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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“jojo potatoes” (15 reviews)
“pulled pork” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (37 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A young tech at Mayo recommended John Hardy's BBQ. We took the long way to get there from Mayo. However all you have to do is Just go on N. Broadway and turn left on 7th St. NW! The servings were bountiful and the price...More

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place was outstanding. Service started a little slow but ended up being great. Now for the food. We ordered a BBQ pork sandwich, one BBQ rib and a side of homemade potato chips. The food came and we just admired it. We were afraid...More

Thank chefluee
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Hardy's has been in Rochester since 1972, and is always excellent. 6 meats, 7 sauces, great slaw, and soft, buttery garlic bread. Not upscale dining, but it's just what you want in a local BBQ spot.

Thank scodougle
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 16 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 11 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 5 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
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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 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
11:00 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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