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Smoke Modern BBQ

241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621
+1 970-927-5158
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Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Basalt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a neighborhood-oriented, made from scratch, casual restaurant. The feel is young, hip transcending the perception of BBQ restaurants past. Serving a variety of draft and bottled microbrews representing local breweries and popular brews from great BBQ regions (Texas, the Carolinas, Memphis/Arkansas and Kansas City) we feature an approachable wine list and a full line of spirits. The menu is driven by the chefs and their Southern roots, the Great American BBQ traditions as well as seasonal and regional products.
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Great value at lunch, excellent food and service.We had the tuna sandwich and the Philly, both were tasty and filling.

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grumpyGrumpy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The bbq'ed meat was disappointingly not smokey at all. The whole time, I was thinking that my own bbq even on a bad day could outdo the bbq here. Actually that's not fair, because I did catch ribs on fire, which resulted in incinerated ribs. The bacon wrapped shrimp with cheesey dip was pretty tasty.

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Carbondale, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Smoke was really terrific when they first opened, a welcome addition and a good, if not exactly healthy, menu. In the past couple of years, service has generally deteriorated, they act like you're just making more work for them, and the food has gone nowhere. I think they had early success and decided that they don't need to try very... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

In Texas we take our bbq pretty serious, so when I say this place does it right I speak from experience! Comfortable and casual, and a pretty cool bar area. The flavor of their meats is pretty unique, but in a very good way. Prices are very reasonable. I don't remember any outdoor seating, nor a great view as it... More 

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smokebbq, Owner at Smoke Modern BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us, and for your review. We're always interested in Texan's opinions of our food, especially our brisket. We'll think about adding jalapenos to our repetoire. More 

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

my friend and I were hungry so we surfed the inter-web and stumbled on this gem. The name of the restaurant says it all Smoke Modern BBQ. Their menu is simple yet tasty, first thing you MUST order is the burnt off end Mac & cheese. The first time i was their i got the brisket and smoked chicken. And... More 

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smokebbq, Owner at Smoke Modern BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and continued patronage of Smoke. Our mantra is continual improvement, and I'm so glad that you feel that we have. Great food quality and value are our primary goals, but I can see that we still have work to do on the service end. We'll continue to work on training and coaching to... More 

Carbondale, CO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

There is often a wait for dinner, but it is increasingly worth the wait. The barbecued dishes are excellent, I am a fan of the pulled pork - try it with the mustard style BBQ sauce! The big surprise is how good and sizable the salads are. Their signature BLT Salad is a tasty meal by itself, and along with... More 

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smokebbq, Owner at Smoke Modern BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and continued patronage of Smoke. Our mantra is continual improvement, and I'm so glad that you feel that we have. Great food quality and value are our primary goals, but I can see that we still have work to do on the service end. We'll continue to work on training and coaching to... More 

Aspen, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

At the moment this restaurant is the best in town (Basalt). The food is by no means spectacular and it has been sliding backwards in the past year. The service is usually kind and on the ball. Mac and cheese lovers often rave about the dishes here. The BBQ is good here (especially the beef brisket) and the home made... More 

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smokebbq, Manager at Smoke Modern BBQ, responded to this review

Anders, thanks for your patronage and your review. We're certainly shooting for spectacular and consistently great, however, and troubled by your perception of the food sliding backwards in the recent past. Any specifics would be appreciated. We continually trying to improve, and value the opinions of our regular customers. More 

Aspen, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Service is slow and often times it gets pretty packed so you have to wait. If you are going to come I recommend making a reservation, or getting there early (not 7:00 pm on a weekend), get there for lunch and they also serve brunch, which is also fairly okay, but they have good food selections and good food quality.... More 

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smokebbq, Owner at Smoke Modern BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for your patronage. We are always trying to get better, and would welcome any suggestions that you may have to improve service and the brunch menu. Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing back. More 

Snowmass Village, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I stop in from time to time and the food is always consistent and flavorful. The Mac and cheese choices are awesome and the sandwiches too. This visit I opted to a salad and some Body Mary's. Food was fresh and solid. Try the house special Bloody's a little spicier and bold.

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smokebbq, Owner at Smoke Modern BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of my restaurant, Smoke Modern Barbeque. I appreciate your patronage, and the positive things that you had to say. Please let me know if you have any suggestions to elevate our food from "decent" to outstanding. We're always trying to get better, and never know where the next, great idea may come from. More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I love brisket, had it since a child. Most restaurants smoke it too dry, but Smoke's might have been the best ever... Moist, delicious, exceptional flavor. And the bun it was served on, just as good... Even my picky 21 year old, gobbled down his pulled port... Cannot recommend it highly enough

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smokebbq, Owner at Smoke Modern BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review of my restaurant, Smoke Modern Barbeque. Old school pitmasters will tell you that brisket is the toughest meat to smoke well. We are very proud of ours, and glad it made you happy. Keep an eye out for our newest location in Huntersville, North Carolina, opening mid-January, 2015. More 

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Additional Information about Smoke Modern BBQ

Address: 241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621
Phone Number: +1 970-927-5158
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Basalt
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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