In the mid 1970s as a youth my sister Lindy and I would walk down the street in Rolla, MO to Johnny's Smoke Stack. We would order the Super Beef Sandwich and fries with a pickle and return to my parents’ office for lunch. Those memories really came back to me this past winter when I found out from… a good friend of mine in Rolla that Johnny's would be closing for good some 35 years later. My wife Tanya and I had just discussed building a BBQ restaurant on the "Bagnell Dam Strip," so we decided to give Johnny a call… The only thing we changed was the name to Burnt Ends as that was my favorite item on Johnny's menu and a signature dish of Johnny's for nearly 4 decades. The same great Ribs, Burnt Ends, Briskett, and Pulled Pork that Johnny made are offered on our menu along with several new dishes we added.
Burnt Ends décor is as rustic and laid back as the lakes reputation for leisure is. Our family is proud to offer a comfortable place for you to dine and drink on The Strip!Continued