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Johnny's Barbeque

1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 536-2100
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Ranked #17 of 199 restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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20 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Pork lunch plates are very good -ample sides of cole slaw, baked beans or french fries(pick 2). Two excellent bbq sauces to choose from. Banana pudding desert a must have. Not much ambience - paper plates, plastic utensils, paper cups but you are there for the BBQ.

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Gainesville, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Always good and fresh...I had chicken quarter and husband had chopped pork. Plates come with fries and slaw. Both of those are average...The barBQ is why everyone comes!

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Savannah, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place is raved about at work but it's little more than packages buns and plain meat. Not terrible but not special in any way. Price is fair for the taste and amount.

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Edgefield, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We suspected it would be good as we navigated the very full parking lot. We looked through the windows and saw a basic restaurant without the fancy ambiance. Looked like a place were folks came to enjoy friends and great food. And it was. Lots of food, quickly served, and very reasonable. This is the kind of BBQ place that... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The previous reviewer who doesn't like the stew doesn't know what they are talking about. I have tried Brunswick stew in a lot of different places, and Johnny's is some of the best I've found. I always get the regular-sized pork sandwich and a cup of stew when I go there. I don't live in Gainesville, but I have family... More

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Gainesville, GA
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Pretty darned good BBQ! Service is good, Brunswick Stew and Banana Pudding are always terrific. This is chopped, not pulled pork and beef, the ribs are always good as well.

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

I stopped in passing through and tried the pork dinner. It come with fries, slaw, bread and of course chopped pork. The service was very fast, the food was good and the prices were reasonable. It was so much food I ended up throwing half of it in the trash. What more could you want?

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Cleveland, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Very popular bbq place. However, Johnny's offers nothing special. Pork and beef do not taste like they have been smoked. Sauce is ketchup based and tastes like ketchup with a little hot sauce added. Counter service is horrible treating customers as if they are doing a favor providing sub-standard food. Dining area is crowded, and people in line are standing... More

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Clarkesville, Georgia
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Don't miss this great little bbq joint in Gainesville. Not fancy but good, fast food. I'll be back. Off the beaten path just a bit but well worth it imho.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Johnny's is definitely my favorite BBQ restaurant in Gainesville. My husband and I love going there. The pulled pork sandwiches are so delicious as is the brunswick stew and pecan pie! Everyone is always friendly, and even though it can get a little crowded during lunch time, the service is always fast! You just can't beat it!

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