Barrel & Boar - Newark

4.2
293 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Barrel and Boar BBQ Gastropub is a casual place for family and friends to enjoy finely crafted smoked meats and southern sides, in a warm rustic setting. Barrel & Boar features a collection of low country flavors designed with local products, paired with local beer and craft cocktails. The restaurant has a rustic design using metal, reclaimed barn wood, and antique lighting. The atmosphere is casual, family friendly and open for lunch and dinner.
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4.2
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4.4
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4.3
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RenL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are great. The service and employees are outstanding and you can't beat the prices.

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SheriK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was good but small portions and very pricey. Side of French Fries is $4.49 which is the same portion size of a Wendy's small. Waitress told me there was enough for 2 people, but trust me there isn't AND extremely overpriced; just regular fries, nothing fancy about them. Up side is, you don't have to worry about having leftovers!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Out of brisket & burnt ends, so a later dining time effects what food is available. Also pulled chicken was dry. Dark meat should be moist & flavor-able…Recommend dining early, maybe a better experience.

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CandyH
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised! Emma, our waitress, was outstanding! She was knowledgeable of the menu, so friendly and attentive.

The smoked old fashion was delightful. I had shrimp and grits and my husband had the mahi-mahi and it was served hot! This was the best meal we’ve had a restaurant in well over a year! Look forward to going again.

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FoodCritic
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the vibe and overall service. Good prices. Great beer and food. Only recommendation is to quiet the noise. Music was too loud causing people to talk even louder to attempt and overpower the noise. It was disappointing that I could not even converse with my date and friends that I have not seen in over a year because of this issue.

But, with that being said...we WILL be back in the near future!

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StephanieH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious but would have been nice to be able to have coffee with it.

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vipBobcat
Columbus
67 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had reservations and were seated right away. There are good selections, though the draft beer selections are almost exclusively weighted to IPAs and fruit-beers. The only lagers are standard national brands, and only one of those. You must use an ap to access the beer/wine list. Most of their menu is a la carte, and, therefore, a bit pricey for a full meal. Brisket/onion soup is unique, but not cheap. Good dessert selection. We find this a good place to go before shows at the Midland.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch! Loved the Belgian waffles and scrambled eggs:)

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Terrible
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This will definitely be our last trip here. We spent close to $60 on our meal (with no alcohol) and it was not worth it at all. The noise level was ridiculously loud, the portion sizes of the food are way too small for the price and the ambiance was anxiety inducing as it was just constant chaos everywhere you looked. The everything on the menu is essentially a la carte, so an average meal (that provides close to nothing) is essentially fine dining prices. If I had to describe this place is two words, it would be disappointing and frustrating. Overall, thumbs down.

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vipjenig
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday dinner. Was a nice dinner. Food was hot. Drinks delicious and service was fast and friendly.

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vipRandallA
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, outstanding preparation and fantastic service. Absolutely ALL GOOD!

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HeidiH
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, but very minimal portions for the cost. Drinks were also tiny and way overpriced.

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AndyT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food taste was fantastic. Value was extremely poor. The portions are much smaller and the cost higher. I understand Covid, but the restaurant has become a special occasion only instead of a Great “every Saturday night “ destination.

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BillF
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious BBQ and cold beer.

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MelissaH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We will definitely be back!

Great atmosphere!

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KenH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and atmosphere; reasonably priced. Will come back again.

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Katie
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Made a reservation-gave me a hightop-didnt realize I needed to specify I needed a low table for a highchair.
They eventualLy accommodated after telling me they couldn’t but the hostess seemed irritated.
Soda was flat and they forgot half the toppings on my salad. When I asked for those toppings they brought me an entirely new salad with hardly any of those same toppings... ribs looked amazing.

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KayleighA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Waitress and ambience were good, however both of our meals were overcooked. My friend's potatoes and my kielbasa were burnt. The grits were bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast friendly service, with a good diverse menu!! We will definitely go back!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on May 2, 2021

Thank you!!

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AmberR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Was a wonderful place for a family dinner with great service, though a little loud. Only 3 stars on food though it was delicious, because we did not receive 2 of the 5 meats or the container of sauce for our family feast that we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine! Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, excellent meal! Would definitely return again!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you so much!!

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Todd
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food. Excellent staff. Music was pretty loud.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!! Glad to hear you had a good time with us!!!

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LaurieW
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

After about 40 minutes the waitress came back to tell us our food would be right out, we hadn’t even ordered meals yet. Took our glasses back to the drink station to refill them, which is gross - especially with covid.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on April 13, 2021

I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us!! I'd love to have the opportunity to make it up to you!!

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DanetteP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Over priced for what you get. A small side salad to have with your meat is $4.95...total rip off.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on April 13, 2021

It always upsets me when our guest's feel like they were cheated. The cost of goods and the cost to do business is at an all-time high right now during this pandemic. Our price point is at the lowest that we can possible be at for these times. I'm truly sorry that you felt like we shortchanged you and hope that you give us another chance in the future!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

They were short staffed in the kitchen apparently. The wait staff was very nice! The salad I had was very good. My husband’s ribs and macaroni and cheese were just ok.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on April 7, 2021

I'm sorry to hear that you had a subpar experience with us!! I hope you give us another chance to make it up to you.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Unfortunately was very disappointed, went for brunch and felt the food, while tasting good, was very overpriced for the amount you got. Got the shareable plate, was told they were out of waffles but we’d get extra pancakes, didn’t get them until halfway through the meal after I asked, the server was almost hostile when I asked. I’ll probably go back and try the bbq with my wife for a date night at least once, but it will be a while.

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NicoleH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Amaretto sunrise drink was so delicious!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you Nicole, I'm glad you liked the Amaretto Sunrise!! You'll have to come back and try some of our other new cocktails, they're just as good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, server was friendly and energetic. But the brisket was really dry.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on April 10, 2021

I'm sorry to hear your brisket wasn't up to our standards!! Hopefully you'll give us another chance to prove that was an isolated incident.

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ChrisJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good food and convenient downtown location! Nice place.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!! Can't wait to see you next time!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful night to eat on the patio. Looking forward to many more meals here

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you so much!! We look forward to having you back!!!

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vipSurprisedOne
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My brisket plate was 70% fat and the cornbread was crispy and dry. 😔

Great music and the sauces were delicious. May need to try another time and request all beef brisket.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on March 16, 2021

I"m sorry to hear you weren't happy with your brisket. Brisket by nature is a very fatty cut of meat, but it sounds like we didn't do a very good job of picking out the right pieces. I would love a chance to make this up to you and yes, ask for lean brisket we will do our best to trim as much fat off as possible. Hope to see you back in soon!!!

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SarahD
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Small but mighty. Great food great cocktails would visit again.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you Sarah!!! We appreciate your feedback and can't wait to see you next time!!!

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CherylH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is outstanding. The menu has a lot of choices for the meat lover. The ambiance is perfect. Would highly recommend.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank for taking the time to leave us a review!! I'm happy to hear that you had a 5 star experience with us!!!

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MatthewF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the wings - think they are the best anywhere!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you Matthew!! Our wings are hands down my favorite thing we serve!!

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reservation, good service and great tasting bbq reasonable priced.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you Christine!! May I ask would we could have done better to get a 5 star rating?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We got right in and our waitress was very nice, but we were told a few times they were busy and behind. We ordered an appetizer and over an hour later we still hadn’t gotten our food. We had our young daughter with us and she was very restless.
They then came out and said the cooks dumped a tray of the appetizer and they had no more left, this was over an hour after we ordered. Again, this was after we’d been seated for over an hour. They finally brought our food about 15 minutes after this. We were about ready to leave without eating. My wife’s food was dry and bland - had to order more sauces to help. Mine was ok, but not very hot and missing sauce and silverware. They brought our daughters last and she was clearly restless.
When we got the bill, they still had the appetizer on there that we never got. They did take it off, but just added to the overall frustration.
Also, the bathroom lines were long and after going in there were no paper towels and no electric dryer.
The place looks nice and our waitress was pretty nice, but it was an overall poor experience and I doubt we go back.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and I'm so sorry the hear that you had a bad experience with us!! I promise you this is not the standard we hold ourselves accountable to and this was an isolated event. I would love to have the opportunity to have you back in and the chance to make this up to you.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and enjoyed the food!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you so much!!

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KarenM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Why do I need to type?!
Great service, good food. Sidewalk should have been cleared of ice better.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you Karen!! I'm glad to see that we could make a memorable Valentine's Day for you. I apologize about the sidewalks. The city of Newark is very particular about what kind of ice melt we're allowed to use and I'm waiting on them to drop us off a new bag.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Server was great. Food was mediocre at best. Portions were small for price.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on February 16, 2021

I'm sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations!! I'd love for you to give us another chance to make it up to you.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at decent prices

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for taking time and leaving a review!! What can we do next time to get a 5 star review?

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Barrel & Boar - Newark is rated 4.2 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

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