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Smokin Yard's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-9273
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved that my friends took us here to try there BBQ, not only was the BBQ great but so was the coleslaw, mac and cheese, baked beans, honestly everything I tasted was awesome! The staff was so friendly and nice they make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in the door.

Thank jlwidmeyer
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on the recommendation of a friend. It's just off the I-70 and really easy to find. The food was great, reasonably priced and a nice homely atmosphere. The staff were attentive and nice and we felt welcomed. We would visit here again without hesitation.

Thank SuzyWho
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So Awesome! The brisket was excellent, moist and full of flavor. You really don't even need sauce. Pulled pork was so juicy and tender. The fried pickles were alright. I prefer a bit more seasoning. But I love chip style better than Spears so bonus! The ribs were outta sight! Great smoke ring awesome bark, again no real need for... More 

Thank IrBobcat
Denver, Colorado
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, small and somewhat noisy, but worth the stop 2 meat plate babyback ribs and hot links w/greens...OMG excellent AND had a lot left so home it came...Wait staff friendly and move the line along..would highly recommend eating here

Thank CableQueen2
West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for the first time. We tried the brisket, the half chicken, the pulled pork sandwich, the sloppy joe, burnt ends, Mac and cheese and the baked beans. A good meal was had by all. Very filling! The wait staff was amazing and very attentive. Our cups were barely empty before being refilled. Yum!

Thank Trayw4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite spot for a quick meal on the way to Ski Country. An easy one hour drive from Denver. It is certainly not fancy, just plain and simple with great BBQ and draft beer. Smoked ribs are my favourite and the portion sizes are more than adequate. This place is right in my sweet spot!

Thank paul40761
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Oh man this place smelled as good as it tasted. I had to get a little of every meat and I don't regret it, brisket and Pork were the bomb, I mean yes yes yes, and so were the sides. Man now I want some again just writing this, thank goodness we in the mountains have these guys!

Thank ericadawn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is my first time eating here and I will definitely be back, the original business that was here was A&W.. Greatly missed but Smoking Yards is awesome. Must go.

Thank alicia b
idaho springs,CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a small,quaint place located on the "strip" (Colorado Blvd. in Idaho Springs). Don't be fooled and pass it by. Pull off I 70 Exit 241-A into Idaho Springs, because Smokin Yards serves the best barbecue in the mountains! I suppose it could also be classified as a "pub" ( a public house) because of its relaxed social atmosphere... More 

Thank innkeeper617
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way up to ski. My kids loved the mac and cheese! I had the chicken wings....AMAZING sauce and smoked chicken. A different sauce with delicious flavors! Hubby had the pulled pork...also delicious!

Thank cruane57

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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
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Idaho Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 303-567-9273
I was shocked that this place isn't in Trip Advisor yet. It truly is a diamond in the rough!

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