Kansas City’s Hidden Gem for BBQ since 1977

About Johnny’s

Welcome to Johnny’s, where tradition meets taste in a story that’s been savoring and smoking for over four decades. In 1977, under the caring and watchful eye of Johnny White, we began perfecting the art of slow-smoked meats, from our legendary ribs that fall right off the bone to succulent pulled pork and beyond.

At Johnny’s, every bite tells a story of dedication, taste, and the timeless charm of Kansas City’s BBQ legacy. We began with a simple yet profound commitment to serving up classic favorites that quickly became more than just food; they became markers of memorable moments. Though our ownership and the dream have evolved, becoming a treasured employee-owned company with the heart and soul of the original vision intact, one thing remains steadfast: our promise of quality and flavor.

Johnny’s isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a landmark of culinary excellence and community. Immersed in the state famed for the country’s finest BBQ, Johnny’s proudly honors the love and loyalty of our Kansas City fans while welcoming guests from all corners of the globe seeking the authentic taste of KC’s best BBQ. Our moment in the spotlight on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri marked a milestone, celebrating our cherished recipes that have drawn crowds for generations.

In a significant torch-passing in 2022, Johnny’s son Eric entrusted the legacy to his dedicated team of employees. This transition not only sustained the cherished family legacy but also marked the beginning of a new chapter as an employee-owned business under Teamshares. This strategic move guarantees that every member of our team over 18 can own a piece of Johnny’s heritage, ensuring not just the brand’s longevity but also empowering our employees towards greater financial stability and well-being.


At Johnny’s, our mission is about more than serving up deliciously memorable BBQ at an affordable price. It’s about invoking the feeling that only a juicy, tender rib and smoky BBQ beans enjoyed with friends can bring you. And it’s about adding a hickory-smoked flavor backdrop to your memories made with loved ones. Welcome to your BBQ home.


Value: We are committed to serving up consistently delicious traditional Kansas City BBQ, both true to our roots and competitively priced. We are feel-good BBQ, unpretentious, comfortable, and at a price that’ll make your wallet smile.

Teamwork and Camaraderie: Johnny’s strength lies in our team. Together, we foster a culture of support, gratitude, and family, ensuring that every member feels valued and every guest feels welcomed.

Authenticity and Innovation: Rooted in tradition, we’re committed to preserving our rich heritage of BBQ while introducing creative twists to our menu and operations.

Community and Hospitality: Our doors are always open, inviting you to a space where warmth meets welcoming service, embodying the true spirit of hospitality.

Since 1977 Johnny’s has been serving up some KC’s best BBQ. You haven’t experienced real KC BBQ until you’ve tried Johnny’s. We’ll save you a seat!

Johnny's Bbq

1375 W Old 56 Hwy
Olathe, KS 66061-5268

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday | 10 am - 8 pm

Sunday | 11 am -  7 pm

Monday | Closed

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