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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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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
DraLisa
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Savannah, Georgia
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  • Lunch
  • Dessert
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Savannah, Georgia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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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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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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Maylene, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have been aware of Johnny Ray’s since their early years in Roebuck and a customer since their move to Homewood in the 1980's. Since this location opened I have tried numerous times to relive the "excellence in food, quality and service" that were the strong points of the Roebuck & Homewood locations. This location has NEVER measured up and... More 

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Lawrenceburg, in
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have discovered, after the fact, that there are 2 Johnny Rays in Pelham. I went to the one by Oak Mountain not the one on Huntley Parkway, which is rated the # 6 restaurant in Pelham. So to be clear this review is of the Pelham Parkway restaurant. Now... Go to Huntley, don't go to Pelham Parkway. In a... More 

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columbia, sc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Johnny Ray's BBQ provides a fine meal at a great price. Your choice of sliced, pulled or chopped meat and three home made sides. If you in the area try this place!

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Pelham, Alabama
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Service was poor- here's why: I went into Johnny Rays in Pelham, for the first time tonight, to get carry out. I ordered 3 pork plates. There were only about 3 tables occupied in the restaurant. While waiting I browsed the menu, and saw a half pie was $10.99, and then also ordered a half pie to go. At the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We met up with some of my family to eat here. We didn't get into town until later that evening. The staff were very friendly and attentive to our table (we were the only ones there that late at night). The fried pickles were delicious! The portions are more than enough to eat and have for leftovers!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Typical bbq fair with no atmosphere all. It is a basic lunch, come-and-eat kind of place. The stars of the menu are the pies! All the pies are awesome. My favorite is the coconut. Worth a lunch visit.

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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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