q does not disappoint. It's not the best BBQ I've ever had, but it's right up there. You can tell the chef has a love for the art of cooking and the staff is always willing to share a taste. The restaurant is buried in a small Albany neighborhood,... More 

Thank eluper
Albany, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Great BBQ, I live close and they deliver. If they had a seating area and beer, I'd think about living there. A real restaurant would rock.

Thank Jerry R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,740 reviews
1,086 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

While visiting Albany, we had lunch at Capital Q Smokehouse. We ordered a brisket plate with mac and cheese, coleslaw and corn bread and some ribs. Everything was tasty. Nice decor and welcoming server. Cash only.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Albany, New York
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

I've eaten the sliders from the food truck or remote location in the concourse more times than I care to admit. The jalapeno mac and cheese is very good - creamy without being mushy, spicy without the spice overwhelming other flavors. The baked beans are equally amazing - again a bit of heat, not too sweet or spicy, thick without... More 

1 Thank jambarama
Albany, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

The good: the ribs are good sized and the portions are ample. Good variety of sides and you can get small medium or large versions of sides. Not as good: the barbecue sauces vary pretty substantially. The vinegary version can be tangy and nice or overwhelmingly strong and unpleasant. The dry rub is good. Really no place to sit and... More 

Thank Kate M
Upstate NY
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

After only one visit to Capital Q, I have both good news and bad news for you. Service is fast and friendly, and their dry-rubbed ribs are huge and exceptionally tasty. Their sauce, however, has a heavy, overcooked canned tomato sauce taste to it. We had some excellent fried okra and some better than average cole slaw and potato salad,... More 

1 Thank crawfishbisque
Albany, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Hands down one of the best barbeque experiences to be had with an array of killer sides. Cornbread is super, baked beans outstanding, jalapeno mac & cheese and the list keeps going. Go on treat yourself..... it is tasty... it is scrumptious! There is a counter for a few folks to sit and one picnic table in front, but plan... More 

1 Thank ToJa_H
Upstate NY
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

After college in the Capital Region, I moved to downtown Albany, in a two block walk to Capital Q. The meal was never a disappointment. If it's your first time, take the opportunity to try their sauces before you buy. My favorite meal was the South Carolina Pulled Pork plate which came with a side (the Jalapeno Mac and Cheese... More 

1 Thank FrequentFlaneur

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Ontario St, Albany, NY 12208-3335
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-438-7675

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?