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“Not Bad”
Review of Harold's Barbecue - CLOSED

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Harold's Barbecue
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed 17 May 2012

I saw this place on a "Best BBQ in Georgia" TV show a few years ago. I finally tried it. The little BBQ joint is in the middle of what has to be one of the most run-down neighborHOODS in Atlanta. Like the majority of the neighborhood, this building was falling apart. So much so we almost didn't go in. The interior was very small and it was a good thing there were only a few other people there.

On the other hand, the food was pretty good. I ordered a burger and fries. The remainder of my party ordered BBQ & fries.

The only complaint was that in this day and age they only take cash money. No one in their right mind would go to an ATM around there. Had they accepted plastic, I'd have tried a BBQ plate and a bowl of the Brunswick stew that is often raved about.

So if you ever happen to be in Lakewood, perhaps visiting a family member at the Federal Prison just down the street, stop in and tell them Von Soest sent you.

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1  Thank vonsoest
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Great BBQ, They use hams. There sliced sandwich is very good. Harold's Stew is the best.
Pretty rough neighborhood. Everytime I'm close by I eat at Harold's

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1  Thank tracyt302
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Harold's has been serving sliced pork sandwich's and the best Brunswick stew in the same spot in Atlanta, since 1947. The place is now under the management of the grandchildren of the original owner. I wish they would put a branch in the Atlanta Airport. They would make a killing! Cash only!

Thank Kenneth D
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

Don't understand what all the fuss is about. Just average BBQ. Claustrophobic seating-- wait staff can barely squeeze their behinds between chair backs. Only thing that stands out is the crackling bread (it's the only place I know that still serves it). If it's great BBQ you are seeking, this is not the place. If you want very greasy fingers, sticky red-checked plastic tablecloths, the homey atmosphere with the gum-popping waitress and regulars who all seem to know each other, etc., this is it.

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1  Thank Buzmanlanta
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

There is a reason this place has survived in such a crappy location in town, the food is great and reasonable priced. The place is always packed for lunch. Get there early or late if you want a table.

Thank crapsguy
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