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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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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

this place is always busy but worth the wait. did both the ribs and brisket; moist and falling off the bone.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited Dave's BBQ Saturday evening for dinner. The wait was 15-20 minutes, which was fine. My husband and I sat directly behind the couter for awhile, then we started noticing people that came in after us were getting seated. They were parties of 3, 4 and 6, so we thought fine, they are getting seated because a larger table... More

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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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