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1710 Cleveland Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501 (770) 536-2100

Our Story

Johnny’s BBQ first opened in Gainesville GA in 1990.
Johnny and Deborah Mallard were the original owners.
Tharpe and Judy Ward purchased the business in the spring of 1995 and continued the tradition of served Gainesville and North Georgia for 25 years until their much deserved retirement in 2019. Johnny’s was then acquired by Tharpe and Judy’s nephew/employee of 20 years Zack Ivey who is devoted to continue the tradition of serving Gainesville and North Georgia delicious BBQ.

We offer eat dine in, carry out and deliveries when available. We also offer onsite catering and have catered events ranging from 50 to 1000 people.
We smoke fresh pork, beef, chicken ribs and wings daily with Hickory. We also serve great sides like Brunswick stew, Coleslaw, Baked beans, chips, and hot crinkle cut fries.
We have been blessed with the continued support of our community for thirty years and work very hard to maintain fresh quality foods.

Call or come by for more information or for us to assist you in your catering needs.
We appreciate your business and friendship.
Zack Ivey

Johnny’s BBQ works hard to please our customers.
We appreciate the award for Best of Hall 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 by
We will continue to strive to meet your expectations and serve great barbecue along with it.

We Cater


Pick up size is unlimited! We provide paper products to service products. We can even pack it in coolers if coolers are returned. Pick up orders can be ordered cold for you to heat up at home. Prices vary based on the items selected.


Catering is a minimum of 50 people or more and a flat rate fee with gratuity. Our staff comes out to your venue and sets up based on what you need. We use our chafing dishes and serve (buffet style) for 1-1½ hours. After the feeding, we wrap leftovers for customers, clean our area, and quietly exit the event. There is a flat fee with gratuity added to the main bill. If the venue charges a fee or percentage to us, we will add it to the customers final bill.


Delivery is available only for a minimum of 20 people or more. Delivery may not always be an option but we can deliver to your location. We unload and leave you with a general layout of the meal. This will include a small gratuity for the driver as our team members are experienced and very helpful.

Google Reviews

Nicole Wiley

The food was great, and the customer service was top-notch. The smoked wings were full of flavor, and my kids mixed the cole slaw with the chopped pork. I put the pork on a baked potato with some Brunswick stew on the side.

Jennifer Griffin

Johnny’s BBQ is the best! Their pulled pork, buns, baked beans, cole slaw, Brunswick stew, sauce, and banana pudding are fabulous! I haven’t tried anything else, but I will in the future! Their service and prices are excellent, also. All of the food I have tasted has been perfectly seasoned!

K Murphy

I absolutely LOVE Johnny's BBQ. Awesome service, polite, friendly staff. The food is SO good. My Stepdad & Mom are hooked on the Banana Pudding. I love their pulled pork BBQ plate. Everything is always fresh & very tasty. Best BBQ place around!

Elaine Carter

We got a quarter pound of pork BBQ and Cole slaw. We have been here many times before and, as always, it was delicious. Their sauce is the perfect accompaniment to the Q. Really good Southern BBQ. Try it, you will surely like it.

David Morefield

The best BBQ in town. If you are looking for a family night out or just a quick bite this place will rock your taste buds. Great staff and always great service and prices. Keep up the good work.

Harry Childers

The BBQ is really good and so were the fries. Johnny's has three different sauces and all of them are good. I wish I could recommend the brunswick stew, but I will try the slaw next time. I definitely recommend the 'Que! It was tender and didn't have any fat or gristle in it at all!