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Harold's Cave Creek Corral

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American, Southwestern, Bar
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6895 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Omaha, NE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came for lunch. We both had burgers, which were very good. The sweet potato fries were not hot which was unfortunate, we were really looking forward to them. Server was nice, but service was a bit slow considering they weren't busy.

Thank kbomaha
El Paso, Texas
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're not picky on cleaniness then this is the place to eat BBQ. We ordered the platter, pork ribs, beef ribs and brisket, enough for the two of us and then we ordered the $10 carrot cake which could feed 10 people. They had live music which was entertaining and there were couples on the dance floor. good people... More 

Thank SandBetweenMyToes007
Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this place the food is good, fun atmosphere, and during football season you get Iron City beer. We also take folks visiting from Pittsburgh here ,from the beer and makeover of the Primati sandwich.

Thank Mimi7173
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived 6:30 pm on a Wednesday night. Wanted to try this place for several years and finally made it. Lots of cars each time we passed by and was sure it would be great. NOT!!! It appears to be the place where sad, heavy drinkers hang onto the bar for hours not realizing you can actually eat in the place.... More 

Thank kathyhouston
Harold's C, Owner at Harold's Cave Creek Corral, responded to this review

Hi Kathy, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, customer feedback is very important to us both positive and negative, it helps to improve and become better at what we do. I sincerely apologize for your poor experience here at Harold's. I was hoping you can give me further details, Do you remember who your servers was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are from the city (I am) then this place is exactly how you would picture a roadhouse diner in the wild west to like - its big, loud and crowded. Add to the fact that we went there during Cave Creek biker week thus the place was full of bikers. It was like I walked into a Hollywood... More 

Thank MountainBear13
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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have not been to Harolds in a long time, and were asked by some friends to join them for fathers day. I was pleasntly suprised. The prime rib with accompanying sweet potatoes fries and string beans, was tender and cooked perfectly. It was a large portion, and half of it was taken home. Two of us had the prime... More 

Thank Bobaz1
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, good food, and COLD BEER. Special requests handled perfectly! Ask for Greer - she's the best server! Harold's is the best place to eat, drink, and party. This is our favorite hangout in Cave Creek.

Thank Doug M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

visiting Cave Creek with another couple and stopped by Harold's. Loved the decor....very rustic and comfortable. Our service was very good and quick. We happened to be there at Happy Hour so we had beers and appetizers. We ordered the Bavarian Pretzel, loaded nachos and onion rings. The orders were large and we were completely satisfied with only the 3... More 

Thank duffer47
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

By far the worst service we have had as a family in 20 years. After having this recommended we decided to trek to Harold's from Scottsdale. The first impression is that it's a cool place. Four adults and five kids got a table outside. The server took 30 minutes to even come get my drink order. Never saw her again... More 

Thank sumosuit
Anthem, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is one of the few times that I feel compelled to reprimand a restaurant. If the owners of this establishment read this review, I hope they take appropriate action. We were seated in a room with a very large group of loud diners. They seemed to be regulars and hard of hearing. They were so loud that my wife... More 

Thank Leon G
Harold's C, Owner at Harold's Cave Creek Corral, responded to this review

I appreciate any and all feedback both positive and negative we use reviews to help improve on what we do. I sincerely apologize if your experience was that disappointing. We strive to give all customers a great meal, a great social experience and a place to unwind and have fun. We are known for our great Prime rib not sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Southwestern, Bar
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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene
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 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: 14804881906
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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