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Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

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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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The BBQ is great - wonderful flavor without sauce. The sauces are excellent too! While I like the sides they have, I have yet to get the food served hot. It doesn't matter what time of year I go, time of day, or what I order, the food comes warm, but not hot.

Thank Catherine C
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to Smokin' Dave's. It had been a few years since I'd been there and I was so looking forward to a return visit. Sadly I was disappointed. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and it was so fatty I could only eat about half of it. The fries seemed frozen and were unappetizing. The place... More 

Thank KathyInColorado10
Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chose Smokin' Dave's based on reviews - great lunch! We had the Carolina Pulled Pork and Braised Beef Short Ribs. Both were wonderful as were the red beans and rice, green beans, smashed potatoes and cornbread. Quick service and a friendly server on a busy day. Very good beer selection also. Looking forward to our next visit!

Thank CarpJo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, great service and good BBQ. Ordered the small family combo for three adults and had left overs. Food was super fast to come out of the kitchen. Beef brisket was very good as was the pulled pork and chicken. Next time I will try the jalapeño sausage. We will return.

Thank Rostie101
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice service but food was average. Good green beans. The beef brisket may not be their strong suit. The atmosphere was nice exactly what you'd expect for a bbq joint.

Thank ARich712
Estes Park, Colorado
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there several times and have never had anything less than great food. The ribs are particularly good, with a lot of meat on each rib. The cornbread is fantastic - the only problem with it is there is not enough of it that comes with the meal. It is sooooooo good! A local free publication called "The... More 

Thank Marie M
Mustang, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My dad loves BBQ so when we got to Estes Park this place was a must. The food indeed delicious. Be prepared to wait a while, though, as the demand for the food is very high. We had a wait long enough for us to put our names in for a table, drive into Rocky Mountain National Park to get... More 

Thank Steven C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't thrilled with the wait time and having small children but we were so glad that we did wait. The brisket was ah-mazing! So tender and delicious. We are huge bbq fans and this is right up there with the best we've ever had!

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Alto, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food. We went for lunch and dinner. Once in Lyons and once in Estes. Just a casual laid back restaurant with good food. Portions were a good size so you won't leave hungry. I had a burger for lunch - huge and the catfish salad and am happy to report the cornbread muffin came with it!

Thank angela m
Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read about this place on trip advisor and it was everything and more. I'm from KC and we are famous for our BBQ. It was delicious and plenty of food for our family. We shared a big platter (can't remember the name) and we had leftovers. Would visit again for sure.

Thank Kris H

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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?