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Johnny Boy's Ribs - CLOSED

7540 Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD 20646-5943
301-870-2526
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We have been stopping here en route north on 301 to DC for many years. It has always been great BBQ. And the best fries. We time our travel to arrive at lunch.

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Norfolk
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I ordered port ribs, greens, and baked beans. The ribs were meaty and tender. I had a smoky sauce and a mild sauce that i poured on them - delicious. I will go back again. I ate half and microwaved the remaining ribs the next day and they were just as smoky and tender.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

25 years ago we moved away from La Plata. We really missed Johnny Boy's with Sophie's special BBQ sauce. Yesterday we were in Annapolis and instead of returning to Williamsburg by going down I 95 we decided to go back through La Plata so we could grab a very late dinner. We read that the original owner's had sold and... More 

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Taylors, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is not a fancy, go in-and-sit down meal. In fact, if it is raining you sit in your car and scoff down these delicious ribs. There is a variety of flavors of sauces. The sides of baked beans and potato salad are sheer comfort foods. We stop by every time we past on highway 301 outside LaPlata. These taste... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Saw the place as I was headed to a clients office and figured I would give it a try. The food was as good as it smelled and the cashier taking the orders was as sweet as could be. The only problem was it was a bit pricy. For a small sweet tea, cup of fries, and a pulled beef... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is a "to go" type of place, though there are picnic tables and chairs to eat there, if you wish. I was undecided about what to order, and I was offered a taste of the ribs. I am from the South, so bbq must be perfect!! The rib was delicious and I ordered an entire slab, as well as... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We've been enjoying ribs from Johnny Boy's since the 1980’s. This is a roadside stand. You can sit outside to enjoy your ribs picnic style or take them home. Nothing we've tasted in Virginia, Florida, Texas, or California compares. Folks drive WAY out of their way to indulge in Johnny Boy's ribs and chicken.

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any where, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Wish we'd had better weather so we didn't have to take food back to the hotel but the food was great. I've been here before and the sliced beef sandwich is always good, ribs are good and the french fries are good too.

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Arlington, Virginia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Get your nerve up and stop by for perfect, authentic ribs and other treats right on US 301. The fries are to die for and the grilled chicken sandwich is great, too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

The ribs were good and cooked well. But thats the only thing that was good about the meal. Coleslaw that was tasteless and dry, dry white rolls, wattered down soda, canned baked beans, so much for the "home made sauce". Saw the boxes of sauce at the dumspter that they buy.

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Additional Information about Johnny Boy's Ribs

Address: 7540 Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD 20646-5943
Phone Number: 301-870-2526
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  La Plata
Cuisine: Barbecue

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