Dave’s ‘Pizza My Heart’ Review: Beau Jo’s in Fort Collins
Join me as I travel around Northern Colorado in search of 'NoCo's Greatest Pie.' This week, a stop at Colorado-based Beu Jo's in Old Town.
Beau Jo's is legen-dary in Colorado — there's no trying to deny that. They started back in 1973 in Idaho Springs, and now have six locations across the state.
Having grown up in Loveland, I'd be lying if I were to say this was my first stop into any Beau Jo's, and it certainly wasn't my first time at the Fort Collins location.
However, this was the first time I'd checked out their lunch buffet, when cohort Jake and I stopped in on February 19, 2020. You do get a lot — all you can eat pizza pie, salad, soup. Seriously, if I'd had more time, I would have eaten more.
Of course, they had a variety of pies set up for the buffet; my favorite choice that day was the garlic sauce one.
Beau Jo's is famous for their Mountain Pies and that thick, bulbous crust. The crust provides dessert too when you drizzle honey on it. It's a Colorado classic.
I like hitting up Beau Jo's. It's Colorado, it's cool, and it reminds me of the time back in the 80s when a bunch of us drove down to the Denver location (which no longer exists) to take on the food challenge they had.
'Sorry, guys, you have to call a day ahead to do that.' Our two 'challengers' never did attempt eating 'The 14er.'
Google Reviews (1,550 of them) give the Fort Collin Beau Jo's an average rating of 4.3 stars.
I'm going to have to agree. It was fun, the pizza was good, but two lunch buffets and two soft drinks with a 20% tip came to $37.00. A little pricey.
My 'Pizza My Heart' review: 4.3 pepperonis out of 5.
Thanks, Gang. Mad respect.