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Jabo's Bar-Be-Q

Map & Directions 9682 E. Arapahoe Road
Englewood, CO 80112
  • Barbecue
  • Tue-Sat 11am-8pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Necessary
  • Lot Available


Westword's Description

When Jabo Lawson found a permanent address for his once-mobile barbecue operation, he did a quick makeover, cramming overstuffed booths into the former home of a Heavenly Hams. Now blessed with an actual kitchen, he traded in his little outdoor barbecue pit -- the same type that masters in southern Texas and Louisiana use -- for a custom-built in-house smoker, where he can cook 700 pounds of meat at once. But Jabo's isn't just about the meat -- although everything from the fat, smoky ribs to the tender brisket and piquant hot links is wonderful. Lawson also makes about 125 sauces based on a family recipe from Shreveport, Louisiana, and he keeps six of them in rotation at all times, available at different levels of spiciness. As an added bonus, each meal comes with a Utah scone, a fried puff of dough painted with sticky honey butter.

Member Reviews

  • beckhamje wrote a review for Jabo's Bar-Be-Q
    on 03/25/13

    Jabo's is the place to be. Fantastic BBQ, great sauces, perfectly cooked meat, and amazing Chala buns. Such a good place to take the bros and pig out without busting your wallet. The owner is a character and I appreciate what he does.

    I don't know what happened with the past reviewer Drew and I'm sure the owner would apologize for that incident. He's only been awesome with me... More >>

  • Drew Wallace
    Drew Wallace wrote a review for Jabo's Bar-Be-Q
    on 04/28/12

    Worst restaurant experience ever! The owner was YELLING at my girlfriend for simply not liking the food. Let me say that again, HE WAS LITERALLY YELLING AT US IN FRONT OF EVERYONE and disrespecting my cute little innocent girlfriend. I have never heard of this happening and I still can't even believe it myself. Ok so here's what happened.

    We are not picky eaters at all. Nor are... More >>

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