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Smokin Yard's BBQ

2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-9273
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (117 reviews)
“burnt ends” (30 reviews)
“fried pickles” (32 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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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)....More

Thank Anitaff
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
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...More

Thank Barb M
Reviewed December 27, 2016

The BBQ was okay, but the experience itself was rather disappointing. When walking in the door, you order at the counter and then go sit down and the food is brought to you. You have to gather your own napkins and silverware like a cafeteria,...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is run very well and everyone is very professional and courteous. The food is good. We had the catfish which was really good. We also got the brisket and sausage, the brisket was good but the sausage was average I thought. My girlfriend...More

Thank robwells_19
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Peopled raved about this local BBQ place. I had to try it. I don't get it. Food was not good. baby backs were inedible. Brisket was all fat. maybe they had a bad day. I won't return or recommend.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is so good that I plan my trips between Vail and Denver so that I'm in Idaho Springs around lunch time. Just off of I-70, Smokin Yard's BBQ is the perfect pit stop during the drive. Everything is delicious and the staff is...More

Thank Mj1721
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor and other recommendations, we decided to try Smoking Yards BBQ. It was outstanding!!! The pork loin was delicious! I was shocked to find that they had collards and fried okra, and they were all delicious!!! The staff there were extremely friendly and...More

Thank mlowder500
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Recent transplant from South Florida, my husband and I have been on a search for great barbecue. Fans of Texas, and barbecue from North and South Carolina's. Since arriving in Evergreen we've visited Idaho Springs on several occasions, have yet to try Smokin Yards BBQ....More

Thank Arlene M
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice and the staff are efficient and super friendly. The St. Louis ribs were properly cooked (not falling off the bone) with good smoke flavor. The ribs were a bit fattier than those I've had at some other BBQ joints. The "sweet"...More

Thank A_Michigan_Traveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
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I was shocked that this place isn't in Trip Advisor yet. It truly is a diamond in the rough!
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