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“Good Beer”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Smack DAB

Smack DAB
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Ranked #25 of 612 Restaurants in Kelowna
Price range: $14 - $34
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: South Pandosy - K.L.O.
Cross street: Lakeshore & Cook
Description: Smack DAB is a lively kitchen and bar located in the heart of Manteo Resort on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Open daily for buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Smack DAB is as perfect for a quick beer after work as it is for an amazing dinner on Kelowna’s largest lakeside patio. Smack DAB, offers premium casual dining. Sit in a booth and watch our Smack DAB chefs prepare your favorite item from our forno oven & open concept kitchen area. The room is designed to take full advantage of the incredible lake views from the restaurant and bar, private dining room, and outdoor patio. Large folding glass doors allow for an open-air environment in the summer months. We are equally serious about our suds as we are about our food. We offer Kelowna’s largest selection of craft beer.
Quesnel, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Beer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

I liked the sampler beer. For the price of a premium pint you could select 6 small tasters of craft beers from different breweries

Visited November 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Different, Great Setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Had the opportunity to eat here on three occasions of late, all were lunches and single while working in the area, so I've yet to visit for a couples or group dinner. The decor is modern with a little techno feel due to the softly changing accent lights. Clever continuity of the design extends from the decor to the tables and down to the menu, utilizing the circular theme. You are greeted at the door by youthful and friendly hostesses, with choices for lounge, dining room or (weather permitting) gorgeous lake front patio. The wall of windows opens completely to give a truly expansive room, bringing that lakeside feeling right up to the tables. Service was good, staff dressed in dark jeans and black button down shirts, friendly and knowledgeable, as I received good descriptions and suggestive selling.
First time round I enjoyed one of their pizzas. Simple, tasty and filling they offer 6 standard choices which I was allowed to alter slightly (adding mushrooms). Second time I ventured to sample the Cauliflower & Ale soup with mini grilled cheese. The blend of soft brie and provolone was quite unique and yes, I did dip my grill cheese! Last time I ordered the mushroom risotto with pickled chanterelle mushrooms. Quite a different flavour, but the real disappointment was the portion size. This should be listed as an appy, even though a risotto can be filling, I was still sitting quite hungry thinking I should have ordered it with grilled chicken or perhaps a double - and yet for $18, it was not a value to enjoyable ratio.

Hence why I give them an average. The decor, overall feeling, service and menu diversity are good to better, but the dollar value is not good, guessing that is serves the purpose of a resort style hotel - dining / lounge facility catering to out of town guests. The better than average setting is stunning! With just a little trimming of the prices and perhaps some better local marketing it could become an icon in the Kelowna and Okanagan market place - but then, perhaps too busy for the tourist traffic. A conundrum indeed.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Ynotdive
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, bad name”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Great French onion soup. Pizza was good. Beer was very expensive. $9 pints. Yet the food is reasonable. Strange. I would recommend it but manage your booze orders.

Thank FuzzyMcloggerton
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Kelowna, Canada
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best mussels outside of Montreal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

We had a great evening, the server was fantastic, really new the menu and gave great suggestions. The mussels were outstanding and the bread was amazing. We were able to have a table with a view of the lake, perfect dinning.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank fancynancy28
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Food was excellent. Friendly and prompt service. Great selection. View of lake from restaurant. Thanks

Visited October 2013
Thank aalguire
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