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John Hardy's BBQ

929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
+1 507-288-3936
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“jojo potatoes” (15 reviews)
“pulled pork” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (37 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Simple menu, great food, awesome staff make this a must stop for BBQ in Rochester. The shredded pork and Jojo potatoes were amazing!!

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I'm from Texas and take BBQ seriously. A couple local people recommended John Hardy's & I went to the Broadway Ave location. Brisket should be smoked so it is tender & one does not have to use a knife. The brisket was so dry I...More

Thank HonestReviews4U31
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was working in Rochester for a week. I love BBQ. This place was so good, I went back a second time that week. The first time I ordered the pulled pork which was very good. The second time I ordered the ribs, which were...More

Thank mike_finds_the_best
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Every time we are in Rochester we make time to either stop by or order out from John Hardy's. Our go to is the pork plate with Jojo fries and we often pick up a jar of bbq sauce of our favorite flavors for eating...More

Thank MurseNate
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Had dinner at the S. Broadway location, which is the one we usually go to. Can't speak to the negative comments about the other location but food here is good and prices are right. Service was abit slow but the place was also packed at...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I knew John and visited with him every time i was in Rochester and loved eating there, Once back in Rochester just had to go and get the beef dinner with okra and black eyed peas.........WILL NEVER GO BACK !!!!! The beef was dry and...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Stopped in for lunch recently and was surprised how fast we got our food after ordering. The menu is limited, but offers enough choices that most everyone can find something they like. The pulled pork has always been awesome when I have been there, and...More

Thank Larry55964
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We live in Iowa. Seen it was a 4.0 review. So thought would try it. It was horrible. If you go. Bring a fly swatter. Flys everywhere. It was disgusting. Before we got our food, I was scared to eat it. Then, our food came,...More

1  Thank Janette S
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I never leave here hungry. Plenty of garlic bread and very generous portion sizes. I like the Open Pit style sauce. It works well. A nice sweet taste. They have updated both stores a bit and it looks pretty good for a BBQ joint. No...More

Thank Aaron E
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The barbecue was very tasty. I had beef and turkey. Both were excellent. I also enjoyed the Cole slaw and baked potato. Not a fancy place but the food was great. I would go back again.

Thank Mary M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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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