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“Sweet Sauce BBQ - not impressed with sides” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Harvey's Main Street BBQ

Harvey's Main Street BBQ
304 E Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552
717-653-4224
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Ranked #5 of 41 Restaurants in Mount Joy
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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“Sweet Sauce BBQ - not impressed with sides”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Nice clean place, good location on the main street in Mt. Joy, buzzing with business on a Saturday morning. Hubby got the big meat sampler - his favorites were the Cajun sausage and ribs. Good, but not something he can't wait to go back for... I, on the other hand, go to BBQ places for the sides, especially the mac and cheese. While Harvey's menu says the sides are all home made, the mac and cheese didn't impress me at all. Sides come in very small portions. Home made mac and cheese, in my experience and for my taste, should be browned on the top and crusty around the edges. Their mac and cheese looked to be very mass produced. The coleslaw was just ok. Potato salad was good. The baked beans were very good, but also very sweet. For me, a non-meat eater who loves BBQ sides, I wouldn't go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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“Good BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Loved the smokey aroma and good ribs. My wife and I dined there on a Saturday for lunch and were not disappointed. Great Southern BBQ feel. Thank you.

Visited March 2013
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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“Unhealthy but good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My wife and I went to this small joint in Mount Joy and it was packed and busy on a Saturday night. The dinning facilities were not the greatest but it was still a good experience. The staff greeted you with a smile and the food was good. They do not skimp on putting meat on their sandwiches or giving you

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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“Down South BBQ in a small town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Very good BBQ. Smoked on the premises. Nothing fancy here. Decor is rustic to say the lease. Food ordered at a counter and brought to the table. French fries in abundance. Good onion rings. Chicken, ribs, brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage, and cajun sausage all good. The "Decision Maker" has everything and is plenty to share for 2 people. Also have appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Worth going to.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, PA
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“A local's review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

It's small and cozy with indoor and outdoor seating for summer. Order at the counter and they deliver to your table. My husband is the red meat eater and gets his BBQ fix here. Loves his ribs and brisket. Not much on the menu I can eat (don't eat red meat or pork) - tried the chicken BBQ and I wasn't a fan of the sauce but that doesn't make it bad - just a personal preference (I really should give it a second try). I LOVE their turkey sandwhich - only issue is they sometimes run out! It's super delish. Staff is friendly and accomodating to preferences; love that its BYOB! Lovely local joint. Eat in, take out - it's a great addition to our town.

Visited January 2013
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