Welcome to John Hardy's Bar-B-Q, where you'll find service as fast as fast food, with friendly sit down comfort. All of our Bar-B-Q meats are smoked over cherry and apple wood for meat that is tender ad rich with flavor that will keep you comin' back for more! Our pork takes longer to cook and is slowly smoked overnight to perfection. All of John Hardy's meats are prepared fresh daily to give you the freshest smoked meats around! our meats are still cooked over cherry and apple wood fires and we still mix our special Hot, Medium, or Mild sauces the same way Mr. Hardy did over twenty years ago. Currently there are three Hardy's Bar-B-Q Restaurants in Rochester. Mr. Hardy was born February 4, 1921 in Birmingham, AL, he passed away on October 28, 1986 at Elgin, MN. We all miss his smile and friendly greeting here at Hardy's Bar-B-Q.