I started coming here when I has about 9 with my father (30 years ago). My Father went for the previous 20 years or so. It is truly a shame how down hill this restaurant has gone. When the Hembre brothers ran it, it was awesome. The two old gentlemen would always run the register. Since they have past, it has gone down.
1:00 pm 1/24/2012-There were 3 customers in the place (usually having to wait to sit at this time.)
Stew-not tomato based anymore
Oh well, times change and it appears that another classic BBQ joint will be going out of business.
I haven't been to Harold's BBQ in 10 years. I went today and shocked to see the parking lot half full. It used to be hard to get a parking spot and in the door but not so today. It is a shame because the food is just as good as I remember. After over half a century, Harold's BBQ is still in busy and it is delicious. I had a pork sandwich and coleslaw. My friends had brunswick stew and cornbread. We all enjoyed the food. The service was good and the food came out fast.
I see the bad reviews from 2010 but things have changed since then because I couldn't find anything wrong with the food. I did have a problem with their Cash Only policy since I am bad about not carrying cash.
This place used to be great but it's time to close the doors. A recent visit was so bad we walked out after just about three bites. BBQ is smoked and the food I had didn't have a hint of smoke flavor. The pork was white and dry and the ribs were like something from a Crock pot.
WE HAD HAROLD'S CATER OUR COMPANY BBQ WHAT WERE WE THINKING.YOU THINK THE ECONOMY IS BAD THAT WAS THE WORST FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD.I WOULD BE ASHAMED TO SERVE THAT FOOD TO ANYONE.PBS SHOULD HAVE THERE LICENSE REVOKED FOR FALSE ADVERTISING.THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SHOULD SHUT IT DOWN .
This was the worst BBQ. I was really upset because I was expecting some great BBQ. I didn't know that they didnt serve chicken so I decided to have a rib sandwich. I should have just left. The ribs did not have any seasoning and the sauce was not pleasing to my taste. The service was good. They won't be seeing me again
I SAW THIS JOINT ON PBS SO OUR FAMILY DECIDED TO TRY IT....IT IS THE WORST BBQ IVE EVER HAD AND IVE SAMPLED QUITE A FEW BBQ JOINTS...THE SAUCE WAS JUST LIKE KETCHUP. THE MEAT WAS AWFULL. THE KITCHEN DIRTY BUT THE SERVICE WAS GOOD. WE DROVE 40 MILES TO SAMPLE THIS CUISINE AND GOT GOOD SERVICE AND THE WORST FOOD!!
Lee sure know how to run a BBQ restaurant.
Every thing the serve is great.The best time to go is around 11am or after 2pm.Harolds serves alot of people.Anybody that loves BBQ Would find Harolds the best.
This bbq is wayyyyyyyyy overrated!! After reading the reviews on here I decided to give them a try. My mom and I had the pulled pork sandwhich with fries and peach cobbler and it was not good at all. It was like eating bland pork with ketchup poured over it. We didn't even finish our food. The fries are extremely greasy and the peach cobbler is just some biscuits and peaches combined together. The prices are way too high to say they serve cold food that to me is not bbq. I wish I could have eaten what everyone who gave this restaurant 5 stars had!