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Harold's Cave Creek Corral

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$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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6895 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8614
+1 480-488-1906
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place with fun western atmosphere. There's always something going on – live music on the weekends, line dancing several nights, and karaoke one night a week! I've never had a bad meal here. The food is a bit salty but always tasty. With larger parties there is often a very long wait to get our meals,... More 

Thank KayMacTravel7
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been a staple in CC forever. I have been there in numerous occasions for fundraisers and form beer but never to actually eat and never in a Saturday night in November. Wow, place was packed. Lots of great beer on tap, and the food was really good. Philly cheese steak was huge and the real deal. Only... More 

Thank jim p
Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit Arizona we make a trip to Cave Creek to have lunch at Harold's. We sat for 20 min on the patio and didn't once have anyone come to serve us. Would of asked someone but didn't see anyone since we sat down. Will have to find another regular stop on our trips.

Thank lanefmoore
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met friends in Cave Creek one night for dinner at Harold's. The place is huge. Was not busy when we were there on a weeknight in October, but I'm sure it gets busy when there is a big game on. Our food was nice, but nothing out of the ordinary. Best part was the drive up north from Fountain... More 

Thank DiscTrav77
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I knew the food would be mediocre, but wanted a quick lunch. No one was there, but I sat at an outside table and waited more than 20 minutes for service that never came. The waiter said he was busy and would get to me when he could. Well, that will never happen because I will never go back. Places... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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336 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for some food and drinks after a nearby resort, we found ourselves at Harold's based on online reviews on the fly. Sat at the bar and service was prompt with a smile. HUGE menu with something for everyone. Nice pours on the drinks. Lots of football fans on this Sunday morning plus an open air atmosphere to enjoy the... More 

Thank Joski69
leeds, england
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited earlier last month with family for a lunch break - it was really fab. We were served by the lovely Arleth who was friendly, attentive and took great care of us. Good atmosphere in the place and we ordered 3 sandwiches between 6 which was more than plenty for us wanting a 'snack' lunch. Would definitely visit again... More 

Thank emmauk86
Surprise, Arizona
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Oh my gosh! If you visit Cave Creek, AZ, be sure to go to Harold's Corral. Although it is a Pittsburgh Steelers stronghold with tons of memorabilia to see (we are Arizona Cardinals fans), it also an authentic western bar and saloon. Besides a great menu, they offer evening bands, shows, and entertainment. We have breakfast or lunch there every... More 

Thank Jean M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Loved the staff and the food was great. You have to have the stuffed peppers appetizer!!!!! Burger and sandwiches were great!

Thank wpatrickanderson
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I love a good rare burger but they are hard to come by. I ordered the works burger and it was heaven! Cooked to perfection with not a single drop of grease. Our waiter Mike was funny and on point. This is one of the best places to eat in Cave Creek. Not pretentious just great food every time

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6895 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8614
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-1906
In the 1930s, a man with the unlikely name of Johnny Walker built a bar called the Cave Creek Corral. Walker’s creation was an instant sensation with cowboys, playboys, politicians and laborers who gathered to drink A-1 beers at wooden tables under wanted posters.Harold Gavagan and his wife Ruth bought the Cave Creek Corral in the mid 1950s. Harold was quite a character, a depression-era Irish kid, a tough, but entertaining guy. Harold’s was a favorite movie location for Hollywood, attracting the likes of Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope, Lynda Carter, Waylon Jennings and Dick Van Dyke. Cave Creek was not a short easy ride from Phoenix, in an effort to get visitors to Cave Creek, Harold acquired a trained lion and tiger act to entertain patrons.Once visitors were at Harold’s, he was concerned that they didn’t drink and stay long enough. So the building to the east of the restaurant became a bunkhouse, renting space for over night visitors.celebrities. Enjoy the fun atmosphere, interesting people and great food every day. We feature live country and western music Thursday-Sunday nights.Take a few minutes to browse the photographs on the walls of the characters and friends that frequent Harold’s. Our Cowboy, Sunset and Patio Rooms are perfect for your next event. Weddings  Divorces  Anniversaries  Affairs Receptions  Meetings  BirthdaysHost your next party with us or we will be happy to deliver the party to you.

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