Barrel & Boar - Newark

4.3
246 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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPgherFoodie
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good, we had to go back again! Tried the Burnt Ends hash (a must buy!) and my spouse had a traditional burger with house chips! Win-win all around!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded 4 days ago

We'll see you next week!!

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BRay
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night location. Food was delicious. Have to pay for sides, but did I already mention everything tasted great?!!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded 4 hours ago

Thanks for choosing us for your date night!!

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vipPgherFoodie
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in town! Delicious waffles and biscuits with gravy! Plus $1.50/bone is well worth!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!!

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CourtneyR
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, and love the atmosphere. They do great bbq and their sides are awsome!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on January 12, 2021

Thank you Courtney!!

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KyraF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as was the atmosphere and service. It's a little more than I like to spend eating out but it's a nice treat once in a while.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thanks for coming in, we're glad to hear you had a great experience with us!!

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BrentL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks here are AMAZING. The chicken wings are some of the best I've ever had, the mac-n-cheese was decent, the 18oz Cowboy Ribeye was excellent, and the Fireside for dessert was the perfect ending. Try the Spicy Manhattan to go along with it, so good! Highly recommend this place, TRY IT!!

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Broh
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was good, the price was a little high and the noise level was annoying. Everyone in our party said their food was good, just a little pricey.

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vipPgherFoodie
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch experience. With a wide variety of traditional brunch dishes (with a Barrel & Boar twist) as well as plenty of al a carte choices, there are plenty of options for everyone !! And oh so delicious, to boot!

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Griffin
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Ribs had a nice flavor , but meat was fatty and horrible. Cole slaw was tastless..corn bread appetizers were overcooked. Won't be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service from Emma.

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MorganE
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Waited 40 mins for food and they weren't busy. Food wasnt exceptional for the price paid. I got a barrel burger and it was nothing spectacular. There was alot of grease. Sides are not included so I got an order of mac and cheese. It came in a tiny mason jar for $4 and tasted like buttered noodles. My fiance got brisket and cornbread. The cornbread was really dry and crumbly and again the meat was nothing exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and service was great! Just felt the portions were VERY small. The kids meals were a great value but the other meals were pricey and no sides came with

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vipPgherFoodie
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in town -- delicious food, great options, and wonderful atmosphere. A must stop for a Sunday brunch.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food microwaved. Service was ok. Not sure if they are struggling but I was highly disappointed.

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CherriJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, all dry rub meats with sauses on the side

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Bill
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

First visit was bad. Service was horrible and food was mediocre. We waited a few months and gave them another try. The waitress had to get the manager because she even said the food looked bad. My girlfriend got the pulled chicken sandwich. It was not pulled and was cubed frozen chicken on a dry bun. I ordered the half rack of ribs and I could barely tear the meat off the bone with my teeth. Was good but dry and tough. Complete waste of money. They did take the chicken sandwich off the bill but we still spent $47. I will not return ever. I talked to a few other people since my visit and they had the same type of complaints with some service issues also. Said the only thing good there was the cornbread.

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NancyLW
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Husband loved the burger and fries. I ordered the chef salad with corn salsa. HUGE!! Delicious dressing. Be sure also to order the appetizer, jalenpo cornbread. Large serving, delicious side sauce and very ample serving. The decor is so interesting. So good they preserved the building of long ago. What a super find!

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CandaceA
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was okay. The waitress only stopped by our table once when she wasn't dropping stuff off and there were only 4 tables.

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KellyW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I come here occasionally. It’s a 90 minute drive for us. He loves the shrimp and grits! The last two times I’ve gotten the flying Hawaiian sandwich and I love it too.

I liked how they’ve added black curtains to separate the booths- and the staff was wearing face masks.

We had a nice time and will be back.

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great but they were out of kielbasa which is what my husband I were both planning on getting.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our service was extremely slow. Food took forever to come out and after we placed the order we never saw our waitress again until she delivered the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Jamie our waitress was also amazing As AKWSYS!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside. The food was good, but a little high for what we got. The service was very good.

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ValerieB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience dining at Barrel & Boar in Newark this past Friday night. The food was wonderful and the service was top notch! Our server was very attentive to our needs and extremely pleasant. We will be repeat customers for sure!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on June 5, 2020

Thank you Valerie!!

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JaredL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic on all fronts! Thank you.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on May 30, 2020

Thank you Jared!!

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AngieW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a group of 6 and was promptly seating. The Service and Food was outstanding.
The only complaint was our table sat directly in front of the main door and every time the door opened there was a blast of cold air. The owner visited our table and apologized for the temperature.
He shared that they recently made upgrades to the entrance adding a breeze way, which did help, however because of how busy they were that evening the door was constantly being opened.
Other than that, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipPaul
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall. Food and atmosphere were both amazing. Would definitely recommend.

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DateNight
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was average, my dish was warm when it came out, not hot. Crab cakes were bland and the French onion soup was not good. Our server was nice and the ambiance was cool. The “5 N 3” cocktail was the best part of the meal! We try to support local whenever we can but we will probably not be going back to this restaurant for dinner.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on February 18, 2020

I'm sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations. We've been experimenting with some new recipes and are still trying to dial them in correctly. I would like to offer you a gift certificate and an opportunity to make this right if you would be so inclined to accept.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

BBQ was great! But crab cakes were so poor I'd give 1star. All filling and no crab at all. I was disappointed for $22 to get frozen reheated crab cakes. These are worse than store bought from the frozen section.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi John, I'm sorry to hear that you weren't happy with the crab cakes. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ!! I assure you we make our crab cakes in house and don't use any frozen store bought products. We've been experimenting with our crab cake recipe and are still trying to dial it in. I would like to offer you a gift certificate and an opportunity to make this right if you would be so inclined to accept.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn't give us a table. We were told we were on the list by the app and when we arrived we were turned away.

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on February 16, 2020

I'm sorry to hear that this happened to you!! I would love to have some details so I can dig into this.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Jamie is an amazing server!!!! She always makes our visit the absolute best!!!

Barrel & Boar - Newark
Responded on February 10, 2020

We agree she is a valuable asset to us. May I ask why of the 1 star review?

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Recommended! Crab Cakes were excellent! But be sure you have a reservation!

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blubeard
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food

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BillK
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was better than we expected. Both my wife and I were very pleased with the facility, service, and of course food. We always have a few cocktails prior to ordering and this was no problem. We weren't rushed to order but when we did the food arrived in a timely manner and was very good. We both really like to smokey flavor of our food. Gabrielle was an excellent server and was always around to help us out. We only wished we could have tried their desserts but we were too full from the meal. We will go back when in the area. I'd suggest making reservations since it will get busy.

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vipArriaW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always an excellent experience..

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stane
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our first time here and we were very impressed. we got here early because we dont like a loud atmosphere and we were not disappointed. our waitress was very pleasant and the food was very good. nice selection of entrees, but the only complaint we had was that, the pulled chicken portion was rather small, compared to the size of the portion of rib tips that i ordered. side dishes were the best! loved the cheddar grits and the bacon mac and cheese. will look forward to our next visit.

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DougS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Portions were a little small this time, usually much larger.

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KellyS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out very quickly. You could tell they anticipated a large crowd for New Years Eve and were well prepared.

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Djf362
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Noise was higher than normal but I liked the energy.

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RobertM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here on New Year's Eve. Had a great experience. Food and service was excellent. Wine is a little pricey. Nice menu.

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Barrel & Boar - Newark is rated 4.3 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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