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Smoke Modern BBQ

241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621-8408
+1 970-927-5158
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (33 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (26 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621-8408
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and fantastic food is what makes this restaurant success. I had the combo platter with brisket that was unbelievably tender, ribs that were extremely tasteful and pulled chicken which I couldn’t even eat and had to bring home to make barbecue chicken sandwich...More

Thank RiceWP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice patio in the summer. Good bbq and salad options with meat or fish. Sweet potato fries are always a plus.

Thank Colotraveler23
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This place was a pleasant surprise!! Being from the South, we can be quite picky about our BBQ, but this place did NOT disappoint!! I had the smoked chicken, my boyfriend had a half slab, and the portions were so enormous, no normal human being...More

Thank bubblesbaba2
Reviewed March 23, 2018

We made reservations for a large ski group they accommodated us perfectly. We understood that the food would take a minute with a crew of 25. Small wait with a cocktail then came out the food. By far the best brisket We have ever had....More

Thank Todd R
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I had the chicken combo and both preparations were excellent. My partner had the pork ribs which were just ok, a bit too strong and considerably over-smoked. The side dishes were excellent, especially the jalapeño mac and cheese and the cole slaw. Service was great....More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Great Smoke house stopped and had a beer and dinner with friends. Some of the best pulled port that I ever had with the choice of 4 different sauces at the table. They were very busy but got us in right away and were very...More

Thank Phil R
smokebbq, Owner at Smoke Modern BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thanks so much for your comments, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to grab an order of HOT WINGS or Brisket! They did not reinvent the wheel... they added flavor to the offering. Staff was friendly as a matter of fact everyone in this town has been great.

Thank Vi S
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

The food here is amazing! It's at the very top of our list of the best bbq we've ever eaten. The portions are great not to mention the taste. Thus us a place we will definitely visit again the next time we're in Basalt.

Thank Tanja C
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We tried the ribs, brisket and pulled pork. All were delicious but especially the brisket. The coleslaw was chunky and tasty. The mac and cheese was good. It is a little pricey but the portions were huge. We had a second meal the next evening!...More

Thank Lexidove
Reviewed February 15, 2018

We visit SMOKE 8 to 10 times a year and it's always awesome!. The service is great as well. Every single working soul has a smile in their face. And for Valentine's day it's a MUST !!!!! Thanks SMOKE !!!!

Thank Nacharona
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Nancy R
January 13, 2016|
Response from Timothy B | Reviewed this property |
While I did not specifically note the availability of gluten free options, Aspen and down-valley restaurants, like those in El Jebel, are usually aware of dietary preferences for their customers. Have you looked for online... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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