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Harold's Cave Creek Corral

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$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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6895 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8614
+1 480-488-1906
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08:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Revelstoke, Canada
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome!!! Lots of food, we ate there for breakfast and dinner another night!! Great atmosphere and lots of cowboys!! It's pumping every night of the week!!! A must do in Cave Creek!!!

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Thank Burleighblonde
Caledon, Canada
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Harold's is a throw back in time. The restaurant is clean with good atmosphere. My one issue was with the poor lighting in the dinning area. The meals all came in a very good portions. The BBQ combo was very tasty. The staff was very friendly and obviously over worked.

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Thank Henry T
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very large and clean. Nice sized bar area. Very nice variety on the menu. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Would have been nice if they had mentioned happy hour. We found about it from a poster on the wall. Would definitely go back.

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Thank Roxanne H
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's a place I frequent, always a great deal and a whole lot of fun. Always some form of entertainment.

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Thank jenniferlynnewade
Dordogne, France
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've enjoyed dining at Harold's for over 20 years. We prefer to sit in the upper bar and our favorites are Friday Fish & Chips, Mex. Pizza, wedge salad

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Thank Suze D
Cave Creek, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great food and service. coldest beer in area I tried. 6 of us for prime rib dinner which was excellent. Also fresh salmon was incredible. Server was fast and helpful in explaining menu questions

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Phoenix Az
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going to Harold's for years, but thought they deserved a shoot out! Last night's meal of Blackened Prime Rib was fantastic. If that does not say enough the service was the best ever with our waiter Houston! He was spot on and made the experience a better than usual dinner!! Thanks Houston!!

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Thank rkypntkd
port douglas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had dinner,my local friend had to send the mushroom,zucchini appetizer back twice,first time burnt,second time frozen in middle. My burger was ok not great. Tourist trap give it a big miss. Waitress was scared to complain.

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Thank jimmy300PortDouglas
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went up to shop and look around Caves Creek and stopped I for lunch. Granted, it was Saturday and it was busy. We stopped in at 1:00 and got our food at 2:30. We watched tables come and go but our table of 4 sat and waited. We ordered the Hangover burger, the beef ribs, and chicken. Chicken was lukewarm... More 

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Thank Lynn J
Saint Louis, Missouri
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257 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place, bar food, cold beer! The place was well presented in a very touristy area. I would definitely go there again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 02:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6895 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8614
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-1906
Description
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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