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Papa Joe's Burgers & Stuff

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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422 N L St, Harlingen, TX 78550-5317
+1 956-364-3422
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Harlingen, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I would first like to state the food from this restaurant is very good. I have eaten here 3 times and every time the food is good. The problem with this place is the service. I have just returned from lunch here with 2 other adults and it literally took 70mins to get our order (3burgers and fried mushrooms) when... More 

Thank jminer123
Harlingen, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

After my first visit to Papa Joe's, I suggested it to my friends 3 times because I hoped the service and food would get better. The atmosphere seemed fun and they have live music on weekends. The food took very long and was served cold, the waitresses seemed confused as to whether we ordered or not,, the margarita tasted like... More 

1 Thank ddelaf
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

First time visiting Papa Joe's. Mainly went for drinks. Had heard the burgers are good but like I said it was mainly drinks. I did try the nachos appetizer just for snacking. Nope! Won't do that again. The cheese wasn't melted, the ground beef had no flavor the lettuce or whatever they put in it overpowered the taste of everything...luckily.... More 

1 Thank Simon M
Harlingen, Texas
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Before Papa Joe's moved a couple of years ago....it used to be "our" place.....friendly....fun....laid back and great food, so we ate there at least 3 times a month!!!! Since they have moved, each time we have gone for dinner it has been just a little more disappointing. Tonight....my order was wrong and inedible.....both of our orders were cold....and the volume... More 

1 Thank 1junebug
Harlingen, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A regular menu item is the special for seniors: a smaller size burger with fries or onion rings, beverage and small sundae or shake, all for $5.99 + tax. Good food and service. Sports bar type environment. Rather noisy when busy. They have moved; current address is 501 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen.

Thank John S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Driven past this place a few times, and decided to check it out. We were happy we did! Great little place with a chill atmosphere, great music, and place to grab yourself a drink or two with friends and family. Burgers were great! I loved the green chili burger!! Hubby got the Texas Philly with the cheese "Con queso" on... More 

Thank ErinLiles5013
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We saw this place on The Texas Bucket List and decided to give it a try the next time that we were in town. We loved the one man band, the burgers were delicious, the beverages were ice cold, the staff was friendly. Was a great experience, we will definitely be back.

Thank Jeff K
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

.....a great looking restaurant with the previous building having great reviews because of great service; the new digs are great looking but have the worst waiter staff on the planet; super slow, and the food is serviced cold; we gave this place more than one shot at stepping up to the plate and it failed each time; don't bother with... More 

Thank Tenman9
Harlingen, Texas
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98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Finding a good burger in Harlingen is a challenge, but I believe Papa Joe's is a good choice. They have quite an array of burger and hot dog options, and we chose the chili and cheese burger with fries. The food was quite good, the beer was in a very cold mug, and the server was friendly and efficient. Years... More 

Thank johnb1246
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Heard about this place awhile back then once I saw they were competing for best burger on Facebook so was in harlingen to drop off a friend at the airport... We got there a little before 12pm and at first was skeptical because there wasn't any cars in the parking lot....but then the lunch rush came in...I duno if the... More 

Thank JD D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 N L St, Harlingen, TX 78550-5317
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-364-3422

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