Lakewood >Food & Dining > Jus Cookin's Restaurant
840 Tabor St, Lakewood, CO | Directions 8040139.729169 -105.130645
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Comfort Food! Best Anywhere. – Menu has what you might expect your country grandma to serve on Sunday! Had the "turkey in the slaw" - fresh, hand carved breast with cole slaw all on toasted rye - not the thin slice deli meat.
However the best item on their menu is the fried chicken and fresh peach cobbler (seasonal). Blackberry cobbler was equally good, but the peach was in a class of it's own.
Peach cobbler was made from freshly picked peaches and served with a light glaze, not the usual oversweetened gelatin mixture that is standard elsewhere. Pastry crust is the light and crisp - just sweet enough, not overdone. Peaches are firm and it's nice to see that you can tell they have been peeled by hand, and are generous slices not just bits.
Warmed and topped with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream this is the best dessert I've had in a long time.
The fried chicken is their best seller (I asked) and it's not hard to see why. It's difficult to make fried chicken seem non-greasy, but they have figured it out. Spices are subtle, coating crisp and the meat juicy and tender.
Salad dressings are all made on the premises, the raspberry vinagrette was sweet and tangy although the side salad was a little plain (but what grandma would serve - fresh greens, nothin' fancy).
Rolls are almost a meal in themselves, fresh and hot from the oven and the size of a grapefruit, not the little hardened biscuits you get elsewhere.
Casual atmosphere, friendly waitstaff and good prices. I would have given it five stars however the chicken fried steak was not the best I've ever had (that is reserved for a little place just outside the Ozarks!) although it was pretty darned good.
Oh! One last thing, the mashed potatoes are REAL! Definitely will go back, a nice change from the chain restaurants in the area.
You will not leave here feeling unfulfilled although you will probably want a nap...consider splitting the dessert!
jus barely – basic food, not much flavor. had turkey chunks? instead of nice slices and meatloaf.....frozen marie callanders is comparable. norman rockwell ambience? not!!! boyle loves this place (probably cause they sponser him)
this place is great for blueheads and children under 10. will never go back
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Jus Cookin's Restaurant on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.