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“Beer & BBQ in the Rockies”

Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House
Ranked #7 of 137 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 November 25, 2013

Rustic and funky, but beer and BBQ to make you swoon in the high altitude of the Rockies. We enjoyed the food, beer, and atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Nice family friendly atmosphere. The food was excellent. I am diabetic, and despite the fact that this is a place known for its barbque, I was able to have a very well balanced meal with of trout, green beans and stewed apples, and a lovely cornbread muffin. I was happy to see many side options besides starchy options like potatoes or rice. The rest of the family got various iterations of barbqued meat, and were all well satisfied as well. We will return.

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Thank HeatherMcLeanParis
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

We've been to Smokin' Dave's on previous trips and always look forward to a great meal! They have an excellent beer menu and you'll surly find a brew you like. My wife had a pulled pork sandwich which was stuffed with moist pork on a crisp bun. She also had sweet potato fries and they were very tasty. I had the catfish salad, two lightly fried filets over a salad with spinach, kale, mushrooms, cranberries and cherry tomatoes. It was really good! We took home half her sandwich and a nice portion of fries. It was excellent reheated. The service was just ok. We'll be eating here again on this trip!

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Thank Bob A
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

With almost a thousand reviews and most of them wonderful, I would add that the food and atmosphere lives up to the excellent reviews they generally get. The one time we had dinner there the pulled pork was outstanding. Unfortunately I can't give them a rating of 5 because of the hours the kitchen is open.

Remember that Estes Park as a tourist destination was hit extremely hard by the Sept 11, 2013 floods that shut down two of the key three highways to the town. We heard two weeks ago that sales tax revenues were down around 80% from normal! The good news is one of the closed roads opened on Nov 4th so there is now a much faster way to get there from Denver / Boulder.

All that is background for our bad experience at Smokin'Daves. We arrived about 8:10 pm and we found that the kitchen had closed for the night! Come on folks, you can't close your kitchen at 8 pm when your restaurant is built around your bar and your reputation for BBQ! It doesn't wash that just because there are fewer tourists than normal that you can't feed people until at least 10 pm.

By the way, I'd go back for a BBQ meal in a heartbeat if they were only open!

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Thank SteveABQ
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our Group got here at 5:30 and still had to wait for 45 minutes to get in. The food is worth the wait, we went back twice. We tried the three way everyone had something a little different and it was all good. Check it out when in town, this our favorite place for dinner.

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Thank John_A_NC
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