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“Poor service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House
820 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517-8005
970-577-7427
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Ranked #3 of 114 restaurants in Estes Park
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Monterey, California
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The wait time without a reservation is usually very long. The food is good but every time we go, the service is terrible! We've gotten the wrong order, no refills on drinks, no wait staff asking if we need anything.....

Visited July 2012
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AURORA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Love Kobe Ribs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Kobe beef ribs are my favorite, but you really can't go wrong here. Sweet potato fries, Green beans, slaw --- All good. A great family place with great barbecue and good sauces. Well worth a stop (or two) on any trip to Estes!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Centennial, Colorado
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food...LONG wait.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We've eaten here twice and really like the food. Good size portions. Nice beer selection. The only downside is that the wait is REALLY, REALLY long and we waited 30 minutes longer than they said we would have to wait. Also, parking lot is very cramped so park in the lot next door.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Not so smokin'”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We saw the great reviews of Smokin' Daves on Tripadvisor and wanted to go when we visited Estes Park. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the experience. The outside of the place seemed a little run down, as well as the interior. In addition, the inside of the restaurant appeared dirty with a lot of food on the carpet under the tables and in the walkways. We were seated near the kitchen, which also appeared dirty, with the garbage overflowing to the floor. We did order the grilled BBQ chicken and pulled pork sandwiches. Both of the orders were barely warm on arrival. The chicken seemed frozen, not fresh, but the pork was pretty good in taste. Sauces were good as well. After we ate, we noticed a worker cleaning the garbage in the back, however, the same worker handled the clean beverage cups with a hand inside the cups without washing his hands in between. This disturbed us and decided we would not be back. The service was good, but not outstanding.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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denver
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“Their mainstay is tangy and tasty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

For two people, their Not-So-Teeny Wahine (4 meats- chicken, brisket, ribs and more, with 4 sides of your choice- what's not to like?) is the way to go. Unless you want a platter of just one entree, the Wahine is nicely presented atop Texas toast, small buckets of mashed potatoes, or baked beans (almost worth the trip by themselves) or cole slaw, or....
Take a bottle of their sauce home to extend the experience, or give yourself a reason to return. Country music overhead, with sports on various TVs hung in bar corners, several families enjoy the food, ordered from a humorous menu printed on newsprint. One location in Lyons (on the way up Hwy 36) or near a RMNP entrance in Estes Park, we usually make this a stop when in town. Well worth the money!

Visited December 2012
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