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Capital Q Smokehouse 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • 329 Ontario St
    Albany, NY 12208
  • (518) 252-0984
  • Order Minimum: $15.00
  • Delivery Time: 50-65 minutes
Restaurant Description

Welcome to CAPITAL Q SMOKEHOUSE. The Capital Q Smokehouse, owned and operated by Pitmaster Sean Custer is Albany's favorite BBQ restaurant. Chef Sean, an Okie (one who is from Oklahoma for you New Yorkers) has over 25 years restaurant experience. His culinary training includes Executive Sous Chef at the 3 Star Mark Hotel as well as General Manager of the local Classe Catering. From his roots and training Chef Sean has found the balance between fine dining, and damn fine BBQ. Housed in the old Meister's Meat Market, Capital Q's kitchen includes a smoker that has literally smoked thousands of pounds of meat over the last 75 years. Specializing in Pulled Pork, Texas Style Beef Brisket and Pork Ribs, there are options for every day of the week. With 4 original sauces and 5 original rubs, each menu item is designed to give the palate a different taste, the patron a different experience. Served by the piece, plate, pound or bun, Capital Q has a serving just for you. Complimented by a plethora of tasty side dishes, some traditional southern, others just plain delicious, you won't walk away unsatisfied, unless you're a Vegan. Got more mouths to feed than fingers and toes? Capital Q has a full catering menu and the ability to feed the family, the block or the neighborhood.

Capital Q Smokehouse offers American, BBQ, Cajun, Catering, Ribs, Sandwiches, Southern, Wings.

ORDER ONLINE right here on Mealeo and we'll deliver it right to your door!

Delivery Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tues 11:30am - 8:30pm
  • Wed 11:30am - 8:30pm
  • Thurs 11:30am - 8:30pm
  • Fri 11:30am - 9:30pm
  • Sat 2:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Sun 2:30pm - 8:30pm
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Fast delivery & good food!

Tawana — 10/29/2018 5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding...Food and Service Excellent,,

Tom — 11/18/2017 5 out of 5 stars

Ashley — 11/12/2017 5 out of 5 stars

Great BBQ, and the cornbread is fantastic

Kevin — 9/4/2017 5 out of 5 stars

On time fast and friendly.

Donna — 7/14/2017 5 out of 5 stars

I've had BBQ all over the country. Some of the best. A true meat oasis in Albany.

Meghan — 7/7/2016 5 out of 5 stars

Hands down, best BBQ place in the Capital Region!

Paul — 9/15/2015 5 out of 5 stars

These guys never fail to impress me. The yardbirds are always fantastic and the brisket is always perfect. Love the pickled onions too. This is THE place to go for smoked meats in Albany.

Edward — 7/31/2015 5 out of 5 stars

Always fantastic!

Mike — 8/22/2013 5 out of 5 stars

Good food. Friendly delivery man. If you're ordering late, don't get the rice and beans because they are a bit stale.

Anna — 2/22/2013 5 out of 5 stars

Consistently the best barbecue in the Capital Region.

Bryan — 1/31/2013 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic food and friendly staff. A great place.

Jeffrey — 1/30/2013 5 out of 5 stars

Great BBQ food and the side dishes are wonderful too. If you're in the mood for home cooking, don't hesitate to order from here. Top notch!

Shannon — 10/4/2012 5 out of 5 stars

First time ordering here, food was great!

Nicole — 8/5/2012 5 out of 5 stars

If you want lines and hype, go somewhere else. If you want great BBQ, Capital Q is the place to go.

Bryan — 7/15/2012 5 out of 5 stars

Just excellent. Food was incredible and delivery was fast and friendly.

Mike — 5/26/2012 5 out of 5 stars

Always excellent food

Scout — 4/12/2012 5 out of 5 stars

The food is fantastic.

James — 2/19/2012 5 out of 5 stars

Always great food! Delivery people make extra efforts when the streets close down randomly.

Matthew — 1/2/2012 5 out of 5 stars

excellent food fast delivery

Jamie — 12/27/2011 5 out of 5 stars

best BBQ in albany and fast delivery

Carolin — 12/10/2011 5 out of 5 stars

The food was amazing. I love Capital Q.

Scout — 12/8/2011 5 out of 5 stars

Ribs were amazing. Delivery was quicker than expected.

Rachael — 11/2/2011 5 out of 5 stars

Quick, courteous and delivered with no hang-ups, the deliver service was top notch. The food was everything I expect from both the restaurant and the truck (which I sometimes frequent at the ESP).

Sean — 9/29/2011 5 out of 5 stars

Best BBQ in upstate NY.

Emily — 9/24/2011 5 out of 5 stars

The food is amazing and the staff are some of the most polite people I have ever met in my life. Love this place

Richard — 6/26/2011 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing, delicious food with prompt service. My favorite Albany restaurant, hands down.

Jessica — 5/27/2011 5 out of 5 stars

Every time we eat here the food is fantastic.

Bryan — 4/14/2011 5 out of 5 stars

Fast delivery. I can't tell if I like Capital Q or Dinosaur BBQ better, but one of them is definitely the best BBQ I've ever had.

Chris — 2/17/2011 5 out of 5 stars

Order was delivered in time frame specified. Food was hot and delicious. I would definitely order from Capital Q on Mealeo again.

Rachael — 12/30/2010 5 out of 5 stars

Quick and delicious!

Summer — 12/21/2010 5 out of 5 stars

Quick, easy, and good.

Matthew — 9/29/2010 5 out of 5 stars

Quick, easy, and good.

Matthew — 9/29/2010 5 out of 5 stars


Conor — 9/17/2010 5 out of 5 stars

Great place. Glad it is in my neighborhood.

Travis — 7/9/2010 5 out of 5 stars

food was good as always. one problem is that I odered 2 cans of soda but it didnt processthere might be an issue with the program, otherwise great job!

Jennifer — 6/20/2010 5 out of 5 stars

Great food! Delivery was prompt.

Michele — 6/12/2010 5 out of 5 stars

Everyone was happy with everything! This place is the best.

Kent — 5/28/2010 5 out of 5 stars

The staff was very friendly.Order was ready right on time, and it was hot and delicious.

David — 5/8/2010 5 out of 5 stars

Best BBQ ANYWHERE...hands down! Perfect for a tummy-filling meal!

Susan — 3/25/2010 5 out of 5 stars

The entire order was not completed. Missing coleslaw.

Megan — 9/25/2017 4 out of 5 stars

The Q-Ben sandwich was amazing, always good food.

James — 10/1/2013 4 out of 5 stars

Delicious food, really fast delivery. Ordered the meal deal and they forgot my soda. The food made up for it, though :)

Carrie-Lynne — 2/9/2013 4 out of 5 stars

I ordered the pulled pork sandwich (okay, no cole slaw as advertised but that's fine with me), fried okra, mac and cheese (yum) and the beef jerky (delicious for the 2 bites I had - my dog stole the rest when I wasn't looking, and she seemed to enjoy it).

Kristina — 5/13/2011 4 out of 5 stars

Pretty good stuff...

Glenn — 3/4/2011 4 out of 5 stars

Delivery was fast and food was delicious, as usual. My only complaint is that the mashed potatoes were not as tasty as they usually are. Hope it's a one-time anomaly. I'll definitely order from Capital Q again.

Rachael — 2/26/2011 4 out of 5 stars

Food arrived fast (40 min), hot, and delicious. Great wings! Ribs are enormous and tasty. Chicken nicely brined and smoked. Will no doubt order again.

William — 2/12/2011 4 out of 5 stars

Great BBQ!!!!!

Tim — 12/6/2010 4 out of 5 stars

Fantastic BBQ. Perfect size portions. Enough to fill you up, but leaves you wanting more.

Bryan — 6/3/2010 4 out of 5 stars

I'm giving this 3 stars because the food is usually good, but tonight I ordered the Okie Beef Brisket, which was delivered to me without the Okie sauce! I mean, it's in the name! Kinda important. Without it, the brisket was on the dry side.

Alexis — 1/7/2017 3 out of 5 stars

The food is always good, but anytime I order from Capital Q, I usually don't receive the sides I've ordered. Tonight I ordered the maple mashed sweet potatoes, received BBQ baked beans.

Joanna — 12/3/2014 3 out of 5 stars

I was charged for beef brisket but received pulled pork, was good but paid 13.50 for a plate but received a cheaper item

joy — 8/25/2014 3 out of 5 stars

Food was excellent as always. We ordered 2 orders of Cornbread that was not delivered with the rest of the order. When I called, they offered to run it out to us but we had taken the food out of their delivery radius. They then refused to go the extra couple miles from Whitehall rd to Delmar just off Delaware ave. I asked for a refund of the cost of the cornbread but I do not believe they ever processed it.

Jennifer — 6/22/2014 3 out of 5 stars

they sent us home with the wrong order. Called our house and said "you guys picked up the wrong order" (more specifically, they GAVE us the wrong order). So hubby had to schlep back to restaurant to get correct food; of course they couldn't take the "wrong" order back so we had four dinners total. And we were really excited to try Capital Q after reading the reviews, but the food? meh.

Rebecca — 5/14/2010 3 out of 5 stars

Did not receive full order.

Alex — 2/16/2010 3 out of 5 stars

Waited over an hour. Food was meh. The mac and cheese was so over cooked it was like paste. Disgusting. Anything that was supposed to be crispy or toasted was wet and wilted from the takeout containers. The corn bread was stale. Big fail all around.

Jill — 4/14/2017 2 out of 5 stars

Used to love this place- hoping we just hit it on an off day! Food was hot and ready on time but meat was swimming in grease and sides were totally unimpressive.

Carrie — 9/15/2015 2 out of 5 stars

It took close to an hour when we live right down/up the street and I didnt receive a medium side dish that I paid for. Love this place but tonight's order just wasn't as great.

Casey — 4/15/2015 2 out of 5 stars

I've never tasted worse bbq. Dry cornbread, and the ribs almost tasted microwaved. The only good thing was the pulled pork sandwich.

Jason — 7/17/2010 2 out of 5 stars

Second time in a row that they only delivered half of my order and then we had to wait for the driver to go back across town to deliver the second half - not sure I'll be ordering again

Jp — 3/1/2015 1 out of 5 stars

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