Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Smokin' Dave's BBQ

On the Way to Montana we stopped for 2 days at Estes Park, Colorado as most of you know. Estes Park is a tourist town right at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. While there we had to eat so I ask for some recommendations and the very first one was Smokin' Dave's BBQ. I have never been impressed with restaurants in most tourist towns. They usually charge to much for over rated food and dinky portions. We definitely found an exception in Smokin' Daves BBQ. It was excellent!

We started with the Mile High Cheese Fries and they were delicious.

The servings were so large we carried some home with us. Those of you that know me, know that is rare! Kelly Jo and Odie split the Double Meat Combo and they chose the 1/2 BBQ Chicken and the Pulled Pork. It was a little off their diet but they enjoyed every bite of it.

I had the Triple Meat Combo and when they started bringing the plates I knew we had ordered too much food. I usually try to compensate for the small serving sizes in most restaurants but they know how to feed a fat boy in that place. The sides were not all that big but what honest meat lover cares much about sides anyway. Kelly Jo laughs at me every time the waitress asks me which sides I want. I always have a shocked look on my face because I never even remember to look at the sides on the menu!

I chose the Buffalo Baby Back Ribs, the 1/2 BBQ Chicken and the Beef Brisket.

A little closer look.

All three meats were some of the best I have ever eaten. I have had buffalo several times but never buffalo ribs. They were great. Not the most tender ribs I have ever had but the taste was as good as any.

The brisket was tender and awesome and they put a pile of brisket on my plate. I would say they served me nearly a pound of brisket.

The chicken was seasoned better that any I have ever tasted. I don't know what they put on that skin but it was spicy and sweet all at the same time. It was soooo good!

In case you haven't picked up on it, I was very impressed with this Restaurant. If you take a trip to Estes Park, Colorado save time for Smokin' Dave's BBQ. Oh and by the way, it wasn't "my" food we took home that night! lol



  1. Oh, Davy....must you tempt me all the time? That looks scrumptious!

    Kelly and Odie, you all look AWESOME! You deserved that meal. :)

  2. Tempted by Buffalo Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork and Beef Brisket but not buy Mountain Lion and Caribou? Oh, my dear sister, you have much to learn about eating. But we are patient. We will help you by describing many more meals to come...lol
    Davy & Kelly Jo

  3. Well, I was only tempted by the BBQ chicken and Pulled Pork actually. :) Everything else I'll surrender to you.


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