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Smoke Modern BBQ

241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621-8408
+1 970-927-5158
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (33 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (26 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621-8408
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a pleasant surprise!! Being from the South, we can be quite picky about our BBQ, but this place did NOT disappoint!! I had the smoked chicken, my boyfriend had a half slab, and the portions were so enormous, no normal human being...More

Thank bubblesbaba2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations for a large ski group they accommodated us perfectly. We understood that the food would take a minute with a crew of 25. Small wait with a cocktail then came out the food. By far the best brisket We have ever had....More

Thank Todd R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chicken combo and both preparations were excellent. My partner had the pork ribs which were just ok, a bit too strong and considerably over-smoked. The side dishes were excellent, especially the jalapeño mac and cheese and the cole slaw. Service was great....More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Great Smoke house stopped and had a beer and dinner with friends. Some of the best pulled port that I ever had with the choice of 4 different sauces at the table. They were very busy but got us in right away and were very...More

Thank Phil R
smokebbq, Owner at Smoke Modern BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thanks so much for your comments, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to grab an order of HOT WINGS or Brisket! They did not reinvent the wheel... they added flavor to the offering. Staff was friendly as a matter of fact everyone in this town has been great.

Thank Vi S
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The food here is amazing! It's at the very top of our list of the best bbq we've ever eaten. The portions are great not to mention the taste. Thus us a place we will definitely visit again the next time we're in Basalt.

Thank Tanja C
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We tried the ribs, brisket and pulled pork. All were delicious but especially the brisket. The coleslaw was chunky and tasty. The mac and cheese was good. It is a little pricey but the portions were huge. We had a second meal the next evening!...More

Thank Lexidove
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We visit SMOKE 8 to 10 times a year and it's always awesome!. The service is great as well. Every single working soul has a smile in their face. And for Valentine's day it's a MUST !!!!! Thanks SMOKE !!!!

Thank Nacharona
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I eat here about once-a-month and the service & food quality are consistently great. Obviously, one must try any of their smoked meat offerings - I return for the brisket. The bar is small, but more than adequate. And the sides are a nice mix...More

Thank travelin-hoosier
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The food at this restaurant, and the service, are absolutely awsome! It was so good that I provided gift cards to employees for Christmas so they and their spouses could enjoy it. They were extatic! I have not tried everything on the menu but my...More

Thank Gayle G
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Nancy R
14 January 2016|
Response from Timothy B | Reviewed this property |
While I did not specifically note the availability of gluten free options, Aspen and down-valley restaurants, like those in El Jebel, are usually aware of dietary preferences for their customers. Have you looked for online... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Harris St, Basalt, CO 81621-8408
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Basalt
  • Phone Number: +1 970-927-5158
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We are a neighborhood-oriented, made from scratch, casual restaurant. The feel is young, hip transcending the perception of BBQ restaurants past. Serving a variety of draft and bottled microbrews representing local breweries and popular brews from great BBQ regions (Texas, the Carolinas, Memphis/Arkansas and Kansas City) we feature an approachable wine list and a full line of spirits. The menu is driven by the chefs and their Southern roots, the Great American BBQ traditions as well as seasonal and regional products.
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