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Harold's Cave Creek Corral

€€ - €€€American, ,
6895 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8614
+1 480-488-1906
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“spaghetti” (6 reviews)
“beef ribs” (7 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar
€€ - €€€
6895 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8614
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Reviewed yesterday

We were only in the area for 2 days - so glad we followed a friend's suggestion and went for a late lunch at Harold's. Superb service, food, beers, décor, vibe & value. So of course, we went there for dinner the following day! Good...More

Thank Johnfrisbee
Reviewed 6 days ago

Place was great until we ordered food. No one enjoyed dinner. Soup was bland, steaks were low quality, salads were poor, we will not eat there again. Just for a drink or five!!!More

Thank Alan W
cctraveler, Owner at Harold's Cave Creek Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Alan, Thanks for the feedback we use all reviews as a tool to improve and accentuate the things we do good. I am hoping you can give me a little more information on when you were here and what you had to eat what...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good. I had fish taco on the best corn tortillas ever. We sat outside and watched motorcycles. Staff friendly. Service a little slow, huge place with a lot of people explains why.

Thank 4Lees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live in Cave Creek and come often great bar food and fantastic lives music. We love to meet for a beer and to bring our family and friends when they come to visit

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought we should try an "authentic" cowboy restaurant while in Arizona so gave Harold's a try for lunch one day. The lunch crowd was fairly sparse and we ate on the outdoor patio overlooking the parking lot. You could certainly see from the size...More

Thank harvman
cctraveler, Owner at Harold's Cave Creek Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Have a hard time with this review. Trip advisor members the stuffed hot peppers are one of our best appetizers. I am pretty sure the sandwich you had was our Monterey chicken sandwich again one of our best. Maybe you guys had a bad day....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times the food is consistently good, the service is also good. Had the Ruben they did a good job. Portions are good but not overwhelming, price is fair...would and have returned.

Thank R335i
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

AYCE Fish Fry on Friday Nights is new. Also, they now have AYCE Spagetti Night on either Friday or Wednesday. Suggest you make reservations, especially on a Friday or Saturday Night. Last night was very crowded from about 6pm on. I wish I would have...More

Thank Chris F S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Harolds is the cave creek classic and what this area used to be. I have been coming here for many years and the food/service is the best. If you want to indulge in the southwestern experience this is the place. They have a nice patio...More

Thank animalsrock2016
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek is an unforgettable experience... as if stepping back in time to the Old Southwest of yesteryear. Wrap around porch for outside seating welcomes visitors. Inside there are two bar areas for socializing with friends - old and new. After 9:00...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely take it in when you are in the area! Service was great and huge menu and plentiful quantity. We went there for the football games on Sunday. Great atmosphere and can get into the fun

Thank Diane A
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Questions & Answers
20 February 2017|
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Response from emid43 | Property representative |
yes we do have a healthy choice menu which all items are gf, and low fat. from seared salmon to healthy choice pasta. please remind your server of your dietary needs. Hope to see you there.
Bishop Brian A
4 March 2016|
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Response from cctraveler | Property representative |
We do have music every Sunday this Sunday is Duane Moore from Mogollon a great country band.
6 February 2016|
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Response from allenmtb1 | Reviewed this property |
Shouldn't be a problem with children. Good entertainment also.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Southwestern, Bar
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, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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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