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Smack Dab
Smack Dab

Smack Dab Details

  • 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 (250) 860-4488

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Always a great spot for lunch . Great food, and great service. THX."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great beer selection. Nice good and good for kids. Wanted to sit outside but not able even with reservation. Would go back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Parking was tough - particularly for wheel chair spots Want to reserve for Patio seating The mussles were delicious"
    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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Menu has lots of variety and flavors are amazing! Highly recommend it"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Dinner and desert were much more flavourful than expected. Had high expectations going in and they were exceeded"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent location on the lake maatched by the food which was wellprepared and considered"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Excellant as always. The food , service all great, and the lunch menus priced right. Thanks"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "As always no disappointments, a wonderful place to eat , specially on the deck. THX. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Took my wife out for the Mother's Day brunch and had a fantastic meal!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Though parking was horrific the food and service were very good. Music/ back noise made chatting a bit difficult for someone with hearing aids."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "When we asked to move out to the patio they made the effort to make it happen with a smile. This was great because even though it is more work, they kept it about the customer experience. It was beautiful out there. Quality food too, well done."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My fourth time here, could be my last. Each Tim I go, it is simply ok. This restaurant allows diners to choose flights of either beer or wine, a great idea, but the beer menu that we were given wasn't updated, so I was unable to have my first three choices. The food was good, portion sizes were adequate, and the service was ok. I had mussels with fries, and they were tasty, but a spoon and some crusty bread to enjoy the broth would have been nice. The shrimp tacos were good, and the desserts were a hit, especially the mille feuille. Overall though, it wasn't a fantastic experience. I would have to say that this restaurant isn't great, or bad, but somewhere in the middle, as its name implies. Please dust the pot lights!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "great flavour combinations in the trout dish, the dessert was excellent with vanilla/choc. pudding and ice cream sandwiches."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The service and food are top notch, Smack Dab is great place to take friends to relax and enjoy the beautiful Okanagan at its finest."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We arrived on a quiet day at the restaurant for a group of 5 for lunch. Got to have a great view of the lake and mountains while we chatted and ate. The waiter was just the right amount of friendliness and professionalism, not intrusive, but attentive. Food was just what we wanted with a variety that suited people with gluten sensitivities, nut sensitivities, and those who wanted to up the heat on the spicyness. Even deluxe chicken noodle soup for the one who had a cold!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We had not been to Manteo Resort since the Wild Apple Grill. We decided to try Smack Dab for my wife's birthday dinner. We were very pleased and impressed with the new layout, service and food quality. We had a great time interacting with each other and our waiter. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Debating between the Eldorado and Smack Dab and I chose Smack Dab. What a mistake. Rushed service and extremely mediocre foods. Will pass next time. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We often visit when we are in Kelowna for Doctor's visits or to bring to out of town guests to visit.. (4 X's in the last year) We love the view and the service is always wonderful. We came away this time thinking the menu needs to be changed to include some Pub food. (similar to the Nobel Pig in Kamloops that has it's own brewery). Although, as seniors, we generally want to eat heart smart healthy food - we thought there are times we want good old fish and chips or pulled pork. A beer brewery on site might add some fun to bring in some of the men & golfers we saw at the resort condo's! Just some thoughts!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed the setting so much we didnt want to leave...our lunch lasted almost 3 hours!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "two birthdays were celebrated and staff was very attentive Risotto dish wasn't fully cooked and dessert had been in fridge too long (soggy pastry) probably because it was a Sunday night with little business"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Our server visited us once during the meal, she walked past us many times so fast we couldn't get her attention. You would think that since we were seated right beside the kitchen (despite having a reservation and there were many open tables in better spots) that our server could me more attentive, but that didn't happen. We went for breakfast the next day and our server then was awesome, I think her name was Tammy? She did an awesome job, the one the night before was terrible. So we give the restaurant 1 star because Tammy actually raised your rating on service"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was great but I was still hungary after the meal. Also we didn't realize when booking online the there was a set menu for the evening with two choices only. I have been there on other nights when it isn't a special occasion & been reasonable pleased with the potions size & I'm not a big eater. I recommend this restaurant locally, it's in my top five just not one of the top choices."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice location, nice atmosphere...food and presentation is very nice..menu seems limited...price is moderate...food quality is good..would like to see additional menu options..staff is very nice...hostess did not allow us to seat before walking away...needs some additional training...too many tables for the number of servers...food quality is excellent..."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our ski group had the Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto, Pesto Chicken Pizza, Fish Tacones and the Smokin' Beef Burger. Each dish was well prepared, well presented and tasted wonderful! My risotto was superb with lots of very fresh chanterelle mushrooms throughout. A nice place in the winter, I understand Smack Dab is really hopping during the summer months with a great lakeside location. Thanks to Matt for recommending it!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times in the past. I went with two girlfriends to have a relaxing dinner, in a place where the view and the setting have been exceptional in past years. This night we were greeted by screaming babies in the dinning area. Then, at another table parents and kids stood up ( about 6 people) and did a chorus and movements to Ring around the Rosie, not once but twice. Very inappropriate. We spoke to our server after about this and said what has has happened to this place? The food was fair and the server was attentive, but I will not return to this restaurant ever again. There is a bar area just the other side of the dining area, so why are kids being exposed to the bar area. My recommendation: Don't go."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Wasn't overly impressed with the food. Appetizers were great. Butnthe main course was nothing special...had the prawn and chicken salad. Wouldn't order it again. Nice atmosphere though. Was quiet enough to visit, relaxed."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had an awesome Christmas dinner at Smack Dab on Christmas Day ,the turkey dinner was delicious ,the staff was awesome. I will be coming back to there all the time and will let everyone know to do the same"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Our Smack Dab gathering was great due to the wonderful friendly service, the fabulous lake view and the tasty and unusual breakfast food."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "The food is good but not outstanding. The ambience is ok but again not outstanding. Many of my friends preferred the menu that was offered with the restaurant was Wild Apple. Breakfasts at Wild Apple were amazing. The transition to Smack Dab is a disappointment."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We dined with friends and found the setting perfect for the occasion. Noise level was low enough to not have to shout to be heard yet loud enough to not be eavesdropped easily. Food was tasty and all 4 of us enjoyed our meals. We would/will return."
    Dined on 11/15/2013