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“Best brisket outside of Texas”
Review of Main Street Smokehouse - CLOSED

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Main Street Smokehouse
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

They have excellent BBQ brisket, pulled pork, and even make tacos out of them. Really good sides to go with them. Very good sauces to choose from, including an Alabama white sauce that is good on everything.

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Thank Bluestraveler1119
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

This walk-up service style restaurant has the best BBQ! I had the brisket tacos, and was expecting to have to pick out 'fatty' pieces. I was wrong. They were tender and perfect! The selection of sauces was awesome too. I'd say it's a bit pricey, but it's quality food. Atmosphere is not what I expected; extremely casual...has a fast food feel. I will definitely be coming back!

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Thank Sportk12
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

Dont think twice. Its not southern ba rb que that I am used to, but it is the best in the area and sure beats the franchise foods that are abundant in the north Chicago area.

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

It feels like you are down south when you walk in. Bare wood tables with rolls of paper towels mounted upright on each table. The menu is hand written on a black chalkboard mounted above the dining area. The condiments consist of a bunch of squeeze bottles containing about 6 different BBQ sauces. And the aroma - lets just say the Smokehouse label is accurate. But the food is what really makes this place feel authentic. The ribs are smoked to perfection - the portions of brisket and pulled pork are generous and delicious. Nothing fancy here. The dine-in portions are served on metal trays that have seen a few lbs of meat in their day. Takeout is not problem - white foam containers stacked in plastic bags paraded out the door as we waited for our food. The brisket was tender and tasty - the pulled pork was lean and smoky. There is no value menu so don't look for completely cheap eats - but the $8 sandwich is a good value and two can share the $12 pork platter if one of you isn't a hog (sorry). All in all a good place to get some serious southern style BBQ in the rarified air of Libertyville IL.

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Thank lovestoroam78
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stopped in on a recent Friday evening. We're bbq lovers, but this place didn't quite do it for us. It's an order at the counter and pick up your own food kind of system. The counter help was unable to answer any of our questions about the meat cooking styles. So, we blindly ordered. We were pleasantly surprised with the taste and quality of all the meats. One of us ordered pulled pork and the other ordered beef brisket tacos. Between the two of us we had the following sides: sweet potatoe fries (excellent), mac & cheese (drab), and corn bread (drab).

The other downside was the price. We spent over $30 (no alcoholic beverages) for two people and got to eat on a metal tray with plastic flatware. At the end of the meal, we also got to bus our own table. So much for a Friday night out!

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Thank travelingtrio2010
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