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Harvey's Main Street BBQ

304 E. Main Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552
+1 717-653-4224
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (31 reviews)
“cajun sausage” (7 reviews)
“baked beans” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
304 E. Main Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could tell everything was made fresh and the flavors were superb. Clean facility and inviting decor. Our waitress was friendly and prompt with her service.

Thank Erika627
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We have been at Harvey’s BBQ once before and the food was great! We waited a bit and went back several weeks later and the food was great again! The feel is down home without the sometimes sterile atmosphere of a chain restaurant. We will...More

Thank jockoem
Reviewed 25 August 2018

My family and I once again enjoyed a delicious meal at this restaurant. Since our prior visit the restaurant has expanded and now offers full service with waitstaff. In my last review I commented that I thought the side dishes were 'okay." Well, now I...More

Thank NNJtraveler1961
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The farm where we are staying mentioned this was a good place for BBQ. We thought we'd ride into town and try it out and wow! We had BBQ sandwiches and one side. I had french fries which were good and my son had mac...More

Thank Travl_lovr_2
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Oh my word this restaurant is ah-mazing!! The staff is exceptional, the interior is restored beautifully and the food is just incredible! The 1/2 chicken dinner was beyond moist and tasty - so succulent! The French fries are fresh cut and you can taste the...More

Thank shepherdsewe
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Super casual, quaint, barbeque joint. But a nice little gem! The menu offered collard greens as a special side and they were tender, flavorful and not terribly salty! I had the combination, brisket and pulled pork with 2 sides (baked beans was my second). The...More

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We ate here for the first time with our grandsons (8 & 10). We will definitely be back when in the Mount Joy area. We were seated promptly since it was early on a Sunday & we had reservations. The restaurant did fill up by...More

Thank sjg113
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We ate here for the first time this past weekend and got there before it got too crowded. The server, Sarah, was super nice and helped us decide what to order. My wife said the ribs are among the best she's ever eaten, and the...More

Thank boydall
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Harvey;s is a great place for BBQ chicken. In all my visits, I have never been disappointed. All the side dishes are also very good.

Thank rileybob1392
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Everything was very good food, workers there were very pleasant. Always have enough to take home and it is still good the next day.

Thank Marjorie Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 E. Main Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Mount Joy
  • Phone Number: +1 717-653-4224
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Description
Harvey's BBQ officially began in 1986 when Harvey Schademan and his wife Stephanie got their start selling 50 half-chickens in two hours at a roadside stand. After that initial success, Harvey began researching recipes to create his signature BBQ sauce - a tangy medley with a vinegar-butter base and ketchup-mustard flavoring. Eventually, Harvey and his wife opened a concession trailer with an expanded menu that included pork, beef, ribs and sides such as homemade beans, french fries, onion rings, coleslaw and potato salad. With the success of the concession stand, Harvey began developing sauce recipes to complement his other meats. Harvey and his wife started catering special events and company picnics and opened their first restaurant in 1995. Over the years Harvey has competed in numerous barbecue competitions, winning more than a dozen awards on the East Coast and in Ohio and Canada.
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