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John T's BBQ

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115 1st Ave NE, Winchester, TN 37398-1698
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon 11:00 - 09:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Beautiful town, nice people.So naturally have a great restaurant and service.. Three of us came from Georgia on business and locals recommended John T's and gave it a try. The BBQ was better than any I have had since I left North Carolina.So I would highly recommend getting your BBQ fix here.Worth a trip just to see.

Thank Jason P
Winchester, Tennessee
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

this is the best bbq you will find in our area! melts in our mouth and the smoke taste is dreamy! you get ok portions but or the price its a little steep. this is a place id go once a month as a treat due to cost but all in all the food is hands down amazing! te desserts... More 

Thank info_seeker0223
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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48 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Will never be back. Poor service. Food expensive and not even close being worth it based on the food and service

Thank Diana S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great service and great food with items for the whole family. If you want good BBQ ribs with meat that falls of the bone this is the place for you.

Thank larryc150
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

You can sit at tables outside, inside downstairs, or inside upstairs. The service was great and our server was very attentive to what we wanted and served us with a big smile. Our drinks were served in big canning jars, and the waitress helped us decide what we wanted to eat. We both chose the smoked chicken dinner. It comes... More 

Thank Judith B
Hickory, North Carolina
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Last night, we took our daughter and a friend to John T's for BBQ. My husband LOVES BBQ and not just any BBQ. He loved John T's BBQ even though it was baby back ribs instead of spare ribs. We all enjoyed our ribs! They were tender and nicely sauced "wet" (you can order them wet, dry or spiced). The... More 

Thank CWMitchell
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great Food and Atmosphere!! Highly recommend! I really like the Pulled Pork and Buffalo Fries. Right next to the Oldham Theater is Nice also

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Winchester, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

While in Winchester, TN, don't miss going to John T's as the food is great and the service is even better! They have delicious BBQ and the sauce is too die for! Their sides are all great and all their drinks are served in mason jars! The atmosphere is a little loud but it is the kind of atmosphere you... More 

Thank Queenbee0
Ripley, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I visited it because I am moving to the area and am looking for new places to eat at. I really wanted to like this place on the square, cute decor, and a very nice waitress. Sadly the thing that mattered most to me was severely lacking and that was the food. I ordered the brisket sandwich being from Texas... More 

Thank Ryan_Mi78
San Diego, California, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

12 of us descended on John T's on Friday night, & they put together a big table for all of us. We had a great meal. I got the pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries. Very good. The restaurant was busy and had a nice vibe. Pleasant staff. Right on the square in Winchester.

Thank GigiLJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 1st Ave NE, Winchester, TN 37398-1698
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: 19319679600
Gotta give a shout out to the fantastic dinner my family enjoyed at John T's BBQ on the square in Winchester, TN. Some of the best dry-rub baby back ribs this Southern boy has ever eaten. Good sauce and sides but the highlight was the fall-off-the-bone ribs man!!! The restaurant needs to get added to Trip Advisor so more people know about it...on second thought, maybe I 'll keep it to myself.

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