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Golden Rule Barbecue

4290 Highway 52 W, Helena, AL 35080-5001
+1 205-621-7427
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4290 Highway 52 W, Helena, AL 35080-5001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had my first Golden Rule BBQ sandwich when I was a teenager in the late 50s...And I loved it!!...But, not living in Birmingham, I have only visited intermittently over the years. However, now my grandson lives in Birmingham, and he took me to Golden...More

Thank Artorange
Reviewed 28 September 2017

My late husband and I were frequent customers since the Rule first opened. Recently visited for the first time in over a year. When the previous owner sold, he must not have sold his recipes with the business. The menu is still pretty much the...More

Thank NetaVee
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I wanted to like this place, but the two times I have eaten there it taste like leftover food. Both times my chicken did not taste like it had been cooked long enough and the squash casserole was mostly bread. Did not taste fresh at...More

Thank Bonnieferg23
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is usually our favorite place to eat. Food & service is usually excellent. Never had a bad meal until Father's Day. Took my Dad there as enjoys the food as well. First all they had only one waitress trying to handle all the people...More

Thank BamaBound73
Reviewed 2 May 2017

With all of the new restaurants coming (and going) in Helena Golden Rule has remained consistent in both food and service. It is under new management with whom I spoke to yesterday. They are committed to maintain and even enhance the already good food. I...More

1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We had recently heard there was a new owner of our Golden Rule in Helena, so we went there for lunch. Tammy was our Server and was spot on answering all of our questions and served us with such genuine warm and smiles. We were...More

1  Thank PennyW5
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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...More

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank GinjerSnap
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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