Smack Dab
Smack Dab

Smack Dab

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.smackdabmanteo.com/
  • Phone: (250) 860-4488
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00 am - 10:30 am

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Brad Horen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The View Room, a private dining & meeting room located in Smack DAB, seats up to 24 people and features a beautiful hand crafted harvest dining table and is fully equipped with high tech audio visual equipment, including a Smart TV. On beautiful Okanagan days, you can enjoy a private patio with comfortable lounge seating. The View Room is perfect for meetings, corporate dinners, family get-togethers or any fun social event where you would like a bit more privacy. Make it fun or make it formal - we'll be ready for you.
  • Private Party Contact: Smack DAB 2508604488x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lakeshore & Cook
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking passes are required from May - October. Please obtain your parking pass from Smack DAB host/ess.
A word from Smack Dab
Smack DAB is a lively kitchen and bar located in the heart of Manteo Resort on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Open daily for breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Enjoy our new style classics with big bold flavours. Smack DAB is as perfect for a quick beer after work as it is for an amazing dinner on Kelowna’s largest lakeside patio.



Sit in a booth and watch our Smack DAB chefs prepare your favorite item from our forno oven & open concept kitchen area. The room is designed to take full advantage of the incredible lake views from the restaurant and bar, private dining room, and outdoor patio. Large folding glass doors allow for an open-air environment in the summer months.



We are equally serious about our suds as we are about our food. We offer Kelowna’s largest selection of craft beer.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Smack Dab reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (46)great for outdoor dining (42)great for lunch (22)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (15)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (9)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (7)romantic (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Always great food!
    Kenjn
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Have been there many times now even with being from out of town, and as always, inexperienced service but incredible food!,... and of course the location is awesome. If they actually trained their staff better, it could be one of the best restaurants in Kelowna?!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for lunch
    Newton
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Enjoyed an excellent lunch with great service. Like the menu options. Found the music unnecessarily loud for midday dining..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for dinner
    mssat
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    2nd time to this restaurant, food was great, service was great, and the atmosphere was perfect to catch up with relatives. Will have to see what it is like in the summertime.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food! Excellent Service
    shamurra
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was our second visit to Smack Dabs and it was as good as our first. We had the calamari and a pizza. Both were great! A friend of ours had the teriyaki ribs and caesar salad which she thoroughly enjoyed! Service was excellent. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Had a friend visiting from out of town and it's the perfect restaurant to enjoy the beautiful lake/bridge view and enjoy amazing cuisine. Our server was so personable and friendly. Can't say enough about the visit. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrible Food
    RJ123
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went to Smack Dab as the menu sounded good on-line. We ordered the wings as an appetizer, the Korean style sandwich and the pad-thai. Each of these should have been dishes rich with flavor if done right but the amount of sauce that had been added to each dish made them inedible. The wings were over breaded and over sauced; the sandwich had so much sauce that it was dripping down my arm and the pad-thai was more like a soup. I needed to go home an have a shower! Overall a terrible eating experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great service ad good food. I have dined here several times. One of my favourite restaurants in Kelowna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Neighborhood Gem
    shamurra
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our first time to Smack Dad. We were not disappointed. We sat on the outdoor patio overlooking Okanagan Lake and the scenery was just beautiful. We ordered the margherita pizza and our friend had the teriyaki ribs. Both were great. The service was very good, as well. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAP1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great dinner as always, good food, good ambience THX.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night with my husband
    gettingouttonight
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The new decor is very contemporary, a bit too close to a cocktail bar for my liking, could use some warmth. The waitress service was great, unlike our last visit and the food was quite good (my husband said his short ribs were great just way too small!). The hostess and another male employee did not even acknowledge us for several minutes as we stood in front of the hostess bar. So rude. They busied themselves by wiping menus and told the ppl waiting behind us that they were ready for them, still not checking us in. Needs to be addressed. Also, there weren't many options for a vegetarian besides salad. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service, mediocre food.
    Flatlander
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Ours was a last minute reservation but were in fact seated as soon as we arrived, then thing slowed down. We didn't see a waitress for 15 minutes, just as we were getting ready to leave she showed up. We ordered drinks, an appetizer and our mains all at the same time. Drinks took 15 minutes to arrive, appetizers another 10 and the mains another 25. When food arrived it was dripping in grease. Sorry, not a recommend from me.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server was friendly & helpful
    Chris
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The patio & view great, the wine selection & food menu very limited.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Naila
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service was fine, but the server assumed we were not having desert. After she brought the menu, she failed to advise us about the ice cream. We had to ask her. She did not seem passionate about her job or perhaps was tired. Our meals were fine. A note about the phad Thai. I realize this is not a Thai Resturant, but I have never seen sooooo much sauce .....almost needed rice to eat with it . It was tasty though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Overall we loved this restaurant, the food, the view, the menu etc. There is great variety in the menu in terms of food and price points. The dessert menu was awesome too. You can even order just one scoop of homemade ice-cream to finish off your meal and not go over the top. The list of beer available was a fun conversation point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect meal
    Kims1picksVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband, 19 year old daughter and I went for a late meal on Sunday of the labour day weekend and had a wonderful meal with wine and a Pims. The service was quick and the server, very nice. I had the salmon and WOW, remarkable tastes there. Short ribs and Korean tacos rounded things out. Would go back in an instant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MrBond
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were seated quickly and the hostess was very helpful. A little surprised to see the wait staff in shorts and jeans. For the prices, I guess we expected something a little fancier. But the view from the patio and the food more than made up for first impression. We were well served, the food was perfectly cooked (although there was a slight bit of char on my meat) and we were served in a timely matter. I'd definitely consider this a good spot for a good meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Patio
    Trufflepig
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We stopped in for a nice dinner on the patio and found the meal was very good, service was great and the ambiance made the evening a success.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor patio; good food
    seaclaw
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I'd give it a good 8/10. Food was good--not knock your socks off but reasonable. Our waiter was busy but made an effort so service was good but not great. The patio is the main attraction and on a nice day had great views. Oddly the cappuccino at the end of the meal was the one of the best we've had in a while.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun neighbourhood restaurant
    Dinah
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Despite its absurd name, Smack Dab is a fun place for a light evening meal. We made a reservation on line which was very efficient and were given a really good table. The server was excellent and did not rush us despite being a busy Friday evening. The food was yummy and the price fair for the quality of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I won't come back
    SmakDab
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had to remind our server repeatedly about our drinks and the food took a very long time. When we keyed in our credit card pins and tipped her out she never once even said thanks for coming or I hope you enjoyed your time with us... She just walked away. It was quite rude in fact. Our group did not feel a welcome or warm atmosphere we had hoped for on such a beautiful summer evening. I let the manager know and he did nothing to acknowledge. Never once even said anything other than thanks for letting me know.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great patio, friendly staff
    foodie4dinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A welcome relief on the lake to a long hot day. Korean BBQ tacos and great beer list is the bomb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We made a reservation and specifically requested the patio. However, when we arrived we were told that there were no reservations for the patio and it would be a forty minute wait if we would like to sit at the bar. We decided not to wait (having tried that once before and never got a table out there after waiting an hour) and took an inside table. I asked if the doors near us could be opened but the hostess just shrugged and walked away. As we were seated closed to the doors and noticed two low tables with armchairs which were left open most of the evening - ????? We eventually assumed that they were not for food service, however it seemed strange that people waiting at the bar for a patio table had not been directed out there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations
    gkmknaws
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had reservations for a dinner and requested the patio which we had done before. When we got there with our out of town company that were very excited to be on the patio on the water, we were informed that a patio table wasn't available and our reservation was for indoors. I asked them to look at the reservation we had made and the request for the patio and they said "nobody could reserve the patio". The patio wait would be one hour. I told them we had previously reserved and sat out there and were never told that reservations on the patio weren't available and that the reservations thru open table never mentioned it. Management laughed about it when approached by staff. It completely ruined our evening. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    justinsz
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Over priced, extremely small portions and under/over cooked/ extremely salty
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome place for lunch
    gr8tview
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Had lunch on the patio Thursday with a small group of clients. Very good service despite the fact it was busy. A great location on the water, very relaxing with a good meal and a cold beverage.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    CoconutVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great good & service was good too! Korean beef tacos were yummy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad We Took The Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A very pleasant evening with great food and wine. As well, the service was topnotch and met our desire for a lovely, leisurely dinner. My wife and I first enjoyed a drink at the bar before being seated at a lovely lake side table on the patio. We ordered the mussels and the Greek pizza. Both were absolutely delicious. Our waiter was knowledgable about the food and the wines and gave us great service. He suggested a lovely local white wine that paired very nicely with our dinner. A wonderful dining experience and recommend Smack Dab for anyone wanting a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and dessert
    Water12
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The trout is delicious but the lamb can be improved a bit. My boyfriend does not like the lamb very much because it can be made it better to match up with the price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smack Dab Sting
    SummitJim
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and outdoor scenery. Then one of our female diners got stung by a bee near her armpit. It swelled up quickly. Has this happened before? The waiter wasn't sure what to do?! We got cups of ice to keep the swelling under control.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 126 reviews are from the Smack Dab reviews archive.
  • Service issues
    Hudini
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a reservation for 7:30 and arrived on time. The young hostess was very friendly and helpful but had a young guy take us to our table. He seemed to be the manager. He took us to the table and although there were available tables by the lake, he sat us in a back table. When we asked to be moved he said no. Those tables are for larger groups. Not 15 minutes later a group of three were seated at that table. Fortunately the hostess came and we asked to be moved and she helped us get a great table. She saved the evening. The waiter also had an attitude and was very pushy and always in our face. Food and ambience was great but service was poor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Really enjoyed your restaurant. We were on vacation and the meal and service were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mind Change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I had been resisting Smack Dab because it was a change from the Wild Apple which I had liked very much. I was pleasantly surprised on both recent occasions for lunch and will definitely return. Staff friendly & helpful and food very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the effort!
    Kenjn
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    In Kelowna for a week with family & friends and was staying across the street from the restaurant. Was convinced to go by some friends who had been before. After finally getting past the "unorganized & snobby" little girls working the hostess stand, the restaurant staff are very efficient & friendly, and the food in a word, "AMAZING"! Our waiter Matt was awesome and even though our initial experience with the door was extremely rude & unpleasant, he & the chef made of for things and turned it into fantastic night for my wife & I. Definitely use Open-Table to navigate the reservation police at the front though?! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improved
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I ate at Smack Dab several times over the winter and I admit I preferred the former Wild Apple Grill, but Smack Dab has definitely improved! I would have appreciated being able to reserve on the patio - I was told first come first served even with a special request reservation. Seems unfair. But the food was good, the patio is still the best in Kelowna and the restaurant has great energy. Once seated, the service was excellent. Great casual dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wowza
    ulfhedin
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My new favorite restaurant. Went to the minstrel cafe the night before and waited 45 minutes just to get drinks. Then we were ignored for another 45 before and after our semi alright meals arrived. When we arrived at smack dab, we were seated almost immediately, had a very friendly waitress, and were served with haste. The meals and deserts were absolutely delicious. 10/10 would bang.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Major
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great food and a patio at the lake. Our server forgot our drinks, but he was so funny that we could oversee that! We had a wonderful night on their patio!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MAP1
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Always a great spot for lunch . Great food, and great service. THX.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Great beer selection. Nice good and good for kids. Wanted to sit outside but not able even with reservation. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Parking was tough - particularly for wheel chair spots Want to reserve for Patio seating The mussles were delicious
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed review on breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Since breakfast is now a buffet we find that it gets a little boring...even from one year to the next its exactly the same! A change would be most welcome! And since its buffet we have noticed that the service for coffee etc is poor. On this visit we had to ask for coffee and then again for a refill( coffee not included in the buffet). The male waiter was awful! Not a smile, a hello, how's you day or have a nice day when we paid the bill! Not impressed at all and I regret leaving a tip. The food at the buffet was good but not great but for the price it was more acceptable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.