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Hardy's Bar-B-Q

) #134 of 226 Restaurants in Rochester ££ - £££ American, Barbecue
1940 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904-7930
+1 507-281-1727
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (5 reviews)
“baked beans” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
1940 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904-7930
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to eat here for about 15 years. We finally stopped and it was a real disappointment. Our service was awful, it was overly warm and the food was okay, not at all what we were expecting. Will not return.

Thank JuanitaJ758
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had higher hopes for this place. The food was ok, Nothing special. My meat was very dry and tasteless. The ribs left something to be desired. The restaurant was nothing special to look at. Would not return.

Thank Kristi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never disappointed. I always stop here when in town for an Agility Trial. I love good BBQ and is hard to find in MN. Love that southern BBQ and this place satisfies those cravings. Must try if you never have. Anything you order will be...More

Thank 250saffy
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I am southern born and southern bred. The sign says southern BBQ. YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. I WOULD NOT FEED THIS SLOP TO MY DOG. This my first and last time. My skin crawls just thinking about it. This is got to be...More

Thank Tulmyster
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Blues music, rustic atmosphere and authentic southern BBQ! Nice bark on the ribs, and the brisket was wet and wonderful. I recommend the black-eyed peas and sweet potato jo-jos. Note: all the sauces above mild or sweet are hot, and that includes medium!

Thank Thronetogether
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Have been eating at Hardys BBQ for over 35 years, and you can never go wrong with pulled pork plate, jo jos, baked beans. Sometime the Ribs are sketchy, and there are several sauces to choose from, but they are tabasco hot not KC, Memphis,...More

Thank TIM B
Reviewed 31 December 2016

quite displeased. I took my family here for supper while we were in town. We waited for several minutes before our server waited on us. We weren't terribly upset about that because it gave us time to look over the menu. We were brought our...More

Thank bbbob17
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We had take out and ate in. This reminds me of an authentic BBQ in the South. Many sauces to choose from and all were delicious

Thank kellyfrank2016
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Their menu refers to their Bar-B-Q as southern Bar-B-Q. It is not exactly the type of Bar-B-Q that you would normally be served in Texas or Louisiana, or even Kansas City for that matter. It was tasty, however. Perhaps it is "southern Minnesota" Bar-B-Q. :)...More

Thank whoknows987
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I was born and raised in Minnesota, so some might say I don't really know "True Southern Bar-B-Q" which is the motto of John Hardy's Bar-B-Q in Rochester, Minnesota. But, I do know what I like, and this is it. Walk in the door and...More

Thank tgrier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1940 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904-7930
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-281-1727
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