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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“jojo potatoes” (17 reviews)
“pulled pork” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (40 reviews)
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929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We love John Hardy's! Their specialty is pulled pork. We always order Jojo potatoes extra crispy. They taste like fresh potato chips. My son likes their ribs. The smoked turkey is good too. I've only used the mild sauce which is spicy enough for me.

Thank susanL704MQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had ribs many times and have made dry rub ribs myself. Nor me or my fiance have ever had a plate of ribs we literally could not eat. I picked one up and a line of oil just ran off of it for a...More

Thank Breanna K
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love bbq, so I was hoping for more. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good meat, but not great, and the sides are basic. BBQ beans seemed like little more than canned beans with a little meat thrown in them

Thank Orangedog42
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We finally made it here after years of driving by it on the way out of town. They have a number of barbeque choices and serve it Texas Style on paper no frills. Food was good.

Thank nansmith2018
Reviewed 29 January 2018

The ribs are absolutely out of this world. Their sauce is amazing. They give you so much food you can not finish it. The jojos are amazing and the bbq nachos are a game changer. the only nock is the service can be slow.

Thank coylecole
Reviewed 28 January 2018

John Hardy's is very casual, with very tasty, plentiful portions. I had the pulled pork dinner. The pork was tender and some of the best I have ever tasted. The large assortment of sauces available is very nice. The jojo potatoes are fresh and tasty,...More

Thank drjohnScottsdale
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We stopped in for lunch. Had very friendly service and a down good homecooked BBQ meal! Both me and my man had shredded pork and brisket meals. I had the black eyed peas which were very bland. We enjoyed our brisket a lot but both...More

Thank dotcomkari
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We had an okay visit. My wife order the beef dinner and said it was nothing spectacular. I ordered the chicken and it was heavily smoked which was good. The sauces that they offer are good and have some spiciness to them. The food was...More

Thank Ditto716
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This restaurant is off the beaten path and doesn't look like much from the outside (like many great BBQ restaurants), but don't be fooled. This is a wonderful place to get BBQ. We have eaten here frequently, trying nearly every menu item. We have never...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Great place. Pulled pork had great flavor, the jojos are awesome. Server was very nice and got our food very fast.

Thank clbecker
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Restaurant Details

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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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