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“Probably a 3 1/2 as the BBQ is slightly above average” 3 of 5 stars
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Johnny's BBQ Olathe
1375 W Highway 56, Olathe, KS 66061-5268
913-768-0777
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Ranked #40 of 187 Restaurants in Olathe
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Kansas City
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147 reviews 147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Probably a 3 1/2 as the BBQ is slightly above average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Good menu selections covering the typical BBQ dishes for the KC area. Had a good time with friends at lunch. Wait staff is helpful. Only downside was the crowd at mid-week lunch. they are crazy busy. Did get our chow with not too long a wait so we got back to work only slightly late.
With all the BBQ places in the area, this is not one I would go back to simply cause there are better in same price range in same area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kansas City, Kansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Large lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Had two plates here for take out, the burnt ends and the combo plate. Burnt ends are my favorite and for me there are certainly better available elsewhere in the KC area.They were edible but not great. On the combo plate all the meats were ok, The pork was by far my favorite, and I would return for that, the sausage wasn't bad, and the ribs were ok, certainly very tender. I have heard that the seasoned fries are good but I forgot to ask for them so the regular fries were included and I didn't like them a few had an off flavor. There was one onion ring included and it was very good. Cole slaw and baked beans were ok. Some of the burnt ends were warmed up the next day and gave a better impression than initially. Prices were average for KC BBQ.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Cole slaw”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

I am not BBQ fan but I do love cole slaw. Johnny's has the best in town. The restaurant is nice and the service is good. I have dined in and taken out. Either way this is a good restaurant in spite of serving BBQ.

Visited January 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good french fries, skip the rest”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Am a regular because of convenience to the office, but not a first choice bbq restaurant here in KC. The beef and pork is somewhat dry and chewy. Had the burnt ends today-i do not recommend.
Also, the folks who work behind the counter need to work on a smile now and then. Felt like they were doing a favor to take the order and cook the food. I think the sauce is good (sweet), as well as the french fries and onion rings.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Olathe, Kansas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A regular stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Relaxed atmosphere and great food. I am a regular and everything I have eaten there has been great. Like a lot of bbq places, you stand in line to order.

Visited January 2013
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