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“Average Chain BBQ”
Review of Smokin' Dave's BBQ

Smokin' Dave's BBQ
Ranked #16 of 307 Restaurants in Longmont
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Pretty average chain restaurant. Rather than serving meats directly from an onsite smoker, you could tell the brisket and the ribs were reheated leftovers. Ditto the side dishes. My brisket arrived drenched in water, which not only washed out all smoky goodness and any hint of spice rub, but which also drenched the bottom of my cornbread, suggesting it had most likely been reheated on a griddle with a splash of water and covered with a dome. Also, my ribs were refrigerator cold near the bone, clearly not freshly cooked onsite. The side dishes were for the most part tasty, except the corn casserole which was - you guessed it - refrigerator cold in the middle. The waitstaff was attentive and quick to replace the brisket with another reheated rib, so an extra star for them!

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of friends and had a tasting of many dishes. Dish of fresh potato chips placed on table. Great margarita! Spicy sausage slices, pulled pork sliders, cole slaw, bbq beans...may have forgotten a few items we all shared. Manager very accommodating...bbq sauces are all gluten free and ribs can be ordered with dry rub. Really enjoyed our visit. Nice patio in back with entertainment on some evenings..

Thank malleree
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Good ole BBQ joint, tasty and easy to get to on the way through town. Generous selection of draft beers. Personally the pulled pork platter is our go to menu selection.

Thank Rarearth
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Smokin Dave's has several locations around the area and we always enjoy coming in for the barbecue ribs, sausage and pulled pork. That's what we always get and have not been disappointed yet. We were seated promptly and had our tea and soft drinks within a few minutes. No long wait. They kept the glasses full without even asking. We ordered our regulars and they came out in about 10 minutes. The sides of red beans and rice, corn, corn bread and fries were all good. I really like the red beans and rice, my favorite side. After the main course we went for a slice of the pecan pie and it was amazing. A slice of pie you will remember and compare other slices to. The check came when we were ready to leave and it was reasonable for what we had. We will be back. Each location has its own unique ambiance and all are fun to visit. Never a bad experience. Try it and you will like it. Cheers.

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Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This restaurant used to be our favorite in Lyons, CO. The last couple of times we have visited, we have been disappointed with the food quality and service. The restaurant was empty and the lady at the bar was busy working on paperwork and never smiled or tried to greet us. We almost felt like we weren't welcome. TIP: If the restaurant is slow, try to take advantage of any customer and make a tip.. This visit, we ordered the mushroom appetizer and the onion rings. YUCK! The onion rings had one skinny piece of onion and about a 1/2 inch of uncooked dough on them. I used to bring family and friends just for these onion rings! No longer. The mushroom appetizer was lukewarm with a little cheese on top and the sauce was watery with under cooked mushrooms, not fresh to me as before. His BBQ is still very good and his salad dressings are good. We saw Dave at the bar going through paperwork and waved to him, but he was not his usual friendly self. The time before this one, when we stopped in, the bartender was closing the restaurant an hour early because of the weather which wasn't that bad. I think he has too many locations now and the Lyons location is not being managed well. It's a shame because we like dining close to home, but Smokin' Dave's is off our list.

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