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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“jojo potatoes” (17 reviews)
“pulled pork” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (40 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
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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 15 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 14 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 5 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 18 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
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A young tech at Mayo recommended John Hardy's BBQ. We took the long way to get there from Mayo. However all you have to do is Just go on N. Broadway and turn left on 7th St. NW! The servings were bountiful and the price...More

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place was outstanding. Service started a little slow but ended up being great. Now for the food. We ordered a BBQ pork sandwich, one BBQ rib and a side of homemade potato chips. The food came and we just admired it. We were afraid...More

Thank chefluee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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