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All 25 Basalt Restaurants

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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Aspen, Colorado
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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Aspen, Colorado
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 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
Senior Contributor
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 

Basalt, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place just doesn't do it for me. I try to eat healthy and not eat sugar but even their salads are marginal at best. However, I do know people who like it.

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

Thanks for your fair review. We pride ourselves in offering a menu with depth and breadth in an effort to feature something for everyone. Of course, there are things that we haven't thought of. To assist us in our effort for continual improvement, feel free to suggest items that could be tweaked or added to be more appealing to you. More 

Aspen, Colorado
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have eaten here several times, I can say that I have not had meal here and some were truly exceptional. The ribs are great, St. Louis style (I'm more of a baby back fan), The BBQ platter is fantastic. Always check specials and there are 4 types of Mac and Cheese, all unique. The best part of the experience... More 

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

Hey Alan, Wanted to take a moment to say thanks for the positive review, and your constant, longtime support. Look forward to seeing you soon, and let me know when you get a chance to take a look at the Glenwood Springs store. Jamie More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My husband and I tried three different items on the menu. All three were excellent choices. His brisket was divine and tender! My hubby kept sneaking bites of my chicken bbq salad, as if I didn't notice. :) He also ordered the burnt end macaroni, which had crispy bits of brisket, scallions, tomatoes in the mix. He couldn't decide which... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very specific, positive review of my restaurant, Smoke Modern Barbeque. It's great to know that we're making people happy. I have designs on pursuing opportunities on the Front Range, so stay tuned. More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very much enjoyed all the BBQ. Had the 3 meat combo plate with ribs, brisket and sausage. Being from TX we always think our BBQ is best and therefore is the golden standard. But Smoke certainly is up there with the best.

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

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your really positive review of my restaurant, Smoke Modern Barbeque. I'm really proud of our brisket, and it's really gratifying when Texans, especially, recognize the love that goes into our smoked meats. I hope that we get a chance to serve you again, and to take great care of any... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Very, very loud with a harried atmosphere. But the BBQ is as good as the original restaurant in Basalt. The spicy slaw is amazing, and the pulled pork was moist and tasty. Salads were good and large.

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

Now that I've gotten beyond the craziness of opening the new Smoke, I wanted to thank you for your review. We are always trying to get better, and the ambience/noise level is certainly on our radar for improvement. We've been working on the music system, and will work on the acoustics as well. Of course, food & service are number... More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Got really lucky and stopped in the new Glenwood Springs location. Loved the contemporary and fun atmosphere. All the staff were extremely accommodating and friendly. The brisket was amazing and multiple choices of barbq sauces made it tasty. We had the three meat choices and liked them all. A must stop for a fresh barbq experience!

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

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for stopping into Smoke Modern Barbeque, and for the really positive review. I hope that your travels take you our way again, and we look forward to taking great care of any of your friends traveling this way. 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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