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Beau Jo's

1517 Miner St. Send to Phone
303-567-4376 | Menu
Thick-crusted, deep-dish pizzas skyscraped with myriad ingredients make this local chain a hit with pie aficionados.
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Beau Jo's Restaurant Review

: Rocky Mountain-style pizza? Yes, indeed, that’s the specialty of the house at these Colorado-born pie lodges. Beau loads up twin crusts---thick or thin---with mountain-sized portions of meats, cheeses and a few oddball combinations. Families, little league teams and civic groups go nuts over the two-dozen pie offerings. Beau’s mountain-house atmosphere echoes the chain’s Idaho Springs, Colorado origin, and it’s made the place a revered pie palace for many, a themey thing to avoid for others. In addition to high altitude pies, the house presents a sprawling salad bar loaded with the basic vittles and a few gold nuggets. Pitchers of draft beer and pie crust and honey for dessert complete the picture.

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What used to be a novelty, is no longer charming
by IllumeMJ on Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:02 pm
 
This place is highly over-rated! Horrible value, not great food, very expensive for pizza!"

Pizza is average. If you like to pay a lot for bread, this is your place; they even give you honey to go with it. Sauce is bland. They have a ton of selections, so you can find something that appeals to you, but you will pay a lot and their "5 lb. pizza" is mostly bread, not any where near 5 lbs, and if I had the energy and extra time, I may even investigate this a bit because I walked out of there MAD.

If you are ok with paying $40 for an "ok" pizza, this might be a good stop on the way home. Definitely not worth taking a ride up to. BUT, if you are hungry and want more than carbs, go elsewhere. Their pizzas are priced uniquely because they "boast" their large pound size prices, rather than sizes - this is a novelty and that is it. They are not these "gigantically amazing, blow you away pizzas" that they make seem substantial. They have huge sizes of bread "crusts," rather than toppings. Then offer other options that are less bread, and more "pizza," but with lighter toppings. But, they too are expensive, and just not that unbelievable, and not worth their price tag. They are a better value, unless you love bread.

Service was horrible. They added an 18% gratuity for our party of 9 (which I understand), but they are very deceptive. The credit card receipt very clearly reads, "PRE-TIP AMT," so you can easily add even more of a gratuity in the blank spot next to "TIP" - whether your server is good or not. Ours was not. I almost missed this, and noticed this when I began looking at the pricing that was higher than I thought it should be.

Our server was hardly at our table, offered one of the "prairie pie" selections, which are $29.99 for an extra large (rather than $40), because they state they are a lighter choice, with lighter amounts of toppings (definitely less bread!!!), for another pizza combination, the "Mama Mia," which is also offered at the "pound pricing," then charged us the pound pricing for the "lighter choice," along with his extra tip on the difference - of course. Their "prairie pie" medium pizzas are about the size of a single serving size pizza at most places, and cost $16. Not a good value at all. I would like to post photos of my receipts - the general receipt, and the credit card receipt because I truly feel it is offensive, and deceptive, especially for poor service. Again, I would not stop there, and cannot recommend it. I am also contacting management, and will add their response to this review.

Maybe I am "particular," but there are some amazing pizza places out there now, with and without a high cost, and Beau Jo's has completely lost its charm with me, and I am a Colorado native, so I have grown up going there. But, not any more. Today's experience did me in. And, it's dated and dingy, and for the amount of volume they get, you'd think they'd try a little harder.
 
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