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Johnny's Barbeque

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1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
+1 770-536-2100
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our pork sandwich very much. Place your order, then they will bring it to the table. The kind of place you see a lot of locals.

Thank janevann2017
Gainesville, Georgia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Johnnys is a community staple. The building is nondescript, they haven't changed much on the inside in who knows how long... But make no mistake, the BBQ and fixins are some of the best in the area. Sweet tea is perfect. If it isn't broke, don't fix it, and the good folks at Johnnys know this.

Thank jvc1221
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,112 reviews
891 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,024 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

seriously good bbq smoked wings! they make families feel welcome here, rib plates are heavy 5 bone affairs with tasty sides of beans and superior chopped slaw. sauce has a vinegar kick that works well with smokey goodness of meats. kids love the hot dogs and or favorite combo pork sandwich, fries and a drink is always a lunch time... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The best place for BBQ in Gainesville ! Great beef , pork, and chicken with awesome sauces. Local crowd the place at lunch and dinner. Closed on Mondays but they make up for it Tuesday thru Saturday. Quick service and quality of food are always the case.

Thank Garry W
Clermont, Georgia, United States
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Best BBQ in gainesville ga, its all good pull pork , ribs , brunswick stew all at a good price . It is a staple in gainesville

Thank Bobby W
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The food was good. BBQ was great, a hint of smoke but not over powering. Nice portion sizes for the price.

Thank Annette R
Commerce, Georgia
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338 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Hands down the best bbq in Gainesville if you are in the area you need to eat lunch here the place is clean the food is great great outdoor seating fast and friendly service its fresh yall

Thank compassion691
Gainesville, Georgia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I love Johnny's!!! Great food, service, I feel like I'm at "Cheers" staff greats me, remembers who I am and always fast service!. Also, best French fries and Sweet Tea in town!

Thank kayannehulsey
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I love to go to Johnny's and pick up a family size pack for family birthday dinners or just for dinner. Slaw, fries, banana pudding, and Bbq that taste homemade like my mama's cooking.

Thank Connie A
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 770-536-2100

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