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Smoke Modern BBQ

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241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621
+1 970-927-5158
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We are a neighborhood-oriented, made from scratch, casual restaurant. The...
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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  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good barbq

Take a bike ride from Aspen and stop at Smoke great brisket, spare ribs and hamburgers . Don't miss the sweet potato fries. Try the different barbq sauces

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Waco, Texas
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The BBQ was pretty good. However, no self-respecting BBQ would serve spinach, fish and chips, or smoked brisket Reuben .

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Take a bike ride from Aspen and stop at Smoke great brisket, spare ribs and hamburgers . Don't miss the sweet potato fries. Try the different barbq sauces

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Memphis, TN
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Our group of 4 adults in their 50s were vacationing @ River Valley Ranch when we went to Basalt for dinner following a day in Aspen. The restaurant is in a small commercial central area that was bustling when arrived around sunset. The dining room is small but intimate with bar & booth & table/window seating options & attractive art.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Service was fine. They were very busy but did not seem overwhelmed. We had corn muffins, ribs and Mac and cheese with crispy ends. Sorry, but we get better ribs in Oklahoma. After reading reviews we were disappointed.

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A business trip took me to Carbondale over the winter and my client suggested we grab dinner at Smoke. We'd actually had a late lunch so we basically opted for appetizers. The place was jammin', mostly filled w locals and a smattering of tourists (it was ski season after all)...and was really loud. If noise is bothersome to you, you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Well worth the drive from Aspen/Snowmass. I was a judge in the World Barbecue Contest in Memphis for three years. Smoke has mastered the art of the smoker. Exceptional Brunch. The rib's and pulled pork are world class. They offer several Mac and Cheese dishes, but the one with rib tips is without equal. Entree salads are very good. Hard... More 

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Longview, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stopped by to have breakfast at this establishment trying to find a good start to the day. We were going to head up to the Maroon Bells and check out the lakes. My wife who is gluten free had a good meal and I had Huevos Rancheros which was awesome! We left for Maroon Bells for a morning climb...... More 

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hereorthere
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is professionally run and fantastic eats, I can't think of Anything I'd change about it. I uploaded a photo of the last time I was there. Moscow Mule... YUM, they know how to make them... they don't all taste the same y'know.

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Texas
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place was pretty good, the brisket was just a hair dry but the jalapeno sausage was delicious. They have an assortment of sauces to try but the 'Texas' sauce was not like any I have had in Texas. The Carolina sauce was good, the Georgia mustard was good, the KC sauce was good (I personally don't like the sweet... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Rio Grande bike trail in the Roaring Fork valley is a gem of a bike path. We drive from Vail Valley 50 minutes over to Basalt so we can ride it to Aspen and back. Basalt has some yummy restaurants and today we found Smoke, by far our favorite post 30 miles on the bike lunch. They have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Basalt
  • Phone Number: +1 970-927-5158

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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.
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

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