Smack DAB

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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.



What 526 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.7
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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, excellent service

DO
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food looked and tasted great!!

D
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and will definitely be back. Nice quiet environment, easy to hear each other with views of the lake.

D
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Have been before in the past twice and was impressed both times. This time not so much. Steak was ordered med rare and was chewy..pasta was way to oily and overall I would rather taste the food rather than cover it up with a bunch of rich sauces. Tell the chefs to tone it down and just concentrate on making food taste good. I might try again...hard to say. I was trying to impress my guests from Ontario. They hardly ate anything

SB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for making our 30th anniversary special. We were in visiting from Edmonton

S
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always dine at the Smack Dab Restaurant when we vacation at Manteo Beach Resort.
The Arugula Salad and Marguerite Pizza were Delicious!

KM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is absolutely always amazing. It is my Famuly's #1 stop to visit here in Kelowna

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience awesome food and great ambience

CM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great place. Menu lacks variety. Glazed ribs should be an entree they are that delicious.

E
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The food is always good here. This time out the service was pretty non existent. We seemed to spend the entirety of the evening waiting for our waiter. Which is frustrating when you are having a date night and you know you are going to have appetizers, mains, dessert and coffee. We only go out a couple of times a month so when the service is lacklustre it is super annoying.

MD
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

The view is stunning for Smack DAB. It seems like no matter where you sit, you can see the lake. The large windows bring in lots of light and make it a very warm and inviting space.

The food was great, as usual. But the service was fair (at best). The server seemed inexperienced.

But I would recommend Smack DAB to everyone based on it's location and ambience.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The mussels were amazing.

FW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I ordered the steak. It was cooked OK but was very chewy . Definitely not worth the price. I believe $36.00. I had to cut the Chewy bits off. Vegetables were adequate.
We were seated in the middle of the path on the way out side. It was very cold as people were sitting outside & the staff kept going in & out. Sometimes the door would remain open. There were other tables that were not occupied a little ways from the main thoroughfare from the door. I would suggest you seat people in those first.
It was very noisy, sometimes had to repeat what we were saying.

JC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good. Service prompt .Waitress very good

JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall a great dining experience. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was very good and portion sizes were very generous. Veal chop looked delicious as did the steak. Chicken pasta dish was OK but seemed a bit bland. Lots of cheese and chicken pieces were a bit large. The arugula salad was very good.

J
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night at Smack dab. The view from the patio was spectacular! We had a rock star view of the lake and the service fabulous. We had one of the best Caesar salads that I have ever had...and I am picky about my salads! The server recommended the chicken pizza and it was delish. She also brought some house made hot sauce that is amazing and a must try, if you like a little heat. I will go back and I highly recommend a lunch or dinner there.

CD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Although the food was good, our service was abysmal. When the waitress took our orders for both food and drink we asked that we wait at least 15 minutes after our drinks arrived before we received our food. Next thing we know our food was arriving with no drinks in sight, so we sent the food back. After a few minutes our drinks arrived and then the waitress approached and we told her to put our orders in in about 20 minutes. The food arrived and it was excellent. We asked for a dessert menu and eventually chose one. This time, after at least 20 -25 minutes we had to find our waitress and ask her where the dessert was. When she brought it, there was no apology for the delay which we would have appreciated. We are 3 "ladies that lunch" and all of us feel that although we enjoyed the food and setting we will certainly be taking our business elsewhere. All of this could have been rectified if our waitress had paid a bit more attention and offered either an explanation or apology for all the problems.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

The server was not good at all!

DC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Sitting out on the patio made it all worth it. Over looking the lake & the calm of the water was awesome. The server was great. The music in the background a perfect level for visiting. The food we ordered was good but not outstanding for the price. My friend had pizza & loved the crust but said it was too cheesy & soggy. My tacos were good but a little dry & could have used 3 instead of 2.

DC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Our waitress disappeared for 20 minutes at a time. The chicken wings tasted like cardboard. The pizza was cold. Disappointing.

TB
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I read the other reviews. Too bad for some people who
had troubles, but our food, drinks, and service were altogether excellent. A definite recommend for a nice spot to get together with friends and family. The patio is lovely.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

The food was overpriced and mediocre. I ordered a baked pasta with arugula salad-the portion size was tiny and it was incredibly overpriced at $29! Our server was inattentive and we were left without an offer of a drink refill for a half hour.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our food was served and we had to ask for utensils. Server had difficulty describing the size of portions. Otherwise, nice setting.

a
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time at Smack Dab. It was our first time there. The view was spectacular of the marina and the lake and the mountains. The service was very accommodating and helpful and efficient. The food was so appetizing and delicious. The presentations of the crispy chicken sandwich, the honey glazed ribs, the pasta bolognese, and the mediterranean pasta were mouth watering. We had fun with sampling the white wines on the flight board. We all shared the decadent chocolate cheesecake and the peanut butter ice cream for dessert. We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing late lunch there. Our waiter Marcus was excellent. We would definitely recommend Smack Dab to friends and family and would love to go back there again ourselves.

d
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The hostess is not very

MC
Calgary
57 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

These people don't honour or respect your reservations. Because I showed up and requested the patio, the unfriendly hostess cancelled my reservation and put us on a 20-40 min waitlist. Kidding me right?
Don't bother making a reservation.
We left and decided to go to El Dorado (next door) were greeted and treated like important guests, and we had the best evening ever seated right by the lake.
Shame that some businesses treat their customers with disregard.

AB
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Smack Dab has a great patio and I specifically requested a patio seat so that my guests from Ontario could enjoy the fantastic view. On arrival we were told that the patio cannot be reserved and we would have to wait until a table became available. Two tables were empty at that time.
After half an hour or so we were eventually seated on the patio. Our server was great, the food was good and the views were terrific. It would have been appreciated if someone could have responded to the request ahead of time so that we could have had a drink in the bar first while waiting on a table outside.

AC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were disappointed with this visit. I had requested the patio when I made the reservation but we were put at a table in the corner and the host ran away without saying a word. When I asked the server she said I would have to talk to the host but I didn’t bother as I felt like I was causing a problem. There were plenty of tables on the patio that were open the entire time we were there yet other guests were told there was a waitlist. It was really hot and loud. Food was just ok which was disappointing because we enjoyed a really great lunch there a few weeks ago. Great lunch place, not sure we’ll be back for dinner anytime soon.

KD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

We had trouble keeping our wait staff interested and our meal took forever to arrive.

OT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

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 on August 14, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

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 on August 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere, great wait staff, beautiful setting.

NL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Very load poor service menu limited wouldn’t go again

NS
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

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
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

It was good but service was kind of slow

NA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

LP
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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