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Golden Rule Barbecue

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4290 Highway 52 W, Helena, AL 35080-5001
+1 205-621-7427
10:30 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Helena, Alabama
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night I had what I can best describe as bad beef brisket... Usually, this alongside ribs, is a barbecue restaurant's signature dish I found the brisket dry....I mean we're talking Sahara desert dry.... "Christmas Vacation" turkey dry.... I couldn't eat it... And I'm a barbecue junkie.... However, They did replace the horrible brisket with some smoked chicken, that was... More 

Thank Sam C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! Not only do they have great Barbeque, they have country fried steak, chicken pot pie, meatloaf, plus veggies & even lemon icebox pie! Love it!

Thank KmtwBirm
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Our son and wife just moved to Helena. Golden rule is a great meat and three restaurant. The food is good Southern food. My son loves their burgers. We will definitely be back

Thank bamarph1952
Birmingham, Alabama
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We tried Golden Rule shortly after moving to the area and we're not impressed at all. The service was fine and the waitresses friendly, and that's the best part. The food was all very greasy, which you can smell in the air as soon as you walk in and almost feel on every surface of the restaurant. Even the veggies... More 

Thank GinjerSnap
Helena, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Friendly neighborhood restaurant. Service is always good and the food is great. Recommend the hamburger steak with onions and gravy.

Thank Pat253575
Alabaster, Alabama
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

While their BBQ is pretty good, we go for the daily specials. Real food done the right way. This is what Cracker Barrel wants to be. Prices are reasonable, which makes this a good choice for those nights when you just don't feel like cooking, or things ran a little late.

Thank Skip B
Helena, Alabama
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

A small dining area and a mostly take-out restaurant. The food is good, the owner and family are very friendly. The prices are very reasonable. You can't go wrong ordering from Golden Rule.

Thank Robert R
Helena, Alabama
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175 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

We visit Golden Rule in Helena often, mostly for meat and two or three. My husband loves their dressing and often gets it without the chicken. Their smoked turkey breast is very good as is their tilapia. Beef tips over rice, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, etc. all are good. Of course, this is a BBQ restaurant, so we sometimes order... More 

Thank NetaVee
Helena, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

A long time favorite franchise around Birmingham. The BBQ is always very good. The steam table offers a good choice of entrees and homemade vegetable dishes.

Thank BillEllis1946
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This Golden Rule BBQ has excellent BBQ, plate dinners, and great desserts. When you go, you have to try the barbecue spud or the BBQ salad or plate. And of course there's the Daily Special. The vegetables are fresh, and cooked just right. The only problem I have is my eyes are bigger than my stomach! If you're anywhere around... More 

Thank RuthieB56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4290 Highway 52 W, Helena, AL 35080-5001
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 205-621-7427

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