Johnny Ray's BBQ is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 21 reviews!
I just enjoyed the best BBQ in Bham! The BBQ chicken was moist & fresh, the sauce was outstanding. Coleslaw & baked beans were perfect too. Great service - overall an excellent experience.
Ate here last night on a Local Flavor coupon. We were greeted promptly and told to sit anywhere, and offered a free basket of fried pork skins which were awesome - still crackling and popping from the fryer! One diner had a traditional BBQ plate and complained about the small amount of meat on the plate. The other diner had the open face BBQ sandwich which was a massive pile of meat. Both diners noted that the sides are very small portions for the price, and had to ask for more BBQ sauce for the meat. The service was prompt and friendly and the server made sure all our requests were taken care of efficiently. Yes, there is better BBQ in Birmingham, but it is nice to have somewhere close to home to get a good sit-down meal at a good price with good service. We will be back.
Best eats in Chelsea.
Linda (AKA Momma) always waits on us and does an excellent job. The food is awesome and the workers are very pleasant also!! Highly recommend!!
Joohnny Ray's, is a bbq, causal dining, open air feel restaurant. They are all things southern, from the fried pork skins they make fresh for each guest, served with bbq ranch, to the sweet tea that taste just right on a lunch break to a diverse full bar for happy hour. The service is superb! The girls are beautiful, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food is scrumptious! They offer a large salad bar with the "good" lettuce, spring mixture and also basic iceberg, over 8 homemade dressings, fresh pork, beef, and chicken all smoked on site daily for the best quality control. The chicken wings have been voted "best in town", they are extra large and juicy. The homemade pies are absolutely to die for. The coconut, peanut butter and chocolate pies are simply delicious. They have a lemon pie that is one of the to go favorites. If your plans include a back yard bbq, a wedding or even a family reunion; call Johnny Ray's and place your next order. They are equipped for large catering jobs and the service will never disappoint you. #simplythebest
Excellent customer service.
Bottom line up front. Johnny Ray's in Chelsea is way better with the new ownership! Ok, so I'm the kind of guy who thinks going to a place known for burgers and getting a chicken sandwich is a ridiculous thing to do. I violated that logic and went to a BBQ joint and ordered fried chicken wings. I had a craving, sorry. Anyways, I ordered them naked because let's be honest unless it's the standard wing joints (BWW, Wingstop, etc.) the sauces can be hit and miss. Hands down the wings were hot, fresh, and very well cooked. I ordered the hot wing sauce on the side. Decent for sure. I also had a side of crinkle cut seasoned fries that were also good. The restaurant itself looks pretty much the same. Clean, sports on several flatscreens, and menus on the tables. The biggest change was a bar with several of the standard national brews and a few of the local brews. Seating was your choice. By far the best part of the experience was the service. Amy was my server and was extremely accommodating with the continuous questions and humoring me as I babbled. Kinda like I'm doing now. Definitely going back and will bring the family. Something I vowed I wouldn't do until the new ownership took over.
Great customer service today! The new owner was very attentive and made sure we had a great experience. Food was excellent
I enjoyed eating here. There are a lot of BBQ restaurants in the Birmingham area, making competition pretty tough. With that said, this is probably in the top 10 for me. The food was good, as were the portion sizes. Price was a little above average but not bad.
Unlimited salad bar and BBQ, what more can i say?
This is a very great place to eat, if you live in the area or just passing through. Tuesday night kids eat free, and the all you can catfish on Wednesday is great. The portion sizes never let you down. But don't think they sacrifice flavor. The food is very good.
Great food, great service. Best bbq!
Best BBQ Around
Love the food, love the service, love it all.
Best place in town
This restaurant offers the classic barbeque menu in a family friendly atmosphere. The dishes are moderately priced and the quality is excellent. This a definitely a top dining choice!
Best Lemon Pie in Alabama! Great service.
Johnny Ray's, Chelsea
This is a great place, with friendly people, fast service, and delicious food. The best Johnny Ray's in town.
The best BBQ in town
This is the best BBQ I have put in my mouth. The employees are very friendly and the owners at such a young age, know what they are doing and it shows in their work. From the awarding winning pies to the Business of the Year Award thanks for all of your work.
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