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Johnny Ray's Oak Mtn.

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2252 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124-1315 (Formerly Johnny Ray's Bar B Que)
205-682-2195
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Veggie Friendless

Not too vegetarian friendly. The restaurant was cold. It took a long time to receive my food. The server lacked personality. She mixed up my order and failed to apologize. I was with a group of 20 so I know it was a lot for her. Most of my party enjoyed their meal. The appetizers were very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Evelyn R J
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Carbon Hill, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Johnny Ray's had been a long time favorite for barbecue. Their plates where generous and homemade pies delicious. However, the food has progressively lost it's quality and the service poor. My last meal was in December and it was very disappointing. I won't be returning.

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Thank Doctormonty
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The services was excellent, we didn't have to wait longing! The waitress was friendly and informative! The food was delicious and the pie was wonderful too! I had the pulled pork sandwich and Oakra, it was really good!If you want to watch the game or any sport they might have it on their TVs. The restrooms were clean we will... More 

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Thank Betty B
Pelham, Alabama
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

worst place I have been to in Pelham,,cooks were arguing in kitchen,,slow service..cold ribs..never will visit again..reported this location to corporate but never heard back

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Thank bandito2015
Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We heard about Johnny Ray's and decided to give it a try. The service was outstanding but the food was just average. We later discovered that we went to the wrong location. The coconut pie was the best part of the meal.

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Thank mrssisgain
Carbon Hill, Alabama
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Not too vegetarian friendly. The restaurant was cold. It took a long time to receive my food. The server lacked personality. She mixed up my order and failed to apologize. I was with a group of 20 so I know it was a lot for her. Most of my party enjoyed their meal. The appetizers were very tasty. I don't... More 

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Thank Evelyn R J
Atlanta, Georgia
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305 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I recently had the opportunity to eat at Johnny rays in Oak Mountain. All the food was very tasty, serve fresh and cooked order the service was incredibly slow. I was never offered a refill on my drink although I paid more than two dollars for it. For a sandwich, fries and drink the total bill was 13.49

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Thank ddmullis
Savannah, Georgia
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291 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I have fond memories of Johnny Rays from my single days. So we stopped by and got some pies for a family gathering. The floor of the restaurant was sticky. The chocolate pie crust was woefully under baked and the lemon pie topping had an odd, metallic taste. Very disappointed.

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Thank DraLisa
Hoover, Alabama
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Waitress was excellent. Kitchen was slow. Food was not hot. Barbecue pork smelled raunchy. Sent back. Replacement food was poor. Left a lot of it. Was afraid to eat it. Wont go back for sure.

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Thank ezelle1240
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Justed moved to Birmingham and love my BBQ. However, Johnny Rays is not a place I would ever return to. The brisket came back extremely dry so it was sent back. Ribs were drenched in BBQ sauce did not have a whole lot of good smoked bbq flavor. Macaroni and Cheese was good. Service was very slow. Baked beans tasted... More 

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Thank smederlet
Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Looking for a place to eat on way to Florida and drove by Johnny Ray's Bar-B-Que.... Stopped just because my Bro's name is Johnny Ray.... Ribs are great, lots of food!!!! We will stop and eat every year from now on!!!! Green beans are unbelievable!!!! Brisket is very good too.... Try it, you won't be sorry!

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Thank Paul R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2252 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124-1315 (Formerly Johnny Ray's Bar B Que)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Pelham
  • Phone Number: 205-682-2195

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 13
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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