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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” (112 reviews)
“burnt ends” (30 reviews)
“fried pickles” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was very tasty - the burnt ends were not Kansas City style (simmered in sauce), but still smoked well and worth getting. Sauces on the table were very good & we had a hard time choosing. Sweet potato fries were great. Collard greens were...More

Thank maryem78
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fast service, eye pleasing views when sitting out back, we had an enjoyable time. We had the meat platter and pulled pork... and still remember how great it tasted!

Thank Manny V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We always stop at Smokin Yard’s when passing through Idaho Springs. Wonderful BBQ and sides. Recommend the creamed corn and any meat.

Thank Annette K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious barbecue, tastes a lot like restaurants here in the south. Brisket was really good, as were the onion rings. They have boiled peanuts on demand, which were awesome too. Definitely sit on the back porch. Great view of the river and mountains, with a...More

Thank pharmmomlou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met up with friends for an early dinner (about 4pm) on a Thursday after a day on the river. I’m going to preface this whole review with this: We are from Texas, and Texas stakes its reputation on really great BBQ. Like a lot...More

Thank elsieme_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the mood for Italian however the locals at the brewery and the hotel we stayed at recommended this place and am sure glad they did. The brisquet, ribs and chicken were to die for. The sausage was amazing. I'm not a sausage...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smoking' Yards BBQ Was a recommendation from our rafting guide, Pete. Glad we took his advice! Great spot for lunch! Highly recommend.

Thank L5216KUsusanj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small restaurant was an accidental stop on a trek through the Rocky Mountains. We stopped to see the Argo Gold Mill and the smell of the smoked meat drew us in. The food was delicious and large servings!

Thank Rita A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a former resident of North Carolina I am always looking for good Carolina style bbq. This hot the spot and I will be making the trip up from Denver for a bite on a regular basis!

Thank tmike511
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This food was good, don’t get me wrong - but we waited probably 8 minutes just to order, then it took 37 minutes to get your food. We ordered pulled pork with beans and fried okra ( okra was delicious, beans not my taste). We...More

Thank kellymason100
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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, Kids, 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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