About Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que
Outstanding Dallas BBQ & Catering
Smokey John's Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking first opened its doors for
business in 1976 on the corner of Lemmon and Mockingbird under the name
of "Big John's." Soon, this busy intersection was filled
with the alluring aroma of burning hickory. Our hickory smoke became the
signature of the neighborhood, enticing customers from around Texas to
stop by and experience our delicious home cooking. Owner John Reaves earned
the nickname "Smokey John" and our restaurant soon followed.
Our restaurant is open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Saturday
and closed on Sundays. We enjoy serving great food with a smile and invite
you to come join our thousands of loyal customers.
Community Involvement with a Smile
During the last 37 years, Smokey John's has developed a reputation
for great food, great service, and a commitment to giving back to the
Smokey John's has been an active and generous corporate citizen, supporting:
- Churches / Christian ministries
- Schools / Youth programs
- Senior organizations
- Local and state political candidates
Family-Owned & Operated for Nearly 40 Years
Smokey John's has always been a family-owned and operated business.
The foundation of the business was laid by John, his wife Gloria “Momma
Reaves,” and his cousin "Rent." Momma Reaves and Rent
are gone to be with the Lord and are now the company's biggest cheerleaders
in heaven. Today the business is managed by Smokey's sons, Brent and
Juan, while his daughter Yulise, the attorney of the family, offers her
expertise as a legal consultant for the company. Smokey can still be found
at the restaurant on occasion, but he spends most of his time exploring
new business opportunities and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ locally
We’d love to see you stop in for some delicious home cooking and
barbecue! If you can’t make it, we’re happy to
cater your event or party. Learn more by calling us at (214) 352-2752 today!
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