Smack DAB

4.3
456 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Romance
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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F
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ladies brunch today.
We loved our experience. The staff is so pleasant. The hostess was lovely. Our server was Jess and she was amazing. She kept our coffee coming and we didn’t have to ask for a thing. She was wonderful.
The food was delicious! Interesting breakfast choices and everything was hot. Great job. We will be back 👍🏼

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Not for the price .... the restaurant was not busy lots of task oriented servers cleaning up and appeared to be less customer focused ...disappointed. However compliments to the Cheif ... it’s unfortunate that the very well prepared meal was undermined by the experience.

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CM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful lunch! Great service, (unfortunately I don’t recall her name), Lots of food, we probably could have split the crispy chicken sandwich (we both took half home).
I would have given 5 stars for price except the server offered to exchange the fries for a salad for my friend. No mention of extra cost and it was an additional $3. I think such things should be communicated.

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RM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

It was a place to eat and drink. Beyond that, not much of anything to recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome lunch and super service!😎

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G
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised at just how good the food was. Both me and my friend had great meals and they had a bubbly/rosie flight of five tasters on sale that worked perfect for us to split. The view of the lake is spectacular and the service was just slow/quick enough to allow us time to catch up while we waited for our food. Both my friend and I had some dietary requirements/food allergies to work around and the chef went above and beyond to accommodate us.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was good, food was reasonable. The overall experience was good.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Valentines Date

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and good service. Very nice spot and would go back again.

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food was excellent. Our one complaint about the food was after the main we were left hungry,whereas some bread would have been lovely especially for the cod broth. The service however was slow, and once a couple of the party had finished desserts their plates were removed before the other couple had finished.

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l
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed it. We thought the happy hour food choices might be a bit more extensive but we ordered share plates from the menu and they were terrific.

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AH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Had heard marvelous things about this restaurant. Went for lunch with a friend and we both ordered the ribs and fries. The ribs tasted like they'd been sitting under a heat lamp for hours - dry, hard on the outside, chewy. Disappointing. To the credit of the restaurant, though, they brought us something different and comp'd the ribs. Probably would go back, but will try something different off the menu.

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SR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The girls had a great night with great drinks and amazing food!

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TB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, beautiful setting. Very small menu, food was disappointing.

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G
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Calimari special (not breaded)appetizer was delicious. I am still trying to figure out the duck dish... It was flavourful but extremely chewy (I needed a steak knife to cut it). I have been told that the restaurant's steaks are excellent so overall a good place to eat.

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NT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Food quality - tasty and good. I made reservations several weeks in advance - they placed us in a very busy location with lots of restaurant traffic passing by us. It is really, really, really noisy!!!

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C
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Our charcuterie appetizer was fantastic. All mains were very tasty and beautifully plated. We had lamb, steak, veal and steelhead. The trout was a bit disappointing as it was quite strong flavoured and that overtook the whole plate. The gnocchi on this dish was flavourless. Our server seemed a bit amateurish kneeling at the table and not aware of the vintages of wine. She was willing to check but opened our wine and left the lip foil in quite a mess. We did not have dessert as there was not a super chocolatey choice!

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KT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Breakfast bar layout could be improved as the cold food buffet is located around the corner from the hot food bar. The location of the cold food buffet is not obvious and I was not aware of it until the chef let me know of its location.

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EP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had the breakfast buffet, overall the food was ok. The selection was a bit lacking. Our waitress was attentive and good with our children.

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BB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Nice anniversary diner. Beautiful view .The food was warm and tasty. Service excellent.

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S
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were vacationing at the Manteo Resort and had dinner twice at Smack Dab Restaurant. Food was
delicious and the view and outside dining is outstanding. Would defiinitely return.

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U
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Cold attitude and service... noting wrong but very Cold

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KM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We had someone in a wheelchair in our party. I gave advance notice of that when I made the reservation, but the hostess seemed confused as to where to seat us, which made the person in the wheelchair feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. The food taste and quality were mediocre - not what I was expecting.

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L
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time to have dinner here. What a pleasant surprise! Although the wind had picked up too much to sit outside, we were seated at a corner window where we could enjoy the view. The dinner options were great and the food was delicious and beautifully presented! Will definitely dine here again soon!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Good service. Fair value for the price.

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RL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Meal quality did not match previous experiences. Rack of lamb lacked flavour, (cooked in oven??; not on grill), food plate was cold, vegetables cool and not tasty. Quality control obviously not in place.

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ST
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

To me, telling me I am on a resort means a standard of care had been reached. The restaurant does not reach that standard. In cleanliness, it seemed to have been forgotten to wash the end of the row of banquets. Regarding service, our waiter knew the menu but struggled with describing what the flavours of the dish should be. Delivery of the dish was slow so that my meal was room temperature. My partners dish was under seasoned and the pasta over cooked. The flavours were there, so you leave befuddled, parts were good and parts are bad.

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BM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and very nice service

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N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy your restaurant, however usually come for lunch and sit outside. Weather was bad, so sat inside at dinner. Very pricey, but we enjoyed our meals.

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DR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always wonderful - we go every year, while visiting Kelowna ! Always great service, great view, and yummy food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were staying at Manteo Resort to celebrate our anniversary with our kids and decided to go to Smack Dab for dinner. We received delicious food and excellent service - highly recommend the lamb!

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M
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Beautiful view from the patio to Lake Okanagan. Great server. Really hot but lots of umbrellas for shade. Nice evening.

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MB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great afternoon with the girls on the patio - so much fun and the servers were great, and the food yummy and the happy hour prices were good. Awesome way to spend a summer afternoon /evening.

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BC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great patio. I thought the menu was a little limited in that there were large meals and starters but there didn’t seem to be much in between. Good atmosphere but I don’t think I’d eat here in the winter. Outdoor atmosphere is much better.

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MC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took an elder relative out for her birthday. She just loved it. We enjoyed it very much as well. It was too hot to sit out, which is my favorite way to dine, so I would love to come back sometime when we can do that. The view is spectacular, of course. We are from the lower mainland, so it will have to be another trip.

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C
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
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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T
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Food was decent but service was atrocious at our table. Lots of other tables in view getting what seemed to be adequate to good service. However, our waitress was terrible. Drinks left unfilled, requested items weren’t brought (had to be reminded several times), little to no knowledge on daily specials, and we were ignored throughout entire meal. Lots of servers in view but none attending to us.

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YM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
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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OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
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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