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John Hardy's Bar-B-Q

929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
+1 507-288-3936
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“jojo potatoes” (18 reviews)
“pulled pork” (24 reviews)
“ribs” (41 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The establishment was clean. Our waitress was extremely friendly & attentive. The food was absolutely amazing. The portions were big & I forced myself to eat more than I should have because it was so delicious.

Thank Jessica N
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

I liked the fact that the wings were not deep fried which makes them healthier. However, the taste of smoking was overwhelming. I could be because we ordered the sauces on the side. The sauces come in ketchup squeeze bottles on your table and you...More

Thank mafutagirl38
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on my way back to Minneapolis. Decided to try it out. I should of let my nose tell me to turn back but I really wanted to try it. Any good bbq place will smell of smoke from the pits. Ordered a half...More

1  Thank 00seva00
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Hands down the best bbq in town, only wish I could take out with when I leave.. a definite must if you come to Rochester..

Thank Gina H
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

You can only find it in Rochester Minnesota, & it's unmatched! I'm moving to New York next month and no lie I'm bringing 6 jars of sauce with me! The food is great fresh, but I really love it best cold the next day!

Thank porkchopbandit
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Barbecue was excellent and service was exceptional will definitely be stopping back! Highly recommend the sampler platter because of the variety and volume you get for the price!

Thank nickrogge
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Hands down great BBQ! This was our first visit but surely won't be our last! Service was great and food even better!!!!

Thank Mnmlam97
Reviewed May 5, 2018

We love John Hardy's. Probably order take out 8 times a year. The pulled pork, BBQ, ribs are great. Kids are happy with corn dogs and jojo potatoes or cheese curds. A pork plate is a lot of food. We like those so well, we...More

1  Thank Minnesota40
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is a staple for everyone living around Rochester. The food is fast, fresh, and fantastic every single time. We've never been disappointed with the food! The service is not the best, so don't expect it to be super warm and friendly, but the food...More

Thank Shelly B
Reviewed April 16, 2018

OK, so the place isn't the Ritz. But it is very clean and down-homey. And the barbecue--pork, beef, chicken and more-- is terrific! Sauces range from mild, which is very good, to "the steam will come out of your ears". The sides are yummy too....More

Thank JustaHoosier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-288-3936
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