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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“jojo potatoes” (18 reviews)
“pulled pork” (23 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
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Reviewed 8 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 16 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
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is my husband's favorite restaurant, and every time we visit or pass thru Rochester, he wants to eat @ John Hardy's restaurant and in addition bring home a take-out order with us. We have been eating there for 30+ years and their quality has...More

Thank MinnCindy
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped into this place for lunch after my daughter had requested BBQ. I know there are two locations we went to the Broadway location. This is a small little restaurant with big flavor. My daughter had the original shredded smoked pork and I had...More

Thank 40plusandtraveling
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Well, if you love barbecue you must go here. I've eaten many a meal here. Fast good and won't break the bank. I favored the brisket. AND if you love it blazing hot, look no further. Just be warned. Put it to the side.

Thank RickGraham
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Best bbq we've had outside North Carolina. The place is not fancy but prices very reasonable. We ate there upon arriving and on the last night of our vacation. Staff is very friendly.

Thank Sundance M
Reviewed 27 September 2017

It had been nearly 20 years since we were last here and our memories of the food were better than we found this time. The pork was a bit dry, perhaps overcooked, and the sauces were not enough to overcome that. The sides of beans...More

Thank gpotvin
Reviewed 23 September 2017

It has been sixteen years since I last ate at John Hardy's. I first discovered it when it started as a little hole in the wall placed by the fairgrounds and enjoyed it for years as it grew to other locations in town. I have...More

Thank 400Jay
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Food was good . The waitress was freindly and did a good job. The price was good the food was worth the price.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The place is clean and easy to get to. The place has some nice decorations too. Staff was nice and attentive. We got our food super fast (less than 5 minutes!). The BBQ sauces are "alright." The meat was cooked well and was a nice...More

Thank Jamie G
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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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