Update on Jones Barbeque in West Seattle: Curbside service!

Ever since our first report 3 weeks ago about Jones Barbeque planning a West Seattle location, we’ve been chasing down more details. Finally just got them, in a phone chat with Andreque Jones, as more signage continues going up at the storefront. He tells WSB they’re hoping to open as soon as next week in their new location at 4417 Fauntleroy (between Aikido of West Seattle and Tervo’s Mini-Mart, and previously, briefly home to OK Corral), if “the rest of the permits come through.” At the very least, he says, “we’re looking to have a grand opening on the 1st week of July.” We asked him about hours – and learned about plans for “curbside service” – read on:

The photo above (sorry the prices are a bit blurry, but at least you get an idea) shows the menu that’s now taped to a window at the site – we snapped it yesterday (along with the sign in the top photo, the newest addition). Jones says, “Right now we’re planning on having lunch and dinner 11 till 9, maybe 10 on Fridays and Saturdays; we’ll see how business goes and maybe make adjustments.”

Without even being asked about previous issues regarding accessibility of the space, he mentions the big parking lot in back – “40 spaces, you just have to circle the block.” But in addition, this might just be the “killer app,” as they say: “We’re going to start curbside pickup — you can pull right in front during certain hours, so that’ll make it convenient for people to call in, and we’ll take orders out to them.

He says it’s a “nice strip with 30-minute parking,” they just have to nail down which hours they will be able to offer this service.

Jones says his West Seattle manager will be Chase Thomas, and their job will be “just bringing the same barbecue that everybody has known and loved (elsewhere in the city) to West Seattle, and do our best to please the customers out there, and to make new relationships.”

We’ll be checking back to see how the permit quest goes and to let you know when the doors swing open.

20 Replies to "Update on Jones Barbeque in West Seattle: Curbside service! "

  • Carson June 18, 2010 (11:26 am)

    I can’t wait. Imagine, a BBQ place that has a menu all set for opening day!!!

  • westside June 18, 2010 (11:44 am)

    I am a long time Jones BBQ fan. In addition to great BBQ, the greens are to die for!

    If we prove we love good Jones BBQ they will eventually move to a bigger, better space…with beer. So–everyone, please patronize Jones.

  • cjboffoli June 18, 2010 (11:51 am)

    Hmm. While I realize there is indeed 30-minute parking along the curb there, that IS a very busy traffic thoroughfare. I’ll be curious to see how well that works out as essentially a drive-thru for their business. Seems like busy dinnertime pickups might overlap with heavy traffic periods.

  • JBL June 18, 2010 (12:02 pm)

    Curbside service sounds pretty cool. Logistics may be a little tricky. So happy their going in only 3 blocks from home!

  • Carson June 18, 2010 (12:08 pm)

    I am guessing its easier than driving to SODO even if I have to park a few blocks away. I can’t wait.

  • d June 18, 2010 (12:54 pm)

    Once they set up the alder wood smoker curbside, as they do in Sodo, peeps will be so enticed by the promises of that smoke, they will suffer through whatever it takes to get at those tips and that sauce :). Sauces are subjective, for sure, and not to be controversial, but their’s, at medium heat, is the best in the city. And note: they sell it by the bottle. Fabu!

  • wsgolfer June 18, 2010 (1:04 pm)

    Awesome! Looking forward to their opening!

    Just curious, anybody know where they source their meat? I’d love to hear if it is from humanely raised critters.

  • austin June 18, 2010 (2:09 pm)

    Why park a few blocks away when there is a lot out back?

  • WMF June 18, 2010 (3:10 pm)

    Will they actually be barbecuing on site? That’s a big part of the reason I only ate at OK Corral once, as most of their meat was brought in from the other store.

  • Eddie June 18, 2010 (4:32 pm)

    wsgolfer: They only prepare critters that met their demise falling into the “hole-foods” hole.

  • Vanessa June 18, 2010 (5:58 pm)

    I come from BBQ country (Kansas City) so am looking forward to a great local spot to get my fix.

  • sophista-tiki June 18, 2010 (6:05 pm)

    urbside service! No stinkin way! woohoo. my favorite BBQ sauce. mmmmm- slurp- mmmm

  • JBL June 18, 2010 (6:13 pm)

    “Will they actually be barbecuing on site? That’s a big part of the reason I only ate at OK Corral once, as most of their meat was brought in from the other store.”
    I’m sure they will. Never understood why OK did it that way. One of the biggest reasons they didn’t make it in that space. If the food is good, they will come.
    Jones knows bbq.

  • JumboJim June 18, 2010 (9:52 pm)

    Mmmmm, mmmmm good! BTW, if you are new to their BBQ you might start out with the mild sauce. The medium (not to mention the *hot*) can kick your hind end if you’re not used to it ;-)

  • dawsonct June 19, 2010 (12:56 am)

    Good call Jim. I like it hot, but their hot sauce is VERY hot. The medium, for me, has the right amount of spice, but your Aunt Gretta from Duluth would probably find the mild a bit spicy.
    Unless they have changed something recently (it’s been a couple months), they only sell mild and hot in the bottles. To get medium, you do what Jones do: combine them.
    I’ve been “Jones-ing” for more than 10 years now; really looking forward to being able to walk to get my fix.

  • grr June 19, 2010 (11:12 am)

    should be interesting. I LOVE Jones (go to SODO all the time)..my ONLY complaint..I ain’t a fan of the meat swimming in sauce. I always ask for it on the side. The meat is SOO well cooked, I hate drowning it. It’ll be nice to have them here.

  • dolly June 19, 2010 (10:48 pm)

    and having them smoke a turkey at thanksgiving has become my favorite solution to thanksgiving dinner!

  • An777 June 21, 2010 (3:40 pm)

    Has anyone seen the expanded yard at Brick Yard BBQ in the Admiral, I went on Friday and it was gorgeous evening, Place feels much more open. And Im always happy to support the owers two west seattle natives who employ other west seattle natives.

  • Westwood Neighbor June 23, 2010 (4:34 pm)

    Wow! A Jones, and a Trader Joes, AND a Wingdome?! All here in West Seattle soon? Why would I ever want to leave? Groovy!

  • Beth July 14, 2010 (12:10 pm)

    Well, the food is fine but the service definitely needs improvement. I called in an order at 4 p.m. and was told it would be ready at 4:30. When I got there I found out it’s still cash only so I had to run to the bank. But here’s the part that bothers me … when I returned at 4:40 they were just starting to assemble my order. I ended up having to wait another 15 minutes. And no, they weren’t busy. There were two people working, one was on the phone (while sitting in the dining area so obviously not taking an order) and the other person was out of sight in the back somewhere. No customers. I’ll cut them some slack this first time but I hope I don’t have the same experience again.

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