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“Fantastic BBQ”

Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House
Ranked #5 of 128 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St Johns, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love BBQ and have had it from every place where they say it was invented and they have the best. Smokin' Daves has moved into the top 3 on my list. First the location is great -- there were 4 Elk just across the street looking at the people looking at them -- good start. It looked like it was very crowded but were were seated within in 5 minutes -- it is larger inside than it looks. The hostess although very busy had a friendly greeting. The menu has something for anyone. My son had a sandwich with grilled chicken breast, bacon, and brisket. He said it was great, large portion, and cooked just right, nothing was over cooked. I had the meal with brisket and pulled pork -- true test of a BBQ resturant. Both were cooked perfectly, had great taste, and very tender. The pulled pork was very lean -- there was no excess fat. I tired all of the sauces and they were very good. The mustard based one was very good -- it matched some of the best from the Carolinas.

Service was good and friendly -- although very busy the waiter took his time to answer all of our questions and give opinions to menu items. He kept the drink full and took care of our requests.

Defintely will be back sinc eI have a son going to CSU. Great way to end the day after going to RMNP.

  • Visited March 2013
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Earlysville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great brisket and ribs. There string beans were also very good. Our waitress was very friendly. We ate there 2 nights, because we could not find another restaurant in town that had a decent write up.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food and Atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is a place we will go back to when visiting Estes. The restaurant was busy with locals and out-of-towners - a clue to how good it is. The BBQ was excellent. The atmosphere was fun, clean and energetic. The staff and service were great and the prices very reasonable. If you like BBQ, don't miss Smokin' Dave's!

Visited April 2013
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United States
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“One of the best in Estes Park.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We went into this with very low expectations (coming from the BBQ capital, Kansas City) but we were pleasantly suprised. The bbq chicken and the pulled pork were delicoius. They had a great craft beer selection and the atmosphere was comfortable. There aren't excellent places to eat at in Estes, so was glad we discovered this.

  • Visited March 2013
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“awful food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Our family ate there and we sent half of our food back. The ribs had an awful smell to them and could tell they were old. Service was not that great either.

Visited March 2013
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