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Golden Rule Barbecue

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4290 Highway 52 W, Helena, AL 35080-5001
+1 205-621-7427
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Helena, Alabama
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all of the new restaurants coming (and going) in Helena Golden Rule has remained consistent in both food and service. It is under new management with whom I spoke to yesterday. They are committed to maintain and even enhance the already good food. I recommend this wonderful family restaurant to anyone who wants good, solid food, fair prices and... More 

1 Thank Robert R
Helena, Al
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205 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had recently heard there was a new owner of our Golden Rule in Helena, so we went there for lunch. Tammy was our Server and was spot on answering all of our questions and served us with such genuine warm and smiles. We were introduced to Josh, the new owner and he is extremely charming and desiring to improve... More 

1 Thank PennyW5
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This GR is on Morgan Road in Helena, and the volume of business they do speaks volumes for the quality of their food. Especially their 'four-banger' -- four very meaty and succulent ribs, a house favorite -- is worth your time and effort. I wouldn't trade 'em for the best coon dawg in Mizzippi!

Thank soljerblue
Helena, Alabama
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Last night I had what I can best describe as bad beef brisket... Usually, this alongside ribs, is a barbecue restaurant's signature dish I found the brisket dry....I mean we're talking Sahara desert dry.... "Christmas Vacation" turkey dry.... I couldn't eat it... And I'm a barbecue junkie.... However, They did replace the horrible brisket with some smoked chicken, that was... More 

Thank Sam C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! Not only do they have great Barbeque, they have country fried steak, chicken pot pie, meatloaf, plus veggies & even lemon icebox pie! Love it!

Thank KmtwBirm
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Our son and wife just moved to Helena. Golden rule is a great meat and three restaurant. The food is good Southern food. My son loves their burgers. We will definitely be back

Thank bamarph1952
Birmingham, Alabama
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We tried Golden Rule shortly after moving to the area and we're not impressed at all. The service was fine and the waitresses friendly, and that's the best part. The food was all very greasy, which you can smell in the air as soon as you walk in and almost feel on every surface of the restaurant. Even the veggies... More 

Thank GinjerSnap
Helena, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Friendly neighborhood restaurant. Service is always good and the food is great. Recommend the hamburger steak with onions and gravy.

Thank Pat253575
Alabaster, Alabama
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

While their BBQ is pretty good, we go for the daily specials. Real food done the right way. This is what Cracker Barrel wants to be. Prices are reasonable, which makes this a good choice for those nights when you just don't feel like cooking, or things ran a little late.

Thank Robert B
Helena, Alabama
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A small dining area and a mostly take-out restaurant. The food is good, the owner and family are very friendly. The prices are very reasonable. You can't go wrong ordering from Golden Rule.

Thank Robert R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4290 Highway 52 W, Helena, AL 35080-5001
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 205-621-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?