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Jr's No. 19 BBQ Co.

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224 Barclay Ave, Pine River, MN 56474-5174
+1 218-587-4227
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, United States
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Had the most wonderful prime rib sandwich as their Thursday special! Fantastic flavor, meat was very tender, added some honey barbecue sauce and 'WOW'!!!! Huge sandwich, couldn't eat it all. My husband had potato salad and it was very good. Bar type atmosphere which we loved. The wait staff was very attentive, helpful and friendly. Wanted to try their cheesecake,... More 

1 Thank Bonnie T
Rochester, Minnesota
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323 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Family vacation in the area, decided to give it a try. Menu is limited but everyone found a dish they liked. Portions are medium size, served basket style. Had a variety of BBQ sauces to try which was fun. Most of the food was not hot, on the cool side when served but, ok. Many of the selections are gluten... More 

Thank RGTravelIng
Backus, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Ive been to JRS numerous times hoping that it will get better. It doesn't, sad face :( The service is good the food is terrible. Its cold, dry, and tasteless not to mention that all the bbq sauces are sooo watered down that it makes your bread soggy as soon as you pour it on. Not thick at all like... More 

1 Thank Pam T
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and parents and I ate at Jr's for the first (and last) time last weekend. 6:30 pm on a Saturday and only 3 tables the entire time we were there. The server/bartender was friendly and nice, but unprofessional (never introduced herself, came to our table with food in her mouth- she was eating her dinner behind the bar... More 

1 Thank w113akr
Breezy Point, Minnesota
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

I made a special trip to Pine River on a Wednesday as I heard this place had a Reuben Special on that day. I got the sandwich, which looked good, but it was cold and not grilled. I have a background in food service (chef) and I have never had a Reuben sandwich that wasn't grilled. The corned beef was... More 

Thank Brewzrus
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

As I have said before, tasting is very subjective and this food was lacking any taste. I went here for ribs only to find out that they are served Tuesday-Thursday and of course I am there on a Monday. The server suggested the brisket plate, so I took her up on it. It was served up fast but oh brother... More 

Thank bigbobr
Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We entered the Pine River location at about 7pm on Friday and found the place nearly empty. This caused us some concern, but we had read that No. 19 was a good place for BBQ. The brisket and especially the ribs we ordered didn't taste smoked nor barbecued. As a matter of fact, the ribs didn't taste fresh and were... More 

1 Thank Carlsons
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

If you're headed north or staying in the area this is must stop. I'm not being dramatic when I say this is the best barbecue I've had...and I just had North Carolina barbecue in North Carolina. The service was wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable. I had the pulled pork with macaroni and my husband had the brisket with coleslaw...it was all... More 

Thank Nicole_T_MSP
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I was impressed with their take out ribs that we had this past Sunday. Not only was the food delicious but we experienced some of the most amazing customer service when we picked up the food. Also their cheesecakes are amazing here. We are lucky to have this BBQ in northern Minnesota!

Thank WFamilyMemories
Brainerd, Minnesota
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

It is not a fancy place but it has good food for good prices. The owner is very friendly and will give you a taste sample if you are unsure of what to order. MN is the land of bland food but this place breaks that stereotype.

4 Thank campgirl2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Barclay Ave, Pine River, MN 56474-5174
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Pine River
  • Phone Number: +1 218-587-4227

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