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Spotlight on Business Harold’s Bar-B-Q

By Kathy Barr



Harold Christian grew up helping his parents, Mattie and Tobie run the family business at 1305 Walnut Street in Abilene. So, when his father became ill in 1981, Harold and his wife, Grucille picked up where his father left off. Started in 1956, the restaurant specializes in fixing various kinds of barbecue dishes and sides. Brisket, ham, sausage, ribs, turkey and chicken are meats that Harold fixes for customers who frequent his restaurant. Sides include beans, stuffed jalapenos, potato salad and hot water corn bread. For dessert, cobblers and ice cream are available. Prices for plates range from $6.25-$7.75. For those who want a smaller amount of food, sandwiches and baskets are available. Customers usually eat at the restaurant, which is decorated with a picnic-style decor of picnic tables and red and white tablecloths. However, for those who wish to have a function catered, Harold is willing to help out. He needs to be given at least 1-7 days notice for catering jobs. The restaurant is open Monday – Saturday from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM. In addition to cash, credit cards and checks are accepted for payment. For further information, call 672-4451.

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