Johnny Rays is Permanently Closed

Johnny Rays opened in 1953

Thank you for the many years of business!

Since Johnny Ray's was first opened in 1953, our name has stood for excellence in food, quality and service. Johnny Ray's has served up tasty hickory-smoked Barbecue pork, chicken and beef paired with classic Southern comfort food. Everyone thinks his or her mother is the best cook in the world, so that's why we say, "Next to home, it's Johnny Ray's"

The first Johnny Ray’s was opened in 1953 in the Roebuck Shopping Center. This was the “Original” Johnny Ray’s up until 1985 when Johnny Ray moved the family owned business to Valley Avenue in Birmingham. Today there are 2 Johnny Ray’s locations including Chelsea and Colonnade.