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“Different, Great Setting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Smack DAB

Smack DAB
3762 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 3L4, Canada (Formerly Smack Dab) (South Pandosy - K.L.O.)
250-860-4488
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Ranked #105 of 544 Restaurants in Kelowna
Price range: $14 - $34
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: South Pandosy - K.L.O.
Cross street: Lakeshore & Cook
Description: Smack DAB is a lively kitchen and bar located in the heart of Manteo Resort on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Open daily for buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Smack DAB is as perfect for a quick beer after work as it is for an amazing dinner on Kelowna’s largest lakeside patio. Smack DAB, offers premium casual dining. Sit in a booth and watch our Smack DAB chefs prepare your favorite item from our forno oven & open concept kitchen area. The room is designed to take full advantage of the incredible lake views from the restaurant and bar, private dining room, and outdoor patio. Large folding glass doors allow for an open-air environment in the summer months. We are equally serious about our suds as we are about our food. We offer Kelowna’s largest selection of craft beer.
Kelowna, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Different, Great Setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Had the opportunity to eat here on three occasions of late, all were lunches and single while working in the area, so I've yet to visit for a couples or group dinner. The decor is modern with a little techno feel due to the softly changing accent lights. Clever continuity of the design extends from the decor to the tables and down to the menu, utilizing the circular theme. You are greeted at the door by youthful and friendly hostesses, with choices for lounge, dining room or (weather permitting) gorgeous lake front patio. The wall of windows opens completely to give a truly expansive room, bringing that lakeside feeling right up to the tables. Service was good, staff dressed in dark jeans and black button down shirts, friendly and knowledgeable, as I received good descriptions and suggestive selling.
First time round I enjoyed one of their pizzas. Simple, tasty and filling they offer 6 standard choices which I was allowed to alter slightly (adding mushrooms). Second time I ventured to sample the Cauliflower & Ale soup with mini grilled cheese. The blend of soft brie and provolone was quite unique and yes, I did dip my grill cheese! Last time I ordered the mushroom risotto with pickled chanterelle mushrooms. Quite a different flavour, but the real disappointment was the portion size. This should be listed as an appy, even though a risotto can be filling, I was still sitting quite hungry thinking I should have ordered it with grilled chicken or perhaps a double - and yet for $18, it was not a value to enjoyable ratio.

Hence why I give them an average. The decor, overall feeling, service and menu diversity are good to better, but the dollar value is not good, guessing that is serves the purpose of a resort style hotel - dining / lounge facility catering to out of town guests. The better than average setting is stunning! With just a little trimming of the prices and perhaps some better local marketing it could become an icon in the Kelowna and Okanagan market place - but then, perhaps too busy for the tourist traffic. A conundrum indeed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food, bad name”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great French onion soup. Pizza was good. Beer was very expensive. $9 pints. Yet the food is reasonable. Strange. I would recommend it but manage your booze orders.

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Kelowna, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best mussels outside of Montreal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We had a great evening, the server was fantastic, really new the menu and gave great suggestions. The mussels were outstanding and the bread was amazing. We were able to have a table with a view of the lake, perfect dinning.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Food was excellent. Friendly and prompt service. Great selection. View of lake from restaurant. Thanks

Visited October 2013
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Port Townsend, Washington
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Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Start with the Lemoncello Creme Brulee so you have room for it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Truly memorable dessert that also had blueberries in it! As in, one of the best ever. Before this, we had the calamari appetizer...that was very nicely done with the dipping sauce...and not greasy from the frying. Also the French onion soup. Broth was a bit heavy and also had chunks of beef in it. Would have liked it to be more oniony and have a better cheese on top.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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