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3311 N Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-1108
+1 540-434-3296
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“bbq sandwich” (3 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
3311 N Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-1108
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Reviewed November 5, 2014

Excellent dive atmosphere but the food is sub par. Not real BBQ. Pork sandwich was pretty boring. Generic frozen fries were actually pretty good. Frozen fries are not the worst thing in the world.

Thank Guy D
Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Simple country restaurant, not fancy. Filled with pig decor lol. Good, hot food for very cheap. Staff is always friendly. A woman in the kitchen has been working there her whole life, shows the dedication some people have to the place. Been open for decades,...More

Thank Tyria
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Been there many times. Don't expect fine dining. But if you want good old barbecue on a roll with cole slaw you've found the place. A local favorite right out of the 50's.

Thank Thomas Z
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Good pork BBQ, Always get the platter! Hush puppies are good. Love the fried pickles! I have been there for lunch and dinner. Full of locals so that should tell you something. Its a quick hop off I81 to get there, take Exit 251, make...More

1  Thank lf479
Reviewed September 10, 2013

A real 50's style roadside drive in with some covered parking on hillside with inside eating space too. I wanted beef barbeque and baked beans. SORRY, NO BEEF OR BEANS! I had pulled pork on plate with cole slaw. Barbeque was ok, but somewhat dry...More

Thank George G
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Found this while cruising down I-81 and trip advisor did not steer us wrong. Good BBQ in a cozy place. Option to eat outside too

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is the real thing! Real Genuine circa 1950's Drive-in, Genuine Country Hospitality, and great food. As a frequent customer, I've tried almost everything on the menu. It is all really good. Kids love eating in the dining room because of all the Pigs on...More

Thank marcusexp
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stopped in after hearing a recommendation from a local. I must say the outside did make us a little skeptic, but if you desire great service and a good food stop in and enjoy this unique experience. The menu was diverse. We had bar...More

Thank Exploring_duet
Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is my favorite hidden gem on 81. I love the food, the service, and the atmosphere. They serve great hot dogs, fried chicken, and of course BBQ. Also their milkshakes are REAL. You have to stop for lunch. Unfortunately they no longer serve you...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Discovered this restaurant on my car's GPS while driving past Harrisonburg on a rainy December Monday. Selected it because it was a local establishment and offered Bar-bq. My first reaction when we arrived was to keep on driving, it just didn't appear very attractive from...More

Thank Ernie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3311 N Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-1108
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-434-3296
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