Jabo's Bar-Be Q

★★★★★
39.5949 -104.876
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303-799-4432

9682 E Arapahoe Rd

Greenwood Vlg, CO

80112

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Beer battered fries, awesome bbq sauces - this place is one to check out if you love bbq. The beans were awesome, the meat just fell of the bone. From the moment you walk in, the smell will get you.

5
★★★★★

Beer battered fries, awesome bbq sauces - this place is one to check out if you love bbq. The beans were awesome, the meat just fell of the bone. From the moment you walk in, the smell will get you.

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Jabo is a great guy and he really knows a lot about barbecue. I like his shredded pork with the super spicy mango sauce.

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Jabo is a great guy and he really knows a lot about barbecue. I like his shredded pork with the super spicy mango sauce.

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Given all the wonderful reviews, I decided to try Jabo's. It was precisely as described by other reviewers, but no one pointed out that the meat (without the interesting sauces) is very hot and spicy. Far too hot for me - so hot/spicy that I couldn't tell beef from pork. Everything tasted the same. I didn't like it.

All of this could have been avoided if Jabo had said "yes" when we asked if the meat was spicy. Or given us a teeny sample to try. Maybe it is just the hickory smoking - maybe not - but the effect was to overpower the taste of the meat. Even the beans have the same overpowering taste.

Yes, the meat does fall right apart in your mouth, and yes the scones are excellent, so everyone is accurate on that.

Anyway, if you like a more delicate flavor, this is not the place for you.

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★☆☆☆☆

Given all the wonderful reviews, I decided to try Jabo's. It was precisely as described by other reviewers, but no one pointed out that the meat (without the interesting sauces) is very hot and spicy. Far too hot for me - so hot/spicy that I couldn't tell beef from pork. Everything tasted the same. I didn't like it.

All of this could have been avoided if Jabo had said "yes" when we asked if the meat was spicy. Or given us a teeny sample to try. Maybe it is just the hickory smoking - maybe not - but the effect was to overpower the taste of the meat. Even the beans have the same overpowering taste.

Yes, the meat does fall right apart in your mouth, and yes the scones are excellent, so everyone is accurate on that.

Anyway, if you like a more delicate flavor, this is not the place for you.

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I have been to BBQ places all over the country and this small hidden place is the best have I ever had or probably will ever find. I live 1000 miles away and will c remember the taste of the hickory smoked meat. After they let me sample their different sauces which were all amazing I chose a mixture of two and had it on the side so I could taste some of the meat without sauce.
The service was fantastic with a very friendly couple being very helpful and running the place. Jabo himself took the time to explain to me how he BBQd his meat and why he did it that way. The part that sold me on the beef was that he took a 14 to 18 lb beef brisket and smoked it with hickory wood for 12 hours. He used nothing but wood and you could taste it. The meat melts in your mouth. The amounts were more than generous. On top of a 1/3 pound custom made all beef link there was 1/2 pound of smoked beef brisket along with a full bowl of the sauce. Along with that I recommend the beer battered fries. Best fries I have ate. The scones melt in you mouth and the honey butter mix on it is so good.
This place had little business around 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon and I do not understand that it isn't standing room only all of the time. I am spoiled now and all other BBQ will just be plain meat with ketchup over it after a Jabos experience. I will certainly eat at no other BBQ place while and when I am in this area. Actually this place is a 10 out of 5 stars. Can't imagine better food or service.

5
★★★★★

I have been to BBQ places all over the country and this small hidden place is the best have I ever had or probably will ever find. I live 1000 miles away and will c remember the taste of the hickory smoked meat. After they let me sample their different sauces which were all amazing I chose a mixture of two and had it on the side so I could taste some of the meat without sauce.
The service was fantastic with a very friendly couple being very helpful and running the place. Jabo himself took the time to explain to me how he BBQd his meat and why he did it that way. The part that sold me on the beef was that he took a 14 to 18 lb beef brisket and smoked it with hickory wood for 12 hours. He used nothing but wood and you could taste it. The meat melts in your mouth. The amounts were more than generous. On top of a 1/3 pound custom made all beef link there was 1/2 pound of smoked beef brisket along with a full bowl of the sauce. Along with that I recommend the beer battered fries. Best fries I have ate. The scones melt in you mouth and the honey butter mix on it is so good.
This place had little business around 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon and I do not understand that it isn't standing room only all of the time. I am spoiled now and all other BBQ will just be plain meat with ketchup over it after a Jabos experience. I will certainly eat at no other BBQ place while and when I am in this area. Actually this place is a 10 out of 5 stars. Can't imagine better food or service.

Pros: Great wood smoked meat, great service, fantastic sauce

Cons: I ate to much and that was because it was so good

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As 'newbies' they let us sample 6 different BBQ sauces including mango, apricot, peach, mustard, maple, and regular. After you pick your flavor, they can make it as 'hot' as you want. It's run by the nicest and most colorful husband and wife you will meet, the service was excellent and made me feel warm and fuzzy from the minute we entered the door. Everything is hand made including the scones with sweet cream butter. We felt the prices were reasonable. (Nothing's cheap anymore when you have to feed yourselves and two kids. Wyatt can pack it away and the beans in maple sauce made him the happiest he has ever been!)

5
★★★★★

As 'newbies' they let us sample 6 different BBQ sauces including mango, apricot, peach, mustard, maple, and regular. After you pick your flavor, they can make it as 'hot' as you want. It's run by the nicest and most colorful husband and wife you will meet, the service was excellent and made me feel warm and fuzzy from the minute we entered the door. Everything is hand made including the scones with sweet cream butter. We felt the prices were reasonable. (Nothing's cheap anymore when you have to feed yourselves and two kids. Wyatt can pack it away and the beans in maple sauce made him the happiest he has ever been!)

Pros: Great Service, Great Food, Great Atmosphere

Cons: None

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Simply the best BBQ that I've ever had in Denver.
When you walk in the door, the first thing you note is the smell. That wonderful wood fire smell.
If you have never been there before, you are offered a sample of their various sauces, so that you can make an informed decision when you order you meal.
You MUST try the ribs. The meat just falls off the bones. Even their beans are awesome, with a touch of maple sauce and brown sugar.

5
★★★★★

Simply the best BBQ that I've ever had in Denver.
When you walk in the door, the first thing you note is the smell. That wonderful wood fire smell.
If you have never been there before, you are offered a sample of their various sauces, so that you can make an informed decision when you order you meal.
You MUST try the ribs. The meat just falls off the bones. Even their beans are awesome, with a touch of maple sauce and brown sugar.

Pros: Great Food

Cons: Can't think of one

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At first glance you think this place was slapped together from restaurant garage sales (probably was!). But let this not deter you. Sit at the bar if you can and meet Jabo himself and be prepared to be educated. There are a lot of choices to be made here especially on your sauces (23+ I think) but once you decide on what you like well it makes it all worth while and easier for the next visit. All the meats I tried were excellent as well as the ribs, great smoked flavor and no knife required. Beer battered fries, well whose counting calories eating BBQ. And when you think you?re full there is always what I call Jabo?s Krispy Kreams for desert! Definitely worth a visit and not far off from I 25

5
★★★★★

At first glance you think this place was slapped together from restaurant garage sales (probably was!). But let this not deter you. Sit at the bar if you can and meet Jabo himself and be prepared to be educated. There are a lot of choices to be made here especially on your sauces (23+ I think) but once you decide on what you like well it makes it all worth while and easier for the next visit. All the meats I tried were excellent as well as the ribs, great smoked flavor and no knife required. Beer battered fries, well whose counting calories eating BBQ. And when you think you?re full there is always what I call Jabo?s Krispy Kreams for desert! Definitely worth a visit and not far off from I 25

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Since moving here from Austin, it's been a search to find not only good barbecue, but a place that takes pride in their food. Jabo meets both criteria and then some! Personalized service and conversation from Jabo himself and unbelievably tasty brisket. Sauces are incredible and a good variety. You have to try the scones!

5
★★★★★

Since moving here from Austin, it's been a search to find not only good barbecue, but a place that takes pride in their food. Jabo meets both criteria and then some! Personalized service and conversation from Jabo himself and unbelievably tasty brisket. Sauces are incredible and a good variety. You have to try the scones!

Pros: Great food and guest interaction/service

Cons: barbecue w/o beer...

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I tried this after reading reviews. I had the pulled pork and it had "AMAZING" flavor (the BEST I've ever tasted)...and I eat BBQ all the time. I recommend having the sauce on the side because it can hide the incredible taste of the meat. This is one of those "hole-in-the-wall" places that doesn't look like the food would be good but it's fantastic. Try the beer battered french fries too!

5
★★★★★

I tried this after reading reviews. I had the pulled pork and it had "AMAZING" flavor (the BEST I've ever tasted)...and I eat BBQ all the time. I recommend having the sauce on the side because it can hide the incredible taste of the meat. This is one of those "hole-in-the-wall" places that doesn't look like the food would be good but it's fantastic. Try the beer battered french fries too!

Pros: The best BBQ Ever!

Cons: Ambience

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I recently went to Jabo's for the first time. I love BBQ, and have been consistently disappointed by what Denver has to offer. I'VE FINALLY FOUND THE PLACE. Jabo's has great quality meat, pit-cooked to perfection, and slathered in some of the best home-made sauce I've ever had. Their sides are equally well-done. From now on, when I'm in the mood for BBQ, but not in the mood to fire up my smokestack, I will always make Jabo's my first choice.

5
★★★★★

I recently went to Jabo's for the first time. I love BBQ, and have been consistently disappointed by what Denver has to offer. I'VE FINALLY FOUND THE PLACE. Jabo's has great quality meat, pit-cooked to perfection, and slathered in some of the best home-made sauce I've ever had. Their sides are equally well-done. From now on, when I'm in the mood for BBQ, but not in the mood to fire up my smokestack, I will always make Jabo's my first choice.

Pros: Great Food, Great Staff

Cons: None

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the food is perfect! the sauces accomodate all of the heat ranges and filled with flavors you never expected! they have come a long way (and earned it) since the roadside smokers! i recently took my brother there. he travels a lot and was amazed at the attentive service and the unique sauces. i recommend this to anybody that enjoys high quality food!
my personal favorite: the jabo link with chicken, topped with habenero mustard. it is acutually hot unlike most food named hot. for most people it is two meals! i spread the word to all bbq lovers.
thanks jabo!!!!!!!!!!!

5
★★★★★

the food is perfect! the sauces accomodate all of the heat ranges and filled with flavors you never expected! they have come a long way (and earned it) since the roadside smokers! i recently took my brother there. he travels a lot and was amazed at the attentive service and the unique sauces. i recommend this to anybody that enjoys high quality food!
my personal favorite: the jabo link with chicken, topped with habenero mustard. it is acutually hot unlike most food named hot. for most people it is two meals! i spread the word to all bbq lovers.
thanks jabo!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: bbq to die for

Cons: none. everybody around you enjoying an incredible meal. the ambience is that you are truly welcome and appreciated.

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Truly, now there is a place where BBQ is thier passion. I loved the part where we got to try all their sauces before we decided on a little seperate plate. Any flavor you can think of they have, and they are all REALLY good. I was really happy with this place, and the guys there are really passionate about good BBQ. Jabo told me the proper way of how to BBQ, and really knew all you could possibly know on the subject including why charcoal is not real BBQ.

I have zero complaints. From the greens, to the scones to the food this is the real deal. Try it out and I am confident that you will be happy you did.

5
★★★★★

Truly, now there is a place where BBQ is thier passion. I loved the part where we got to try all their sauces before we decided on a little seperate plate. Any flavor you can think of they have, and they are all REALLY good. I was really happy with this place, and the guys there are really passionate about good BBQ. Jabo told me the proper way of how to BBQ, and really knew all you could possibly know on the subject including why charcoal is not real BBQ.

I have zero complaints. From the greens, to the scones to the food this is the real deal. Try it out and I am confident that you will be happy you did.

Pros: Great BBQ sauce selection, Friendly waiters, Freindly owner

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Jabo has the best bbq i ever tasted. the food speaks for itself. The service has gotten alot better than when they first opened up, alot of growing pains i guess, but for food this good you can exspect a long wait sometimes. Just like when krisy kreme came to town the wait was so long you felt like you got bad service but a due respect to jabo's thay have worked out those kinks. You have to try this bbq it is the best ever made. i mean the ribs are big the link are bigger the taste outstanding.

4
★★★★☆

Jabo has the best bbq i ever tasted. the food speaks for itself. The service has gotten alot better than when they first opened up, alot of growing pains i guess, but for food this good you can exspect a long wait sometimes. Just like when krisy kreme came to town the wait was so long you felt like you got bad service but a due respect to jabo's thay have worked out those kinks. You have to try this bbq it is the best ever made. i mean the ribs are big the link are bigger the taste outstanding.

Pros: ribs, jabo link, scones

Cons: , long lunch wait time

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I've been eating at Jabo's since we had to stand in line in a parking, exposed to the elements, for 20 minutes or more. The line frequently exceeded fifteen or twenty people, but nobody complained. Good things come to those who wait.

Jabo's experience with all things Bar-be-Q shows in virtually everything he serves, from buttery brisket to melt-in-your-mouth ribs. But probably the best thing about Jabo's is the sixteen or so different barbecue sauces, ranging from standard to outright gourmet. Often times, he'll have a specialty, like cranberry, grape, or orange, and they're definitely worth trying. There is generally a hot, medium and mild version of each.

No other rib joint in Denver offers the kind of sauce Jabo's does. In fact, everywhere else I've been serves what amounts to spicy ketchup out of a bottle.

Jabo's is absolutely worth a try.

5
★★★★★

I've been eating at Jabo's since we had to stand in line in a parking, exposed to the elements, for 20 minutes or more. The line frequently exceeded fifteen or twenty people, but nobody complained. Good things come to those who wait.

Jabo's experience with all things Bar-be-Q shows in virtually everything he serves, from buttery brisket to melt-in-your-mouth ribs. But probably the best thing about Jabo's is the sixteen or so different barbecue sauces, ranging from standard to outright gourmet. Often times, he'll have a specialty, like cranberry, grape, or orange, and they're definitely worth trying. There is generally a hot, medium and mild version of each.

No other rib joint in Denver offers the kind of sauce Jabo's does. In fact, everywhere else I've been serves what amounts to spicy ketchup out of a bottle.

Jabo's is absolutely worth a try.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Great Sauce

Cons: No longer a secret

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I've been to Brothers, Dickies, Bennetts...plain and simple, this is the single best BBQ in the city. Incredible sauces, meat that flakes off the bone, incredibly nice people working, this place makes the others look like amateurs...

5
★★★★★

I've been to Brothers, Dickies, Bennetts...plain and simple, this is the single best BBQ in the city. Incredible sauces, meat that flakes off the bone, incredibly nice people working, this place makes the others look like amateurs...

Pros: No crowd, Great employees

Cons: Hidden from view

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