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Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

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££ - £££
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820 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8005
+1 970-577-7427
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Chico, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Ribs! I've ordered rib plates several times and they have always be great. And the service has always been fast.

Thank Joan L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've never been to smokin Dave's then you haven't experienced great barbecue!! So much food for the value!!! My wife and I shared a 2 meat platter with a side salad and two sides and couldn't finish the meal.

Thank Tyler C
The Woodlands
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a large party looking for a quick good lunch. They were able to quickly seat and accommodate us. The menu options were great. I highly recommend the green chili. It was outstanding! Prices were reasonable too.

Thank Texans112
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Smokin Dave's is the go to barbeque place in Estes. They serve great ribs, wings and brisket. But they also serve up steaks, chicken and a variety of fish dishes including pecan crusted trout. There are salads and a host of different appetisers to choose from. Parking is limited and the wait time for service can be lengthy - especially... More 

Thank Robert H
Elkhart, Kansas, United States
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First off! Do not confuse this place with 'Famous Dave's'! The Dave's is the only similarity!!! The food here is fantastic. Try the sweet potato fries! You won't be disappointed!

Thank David M
Brooklyn, New York
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We worked up an appetite driving across Trail Ridge Road and hiking up to see scenic overlooks. Naturally, when we saw a BBQ joint approaching as we made the descent down to Estes Park - we stopped! As a Kansas City native, I'm pretty picky about my BBQ, but Smokin' Dave's did us right. Not sure if it was the... More 

Thank jillysp
Wentzville, Missouri
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177 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this restaurant. We had been there on another trip to Colorado and Estes Park. It is a very very popular place. Big wait time and not a whole lot of area to sit or stand while waiting. Lots of people do carry outs too so you are sort of juggling for space as they... More 

Thank JandM44
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the pickles, the cod tenders and spinach artichoke dip. Quite tasty. Friends had fun and good drinks. Only thing I wish could improve is the cleanliness of the establishment.

Thank Marianne W
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great BBQ place! The BBQ items we had were very good, Texas beef brisket, St. Louis pork ribs and barbecued chicken (half!), sides of slaw, Southern corn bake, baked beans and corn muffins. The staff were attentive and helpful. We had the Smokin' Dave's Pilsner (brewed by Rock Cut Brewery)--nice mild brew. The view of the Rockies is... More 

Thank Barb M
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, spectacular ribs and excellent service! They served real fast and the food was delicious.

Thank Edrivera

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8005
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-577-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?