Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester

4.3
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Barrel & 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
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! love the patio!

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Terrlerr
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Got sick after eating a cold rib. Sweet potato fries were awful and cold.

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vipKimE
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Maddie, was very attentive. Thanks!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

When we arrived we were told they weren’t taking or honoring reservations which we had. After waiting for a table, we were seated by the manager who dropped the menus and walked away. It took more then 10 minutes for someone to greet us. When the server arrived she said, “Are you all ready to order?” The food came out timely, however my Brussel sprouts were so hard to chew I didn’t eat them. I honesty couldn’t chew them. My son ordered the kids pulled pork and it was so dry he couldn’t eat it and I tried and couldn’t either. We are locals and have continued to return in hopes things would finally fall into place, but sad to say they still haven’t.

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Missy
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The music was too loud and the food/drinks were expensive. We had good service and enjoyed our dinner but we aren't planning a second visit.

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BradM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great restaurant was nice food was great service was good. One small problem we reserved patio seating when we got to the restaurant we were informed that they did not have us down for patio I don’t know if the restaurant or opentable is to blame, if we could have sat outside this no doubt would have been a home run so whom ever made the blunder make it right
As a side note we took care of our server she got a 85% tip if you can you should do the same.

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JessicaN
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! I love the hush puppies. They remind me of my favorite place in South Carolina.

KE
vipKimE
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a bit disappointed in some of the menu changes—no more platter options, no more fried okra, no more peanut butter and jelly option for the kids menu.

Food was very good and the service was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our first time here. Food and service was mediocre at best. The ambiance was nice. Definitely over priced, probably wouldn’t visit again.

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RustyShackleford
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wanted to order pulled pork and the burnt ends but they were out. Ordered ribs instead and although the flavor was good, the ribs were extremely fatty.

We were seated near the kitchen and heard profanity coming from the kitchen. A waitress also heard it and went into the kitchen to let them know that patrons could hear them.

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Fakeanne
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They were out of Ribs and Steak , we ended up just going to Texas Roadhouse they had both.

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LisaL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away with great service. The food was delicious and big portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Had reservation but still had to wait 45 minutes. Our waitress was busy socializing with fellow employees rather then bring out all our food. We had to wait 20 minutes for our check. When she finally brought it over my husband had to wave her down 15 minutes later so we could pay and leave. By then the restaurant was not even busy. One of the forks still had food on it. Asked for new silver wear, it never came out. Had to share a fork with my husband which is completely unacceptable. This is the second time we had her as a waitress not pleased. The other waitresses we have had there were always attentive. Our favorite is Bridget. Just disappointed also all the other women received a carnation for Mother’s Day. I did not. Not sure why.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I ordered their brisket. It was very fatty. The garden salad was not a typical garden salad and I didn't care for the orange vinaigrette. The only thing I enjoyed was the mac and cheese. Their wine (white Zinfandel) tasted like juice.

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LeeAnnD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! The food was amazing, and loved the custom craft colas, we will definitely be back with even more friends!

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Perfect place for a casual dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both enjoyed our experience. Service was good and food came quickly. We thought the food was great.

KE
vipKimE
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dawn is an excellent service professional; lots of personality and very conscientious! NO Jelly!!!!!!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really cool restaurant...certainly a hidden gem and the best of the three B&Bs that we've eaten at. We went two weekends in a row! The service from Jordan was awesome...we will always try to get her. Then there's the food...OMG...THE FOOD! The salad greens feel like they were just picked...the orange balsamic dressing is yummy. We had burgers, crab cakes, burnt ends, fish n chips, rib eye, and sides which were served in small ball jars...everything was delicious! The loaded potato soup is a meal...it's soooooo filling! I could go on forever. I love this place!

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SpotterStyle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always and for Columbus' Restaurant Week, Barrel & Boar of Canal Winchester to it to the next level with their special menu of plated entrees and sides with special desserts. Servers and owner/manager are very friendly and pitch in for each other to provide exceptional service. You almost feel like you are at their home by the warm reception they give! Excellent smoked meats, desserts and cocktails. Love the collard greens-- just like my Southern friend makes! Many of the meats come with a house dry rub and then you can eat as is or select one of four sauces-- all delicious.

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TimothyR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent Food and Very Nice Server with Excellent Atmosphere!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, great vibes inside as well!

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CallyW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Good food, but had a dirty wine glass with lipstick on it that was not mine. Informed the waitress and they did nothing about it. Other then that it was a good experience.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already referred one friend to this place. Food is a subjective thing, and I rarely give 5 stars across the board, but for me this place tick's all the boxes. I will be back. the food was delicious, they had a varied beer selection, and the service was prompt. What else is there?

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was poor, food was just okay, felt like we were being rushed out:((

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AnonaEsq
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp and grits was excellent. I usually don't trust grits made by Yankees, but the Boar and Barrel were exactly the right combo of creamy, salty, and salty with little chunks of tasso (?) ham.

My husband had The Big Pig. He ate half and we took the other half home to make hash for breakfast the next day.

This is a good alternative to the corporate mega-chains or the other restaurants that think tomato based sauce defines barbecue.

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chazfab
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was a perfect, friendly spot for a christmas eve dinner. Real good food. Wasn't there long enough to take in much more, but we found it a terrific find.

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viptrinket204
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Birthday for my husband.

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StephenD
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and the food was great! I’ll definitely & already have recommended it to friends.

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cynthiaM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great meal with friends. We arrived at the end of the downtown holiday parade and festival and I'm sure it was a long evening for the staff. Food and service was great. Restaurant and bathroom was clean too!

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vipNicoleP
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 8 of us and our server did a great job of checking on us and making sure we had whatever was needed. Food was great, everyone loved what they ordered.

FAQs

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 300-5303.

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester is rated 4.3 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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