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Smoke Modern BBQ

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241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621-8408
+1 970-927-5158
11:00 am - 9:30 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is home made from the baked beans to the macaroni and cheese to the banana pudding. Service and food was excellent. The ribs were outstanding as were the corn muffins. Look forward to our return.

Thank Donna H
Aspen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weekend brunch is awesome. Try the eggs Benedict with pulled pork. Lots of other interesting items on the menu in addition to barbeque.

Thank m0untaingirl2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Our family of four had the Mac n Cheese which was great. I had the herb chicken which sounds kind of boring bit it was the favorite at our table. So much flavor. I don't think i could duplicate this at home although I wish I could.

Thank Pam A
Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

My wife and I have been coming to Smoke for several years and had only one incident where we got a stale bun for a sandwich. When I pointed this out our server took my plate and remedied the situation quickly. No only did she apologize but she bought me a beer. Rest assured that if you choose Smoke as... More 

Thank Jonran5
Boulder, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

A BBQ restaurant is out of pork...huh? So I got the brisket sandwich at the waiters reco. It was a big hunk of dried meat on a hamburger bun. No sauce, no flavor - just a big hunk of sliced, dry meat. They did put sauce in bottle on the table. Wait list was 30 minutes but there were 7... More 

Thank DutchGirlTheHague
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I was thrilled to see a BBQ restaurant near the Element in Basalt, and even more happy to see that it had pretty good ratings on Trip Advisor. Initially I was wondering if we had come to the right place -- the maitre'd was completely clueless about seating people, and after dithering about with an equally clueless family for about... More 

Thank MovableBeast
El Jebel, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

I've been there many times. I know lots of people that love it. I'm not one of them. Last time I was there I got the fried chicken special. I bit into the first piece and it was raw on the inside, as in bloody. Sent it back and they sent me back out the exact same plate with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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 81621-8408
  • 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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