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Smoke Modern BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621
+1 970-927-5158
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Basalt, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reasonably priced and nice atmosphere. It is a bit cold but if you sit at a booth, it is okay. Great food, especially the coleslaw. They should put up a plastic barrier at the front door for the winter

Thank haggsBasalt_Colorado
Basalt, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love going to Smoke. The food is diverse lusciously tasty. Multiple types of BBQ sauce and a very full menu. The atmosphere is friendly and lively and the owners are extraordinarily community minded.

Thank BasaltChamber
Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just picked this restaurant based on reviews of other customers, and the ratings were accurate. The food was great with generous portions and the pricing was reasonable. If I had to do it over, I would have made a reservation. We arrived at 5:45 and had to wait 45 minutes for a table. It was worth the wait, thought... More 

Thank Steve S
Columbus, Georgia
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774 reviews
533 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upscale setting for good old smoked/roasted meat. Menu has some variety as well. Sandwiches have imagination if you need some glitz with your roasted meat. Various sauces at the table - Carolina vinegar, Georgia mustard, sweet, smoky, spicy, you name it. Nice venue with excellent service. Beer and wine available too. They even have their own label on some California... More 

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
Haslett, Michigan
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Choice of BBQ sauce at table. Lunch was filling and delicious. Well worth a return trip. A must.

Thank sue4fun
South Pole
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234 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I stayed at the Element Hotel across the parking lot from here, and was really glad to stay close and eat here. The BBQ sandwiches were excellent and well proportioned.

Thank Viking94708
Boulder, Colorado
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564 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Not sure exactly what makes it modern, maybe it is the real plates and silverware with cocktails instead of paper plates, who knows. The cocktails were good with one margarita complaint. They were out of potatoes so we all went for mac'n'cheese. Ribs were good with not too much spice.

1 Thank David B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Smoke Modern BBQ catered our fall wedding in Aspen and we couldn't have been happier with the service and the food! Suzy and her staff (going to give heartfelt thank yous to Matt, Angie, Amy & Paula) worked so hard to make sure everything was just perfect for our special day! Suzy went out of her way to email back... More 

Thank Katherine B
Denver, Colorado
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496 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Limited beers on draft. Ribs were smoky, but wish the crust wasn't so tough and dry. Salads are big. Nice casual atmosphere and fills up for dinner. Water glasses are tiny. Desserts were average.

Thank AdventureTripping
Sarasota, Florida
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

New downtown Basalt is pretty cool, plenty of new restaurants and some modern is one of them. Very friendly service good food ( on my first visit the beef brisket was to dry and they changed it with apologies in 5 minutes ) , sides are large and should be shared. Enjoy

Thank Cyril I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Basalt
  • Phone Number: +1 970-927-5158
We are a neighborhood-oriented, made from scratch, casual restaurant. The feel is young, hip transcending the perception of BBQ restaurants past. Serving a variety of draft and bottled microbrews representing local breweries and popular brews from great BBQ regions (Texas, the Carolinas, Memphis/Arkansas and Kansas City) we feature an approachable wine list and a full line of spirits. The menu is driven by the chefs and their Southern roots, the Great American BBQ traditions as well as seasonal and regional products.

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