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Johnny's Steaks & Bar-Be-Que

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301 Thomas Arnold Rd, Salado, TX 76571
+1 254-947-4663
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Salado, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Johnny's is in an old building with wood interior and rustic decor. Very casual. They are known for their steaks, BBQ, and cold beer. They occasionally have live concerts in the back where they've built a stage. The concerts are a must if you're in the area at the right time!

Thank caseysusan
Rockwall, Texas
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244 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Above average BBQ in an authentic, clean BBQ joint on I-35. If you're traveling between San Antonio/Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, this is a safe and tasty alternative to the typical fast food joints. It's a cute place... The food was above average and prices were fair... Our server was friendly but could have checked us a few more times. All... More 

Thank LtColRiley
Orange County, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited 12/2016 and sadly the food was not very good. The meat just didn't taste the same (hot links and pork ribs) and the potato salad was overly seasoned. Too bad- used to be my favorite. Also some of the wait staff seemed overly stressed and inattentive.

Thank Jade T
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a group of 8 people and the wait staff was very accommodating in getting us a place to sit together which is tricky because it's a small restaurant. Very friendly staff. Based on the "top 10 chicken fried steaks according to Texas Monthly magazine" ad, I ordered the CFS. It was OK but not the best I've ever... More 

Thank Glenda O
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy the food. The service is getting poor. Seems like every time my family and I eat here the service is worse. Today, we weren't asked if we needed refills, the server dropped out food off and tried to run off real fast without asking if we needed anything. Table was never bussed. After asking for a small bowl... More 

Thank Ashley P
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125 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There with over 50 people and they set up a buffet for us. The food was delicious, all of it, but the chicken was fantastic. Very moist and tender.

Thank John G
Harlingen, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I had the 2 plate combo of brisket and sausage. Both were pretty good, but a little cold. The brisket is a thick slice and has some nice edge charring with the nice red line. The beans were ok, I've had better and the potato salad was a bit better than average. Service was good, and both waitress were friendly... More 

Thank Stoneleet
Harker Heights, Texas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went to Johnny's with a group of friends. Clean restaurant. Food was good had two 1/2 chickens + green beans drank water I poured for myself and wife. I refilled my own glass when all was said and done the bill was almost 23 dollars. Went with another couple who had to get her own BBQ sauce along with refilling... More 

Thank David L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Very good brisket. Sausage was decent. I like a sweeter sauce. Good portions. Great fries and slaw. Definitely will come back.

Thank Tyler E
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Been to the Scottish festival all day &hungry! Prices are somewhat reasonable &we got the Sat special. Great wait service..always ready to help &friendly! Food was excellent.. 32oz of steak &4sides!! Cobbler is very good too!! Kinda noisey but part of their character... good for groups or just a couple.

Thank Tertl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Thomas Arnold Rd, Salado, TX 76571
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Salado
  • Phone Number: +1 254-947-4663

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