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“Not as good as the store in Estes...”

Smokin' Daves BBQ and Taphouse
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Lyons
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Colorado Springs
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727 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Not as good as the store in Estes...”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

I visited this Smokin' Daves on the way home from Estes Park with high expectations. Unfortunately, this facility doesn't meet the standards set by the Smokin' Dave's in Estes Park. The service falls flat and the food just isn't as tasty.

My beans were under-cooked, the brisket was just ok and my service was lackluster. Still, it beats the crowds at Oscar Blues.

  • Visited May 2013
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Windsor, Colorado
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“5 STAR DESSERTS!!!!!”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

That is correct, this is a BBQ joint with unbelievable desserts! We eat often at the Smokin' Dave's in Estes Park. While touring the amazingly beautiful South St. Vrain Canyon after a recent snowfall, we decided to stop at Dave's in Lyons for dessert. Wow! Not knowing the portions were more than generous, we ordered the Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie and the Fudge Brownie. We are originally from the South where pecan pie is a specialty. This pecan pie was near perfection! The presentation with whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce drizzled around the dessert platter was a feast for the eyes and the mouth. My poor spouse had the delectable Fudge Brownie which was served with blackberry coulis, whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream and drizzles of caramel and chocolate sauce. By itself, the fudge brownie is devilishly chocolate. Combined with the blackberry coulis, this dessert is outrageously rich and divine. The "poor" part was there was no way my spouse was going to leave one morsel on the plate, and eating all of this dessert alone will about do you in.

Dave's meal portions are such that you never want dessert. Go sometime just for dessert. You will not regret it or maybe you will!

  • Visited February 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Tried it for lunch on the way up to Estes”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

This may be the best BBQ chicken I have ever had....I know, but it may be!! I was surprised because I have eaten at the one in Estes and I don't remember the chicken be this great. It was good, but this was great!
Love their cole slaw too. Baked beans are yummy.

  • Visited January 2013
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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“DayUm Good”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Live music by local musician AshGanley.com. A great local artist and we stayed later after our meal to enjoy more of his music. The food was perfect! Sweet Tea, yeah. Corn bread, yeah. We ordered two meat platters. One with pulled pork and sausage with sides of cole slaw and sweet potato fries. The other with brisket and Kobe ribs (2) and sides of tater salad and baked beans. This is exactly how we like our BBQ and sides. We couldn't have asked for a change in anything. This is a local place and not to be confused with the other "Dave's" chain. This beats that hands down!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Aubrey A
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Colorado
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79 reviews
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“Best BBQ in Boulder County”
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Great food. If you are looking for real Texas-style BBQ where the sauce is an afterthought, check out Smokin' Daves. The St. Louis ribs with beans and coleslaw is my favorite meal there. Great value...nice patio and they have wi-fi.

  • Visited October 2012
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