Smack DAB

4.2
496 reviews
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Comfort Food
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.



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OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Smack Dab is one of our favourite places to have lunch, but unfortunately today’s experience was disappointing. Our table and drink service was fine, but we waited a very long time for our share plate apple. When I asked, the waitress said the kitchen was very busy, yet I’ve been there when it’s been far busier and had no such delays. When our salads arrived, the Lyonnsise had a very odd open space (about 1/3) on the plate which we could not figure out. Artful presentation? Something else was supposed to be there but wasn’t? Also, the lardons were oddly buried under the salad. The arugula salad was good, as always, but my added prawns ($9) were small, sadly overdone, and just plopped on the side. Again, the presentation was off its usual standard. Lastly, our pizza was very soggy despite our asking for it to be cooked extra crispy. All in all, nothing was terrible, but nothing was as good as we’ve come to expect as regular diners there. Something definitely was off today. New kitchen staff, perhaps?

KA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Staff weren't very engaging but were able to move us to the patio when requested. Service was good. Pizza we had for our appy was delicious, however our mains were a little disappointing considering the price (halibut and prawns & steak). Would definitely come back for pizza on the patio but that's about it.

MH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Relaxing atmosphere, great wait staff, beautiful setting.

NL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Very load poor service menu limited wouldn’t go again

NS
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good for the view if you get on the patio - first come first served. Meatball appy was great - apparently can order a dish that includes them. I would do that next time. Chicken was dry and skin was super salty.

S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best mussels i've had yet! And amazing views on the patio :) Can't wait to return!

JT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good. Ambiance good. We waited over 45 minutes for our food. We watched several people who arrived after us get served eat and depart before we finally received our food

BK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The pizza amazing, even gluten free. The cheese and meat plate with basil oil, or the top fresh and delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was good but service was kind of slow

NA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Smack DAB ,celebrated our 61st wedding anniversary
dinner, service and ambiance made our day.

LP
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place.....highly recommend! The food and service were both very good and it has a nice view of the lake.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here today with the family. The meal was delicious, great value for the price. "The chicken sandwich was huge"
To top it all off the service and view was great too.

PF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I booked online and requested an outside table and when we arrived they put us inside when there were quite a few outside table available.
I talked to the waitress and she arranged for us to be outside and explained that you need to call with such a request as online doesn't confirm and outside table. There were people on a waiting list for outside.
Need to know that when booking online in future.
Outside made the difference as the inside table was beside a family with small kids and we were 4 seniors wanting an adult atmosphere.
Thanks

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pretty view and the food and service was amazing. I would totally recommend eating here.

G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal overlooking the lake on a beautiful day. Great service. What's not to like?

NL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary lunch was excellent. Best Steak Sandwich we've had even in comparison with a steakhouse. It was perfect! The service was excellent, friendly.

K
Calgary
40 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The setting speaks for itself; lakefront, waterfront in the boardwalk. Great for people watching.
Menu was quite varied with lots of plant-based options which is a good thing for me.
Greeting upon arrival was your good as was almost immediate water service.
Our server was rarely seen until the end of our meal when he was anticipating or finally working for a tip.
Generally quite nice and would definitely go back again.

BV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The setting was lovely, the food was very good, however our server was not very welcoming. We waited for the bill for quite some time and then finally walked to the front desk to pay. This experience will not deter me from dining at Smack DAB again as the overall impression was quite positive.

S
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a quiet breakfast with a friend (we had a 7 & 11 year old kids in tow). We were seated on the outdoor patio overlooking the water. It was a cool morning but it warmed up quickly. Highly recommend the outdoor seating. The breakfast buffet was small and mighty - exactly enough. Fresh fruit, yogurts, boiled eggs, cereal, assorted in house made muffins, and bagels and pastries ...the hot items: bacon sausage, breakfast pizza, flapjack cake which was amazing, cobbler, scrambled eggs, mini roasted potatoes ... so a good selection that was kept topped up and was very very fresh. The server was helpful. The bathrooms were clean and in the hotel lobby - I highly recommend this 18.95$ breakfast - great value for the food and the view!

a
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love quiet. Not noisy and no cheesy music. Took my 3 sons there on sunday and know you can not book patio but we found one.
We had a seat by the boardwalk as we arrived early at 11:30. Did the on line booking anyway for a spot at 11:30 anywhere as it was where we wanted to be. It worked out well . I had a great lunch with my boys. Tipped heavy. It was great time with my boys, thanks. ALex

B
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The breakfast buffet was not satisfactory. The scrambled eggs were excellent, but that's about it. Should have had more fresh fruit and more variety of pastry and protein. The eggs benny should be available before 11 AM.

SV
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service on arrival was friendly. The mussels were fantastic. Done just right. Good selection of beer & wine. Would recommend asking to sit outside with wonderful views

s
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Meh...can’t say the food was really all that great. Pizza very greasy, burger over cooked, etc. Nothing really bad but very average food. Waitress was very nice but didn’t come around much. The best part was the view

BP
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mussels are to die for!

MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The table we had was excellent and greatly appreciated by all of us. The advice about the menu was helpful. Picking up plates from those who finished first while the remainder of the table were still eating was not appreciated.

SG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best patio in Kelowna with great food and wonderful service.

RC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The buffet menu had a wide range of choices including for those wanting a vegetarian meal. The ambiance of the room was relatively quiet with six large television screens showing current sporting events and one devoted to activities in the casino. Overall, the food and wine were good value and the staff courteous.

SP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I live in Vernon but took my dad from Kelowna to Smack DAB for lunch on Father's Day and it was fantastic. We both enjoyed the Dad's eggs benny and delightful fingerling potatoes. My double gin Caesar was one of the best I've had. Our waitress was attentive in all the right ways without being intrusive and of course the waterfront patio was divine. I will be back!

N
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for our anniversary. Thought they might do something special but they didn’t. Was a little surprised. Had the Putenesca which was very good. Food over all was really good.

HH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been there before. It was my birthday and really enjoyed it a lot. I would recommend to friends.

CR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Can't wait to go back! Amazing food. It wasn't quite warm enough for the patio, but really looking forward to spending time out there this summer!

L
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice view, great company, wine and yummy food - what more can you ask for?

b
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wife and I had a wonderful Mothers day meal there. Food was both pleasing to the eye as well as delicious. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about your wine selections. The overall ambience
and view of the lake was a fine setting to a very enjoyable evening. We will definitely be back soon.

AK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding restaurant- excellent service, delicious food - all four of us ordered different entrees and they were all scrumptious. Our sixth visit to Smack Dab as we are out-of-town guests and make point of going there each time we are in Kelowna.

H
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful location. We sat on the patio and you really couldn’t have a more perfect view. One of our meals was delicious and the other was “ok”. Good service. I will definitely go back.

L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Paying 30$ for a salad was crazy. Also had my drink taken away without asking and it wasn’t finished. Over priced for quality. Could improve on value and communication.

OT
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever!

J
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our overall visit was fine. The food was good. What was not good was the length of time it took for someone to come and ask if we would like another beverage, and it was almost an hour before we got our food.

SC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch on Sunday March 31. We were in Kelowna for a special celebration and I would definitely eat there again.

F
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was way to salty. Servers were not that friendly, like they were on edge. Wouldn’t blame them as there were several bouts of loud high pitch noise that would go for a minute or more during the 1.5 hour we were there. It came out of no where and was unsettling. Smack Dab is not known for bad service or food but it was off by quite a bit this time. This affected our experience as we didn’t enjoy our dining experience as much as we had hoped.

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