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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best BBQ in Gainesville, by far!

Small atmosphere with a quick kick for service. Best BBQ this side around. Everyone loves this place and I can't blame them. Even had them cater our company party.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Pam B
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Lula, Georgia
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Lula, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Small atmosphere with a quick kick for service. Best BBQ this side around. Everyone loves this place and I can't blame them. Even had them cater our company party.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stopped by for a BBQ sandwich. Quick service and orders are freshly prepared. Crinkle cut fries are also fresh n hot!! There sweet tea is awesome too. Great price and well worth the stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have visited Johnny's twice on visits in which we pass through Gainesville, and both times, it has been excellent! There is something with the ambiance of an old time BBQ joint that makes my family excited, and worth hopping off of the interstate for. They have traditional BBQ, fries/chips, slaw, and stew. Their sandwich is great, and the stew... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Everyone in my family will eat Johnny's BBQ - and that's saying a lot! I've been going here most of my life for a delicious pulled pork sandwich and brunswick stew. There are lots of BBQ places around, but this is my husband's favorite so we keep going back.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

This place might not look like much, but the food is great! I've been going to Johnny's for my barbeque fix for as long as I can remember! I'm never disappointed. The barbeque sauce is some of my favorite. The Brunswick Stew is a must try! It has ruined me for all other Brunswick Stew! If you're going during lunch... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An excellent lunch stop. Very tasty, large portion of delicious BBQ. This is a family favorite place . Consistently good. Rate 4 of 5.

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Cleveland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This family owned bar-b-q restaurant provides good, hearty portions and the traditional sides. If you are looking for a quick and good bar-b-q takeout be sure to go here. They are not open on Sundays.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Have always had good BBQ here, restaurant is nothing fancy, banana pudding is good. 100 on health inspection. Always stop here for BBQ if in Gainesville.

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We came here for lunch and had the pork plate special. Their employees could work on their people skills. I felt like they really didn't want me inside the restaurant. I didn't hear a Hi, Hello or Welcome to. Our pork plate was very basic and I couldn't understand why they only give you half a bun? Pork was cooked... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

This was suggested by a friend and this place is a home run! Anytime I visit my client in Gainesville we have lunch here. We ate here three times in one week. The pork is good, but the smoked chicken wings are to die for!!! I always get two or three as an appetizer. The coleslaw is really good! Try... 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
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?