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Smack DAB

4.2
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655 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Comfort Food
SmackDAB is closed for the season.
We’re consolidating our day-to-day offerings to the Hotel Eldorado. SmackDAB is now available for private functions, Christmas parties, wine tastings and other events. We very much look forward to welcoming back our guests and regular patrons back in the Spring.
To book a private group, contact our sales team at 250-979-2502.

Smack DAB is a lively kitchen and bar located in the heart of Eldorado Resort on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Open daily for a la carte breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Enjoy our new style classics with big bold flavors.

Sit in a booth and watch our Smack DAB chefs prepare your favorite item from our forno oven and 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 655 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Justjen
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch at Smack Dab! Our waitress was very friendly, helpful and timed our items well.
It was a positive experience! We will be back !

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Lewis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and had mentioned it while booking, yet no one acknowledged our special occasion. They even seated us in a dark corner. We were hoping for a view as it was also our first time there, oh well. Our server, who was also the bartender, was great! He was very friendly and upbeat. My husband got their burger and I had their steak. Now I get that they aren’t a steak house, but I’ve had better steaks for 40$. It tasted amazing so it was really sad that it was so tough. I was even breaking a sweat trying to cut through it. Overall, I’d probably only go back for drinks and an appy. Highly recommend the vanilla lager or sangria!

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JenniferN
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was OK, service was terrible. Our server just dumped our appetizer on the table and walked off... our dinners came out at the same time so we didn't get a chance to eat it. Lots of employees standing around chitchatting while making people wait to be seated.
Definitely not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Fresh meal, prompt and friendly service. Consistently good each time.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Clearer communication with regard to seating policy would have been appreciated. Being told in the morning at breakfast that our seating request for dinner that evening would not be a problem and then arriving for dinner and being told that because we were a party of 3 we couldn’t have the table we requested that morning was unacceptable!!

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CaitF
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary, and honestly, best meal we have had in a very, very long time!
We ordered the salmon, and New York strip, both were top shelf! German chocolate cake was absolutely delicious too!

We had the olives and flatbread for an appetizer, and it tasted great, but prob wouldn't order again, since the olives had pits... Not the most attractive thing to eat on a date, spitting them out. Everything else was so good though, still 5/5 stars!

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vipKsotnikow
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience! Great food, delicious local wine and a gorgeous view!

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MaryT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter, great food

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked the outdoor patio, had a fabulous view with dinner & when the sun went down, the heaters were turned on...perfect!

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RinatS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food, fantastic view and slow service. Overall good

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Fionac
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, fabulous staff, good Covid protocols and excellent happy hour offers!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal at SmackDab. First time dining post-COVID. The staff there took every precaution possible to make it a safe dining environment. Tables are spaced out, service staff in masks, and sanitizer in the hotel lobby.

New York steak was incredibly good. Pairs well with the old fashioneds. My daughter had a sundae for dessert and it looked very good (she finished it all so must’ve tasted good).

Definitely come here if great food is what you’re looking for.

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MaureenL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Made a res on open table and was told patio not available when we arrived - only with call ins or walk ins. Disappointing. As such we sat close to the windows and in a booth so we felt covid safe in any case. Next though was the $18 wine selection Sauvignon. Sad to say it was awful. Then the food. Caesar salad was actually delicious and hubby ordered a pizza which was fine. I ordered the black truffle pasta in a white sauce. Well it was so herby and salty with fake flavours I simply couldn’t finish it! Very disappointing experience overall! Wont be back!

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Jorge
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant meals I have ever had. The server was available exactly the right amount of times. The patio ambiance is incredible. Highly recommended. Our friends said next time they come to town we must go here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice lunch on the boardwalk overlooking the lake. Excellent service.

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GlennT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was very nice, unfortunately you cannot reserve a patio table on OpenTable so would phone and book directly with the restaurant next time

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Jonny
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Francis as your waiter, does his job like a legend and has great recommendations for your visit.

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Tompouce
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as always. All the staff was masked!

HA
vipHungryAlex
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good and portions were generous; great waterside dining. Very good service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have never written a negative review but our visit to this establishment today was appalling. We were not guided by a host to our table but rather giving a table number to seat ourselves. When we arrived outside we were the only guests at the time seated on the patio (was a colder day), we chose to sit at a table in the sun rather than the shaded table we were assigned to sit at. Knowing that this could confuse the hostess we wanted to make sure that the server was aware right away when she came over. The server reprimanded us, talked down to us, told us to go talk to the hostess ourselves and walked away while we were trying to discuss with her. Felt completely uncomfortable after the interaction and decided to leave. Tried to discuss with management when exiting but service and communication was very poor. We saw a neighbouring table be treated by the same server the same way and they also left. Will never be returning.

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CherylM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We booked a table 2 days in advance and waited at the front lobby for 15 minutes. Then we were not given a lakeside table - which is why we booked in advance. Server was not available much and service was slow. this was outside of our normal experience at Smack Dab.

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EvanS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was so great

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MicheleVP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful to sit on the deck and enjoy the summer evening in Kelowna

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MargieC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great patio and waitress was exceptional

RM
vipRajM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views on the patio. Service was excellent. Breakfast was great!

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nknfoodie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I love Smack DAB. Great location and good service. I always get the same dish so loved my main. Took a walk on the wild side and ordered some appetizers and wasn't impressed with either choice of curly fries and flatbread with warm olives.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted patio!

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Geoff
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great views nice location on the lakefront. Went for patio but storm was brewing so watched waves and parasailing while we ate inside

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MMealtime
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was super excited to try the yam tacos but they weren’t at all what was listed on the menu. Meh. But the Caesar salad was excellent as usual!

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DEBBIET
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at smack dab was very enjoyable and I will definitely be back and would recommend it to friends, a great place all around

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, great service and gorgeous setting. Thanks for a nice evening.

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Mardb
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely dinner enjoyed by our group of 3.
Our server Evan was amazing and set the tone for a relaxing evening, in a fabulous location with great food.

LG
vipLeslieG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great!

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vipKirstyn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I had my hopes up for this restaurant. It was recommended to me by a few friends. Well I was extremely disappointed. If you book through Open Table you’ll be put to the bottom of the list for your seating. They want you to call in otherwise you are nothing to them. A booking weeks out puts you in a booth inside in the corner by the exit. Hopefully they can get their priorities strait. The earlier you book should be the better spot you get. Maybe a couple Reno’s inside to make it not so disappointing. Food isn’t anything special. Typically I would give that up for a good view and food cocktail. Not the case.

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vipAnnaBanana
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was highly recommended and it did not disappoint. We reserved the patio and it had a gorgeous view of the lake and boats. The food was fantastic. I recommend the lemon garlic fries. We had the yam taco and the shrimp taco which were tasty. Wish I could have tried more of the menu but we only had a couple more days left in Kelowna. Will definitely be back when we visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service

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Randy
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and wonderful service. The views from Smack Dab are beyond reproach. A fantastic place to sit and enjoy the sunset.

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I'm sorry Smack DAB because you are my first bad review.

I reserved a table for four people to celebrate two birthdays on OpenTable. It stated online that there was no guaranteed for patio seating because it was weather permitting (It was a beautiful day with no rain), I called the restaurant and requested the patio which the hostess confirmed would be no problem.

When we arrived at the restaurant, the hostess seated us smack dab in the middle of the restaurant where all the servers and customers had to walk past. When I approached the hostess she said their was a note on my profile about patio seating, but the reservation after us also requested the patio and she felt bad moving them(?) but would speak with the manager. Eventually the manager on duty brought us to a table on the patio but treated us poorly, making the table feel as if we were a nuisance wasting her time.

The manager sat us in a corner by the servers station where they placed all their dirty dishes, refilled water etc, while a beautiful six top table beside the water sat empty for half our dinner (later it was sat with two people).

Unfortunately our birthday dinners weren't what we were hoping they would be due to the poor management, lack of care and unpleasant view.

On the positive side my father said his steak was one of the best steaks he's eaten and also one of the most inexpensive.. so bravo kitchen for that.

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LauraN
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cute place on he water front! Food and drinks were good. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Went for breakfast, food was ok but not great, limited options. View is beautiful

FAQs

Smack DAB offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 860-4488.

Smack DAB is rated 4.2 stars by 655 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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