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Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

820 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517-8005
970-577-7427
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Ranked #3 of 111 restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Smokin' Dave's is a great place to have BBQ anywhere but a real treat after a hike in Rocky Mtn National Park. The pulled pork is my favorite along with the sweet potato fries. Yum

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Wow! Awesome food and a good variety of choices from steak to brisket and pulled pork...the portions were huge...I would eat here again in a second! And the view is to die for!

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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good food, good value, good service. It's not fast food so it won't be ready in ten minutes. The wait can be an hour in the Summer but it's worth it. If you don't want to wait for an hour they have another place in Lyons. You can drive it in 20 minutes. Wait or drive good BBQ.

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New Hampshire
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152 reviews 152 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were there yesterday for lunch as we were heading back to the airport for a flight out last night. We really weren't expecting that much, but the food was amazing. So moist and flavorful. I would most definitely recommend it for anyone with a BBQ craving since you will be very happy with this place.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We are from Georgia and big fans of good BBQ and were surprised to find such good BBQ in Colorado. We had ribs and pulled pork. Both were truly smoked. The rub was basic and could have had more flavor, but it allowed the smoke flavor to stand out. They offer four sauces for whatever your preference may be. The... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Dave's has excellent BBQ and good service. Also great burgers & beer. Very busy during the tourist season, but worth the wait. Watch for their special deals, a different one every day.

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Estes Park
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great barbeque although there may be a wait, if you get there too late. The server's are friendly and the atmosphere is casual.

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Estes Park, CO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Dave's is a fun place to eat while visiting Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park. The food is always good, hot, and plentiful. The service is very good and attentive. The beer selection is numerous.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I spent half of my life in Texas, home to some of the best BBQ around, and I have to say that this is some of the very best BBQ I've ever had! Service was outstanding and the food...well, we ate until we were unbearably full! Can't wait to visit Estes again just so I can go back for more!!

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Aurora, CO
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We love to go to Estes Park and the best place to eat is Smokin' Dave's. Yummy Yummy. Not a fancy place, but the food and service is impeccable.

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