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John Hardy's Bar-B-Q

929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
+1 507-288-3936
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“jojo potatoes” (18 reviews)
“pulled pork” (23 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
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31 - 40 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped by JH north on Saturday 25th. Food was good but saw one of the cooks eating with bare hands as he was preparing orders.

2  Thank John B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Was looking for a good BBQ place and boy did we find it with this restaurant. The wait staff was very friendly and helped suggest some things that were really good since I had never been there before.

Thank tamaram651
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place is a staple for locals in Rochester. No frills. Smoked meat, buttery bread, and a pile of jo jo's potatoes. I do the combo plate with your choice of two meats. Quick service and large portions!

Thank Belushi507
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A local chain, their barbecue is very good, and the garlic toast is addictive. Lots of tasty choices, you can order them with or without sauce already on them.

Thank flasni01
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My first experience with this place was when I attended school in Rochester. It was at the original restaurant with John cooking. The food was wonderful, we went there a lot. I now live 3 hours from Rochester, but every time I'm in Rochester or...More

Thank Ldjb60
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for small groups but don't expect to be able to reserve a table or tables. The staff is great and the food is excellent. A fellow geocaching friend hosted an social event here and everything worked out fine. Though the...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My mom, husband and I went here 3 times in 3 years with our most recent being 3 weeks ago. I crave the taste of smoked meats That is what this place knows how to do to perfection! When you walk into this place, you...More

Thank Karenmandel
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I stopped by JH BBQ on Dec. 23rd 2016 to grab some gift cards. While I was there it smelled so Great I decided to have some lunch. The place was packed but luckily for me some folks were just leaving. My waitress, Amy was...More

Thank Terri D
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The portions are huge, and the cost is low. Fast and helpful service. I can't wait to go there again.

Thank jdouglas1
Reviewed 17 November 2016

My wife and I were in town for a visit to Mayo. We were looking for a good barbecue place. I am originally from South Carolina so I like to think I know a bit about barbecue. This place is small but had a lot...More

Thank Amos C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-288-3936
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