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Jazzy John's

) #121 of 591 Restaurants in Vancouver ££ - £££ American, Barbecue
512 NE 81st St Ste J, Vancouver, WA 98665-8134
+1 360-831-5906
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“texas toast” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
512 NE 81st St Ste J, Vancouver, WA 98665-8134
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted BBQ. Jazzy John's hit the spot. We ordered Combo #1, 5 oz of Brisket, 5 oz Pork or Chicken, 2 Ribs, 2 sides and Texas Toast. I ordered Combo #2, 5 oz of Brisket, 5 oz Pork or Chicken, 2...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The barbecue is authentic. I grew up in Oklahoma and have eaten my fair share of Oklahoma 'cue. I've taken classes in smoking meat, from a 80 yr old African American master of it. This meat is great, and the sides are very good also....More

Thank kentonerwin
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I've enjoyed this establishment for several years. It's refreshing to see they've added GF corn bread. Special dietary needs can be an issue as gluten free items aren't readily available and the same for diabetics. Knowing this ahead of time is helpful.

Thank serverbruce
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We finally found some solid BBQ and it was right up the street from where we live! Pulled pork - awesome, burnt tips - solid, ribs - good, Cole slaw - spot on, potatoes - pretty good. Sauces - habanero was our favorite! Service -...More

Thank Cgkennelly
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The Pacific NW has something called southern BBQ. Being from OK and growing up around BBQ, I was appalled by this stuff they were calling BBQ. So I was ecstatic when I found Jazzy Johns. It's real BBQ! I really enjoy the brisket and the...More

Thank KendraDawnRN
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The second time I've been here this week. The food is really good and the service was terrific. I will absolutely be back for more.

Thank kschandler
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If I could give this a 2.5 star rating, I would. The restaurant itself is very bare bones. We went there at 7:00, and they were running out of many things already. The meat was okay, not very tender, and the sauces were okay, too....More

Thank YacksonBoB
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Nice location, plenty of parking, very tasty food. I just purchased my own smoker, but I would love to have some of their recipes and learn some of their secrets.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We had a craving for barb b que. We saw this place in a strip plaza and decided to try it out. Husband ordered a chicken and beef brisket combo with mac and cheese and naked beans. It was $15.00. Portion was huge. He said...More

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This place has been here for a while and I've recently visited again. I've not been able to understand why it's alway empty though. It's pretty good BBQ and really is authentic midwest BBQ. They have chopped beef (not just sliced) and bologna and hot...More

Thank KendraDawnRN
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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 NE 81st St Ste J, Vancouver, WA 98665-8134
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-831-5906
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Jazzy John's BBQ is a neighborhood place that cooks up BBQ good enough to make it a true destination. It was created by John Moak, a real jazz musician, who also happens to be just as passionate about food in general and BBQ in particular. Like a great jazz combo, we believe barbecue is at its best when all of its flavors combine and harmonize: the natural flavors of the meat, the savory flavor of hardwood smoke, the spiciness of the rub, topped off with the sweetness and tartness of the sauce. When these elements are in balance, you have found BBQ heaven. We've worked hard to match the right cut of meat with the right rub, hickory smoke, cooking technique, and sauce. Our sauces and rubs are made from scratch in our own kitchen. Same goes for our sides. It's a bit more work to do it this way, but we believe the results are well worth it. Stop by soon and see if you agree.
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