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“Nice BBQ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Official BBQ & Burgers

Official BBQ & Burgers
Ranked #21 of 522 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We serve central PA's best BBQ specializing in Carolina style pulled pork, the juiciest sliced beef brisket and scratch-made sides.
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3 reviews
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“Nice BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

I decided to come here based on Trip Advisor's recommendation. Tried the baby back ribs, very strong smoke flavor. A little dry for my taste but still tender. There smoked chicken wings was a pleasant surprise. The pulled pork sandwich also pleased the table. I have to get used to the Carolina bbq sauce(a little watery). I enjoyed the original bbq sauce alot better. The kids had the hot dog, crisp just the way I like them. They lost me with the mac n cheese, I think they used white cheddar. Baked beans had a smorgasbord of flavor. If you're in Hershey, Harrisburg, or vicinity check them out!

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  • English first
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English first
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“(14 hour) slow-cooked BBQ-worth the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

It feels like you are driving way out into nowhere, but it's worth the trip. Not delicious BBQ and burgers, but huge portions of amazing fries and their special Carolina sauce makes it a perfect spot for a BBQ foodie.

Also loved the zesty potato salad, great selection of root beer, vanilla creme, unique bottle sodas, and the Heisler's Ice Cream (a very special treat imported from a small dairy in Schuykill Co.)

(It's BYOB)

  • Visited April 2014
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aliquippa , Pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“What a find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

In Harrisburg pa for one night by myself and did not want to eat in the hotel. Looked on Trip Advisor and found Original Barbecue and I am glad I did. Great chili but most of all really really good barbecue. Ribs, pulled pork honestly the best I have had. Not so easy to find without a iPhone and not much to look at on the outside but don't let that jeep you from going in. Clean, friendly and excellent food.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great big fries!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

A little out of the way, but worth the drive. The fries were the best part. Our family had pulled pork, hamburgers and toasted cheese and bacon sandwiches. Everyone was happy and full when we left. The only con was the wait for the good.

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Thank Richard C
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
“I'm "Officially" hooked! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

I tried this place for the first time a couple of weeks ago and have been back 3-4 times a week. Exceptional brisket sandwiches, "black label" burger, fresh cut fries and ice cream. Very clean, friendly and very generous portions. You won't be disappointed!

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