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Johnny's Barbeque

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1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 536-2100
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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flavorful BBQ....great little place

Very good BBQ....pulled pork had excellent smoked flavor. Very nice folks....just make sure to get extra BBQ sauce, th

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Very good BBQ....pulled pork had excellent smoked flavor. Very nice folks....just make sure to get extra BBQ sauce, th

Thank BJthefoodie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great place to eat for Barbeque for all Barbeque eaters. The barbeque beef, pork and chicken are all very good. There sweet tea, slaw and bake beans are great additions to any meal for anyone who loves good ole southern barbeque.

Thank mgrizz
Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My Brunswick stew was incredible and the prices are very reasonable. Each time I've been it's been the same.

Thank Cindy L
Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

This is the best place in Gainesville for bbq. We've been eating at Johnny's for years. Highly recommend if you're looking for authentic bbq and not a chain restaurant. Great people too!

Thank MimiMize
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Came by after a visit to the nearby botanical garden and reading restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor. Had the pork sandwich combo -- includes fries and a drink. It was inexpensive -- less than $8. The sandwich was good with a nice sauce. The fries were nice and crispy, although there was something about the oil that I didn't like. Staff... More 

Thank kurokitty
Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We happened to drive by Johnny's Bar-B-Q and saw several cars parked outside, which is usually a good indicator. We went in for a late lunch and we loved it! Clearly this restaurant has a lot of history, and many devoted customers. We tried the pull pork sandwich which was excellent, as were the fries and the cole slaw. We... More 

Thank Solange I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great smoked ribs, chopped pork meat, slaw and sweet tea. Sauces for the chopped pork not very good. We tried the regular plus the vinegar style sauces. Regular had a strong ketchup flavor. Vinegar sauce kind of bland. But the joint was packed, so maybe it's me!

Thank HGLGa
Ellijay, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Eat here every chance I get. Go early, it gets really busy. Service is always great and fast. I normally get the lunch special which includes a drink and is usually under $8.

Thank Lea W
Gainesville, Georgia
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Good basic bbq. All the food is good quality. Dining room can fill up so come early or take out. Banana pudding is very good.

Thank Emrys60
Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

great flavor, great value. exceptional smoked chicken half, thick brunswick stew that i could eat a bath tub full of easily, wonderful banana pudding. the bbq sandwich is a the real deal here. nicely chopped, which i usually do not care for, completes a thick smallish bbq sandwich topped with tangy sauce. sauce is never mixed with meat here. this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (770) 536-2100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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