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Smokin Yard's BBQ

2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-9273
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (117 reviews)
“burnt ends” (30 reviews)
“fried pickles” (32 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rustic, downhome, simple menu, great food. Free boiled peanuts while you are waiting. Great selection of sides. These are comfort food for me from down south. Best collard greens anywhere, fried okra is great, really tasty beans, and good slaw. All the meats are very...More

Thank Thomas H B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and a very friendly staff with fast service a nice place for the family to go with good portions for the prices and good location as well

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very favorable. Best BQ that I have had in Colorado. Meat very tender and sides were great. Beans and sweet potato fries.

Thank renonj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on way back to Denver from the mountains and had the most delicious BBQ!! We got a sampling of chicken, pulled pork and ribs and sides of potato salad, baked beans, and fried okra combined with their sauces - it was all lip smacking...More

Thank Terri L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place! It’s great for both dine in and to go. In the summer we like to go sit down by the river behind the restaurant. There are a few picnic tables down there.

Thank KG006
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Denver from winter park, the food was amazing! Just what we needed after getting off the slopes. I had ribs and brisket, my husband had the chicken fried steak. Both were delicious!

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Great stop on the way "out west". The brisket is Texas worthy. Boiled peanuts a quirky adder. Plenty of extras beyond the BBQ make this an easy stop. Feels like home rather than the plastic places by the resorts.

Thank likeparty
Reviewed 6 February 2018

From the greens, to the bbq to the boiled peanuts...everything was well prepared and seasoned just like the food I was raised on. The brisket was tender, juicy and had a great smoky flavor. We love to try local bbq restaurants when we travel and...More

Thank JCseminole
Reviewed 5 February 2018

On our annual ski trip to Winter Park, CO we always stop at this barbecue joint to get a fix on a Carolina pulled pork sandwich that is to die for. This year when we stopped, they were out of the pulled pork. I ordered...More

Thank gingram1970
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Got the 3 meat 2 side platter to split with my husband. The meats were all tender and juicy. The ribs had an amazing smoked flavor. The pork and brisket were also a treat. As like most delicious bbq places, it was nothing fancy but...More

Thank Jillyjillyjilly
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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