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Johnny Ray's

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10569 Old Highway 280, Ste 3, Chelsea, AL 35043-8233
+1 205-678-8418
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Chelsea, Al
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Adult daughters came buy for a day out with Mom, but we decided before our outing to run down the street for a bite at Johnny Rae's. We got take out and brought it home because Dad was staying in and the girls wanted him to have some good food too. We got the family meal for four(will feed six... More 

Thank Sandra B
Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

So my kids High School sold me a card that gets a free kids meal with purchased adult meal. This location did not honor my coupon card when paying. I asked the waitress before ordering and she said yeah sure. But apparently didn't honoring when she wrote the bill. Sadly the $4.99 kids meal I had to pay for will... More 

Thank 1JeepGuy
Chelsea, Alabama
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Fast, friendly service, plenty of food per serving, attentive wait staff, good moist and tender meat. We had both chicken and pulled pork. Both were excellent.

Thank 462virginiaa
Redding, California
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214 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

I love the pie, always have and it's still so very good! The BBQ was not up to par. I'll go back just for pie as its a great dessert spot.

Thank InternationalCare
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

The lemon pie is a staple to every meal that I have there. It is absolutely worth trying. The bbq white sauce is also very good and great when put over their smoked chicken.

Thank David W
Indian Springs, Alabama
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I eat here regularly sue to work . It is always good service with a smiling and very efficient wait staff. I've never had a bad meal or experience here . This week I had the sampler with a grilled cheese, Brunswick stew and some fried pickles . My son had the BBQ plate. You can't go wrong stopping here... More 

Thank TheThorntonFamily
Birmingham, Alabama
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175 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This past Sunday, we visited a Johnny Ray's for the first time in years. We arrived at 1PM and so we were able to choose from the wide selections on the lunch menu. All the entrees are $7.99 at lunch which is everyday of the week I believe. I ordered a BBQ pork plate and my wife had the fried... More 

Thank Howard H
Chelsea, Alabama, United States
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Johnny Rays is a great family restaurant with lots of menu choices. You can't go wrong with their Bar-B-Q, catfish, or Chicken tenders. Their pies are out of this world!

Thank Gaye N
Birmingham, Alabama
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

BBQ ribs are always a favorite here, but give the fried catfish a try! Catfish is always fresh and crispy! Lots of veggies to choose from as a side from baked potato, okra, fried pickles etc....want the best waitress? Ask for Morgan!

1 Thank RT R
Sylacauga, AL
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

With a few locations, Johnny Ray's is a top stop for barbecue in central Alabama. They have a wide variety on the menu, but most of us stick to the classic pork bbq sandwich. Stop on by; you won't be dissapointed!

1 Thank gjohnson20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10569 Old Highway 280, Ste 3, Chelsea, AL 35043-8233
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 205-678-8418

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