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Official BBQ & Burgers

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6295 Lyters Ln, Harrisburg, PA 17111-4622
+1 717-564-2152
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

As someone disappointed by well reviewed (reputation/travel shows/yelp/and so on) BBQ spots across this country, I was pleasantly surprised. Arrived just after 7; they were out of the brisket but I half expected that. I really liked my baby backs though; lots of flavor and a great rub. While I love BBQ sauce, I'm a purist that loves a rub... More 

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Thank Christopher G
Chuck M, Owner at Official BBQ & Burgers, responded to this review

We love it when a true BBQ fan comes for a visit. Thanks Christopher More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was a high quality place despite the lack of atmosphere and bad location. The quality has declined. The fries were soggy and the pulled pork was mediocre. Save your money and don't get the mac n cheese, it is not the same as it used to be. The only thing of consistent quality was the black label burger.

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Thank jayhbgtravel
Chuck M, Owner at Official BBQ & Burgers, responded to this review

Glad you liked the Black Label Jay. We are working hard to make everything as good or better than it used to be. I'm sure your next visit will not disappoint. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I loved Official BBQ and would make it a lunchstop at least twice a month driving almost 40 mins to get there. We decided to go yesterday for lunch. My burger was almost inedible, the slaw was dry and had no flavor and my husbands pulled pork was dry and there was hardly anything on the bun.... More 

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1 Thank B G
Chuck M, Owner at Official BBQ & Burgers, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit Elizabeth! That was a day or two after we took over and honestly hadn't caught our stride yet. We are known for juicy Carolina style pork piled high on a bun and full 1/2 pound burgers, fresh, hot and juicy. I hope you'll give us another chance to impress. More 

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I had high hopes for this place. Cashier told us 7-8 minutes to wait for my cheeseburger. We waited 45 minutes. We ordered medium rare. Burger game out VERY well done. It was one of the worst hamburgers I've had in years. Seems like the talent is here but they are overworked, not paying attention and delivering food WELL UNDER... More 

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Thank SoldinthePoconos
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I placed a take out order of full rack of ribs & a side of cole slaw. Took almost 1/2 hour to get our food. The ribs were very good as was the cole slaw but took way too long for something that should have already been cooked. They were under staffed and were filling orders ticket by ticket.

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Thank Debbie P
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I had a cheeseburger and my husband had brisket. Both were delicious. The fries were also really good. Definitely itely worth the trip!

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Thank Maureen S
Chuck M, Owner at Official BBQ & Burgers, responded to this review

Thanks Maureen, we're glad you enjoyed. More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were there at 4:00 on a Saturday afternoon. I had a smoked turkey sandwich with pepper jack cheese. My husband had the brisket and we shared fries. The food was very good. A little too salty for me. Not sure if that can be fixed.

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Thank Gina103
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1,161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Very tasty, very tender and just the right amount of bread and sauce. The sides were really good too, but a little expensive.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The burger and fries were fresh, tasty, hearty and gourmet.I have to go again and try the BBQ. I Highly recommend. The deserts look good too. The burger was cooked to order rare and extremely juicy. Fantastic

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is off the beaten path but worth the trip. We order take out , but there is an area to eat in and picnic tables outside. Pork is smoked overnight before adding homemade sauce. Beef Brisket melts in your mouth. We have only had fries and Cole slaw for sides but there are other choices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6295 Lyters Ln, Harrisburg, PA 17111-4622
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-564-2152
Description
We serve central PA's best BBQ specializing in Carolina style pulled pork, the juiciest sliced beef brisket and scratch-made sides.

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