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“Dirty”

Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House
Ranked #5 of 136 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Can't believe people rate this so high. Front entranced is dirty can't imagine that kitchen. Won't eat here.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner on a Friday night. They wouldn't take reservations when we called at 4:30. Arrived at 6:45 and had to wait an hour. I ate the St. Louis ribs and my husband had a burger with pulled pork--it was pretty good. Our waitress wasn't that great. She never checked to see if we liked our food just to see if we wanted more tea...which she quickly asked us. Seems like the wait staff and host/hostesses are overwhelmed with how many people come to the restaurant that they could use more working there to accommodate their customers.

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Thank aduff630
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Great BBQ - everytime. Last trip in May, the hostess at the front counter did not listen well plus was slow when placing my order to go, had to repeat several times, but finally got the order straighten out with persistence on my part. I will still eat at the BBQ place in the future due to their great food.

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Thank ThunderSnow
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We happened to see Smokin' Dave's in Lyons on our drive up from DEN to Estes Park for a week's vacation. I'm always looking for good BBQ but we weren't hungry mid-afternoon. What a pleasant surprise to find their second location in Estes Park, right out the entrance from RMNP and just a mile or two from the YMCA. We hustled back for dinner and we were not disappointed. Despite a thirty minute wait, always hard on a six year old, it was SO worth it. the St. Louis style ribs and pulled pork were to die for. The corn on the cob was the best restaurant corn I've ever had. The sweet potato fries were scrumptious.

When it came time for our last night in Estes Park there was no doubt where we wanted to eat. Now there were 12 of us and seating was an issue. They only have one table for eight...and we had to wait for it to become available along with the table for four that was pulled up to it. That took over an hour. Fortunately, the younger set enjoyed the trout pond next door while we waited and didn't complain much at all. Once again the food and the service was outstanding. Two of us older folks shared one of the combo meals, but even for those eating full meals, the prices were reasonable enough. And did I mention that corn on the cob?

Can't wait to get back to Estes Park for the YMCA and RMNP, but now add Smokin' Dave's to that list of must visits.

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Thank Stratford64
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We were going to sit down in their dinning room and have dinner there on 7/27/13 but it was 45-60 wait for a table. Apparently we did not get there early enough and we got there at 5pm on Saturday night.

So we decided not to wait and **WE ordered takeout which we got in 20 min. We had a few drinks at the bar while we waited, Bar staff were very friendly and helpful, made an excellent drink, and many other people who where waiting then followed suit.

BBQ was excellent - this was our second time in 2 years we have eaten at this same restaurant and it was just as great as the first time. Four different flavors of BBQ sauce, excellent "smoke" on the meat - Ribs were fall off the bone kind of tender even without the sauce. We had the Brisket, Ribs and Sausage - all had amazing flavor, smoke and were even better with a combination of the BBQ sauces (mix & match). We also had the coleslaw - girl... it was good -- and nothing is worse when coleslaw is nasty. The coleslaw was fresh, creamy and had great flavor and crunch.

THE Green Beans were amazing - if you like bacon and onions in your Green Beans you are going to like these!! Corn bread muffins were moist and I would have loved to have gotten four of those instead of two - because we almost fought over the last one.

Truly a great meal and we will definately go back again, and again. Worth the money, go early or if you don't want to wait -- get take out and go back to your room and don't forget to stop at the liquour store for the bottle of wine or beer to go with the BBQ!!

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