Smack Dab
Smack Dab

Smack Dab

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.smackdabmanteo.com/
  • Phone: 2508604488x
  • 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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Smack Dab reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (64)great for outdoor dining (53)great for lunch (28)good for groups (24)fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (18)special occasion (16)romantic (15)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (10)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (7)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Perfect meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • a ladies luncheon
    luncheon
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I called in to make a reservation for a ladies luncheon and spoke to a very rude hostess. I later made a reservation on line via open table, only because the other 5 ladies were expecting to eat at Smack Dab and I had no time to find another restaurant. The ambience was lovely, but the food could have been better. Two ladies at the table said the food was very salty. It was difficult to catch the attention of a waitress, even though the patio wasn't overly busy at the time we were there. I ordered a pizza. It was so soggy in the middle, I could barely eat it with knife and fork. The food was much better when it was Wild apple grill. I would be hard pressed to suggest or go back to Smack Dab. So unfortunate. What a lovely view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I went to Smack Dab once before as part of a large, private group and it was fabulous. this time the hostesses were not very professional at all. The weather was changeable so we sat inside because they said once we sat down, we wouldn't be able to move. If it was too cold, we would be stuck there anyway. they could have communicated better. I had asked for a lake view if we were inside, which didn't happen. The food was good but not as good as the first time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, extremely poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food as we had been told was really great, and the patio was very pretty. The staff was rude though from the moment I called to booked reservations to the front desk staff and the waiter. He forgot to put our order in, the entire dining area around us had eaten their meals before we even got ours, even the people who arrived long after us. And he never once came back to see if we wanted more drinks etc or said anything about the wait time. When we did get our food, it was good. The waiter continued to be fairly rude though and got mad when I questioned a charge on my bill that he didn't tell me about and then proceeded to slam the bill down on the table and walked away after we paid without even a thanks for coming in or a goodbye.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    gkmknaws
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Menu has lots of variety and flavors are amazing! Highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were seated at the low tables on the patio which are too low for the date night we had planned. We sat for 5 min, no one approached us (meanwhile 4 servers had walked by us and not acknowledged us.) We continued to wait until a bus boy offered us water, we asked if we could move to a higher table because we could see that there were tables waiting to be cleared. He returned to explain that "There is nothing he can do for us because people are waiting for those tables, we could sit and wait for them at our table and if it seems like the wait is long, go and ask the hostess ourselves". I told him that we had a reservation, he stated that "there was nothing he could do for us". We waited another 3 min, no servers approached us, we left.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    Fantasticdinner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Dinner and desert were much more flavourful than expected. Had high expectations going in and they were exceeded
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • family dinner?
    kamguy
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I thought such a nice hotel would have a more upscale restaurant. I can find a loud pub style. Crappy bar food restaurant anywhere. Was very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lakeside dining
    lian
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Excellent location on the lake maatched by the food which was wellprepared and considered
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAP1
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Excellant as always. The food , service all great, and the lunch menus priced right. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SLPKelowna
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A place we keep returning! I had the dry rib and prawn salad and it was great! It's right on the shore of Okanagan Lake, and we chose to eat inside, but could have gone outside. It's always fun to watch the kite surfing and other activities happening on the Lake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is great!
    TGIF
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Usually we get excellent service here so usually a 5 star experience. However, this time they forgot to bring the tea cup with the tea and charged for two coffees when only one was ordered. Honest mistakes and perhaps new staff? The food was excellent--as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAP1
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    As always no disappointments, a wonderful place to eat , specially on the deck. THX.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch !
    Trufflepig
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my wife out for the Mother's Day brunch and had a fantastic meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with family
    Sally8seafood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We chose Smack Dab as a change of pace and the location. The food was adequate, lots of applies. Might be a little too spicy for tender tummies. Love the view! Best part of the experience . We'd go again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.