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“Great food- be sure to visit when in Estes Park.”

Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House
Ranked #5 of 131 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food- be sure to visit when in Estes Park.”
Reviewed March 10, 2010

Love the food at Smokin' Daves! The service could be tightened up a bit, but on the whole they are a friendly place.

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denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“best bbq in town”
Reviewed March 7, 2010

this palce is a gem-the bbq is excellent and the side dishes are fantastic-we eat there every time we visit estes park and will continue to do so.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Heard Good Things”
Reviewed March 5, 2010

We overhead some fellow snowshoers at Rocky Mountain National Park that Smokin' Dave's BBQ was very good.

We went that night and the food is delicious, the portions are HUGE! We were able to talk to the owner, Dave, which was nice to see.

Only complaint was the waiter who seemed to have an aloof attitude but otherwise a very enjoyable dinner.

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Littleton, CO
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Barbecue, reasonable price!”
Reviewed March 2, 2010

My husband and I were starting to feel the trapped in a resort town low quality food blues until we stumbled across this barbecue joint. Smokin' Dave's has a lot going for it, local micro brews on tap, clean atmosphere, full of actual diners (not something you find in many Estes Park restaurants), fun "newspaper" style menus, good service and great food!

My husband had the 2 meat dinner with barbecue chicken, pulled pork, sweet potato fries and spiced apples. The chicken was juicy and delicious as was the pulled pork. The sweet potato fries were crispy and the apples were also a little crisp (not mushy) and had a tart taste which was fantastic.

I had the 2 meat dinner as well, with beef brisket, pulled pork, smashed potatoes and southern green beans. The beef brisket was well smoked and tender, the green beans were crisp and the mashed potatoes were creamy. They have 4 different barbecue sauces to choose from on the table and I liked all of them. Overall a great meal for a great price.

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great food, variety, and prices.”
Reviewed February 22, 2010

A local referred us to Dave's saying "it's the best place to eat in town". I'd say it's a toss up between Dave's and "The Rock Inn". : )

We went for lunch, they were packed with local people so we figured it must be a good place. I didn't know what to try since there were so many choices, so I went with an ol' standby, pulled pork. There were a variety of sauces on the table and I tried them all. WOW, the sandwich was great and we left miserably stuffed! I don't remember for sure how much it cost, it must not have been TOO bad and definitely worth it!

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