Smokey John's

About Smokey John's Dallas BBQ

Outstanding BBQ & Catering from Smokey John's Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking

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 Ballas BBQ 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 community. 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 and nationally.

We’d love to see you stop in for some delicious Dallas BBQ and home cooking! 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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