Ok, I have to admit that this is tough for me to admit. I have had some great BBQ from all over. I have visited some of the most well known BBQ joints around, from Memphis to KC to TX to NC, where I currently live. When I saw the TA reviews for this place in CO, I figured that there must be something I am missing.
When we pulled into the parking lot, we were lucky to find a spot to park. We went inside to a 20 minute wait during a time of day that is not known for waits (mid-afternoon). I ordered the 'Pitmaster' which was loaded with all types of meats. I took a portion of each meat from the bun to taste them as they were served and they were each some of the best BBQ I had ever tasted. With this good of BBQ, I felt that it shouldn't need any sauce at all. That was until I tasted the sauce. Holy Smokes! Their standard BBQ sauce was about good enough to drink! Needless to say, I added some of that great sauce to the great BBQ and ended up in a BBQ coma within 30 minutes. My wife enjoyed the same induced coma with me and we waddled out of there with a buzz that cannot truly be explained.
If you are in or around Estes Park or the RMNP, STOP at Smokin Daves! We will be back :)
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