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Smokin Yard's BBQ

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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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Denver, Colorado
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160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived, we ordered at the counter, the staff member was friendly and efficient. It seemed slightly expensive--$20 for two types of meat and two sides but not too bad. The boiled peanuts were fun to eat and pretty good. I ordered the St. Louis ribs and the staff member recommended the brisket over the pulled pork. I'm glad... More 

Thank BigMikeColorado
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moved to Colorado 38 years ago from TX. We've had great Texas barbecue over the years and finally found a match! Favorite local spot!

Thank Nancy G
Denver, Colorado
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We split some combo meals and had plenty to eat plus another whole meal of leftovers. Really good barbecue. I think our favorites were the burnt ends and baby backs, but the pulled chicken and pulled pork and hot links were all good too. Beans are the real deal. Spicy slaw very good too. Worth the drive from Denver, twice... More 

Thank COBlueSky
Centennial, CO
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow; great BBQ and fair price. Friendly as can be too!! Had the brisket and is was great... Excellent sauces too. Try the collars greens they are too die for!!! Wow again!!!

Thank 5irishones
Lehigh Valley, PA
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Under threat of harm from my son, I'm giving this BBQ joint an excellent rating. He wants it kept a secret so his burnt ends brisket is always available. Everything we tried on our 3 meat combo plate was perfectly smoked, seasoned & moist. Lots of tasty sides to choose from. Highly recommend a stop if you are in the... More 

Thank letteract1
Atlanta, GA
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Vail, and it was well worth the stop. They had a great kids menu and my husband really enjoyed our pulled chicken sandwiches. All of the sides were delicious!

Thank KAD123456
Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Kobe brisket melts in your mouth. The smoked chicken wings are juicy and delicious. Get the basket of onion rings! Staff is super friendly and it's nice to see the owner is always present making it a friendly environment.

Thank michellechala
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The best BBQ in CO. Don't let the long line out the door deter you! Worth it. From the boiled peanuts to the amazing brisket.The creamed corn is to die for. I shouldn't be telling you this. And I wonder why Guy Fieri hasn't been out yet!! The bomb!

Thank JDawg311
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 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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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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