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275 Pictoria Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45246-1614
+1 513-671-7667
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Catching up with Cousin's for the new year was great at SmoQ! I had the turkey and berry salad, it was enough for 2 helping's, but I ate the WHOLE thing it was so delicious! The price for my salad was unbelievable!

Thank wdt2015
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We went to SmoQ to celebrate my daughter's birthday. I wasn't sure what to expect. I had heard great things about SmoQ. And they were all true. They have an expansive menu, and their slogan is true, "If it's legal, they'll smoke it". I had the SmoQ'd Fried Chicken, it was phenomenal. There were also ribs, pulled pork and brisket.... More 

Thank 88Jacqui888
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, good ambiance and good prices! I always have the BBQ ribs with my two sides of. coleslaw and sweet potatoes. The service people always nice and they are fast.

Thank Ana Paula V
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you enjoy smoked meats, this is your place. Prices are moderate, food is always delicious, service is friendly, it's the total package. I can never decide what to order so I usually go with a "half and half" which is half brisket (unbelievable!) and pulled pork (yum!). Never gotten a bad meal from this place.

Thank Sherie K
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

That being their slogan. This restaurant offers good barbecue style fare in a comfortable setting. Ample menu of smoked meats including ribs, tasty sides and three kinds of barbecue sauces from sweet to hot. Tried the two meat combo with ribs and pulled pork. Mac and cheese and sweet potato casserole (which was awesome) as sides. Good food and service.

Thank Camello_Blanco
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
349 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

SmoQ is a bit hidden and unless you know it is there you may miss it. (It is not far from RT 4 and 275 and convenient to the Showcase Cinemas.) There is plenty of free parking and the restaurant is fairly large. The decor is typical of a chain restaurant and while clean, it is not too exciting. We... More 

Thank tlynn63
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258 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

SmoQ offers a pretty good meal, though on the pricey end. It's a large open setting where seating is very close to others and can get noisy. I've been there a few times and have had to wait for seating. So, it is popular!

Thank Deb022
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Love this place for barbeque. The fried rib appetizers are the best--along with the grits, baked beans, beans and rice, sweet potato casserole. ALL the sides are yummy. They really will barbeque anything and it's all great. Good size servings, Even better the next day.

Thank Sunvacas
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love trying new bbq places all over the country. I purchased a Groupon for the Taste of Memphis platter at the Smoq bbq restaurant. It had samples of chicken, ribs, smoked sausage, and brisket. My husband ordered a bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo and I tried a unique salad with spicy peanuts, cheese, apples, bacon,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

So I was in town for business and gave SmoQ a try. I got the pick 2 plate with STL style ribs and pulled pork. My sides were fries and mac&cheese. I though the food was good but not great. The ribs required a bit more "chew" than I would like. The pulled pork was good and I felt they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Pictoria Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45246-1614
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-671-7667

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?