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Papa J's

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7510 Sheridan Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003-6209
(303) 427-1391
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was HORRIBLE, over priced, and the bathrooms smelled like the sewer exploded. Very unhappy with this place.

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Thank Brooke7005
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Quantity and quality and atmosphere. Super clean and plenty large seating area even when busy. I imagine that heaven must smell sorta like this when you walk in the door. I'm not real sure I'll make it to heaven, so Papa J's is a regular stop for me.

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Thank Shawn S
Versailles, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A quilting group met for lunch. We were the only ones in the restaurant for first 30 minutes. Buffet had very few offerings and was old and tasteless.

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Thank KGab
Denver
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Yup...Sewer smell through out the facility. Service from "owners niece" is terrible. So Sad. This place use to be good before they moved to the new building. The owners are problem so old they don't care. So Gross!

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Thank Dave J
Black Hawk, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014. First time there. Heard great things about the spaghetti. 1970's vinal booth seats are old ripped and uncomfortable. Table tops are left overs from the Mexican restaurant for days gone by. Drawings plaster the wall of old people your parents or grandparents know. Server was polite, but now well trained on the menu or the profession of... More 

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1 Thank MountainMONEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

For take out: The salad was just "okay", nothing special about it. The bread was below average. Something you could buy off the rack at king soopers, but.....the spaghetti.....the homemade spaghetti.....as soooooo good. Best I've had. The meatball, the sauce, the noodles, everything about it was just awesome. AWESOME

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Thank Oliver N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Did not like the chicken Alfredo it taste real dry it's a nice spot customers service is OK but the food was not I expect

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2 Thank Earl H
Arvada, Colorado
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

They relocated to a bigger place near our house. Very good food. The owner came by and played some music for us. Very nice staff.

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Thank Esther_Roybal
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

This family owned place in business for over 40 years, has authentic S. Italian home cooking. The eggplant parmesean is to die for, along with giant calzones, super veal parmesean, & all the old favorites. Good value, excellent service, & good atmosphere. Great for families and date night.

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1 Thank papatom69
Arvada, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Have been going there for years Very good food Best canolli in town .Can get homemade noodles. Nice Italian atomphere,

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Thank Pat R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7510 Sheridan Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003-6209
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Arvada
  • Phone Number: (303) 427-1391

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?