Joseph's Southern Cookin' Informative - Don't Believe The Hype!!!

Review by 15910 on 2007-04-17
DENVER, COLORADO -- I realize that an informative about a local restaurant out here in Colorado doesn't command a lot of interest from many besides the members that live out here or that travel through these here parts to sell his used mobile homes in the Carolinas and such, but I thought that this one might be of interest.
Joseph's has gotten rave reviews from The Denver Post, Westword, OutFront,(do what you will with that one) and other local print media outlets....
Here is what I experienced last Friday evening:

1) Southern/Comfort food is supposed to be affordable. Two pieces of fried chicked and two sides for eight bucks is ridiculous to me so I got the catfish. $12.95 apiece
2) The "strawberry lemonade" was so sweet that I nearly went comatose.
3) The fries were cooked in the fish grease thus they had a fishy taste.
4) The fish was cooked in the same dirty grease thus an even "fishier" taste.
5) A restaurant that serves all kinds of fish and shrimp should have tartar sauce, right? You'll have to settle for mayo'.
6) The collard greens were tasty and the portions were plentiful.
7) My GF loved the food but she doesn't know fish like myself and a few other members do on here.
8) Stop running out of cole slaw when I get there!
9) Please enlarge the ordering area. You can barely get five people in there.
10) As the cook was putting our food into the containers here comes "Fifi the Dachshound" running around in the kitchen area! Apparently she had escaped from the basement. It took the cashier AND the cook to get her back down there. Glad that we had already gotten our food!
So long Joe.
Comments:19 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-04-19
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-17:
Southern/Comfort food is only good and affordable if you are in the Carolinas or in the South eastern USA don't even try it anywhere else.

My point is proven thanks to this review and I will never visit Joseph's Southern Cookin' when I go through CO.

Thanks for the post
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-17:
Lids, this place is just overpriced. There are some less expensive ones with better food. I went there because of the hype and they haven't been here that long. Maybe a year or two.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-17:
I have always gotten good food when I went through CO. anywhere maybe I am just lucky but this is good to know for next time.
Posted by MRM on 2007-04-17:
Joseph's Southern Cookin' iz da shiznit!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-17:
I mainly post my bad eating experiences on here. I will start posting the good as well. (if they ever happen) Remember Lids, it all went downhill for me after I bit into that raw chicken wing..... *texting my therapist*
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-17:
MR, are you serious?! What did you have? Please share your experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-17:
What's wrong MRM, "catfish" got your tongue?
Posted by MRM on 2007-04-17:
I was complimenting on the restaurant! I especially like their fried fish... very well cooked and it doesnt taste "fishy" as you stated in your review.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-17:
You went to the one on 28th and Fairfax? So Fifi the dog and old grease aren't the norm' huh? This was my first visit. Have you had anything else to eat there?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-17:
I thank you and put you down as "very helpful" MRM. Perhaps I will make a second visit. Are you a Coloradoan or Viginian?
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-04-17:
What were the pieces- legs, thighs, breast...keel? On the bright side, at least the Eason Boys weren't around with their brand of trouble.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-17:
Good point Slim! A leg and BREAST, not KEEL for 8 bucks! Besides ol' Joe has "Fifi the weeny dog" patrolling the kitchen.
Posted by MRM on 2007-04-17:
Im from Virginia, but I was visiting my uncle in South Carolina and tried Joseph's Southern Cookin' while over there. It was good food indeed.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-17:
Aha! You weren't at the one out here. I don't think that they have any other "stores" but lucky for you and Uncle.
Posted by *Brenda* on 2007-04-17:
Fried fish with no tartar sauce? Yuck.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-18:
Hot Sauce with a twist of lemon is the way that I prefer it.
Posted by *Brenda* on 2007-04-18:
I need my tarter!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-19:
Noooooo! You want to ruin your silk blouse?
Posted by *Brenda* on 2007-04-19:
I'm careful!!!

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