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SmackDAB is now closed. New restaurant coming this spring at Manteo at Eldorado Resort, follow Eldorado Resort on social for updates and sneak peeks.
PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Reservations, Waterfront
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Reviewed September 17, 2021

The last week of August 2021, my sister and I stayed at the Manteo and ate most meals at Smack Dab. Overall, the food was very good as was the service. Mitch was very knowledgeable about drinks. There was one female server that was rude,...condescending and bad at her job and ruined one of our evenings out. Thankfully, we returned the next night and the service returned to normal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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the Eldorado Resort Team, General Manager at SmackDAB, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2021

Dear Valerie M, Thank you for taking the time to provide our team with your feedback about your dining experiences at SmackDAB during your stay. I am thrilled to hear that the overall experience met your expectations. I would appreciate hearing more about the evening...More

Reviewed September 3, 2021

12/10 for Tyler. He gave us a refill of aioli and we didn’t even request this. He literally just met the needs we didn’t even know we had. Thanks Ty. You’ll always have a special place in our hearts.

Date of visit: September 2021
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the Eldorado Resort Team, General Manager at SmackDAB, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2021

Hello V6016QYmeganj, Thank you so much for sharing your great experience at SmackDAB, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Allie Restaurant Manager

Reviewed August 28, 2021 via mobile

Our server Matthew was great. We enjoyed the oyster Friday. I enjoyed the banana cocktail and frizzante. Husband liked his beer. High River burger was good and the crazy fries were awesome. Chicken wings are fine. Love the view!

Date of visit: August 2021
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the Eldorado Resort Team, General Manager at SmackDAB, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2021

Dear diningprincess, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at SmackDAB. We hope to welcome you back soon! Allie Restaurant Manager

Reviewed August 10, 2021

Try to go to a drink at smack dab for patio drink , they stopped seating @7? They were not busy empty seats and they close at 12 ?10? Every sign they have says different . No signage or anything to let us or hotel...guests know they will be done seating . The host replied with OH its summer yea know . Clearly we know as we both work in the industry . But thanks for keeping us in the loop on the seasons … but you can’t get us a table. Ridiculous . I would want my hotel guests to know if they were done seating in between dinner .More

Date of visit: August 2021
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the Eldorado Resort Team, Owner at SmackDAB, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2021

Dear kfry1313, Thank you very much for sharing your comments in regard to your recent experience at SmackDAB. I am sorry to hear you had a negative interaction with our team and that the information required wasn’t provided. I would appreciate hearing more about your...More

Reviewed July 21, 2021

Service was not bad, but the lack of options in the menu is very disappointed. Quality food is very bad, I have stayed 5 days in Manteo and I have eating almost all in the menu, the only food acceptable is the charcuterie board and...the pizza. No fish as main dish in the menu, salads are horrible, just pure lettuce. the place is in a great spot and view but they really need to improve the menu and quality.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 14, 2021

Food and service were great, dining on the outside patio is the best spot. Good views of folks walking by and the Marina.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021

We ordered 3 cobb salads today for pick up. There was no ham, no chicken, very little cheese and bacon and a whole lot of chopped lettuce. I paid $19/salad for nothing but leaves. Oh...there was an egg. Very disappointing.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 24, 2021 via mobile

I have reviewed this restaurant before & was not happy with the experience so haven’t been back for a long time. It was worth the wait tho as it has improved a lot. From the hostesses to server service was excellent. Kathy was very knowledgeable...& seemed happy to welcome us. The food & drinks were great. Of course the view is incredible. I would now be happy to recommend. Living just up the road means I often take visitors out in the neighborhood or make suggestions to them. I will now put Smack Dab back on my list!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 23, 2021

Decided to take our daughter out for her 19th birthday for a drink and a small celebration, smack dabs service and food was lovely felt like we could forget Covid for a brief moment. The DJ really created a great ambience, both my two daughters,...wife and I were impressed by the music selection - great remixes of classic's that my wife and I recognized and enjoyed yet also music that the girls loved. He created a great summer vibe. We will be backMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 25, 2021 via mobile

Oh how I wanted to love this place! All the ingredients are there. The food we ordered, we enjoyed. The seating was beautiful. A patio on Okanagan Lake, who can complain? But the service was so slow that if I were to ever return, I...would go back planning to enjoy some ( maybe a few) pre dinner beverages before expecting food to arrive. With that mindset and expectation, I would return. If I wanted to enjoy a good meal quickly, I would try somewhere else.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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SmackDAB is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4