In the Old West, cowboys needed massive amounts of energy, devouring three square meals a day and staying fueled while out on the range by munching on jerky lassos. Snag a winning dish with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of western American fare at Harold's Corral in Cave Creek.
Harold's Corral gussies up mealtime with an eclectic menu of western-inspired eats, two full bars, patio seating, and live entertainment. Round up hungry herds for dinner with dishes of chicken, fried to a golden finish and side-kicked by yellow-bellied mashed potatoes ($9.99 for 4 pieces, $15.99 for 8 pieces). Southwestern penne pasta ($14.99) brings new meaning to spaghetti westerns with poblano cream sauce and Cajun chicken. Barbecue barons smoke slabs of ribs and brisket ($11.99–$24.99) on-site daily, crafting nuanced flavors with mesquite wood chips. Dig into classic Mexican dishes such as the chicken enchiladas ($9.99), or light off meat-based fireworks with a juicy light show of burgers, strip steaks, and a grand finale of the Meatball Bomber ($8.99), dripping with sauce, cheese, and glory.
Harold's rustic interior seats 600 rabble-rousers at once, boasting wagon wheels, saddlebacks, and faded cowboy boots strewn from the rafters. Red-and-white gingham cloths cover tables, and patrons tip back beers at the bar, listen to the latest live country band Wednesday–Sunday nights, or awkwardly square dance with their old college roommate who now prefers dressing like a horse.
6895 E Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, Arizona 85331