The Moontime Smokin’ Que Story

Our passion for everything BBQ is rivaled only by our passion for customer satisfaction! We’re Heather & Joe Cummings from Crystal Lake, Illinois. We have over 30 years of experience in the service industry and are eager to provide exceptional service to all of our customers, no matter how small or large your event may be!

So the reason you came here, food! Here at Moontime Smokin’ Que, it’s all about lovin’ our food. Low n slow is how we do it. Fresh, all wood-fired and made with love is what sets us apart from all others.

Moontime Smokin’ Que currently operates out of Ralph’s General Store on the West End of Crystal Lake. We started running our catering business at our current location in 2017 and since have grown to serving carry out Thursday thru Sunday.  Our carry out is called Pick Up N Go, and we keep it interesting with a rotating menu that changes every week, with special dishes we cook up on Sundays. Text ahead ordering makes reserving your favorites easy, hot n ready when you are. Our smoked meats include beef brisket, chicken, pulled pork, pork tenderloin, baby back and St. Louis style ribs, to cover the basics. We get a lil’ crazy and pair these delicious meats with homemade sauces and fresh garnishes in some amazing tacos or sandwiches, taking it to a whole other level! Our famous Brisket Grilled Cheese with Blueberry Chipotle Sauce put us on the foodie map here in McHenry County, and we have people that drive over an hour for our Smoked Chicken & Corn Chowder. Then we have our signature sides, all made from scratch, with some more love. Our famous warm BBC (bacon bleu cheese) Potato Salad is a definitely a crowd pleaser, but don’t forget about Grandma’s Overnight Baked Beans, elote slaw, cheddar jalapeno cornbread, cool cucumber salad…hungry yet??

We have catering packages available starting at 20 people to 300 to make your life a little easier, but we are always into being creative to figure out something that works for everybody! Shoot us an email, we look forward to hearing from you!

Heather & Joe