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John Hardy's BBQ

) #41 of 226 Restaurants in Rochester €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
+1 507-288-3936
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“jojo potatoes” (15 reviews)
“pulled pork” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (37 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hard pressed to find good BBQ in Minnesota. This is the best i have had in Minnesota. The sides were awesome. Get the JO Jos and sweet potato tater tots. Cole slaw creamy and good. Many different sauces. Not a normal Minnesota bbq experience and...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Good food, fresh , reasonable, same great meals ! We've been going for 30 years ! Large variety and many sauces to try! 💕😍🌟💕

Thank MNmoni
Reviewed 9 May 2017

By far the worst BBQ I have ever had. I elected to stay at hotel while my daughter and husband went there to eat. They brought me food back. Didn't say anything to me. I started to eat and ended up throwing in the trash....More

Thank Tjorgenson
Reviewed 4 May 2017

It was a decent BBQ place. Service was friendly and attentive, and the place is definitely nothing fancy at all. But it was decently clean. The BBQ was tasty, and they definitely gave tons of fries. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I met a local here for a business dinner. Being as Rochester is not exactly equivalent to KC, Memphis, or Texas in the realm of BBQ, I wasn't sure what to expect. Very casual place, with friendly service, and reasonable prices. The food was better...More

Thank Otowners
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Very good place to eat! Good service and very clean! Easy parking and reasonably priced! Enjoyed it very much!,!

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I wanted to like it. No, I wanted to love it. I left saying, "I liked it", but after thinking more on it I have to stay I didn't actually like it. Our waitress was as nice as could be. The service was quick. The...More

Thank JCJake
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

What to say... the bbq is OK and moist however was not flavorful. Their sauce is a step down from what they say... a mild has nothing to it, a medium really doesn't either. The jojos are really like thin sliced potatoes covered in grease....More

Thank dannymn
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It was pretty busy when I stopped in. But the waitress was right over to get our drink order, and then back for our order. Melissa was the waitress, and she never let our drinks run out. Super friendly, and helpful. She did a great...More

Thank sheila55912
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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