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Johnny's BBQ Olathe
Ranked #6 of 244 Restaurants in Olathe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We live in Olathe, we had been to Johnny's once during our 14 years of living here. We went primarily because this restaurant was featured on Diner, DriveIns and Dives. The staff were friendly. We just did not care for the bbq sauce. Otherwise, the food was good, but not great.

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We were greeted with a heavenly smokey aroma as we walked from our car to the restaurant. Inside we found a rustic decor including hundreds of bottles of BBQ sauce from all over the country. The menu is ample and our little group order burnt ends, babyback ribs and their smoked/deep fried chicken along with fries, slaw and baked beans. Everything was delicious. The chicken was amazing with crisp skin yet still moist on the inside & flavorful. Ribs were tender & perfect. Burnt ends had great flavor but a few of the pieces were a bit fatty. Cole slaw was definitely house made and delicious. The baked beans had a strong smokey flavor and a little kick of heat. We loved it. A fireplace in the dining room has a mantel loaded with all sorts of pig sculptures. On the walls near the restrooms there are tons of photos of various outhouses! If you like BBQ, this is definitely a place to enjoy a casual meal.

Thank TheRealMaria
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Our second stop in the KC area for BBQ, this time on the Kansas side. Once again went for the burnt ends, which were wetter and less crunchy/carmellized than I like but better than Bryant's. The sides were scratch-made and quite well done. We shared an order of friend mac & cheese as an appetizer and it was unusual and well executed, if not overly daring.

Service was reasonably quick for a party of six and the restaurant itself clean and bright. A large party of SWAT guys were seated right after us, so needless to say you should have no worries for security here. Prices and quantities were average for this type of place.

Overall a better-than-average BBQ joint. If I lived in Olathe I'd probably make this a repeat stop.

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Thank Ironleg
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

We visited this BBQ restaurant as we had seen it on the Food Network. At first a big crowd had came in at lunch time so took a bit to be seated but once seated, the waitress was very nice. The special was a slab of ribs for $13.50 which was very reasonable.

Thank ZOEYDOG123
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Johnny's is not Oklahoma Joe's, but it's still decent bbq and they are open on Sunday. The front of the building and the location is nothing to write home about, but I don't judge a bbq place on looks, just taste. The interior was not bad and the waitress was nice. The burnt ends were good, the ribs were very good as were the fries and onion rings. Johnny's also has monthly promotional deals with 810 radio (a local sports radio channel in the area). It's been featured on the show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. If your in the area, stop in and give it a try.

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Thank Jacqueline B
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