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Johnny's Barbeque

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1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 536-2100
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel we stayed in for the night recommended them as a great local BBQ place. We called ahead to let them know we had 16 coming to them for dinner! Great prices and you get a lot for your money!! Employees were very friendly as well.

Thank Jerri K
Buford, GA
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate BBQ here and noted a thick layer of dust on the air conditioning vents over our table and also over the people preparing our food. YUCK!!! When we went back to our car, we noticed staff putting raw meat into the smoker out back and taking cooked meat, placing it in carts to take to the restaurant, without... More 

Thank evajnp
Gainesville, Georgia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummmmm! Great chopped pork sandwiches with just the right amount of sauce, although you can readily add more and ramp up the heat! They serve hot crinkle-cut fries and they are soooo good! Sandwiches are piled high with chopped pork (no grizzle). Very casual dining and you order at counter and pick up and seat yourself.

Thank Frances K
Gainesville, Georgia
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682 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,950 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

portions while not large are plenty generous. stew is not as good as beans which were superior. slaw was just average as well. chopped pork sandwich was delicious. yes alone it was kind of dry, but with sauce it was a bodacious sandwich worthy of merit. chicken is smoked well and tasty and actually goes better with house bbq sauce... More 

1 Thank bbqman3341
Gainesville, Georgia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good for a BBQ fix but kind of disappointed, the day I went there the brisket was dry. Seating area available.

Thank Melissa S
Winder, Georgia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in expecting good bbq after reading the reviews but was disappointed .. 1) pulled pork sandwich was just ok , a bit dry 2) ribs were tender but NO flavor 3) sorry but the bbq sauce was not good at all Won't be back and wouldn't recommend...

Thank tiamadia
Bethesda, Maryland
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

My wife and I both had the pulled pork with beans and slaw. The BBQ was really nice - subtle but definite smokey flavor and nice and lean (as opposed to some pulled pork which is loaded with fat). Some of the least impressive beans i have ever had at a BBQ joint - tasted like they were right out... More 

1 Thank Leslie B
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I ate here. And I just loved the fries it had such a graet taste. And the people are do local I just love this small little restaurant

Thank cass108
Gainesville, Georgia
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329 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Always the best BBQ around. Eat in or carry out. Nothing fancy or atmosphere, but clean. Price is right and plenty to choose from.

1 Thank Hal K
Gainesville, Georgia
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

There are lots of BBQ stores on the main highways of Georgia. This one is a good one for consistent quality and quantity. Some customers bring their own BBQ sauces and sit in the screen porch. Inside seating is small and usually noisy. Price is about $8 for a sandwich plate with fries and slaw. It is worth a trial,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (770) 536-2100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?