Smack Dab

4.0
434 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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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
What 434 People Are Saying
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KM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 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
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 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 26, 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 25, 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 24, 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 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and very nice service

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N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 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 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 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
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 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 20, 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 18, 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 16, 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 16, 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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 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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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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OT
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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OT
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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GT
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
35 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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s
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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GD
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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