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Smokin Yard's BBQ

) #1 of 26 Restaurants in Idaho Springs €€ - €€€ American, , Barbecue
2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-9273
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (104 reviews)
“burnt ends” (26 reviews)
“fried pickles” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in after whitewater rafting. Who knew there was such good BBQ in Colorado! The brisket sandwich was so good! The ribs had a good smoky flavor. The sausage had a good kick but not too much that it overpowered. The seating was very limited...More

Thank chris m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have had BBQ all over the South, TX and this is fantastic. Line out the door was worth it. Pulled pork, brisket, creamed corn, baked beans all in our top favorites we've ever had.

Thank mhoskin83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were beyond delighted with this place! There was a bit of a wait to order and we had to wait a few minutes for a seat. Not very big and pretty crowded but I know why!! Food was amazing! My husband got the chicken...More

Thank Jillianle23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this place. We couldn't wait to go, because we could smell the BBQ every time we entered town. The only disappointment was that we didn't get to sit on the patio. (Get there early!)

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great BBQ overlooking the 2017 major construction project in the street. Pull in for parking before the restaurant, before the row of cars parked on the street side under the canopy. There is parking in the back. Service was half the time they said it...More

Thank 889joym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to eat! Service was fast with courteous staff and food was really good. I had pulled chicken sandwich. Hubby had 2 meats with 2 sides. Spicy cole slaw, creamed corn and potato salad sides were all really good. Place was busy!...More

Thank Austin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was some decent barbecue and one of the best meals we ate in Colorado. It's not quite as perfect as the southern barbecue I'm used to but definitely a close second. The sauce had a more vinegary taste but was decent. I'd definitely recommend...More

Thank Tamara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're a BBQ fan and find yourself in Idaho Springs, make sure you stop here to eat. I had the pork BBQ sandwich, which was sooooooo goooood! The meat is tender and juicy. You can add your own BBQ sauce, they have 3 different...More

Thank kpc66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to eat if you are anywhere near Idaho Springs and looking for a casual life lace with great food. Meats were great. Sides were ok but you don't eat here for the sides. Please don't order the burnt ends. They...More

Thank azsteve2366
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this easily accessible restaurant (right off I70) a few years ago and vowed to return. It's the real deal in BBQ. Be prepared to order at the counter before you're seated. I got a mixed platter and everything was ample and delicious, but...More

Thank melaniem610
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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
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I was shocked that this place isn't in Trip Advisor yet. It truly is a diamond in the rough!
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