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Smokin Yard's BBQ

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2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-9273
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Ate here for the first time. We tried the brisket, the half chicken, the pulled pork sandwich, the sloppy joe, burnt ends, Mac and cheese and the baked beans. A good meal was had by all. Very filling! The wait staff was amazing and very attentive. Our cups were barely empty before being refilled. Yum!

Thank Trayw4
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

This is my favourite spot for a quick meal on the way to Ski Country. An easy one hour drive from Denver. It is certainly not fancy, just plain and simple with great BBQ and draft beer. Smoked ribs are my favourite and the portion sizes are more than adequate. This place is right in my sweet spot!

Thank paul40761
Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Oh man this place smelled as good as it tasted. I had to get a little of every meat and I don't regret it, brisket and Pork were the bomb, I mean yes yes yes, and so were the sides. Man now I want some again just writing this, thank goodness we in the mountains have these guys!

Thank ericadawn
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

This is my first time eating here and I will definitely be back, the original business that was here was A&W.. Greatly missed but Smoking Yards is awesome. Must go.

Thank alicia b
idaho springs,CO
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

This is a small,quaint place located on the "strip" (Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs). Don't be fooled and pass it by. Pull off I 70 Exit 241-A into Idaho Springs, because Smokin Yards serves the best barbecue in the mountains! I suppose it could also be classified as a "pub" ( a public house) because of its relaxed social atmosphere... More 

Thank innkeeper617
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way up to ski. My kids loved the mac and cheese! I had the chicken wings....AMAZING sauce and smoked chicken. A different sauce with delicious flavors! Hubby had the pulled pork...also delicious!

Thank cruane57
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

My favorite mountain BBQ joint! My favorite is the Carolina pulled pork sandwich with Mac and cheese.

Thank Naomi W
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with the family on our way back from the slopes. It was busy (week btw Xmas and NYear) but we only waited 10' to order and be seated (you order at the counter and they bring the food to the table). Not the best BBQ I ate in my life but a good option for pit... More 

Thank Anitaff
Wageningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Very good for a lunch or diner. Dont't have to wait long for your meal. Avordeble aswell. And off course free WiFi

Thank BarndweerJoe
Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We were visiting Colorado from North Carolina and stumbled on this place. Considering that NC is known to have some pretty good BBQ, we were a bit skeptical at first but wow! This was truly good BBQ and outstanding, friendly service. The environment is nothing fancy but neither are the prices. The main attraction was truly high quality BBQ and... More 

Thank Barb M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Idaho Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 303-567-9273
I was shocked that this place isn't in Trip Advisor yet. It truly is a diamond in the rough!

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