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“Much has changed.....”
Review of Smugglers Brew Pub

Smugglers Brew Pub
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Ranked #4 of 64 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fresh Hand Crafted Beer Genuine Food Good Times
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Much has changed.....”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I must say that I love smugglers. Yes, its just smugglers now and not smuggler joes. No, you aren't going to get an elk steak dinner here, so don't try and pretend that you deserve that level of service when you come here. What you will get is a new pared down menu that lets them focus on cooking the menu items much better. The favorites are all still here, as are the wings, in my opinion the best in town. The bartenders are still there, knowledgeable as ever, and Larry the new manager has his staff ready to go. They are doing small renovations as well, so please try it before you decide to bad mouth it to everyone--believe me, I know. I live here. Like the title says, much has changed...for the better.

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Thank Kelly A
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Nancy V, Manager at Smugglers Brew Pub, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Kelly, Thank you for the positive review. The changes we've made are exactly the locals have asked for. With a smaller (but by no means small) menu, we hope to provide all guests with something that appeals to them. We offer fresh soups and salads along with stand-by favorites such as wings, ribs and burgers. Most evenings you will find a fresh fish special. After only 4 months, we have more positive changes coming but our goal to is offer you dependable yummy food in a relaxed comfortable brewpub.
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Naples, Florida
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163 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Laid back atmosphere with good food & service”
Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Went here with a group of 6 friends. We all found plenty of food and drinks that we were very satisfied with. Staff accommodated us with the game we wanted to watch. Overall a great experience.

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Thank i2smile
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Nancy V, General Manager at Smugglers Brew Pub, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for your comments. Customers like you make our job easy. We realize it can be frustrating when there is a long wait at the front door and flexibility is truly appreciated. Glad you had a good time. Come back this summer when we have our outside deck open.
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Antonito, Colorado, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A pleasant lunch”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I had the Smuggler's Ale and a great french dip for lunch. The atmosphere was great and the service was excellent. When I go back to Telluride I will definitely eat a meal here, and maybe bring a friend or two. I guarantee you'll be impressed.

Visited September 2012
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Thank JaySWarner
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Nancy V, General Manager at Smugglers Brew Pub, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thanks for your positive comments. Please stop in again if you are back in town. We'd love to meet your friends.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great beer, lousy food.”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stop in for a beer. The craft beers are superb and the atmosphere is nice enough. Then make your way up the street for decent food.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Jake D
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Nancy V, General Manager at Smugglers Brew Pub, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Glad you liked our beer but our apologies that the food didn't meet your expectations. As new owners since Nov 2012, we strive to make every customers' dining experience delicious and memorable. If you have time to send a note, I'm curious what went wrong with the food- we'd like to make things right for you if you return to Telluride. Please come in and ask for Larry.
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Ridgway, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“after work Brews”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

one of my business partner and I went to this pub to get a bite to eat and drink some brews the food was awesome and and the beers were out of this world they had this rasberry wheat brew it was awesome we had their hot wings and burgers the food was great and the wait staff was excellent

  • Visited November 2012
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