Smack Dab

4.0
418 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation

Breakfast: Daily: 7:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(250) 860-4488
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Marc Schoene
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Private Party Facilities
The View Room, a private dining & meeting room located in Smack DAB, seats up to 22 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.
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Private Party Contact
Smack DAB: (250) 860-4488
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Lakeshore & Cook
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Parking Details
Complimentary parking passes are required from May - October. Please obtain your parking pass from Smack DAB host/ess.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food, view and service were great. Just what we expected from the reviews and recommendations. Would definitely come back

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great place! Great menu for the whole family. Interesting and creative. We loved everything from appies to desert. Gorgeous view.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Very limited selection on the breakfast buffet. No option to order breakfast from the menu.

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great place right on the water - the food is excellent and the people-watching is outstanding. We’ll be back.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I reserved a table for 4 for my husbands birthday. It was pouring rain out so we sat inside. Service was good, my friend ordered the pasta and they forgot to add the chicken with it, they offered when the food came but she declined as she wanted to eat at the same time as us, she was a little disappointed. Other than that the experience was ok, if we come back we would like to sit on the patio.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here always is above what we expect. It’s high quality food without being to fancy but making you feel happy after. The bartenders know how to make some aw some mixed drinks. Over all a great place with an amazing view.

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LN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Was on vacation and came for a quick date night as I heard good reviews. The food was excellent and large portions along with a good selection of local wines. The restaurant has an amazing patio as well, unfortunately I didn't get to enjoy it as it was raining but will definitely be back.
Although I've tried a lot of the wines, I loved that they offer flights of wine (5 1.5oz glasses of either white or red) and its a nice way to enjoy and compare with a meal. My husband had the beer flight and raved about the 49th Parallel Radler!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, but would like to see more casual food selections such as gourmet salads, fish & chips, fish tacos, burgers.

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L
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

We were seated across from the kitchen which was fine but without menus and service for 10-15 minutes. The waitress came by with the menus but no wine list which took another 15 minutes
The food was great but the service needs to be improved.

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KK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We found really creative food using unique and interesting flavors. Not your usual “boring” food.

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DN
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

My husband and I went for Father's Day Brunch. Took about 10 min for our server to come to our table. Not sure if, due to understaffing, he was really busy. Still, an unacceptable time to wait to be greeted and the restaurant was less than 50% full.
Food was OK nothing extremely good or not good. Selection of food very limited.
I would recommend Smack Dab as we have been there quite often for lunch and the food has been really good and service exceptional.
Disappointed in the brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

We went for breakfast buffet for Father’s Day. They did not add any special items to the buffet and the food was awful. Selection was very poor and the scrambled eggs had a disgusting sauce on them. There is no effort into making the food appealing in taste or presentation. The muffins were stale, the bacon was not crispy, the breakfast pizza was undercooked, and the sausages had no flavour. This is the exact same breakfast buffet we had a year ago, which was equally awful, but hoped it would be better considering the occasion (and we didn’t realize we had to make reservations over a month in advance anywhere good). Lesson learned. We will never go back for breakfast again.

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HH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The view is spectacular. The food choices for the buffet were okay. The scrambled eggs weren't very good, taste/texture from a package. Would have liked to see some gluten free options.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Went for breakfast and food was good but not $30 worth. No ability to order eggs any style. Coffee was very good but service was poor. Had to wait for coffee then had to wait more for cream & sugar. Got our meals and more waiting for cutlery. No salt & pepper on the table so had to wait for that; then server came buy to ask if we were done with the S & P and took it away. Was there only the 1 set available for all?? Won’t take the chance for lunch or dinner because of this.
Open table reservation was a joke as we booked the meal at 6 am, with reservation for 9:45, restaurant said they never rec’d our reservation - so not impressed with Open Table. Restaurant was able to seat us.

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BB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening celebrating our sons university graduation. Great table with a view, great service, and atmosphere. My meal was disappointing but everyone else was happy with theirs. Prices are a tad high but you are paying for the view. We will be back and the patio looks like the nicest we have seen. Thank you!

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BV
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

First and foremost, I want to recognize our server; she was excellent. Attentive without being intrusive. My guest and I loved the view of the lake, even on a cloudy day. Our menu selections; a vegetarian sandwich for me and a creamy chicken pizza for my guest were disappointing. The pizza was bland and I didn’t care for the sandwich ingrediants. However, that may just have been my personal taste. We were pleasantly surprised to receive two free deserts due to a fairly long wait for our meals. Both deserts were delicious. I will definitely return to sample other menu items I know I will enjoy, like the steak sandwich or crispy chicken. Oh, and their fries hit the ball right out of the park!

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HS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing views from the patio as we enjoyed our delicious meal! Vegan options available upon request. Cocktails were lovely!

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LR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As this was a Special Occasion I had called and requested possible a Desert with writing celebrating our Anniversary.

They did not let me down and the plate came with Anniversary/Date/Year which made our celebration extra special as well as the various Staff wishing us a Happy Anniversary.

Thank you Smack Dab we will be back.

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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience with a spectacular view. We had the wine flight and the artisan board with delicious meats and cheeses. Definitely a hit!

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HR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service.
My mom and her husband were here from out of town and they had a wonderful time dining out at Smack Dab with my husband, my 2 year old son, and I.
The pasta with bolognese sauce was a little too spicy for my 2 year old but the very attentive and accommodating waitress switched it out for th chicken strips without any problem!
We would definitely recommend it, and will be returning!

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P
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was great. Loved everything that we ordered. The first server was great, really good at what she does, but then we switched tables because it was too cold outside, the new server did not seem to care much. The overall experience was decent.

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JB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our reservation was made several days previous however it felt like we were given given "just a seat". Cole was delightful, and our brunch was satisfactory, beautifuly plated but not that hot. I felt delighted when my daughter called to pay for our meal, however having been to Smack Dab several times...this time I felt they could have done better.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat on the patio enjoy the awesome view by the lake staff was very accommodating

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LS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We had the mother’s Day breakfast/ brunch
The food was freshly cooked but it was a small buffet not much selection and we left disappointed that it was not a more diverse selection on this special day

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Gluten free pizza might need some work ;)

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall, we had a very good experience at Smack Dab. It started a bit slow, as we needed to wait half an hour for our reserved table to be ready, but the views from here are worth the wait. My pizza was pretty good, though the crust could stand some improvement. Dessert was excellent. I would have liked to have seen more variety of local wines and beers - it was a bit thin. There also was a pretty rowdy group next to us for a time - though that can be hard to control.

We will definitely repeat as locals, however may not come prime time weekend evening to allow for a quieter experience.

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DS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service, food quality, and ambiance were lovely. What wasn’t so lovely was the nearly empty (or actually empty) hot food buffet. We stood and waited in the quite unbusy restaurant for almost 15 minutes for scrambled eggs. Really really good scrambled eggs, but still. For all of us, including our out-of-town guests, it made the value for money equation just a little bit sketchy. We live Smack Dab and will go again, but this wasn’t a brilliant visit.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night at Smack Dab. Food was excellent and value for $ spent. Nice wine and beer selection. Always consistently good.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed the choices on the menu. Our server was very good. We come here a bit. We still can’t figure out why the burger isn’t on the menu.

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JE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy this restaurant. Had a wine flight. It was presented well. Easy to tell which wine was which. Didn’t care for the calamari. It was a bit dry maybe? They use cornmeal which is a great idea but it seemed too dry. The Jalapeño rings in it were great though! Pizza is always good.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Have not been for years - since it opened and was delighted with the quality of the food, service and selection of craft beers. Really good food, well presented. Excellent value - and pleasantly surprised by same. Very efficient and appropriately friendly and attentive staff. Slightly noisy at times (6:30--8:30) but as always a wonderful location, on a beautiful evening. Plenty of parking. We had a seat in the middle of an aisle--a slightly awkward location for guests and wait staff as its a bit small for comfort on both sides of the dining experience (though the booths looked great).
Open Table booking worked seamlessly--thank you. Makes me wonder why its been so long since we were last there? A great place to showcase the Okanagan with friends from New Zealand. Thanks--we'll be back!

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TM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

The redeeming quality that this restaurant has is the beautiful view. Breakfast stopped being served at 11:00. We arrived at 11, I ordered the all day Sunday breakfast option of eggs benedict and was told by the server that the kitchen couldn’t accommodate my dish because I requested scrambled eggs. I order this often with generally no issue. The server then had the manager come over who informed me that scrambled eggs couldn’t be accommodated and I would need to order something else. Disappointing that this was my response and I could have made these eggs at home in no time at all. I am a local and wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone and felt that I was more of an inconvenience to the manager than someone he cared to help. It should be noted that the server herself was fantastic- just didn’t have the support from her team to save the dining experience.

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JH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service is always impeccable, but sitting beside Lake Okanagan is divine.

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J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely mid-week special occasion dinner at Smack Dab. The creative food presentation, portion size, and taste were all excellent (lamb and steelhead trout entrees). Service was knowledgeable, attentive and well timed. We did, however, find it curious to enter the dining room through the sports bar. With a view and menu like that, a separation of the two would enhance the dining atmosphere. Still, a delicious overall experience and we would happily return.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Would request a table next time- booth was a little tight

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The staff are friendly and efficient and the ambience makes it a great place to meet with friends for a casual but delicious meal. The lakeview is up close and personal. All in all one of the best places in town to meet.

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B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have become a regular customer and enjoy everything and my favourite is the wine flight, pizzas and desserts as well as the option of homemade ice creams and sorbets.

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GH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as Usual

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable, nice location , excellent service

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E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We visited on a Sunday for lunch. Two mature females and our over 90 Mum. The things we liked most were the view, excellent menu, tasty food, good service and non intrusive but trendy music. The portions were large and filling. Prices were good but smaller portions with smaller price options for seniors would be preferred.

There is a $29 set menu with either appetizer/main or main/desert. No option fir appetizer and desert which was our preference. As none of the set menu items interested us, we ordered off the menu and had seafood chowder, steamed muscles with pita/naan (enough for two), Green salad with prawns, arugula salad and sour cherry cheesecake. Apparently you can request the salad as a side but we didnt see any mention of this. The desert cheesecake was good, but small considering how large the appetizers and entree were.

We booked online and selected “birthday” but no mention was made and no candle arrived with the cake. This was mildly dissapointing as we expected some quiet acknowledgement for my Mum who didn’t want a fuss, but a candle would have been nice.

I’m going back this week with a friend for her birthday and will see if this was normal or an oversight.

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