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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%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (110 reviews)
“burnt ends” (27 reviews)
“fried pickles” (32 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Now this is a place you've got to drop into. Staff are brilliant, super polite and friendly. But the food, Mamma Mia. Magically delicious jumps to mind. There is nothing nore to say except go here.

Thank afootandahalf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing this gem the first time I might thought twice about going in, and I'm open to trying just about anything. I hadn't imagined the supreme delight of the food inside. Upon entering you're not allowed a table until you order, ordering is not an...More

Thank Celloista
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here after a drive up Mt. Evans. Online reviews were very good and we were not disappointed. Staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was great. Weather allowed us to enjoy the deck with a nice view over Clear Creek. Would...More

Thank Bambam99801
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove from Golden just to have their barbecue. It was excellent! I had a barbecue sandwich . It was piled high and it came with a side order. I ordered the collared greens which had a smokey taste. That was not to my liking....More

Thank SMQ23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stayed a week in Black Hawk Co. we came across Smokin Yards in nearby Idaho springs. Fantastic BBQ. So good we returned a few more times before we left town.

1  Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being from Oklahoma we're pretty picky about our BBQ, so we were thrilled to find this amazing food! We sat on the patio and could see down below to the creek. Amazing food, prices and atmosphere.

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We enjoy stopping by smokin' yards whenever we are heading up 1-70. There is a wide variety of perfectly smoked meats (prime rib, baby back ribs, st louis ribs, pork shoulder, brisket and more) and tons of sides to choose from. They also have a...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service! A real southern style bbq restaurant. Will definitely be back when in the area.

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Being from Texas, we know barbeque and this place was pretty good. Burnt ends were a little salty but had great flavor. Spicy slaw paired well and the fried pickles had a nice kick to them. All in all, very good!

Thank melwilden
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is where we always stop on our way up or down the mountain. Bbq is excellent. We have had catfish, pulled pork, brisket and dinners! Food is always great. The hubs likes sweet tea (southern). He always says it's the best sweet tea west...More

1  Thank Maggie4758
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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
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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I was shocked that this place isn't in Trip Advisor yet. It truly is a diamond in the rough!
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