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“Will go again”

Official BBQ & Burgers
Ranked #19 of 535 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, 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.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Will go again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Good food. Friendly service. Good value for your money. Kid friendly casual barbecue restaurant. No kid menu but portions are generous so it's easy to share. Order at the counter, self serve drinks, food is delivered to table on metal trays.

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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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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10 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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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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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