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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 good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“jojo potatoes” (19 reviews)
“pulled pork” (25 reviews)
“ribs” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
929 W Frontage Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1368
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 6 May 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 30 April 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 16 April 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
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We tried multiple things. Pulled pork was just ok. Beef was more like roast than traditional southern bbq. The ribs were really good. The ends were dry but middle ones were juicy and perfectly cooked and firm. True smoked style with dry rub. I prefer...More

Thank DoBeyondToday
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We love John Hardy's! Their specialty is pulled pork. We always order Jojo potatoes extra crispy. They taste like fresh potato chips. My son likes their ribs. The smoked turkey is good too. I've only used the mild sauce which is spicy enough for me.

Thank susanL704MQ
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I've had ribs many times and have made dry rub ribs myself. Nor me or my fiance have ever had a plate of ribs we literally could not eat. I picked one up and a line of oil just ran off of it for a...More

Thank Breanna K
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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