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Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

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820 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8005
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Prescott, Arizona
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a 30 minute wait we were seated. Had half a rack of St Louis ribs. They were not that meaty. We get better ribs from our local supermarket. On the plus side you won't go thirsty if you get a soft drink. They have the largest glasses ever. You will not need a refill.

Thank 4cornershiker
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ate there with another couple - l like BBQ but this was not very good - I don't know why it is so popular - we moved twice because of the flies - tried all the sauces and could not find one that I like - 👎🏼

Thank 1949peter
Sulphur, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was excellently cooked and everything we ordered was tasteful. The only negative is that there is ALWAYS a wait to get a table but that also speaks to how good the food is--people come back even knowing there will be approximately a 20 minute wait. Once seated, there is no time delay--service was efficient and fast.

Thank Nelda J
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was easy to get to. Right off the main drag. There wasn't a lot of choices but we were pleased with our choice. The food was good and they had live entertainment. Nothing really stood out, really. It was disappointing but wasn't memorable either.

Thank Sarah M
Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun place to eat after a long morning of hiking or cycling. Very good food and no one would ever leave hungry.

Thank djpilates
Buena Vista, Colorado
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such good food!! We ate here back in June. It was by far the best BBQ that we had eaten since we moved to Colorado. We couldn't wait to get back here. I loved the variety in the sampler. It was ALL good!! Fried pickles, onion rings, wings, 2 sliders, fried catfish and coleslaw. I also ordered a side of... More 

Thank mellyjelly62
Ocala, Florida
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I decided to try our luck here one busy weekend evening. The wait was long and well worth it. Didn't have any issues with complaints or service. Just a little hard getting a table. We both had the traditional pulled pork sandwiches and did not regret it. Suggestion: plan accordingly

Thank Michael B
Longmont, Colorado
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm from Oklahoma and have lived in Colorado 19 years. I couldn't find real BBQ until last year when I discovered Smokin' Dave's in Estes Park! Now there's one in Longmont, where I live! Woo hoo!

Thank ladydoc314
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard about this place from other visitors in estes park. They were raving about the bbq, food. We tried it...5:30 on a Saturday night, expect at least an hour wait. Small dining room, parking lot, waiting area for a place this popular. Food was absolutely wonderful. Bbq was moist and fork tender. Green beans were crisp, sauteed in bacon and... More 

Thank Sally H
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is just ok, it's definitely not the best BBQ ever ..... or great food. They are always busy and there is no place to park in the tiny, tight parking lot, so this year we ordered takeout to avoid the slow service. It was ready 40 minutes after the order was placed. The BBQ itself is mediocre, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8005
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: 970-577-7427

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?