Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester

4.2
92 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Thomask
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip there and i can say it was worth it. The server was attentive and helpful ,
the food was very good , and the music was awesome and my little man thought it was cool.

Thank you for making our mothers day outstanding excellent job and you now have a new set of fans, Thanks again Tom K and Fam.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Don’t know waste your money! This was our first time eating here and will be our last. Food was highly overpriced, all items individually priced. I ordered brisket and a side of collard greens that came out to about $18. The brisket was like four pieces of bacon loaded with fat. My son ordered wings 10 for $17! That’s not even including the fries on the side. My wife ordered macaroni and cheese with pork that turned out to be dry with burnt pieces of meat. Other two children both ordered from the kids menu and food was mediocre at best

Bottom line… The value, quantity and quality of food were sorely lacking. A family of five spent well over $80 for a meal that likely would’ve been better at city barbecue for half the price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

It was a great way to spend a rainy Mother’s Day. Can’t wait to come back and sit outside!

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JennyY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Our server was great. The food was horrible. My father's steak was over cooked and full of fat. My little one wouldn't eat the plain, hard buttered noodles. My brisket was like shoe leather. The best thing was the hush puppies and even those weren't spectacular. Your wine list leaves a lot to be desired. Will not be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, affordable and quality barbecue. My parents loved it. It's a good place to take your parents.

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MikeG
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

1st visit at this location have been to the Gahanna location twice before. Me and my wife enjoyed our food but were thrown off by the live music just bc we didn't expect it. Other than that thumbs up.

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RobertC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding as usual. The food portions are good, however I feel just a tad overpriced for some things. For instance, many places offer pulled pork with fries or slaw. Here everything is a la carte and it adds up quickly. That is my ONLY complaint and yes, I will continue to visit, just not as much as I'd like to. Lots of gluten free options but cross contamination is prevalent.

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JenniferB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a birthday treat to my husband. It was a little pricier than I anticipated. But food and such was good.

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EmilyR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was good but not great. Menu prices were absolutely NOT worth the value. Your prices are unreasonable!!
I can’t say that enough!!!
Service was okay.

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TammyC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Only problem we had was we were never offered more drinks

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Jane
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

6pm rsvp on a Wednesday was perfect timing for the Barrel & Boar at the Canal Winchester location. The restaurant filled up shortly after. Food was GOOD a little on the pricey side. We have also been to the Newark location and it was also a good experience.

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KeliR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere! Prompt service, some of the items are a little pricey.

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vipJohnD
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Menu is dumbed down to about 6 things. Quality has been taken way down. Would not recommend until things go back to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The portion sizes were to small for the price point. The rub for the meat was good. They were out of salmon and burgers. The service was ok but not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch. Limited menu but food was very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Picture going to a place that advertises Easter Brunch... you make an rsvp... bring 7 people to celebrate Easter... Then boom - no pancakes, no waffles, no this, no that...... peanut butter... no jelly, cereal... no sugar... toast ... no butter... the definition of HOT Garbage.... on a side note they also can not, will not, or maybe do not know how to make Egg Whites. Cheers to the Barrel & Boar.. by the way this is my 1st ever review of any establishment.. PS- your welcome

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imollym
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Easter Brunch-It was a nice lunch and the wait staff/management was very friendly and attentive.

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are so thankful that you all chose us for Easter Brunch. We hope to see you all soon! -Donte

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Blazer44
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I’ve never had an open table reservation ignored before. Hostess treated us like we had just walked in. Not sure if the others waiting had reservations but we were the only ones she called by name. We were not late, we were exactly on time. She seated everyone else before us then did not have any standard tables left and offered us a high top. Which was fine, we didn’t have a preference, but if I had I would have been angry instead of just peeved. I do t go to the trouble of making a Rez if the restaurant is just going to ignore it.
Beside that the waitress was great, and the food delicious!

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Chemgirl
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Computers went down so food took 1 hr and 15 minutes to get. Also, well into that hour, we got told out of ribs which one person in our party ordered. We got offered appetizers to help during the wait but couldn't make the queso so they brought us a plate of celery (5 pieces) and bleu cheese and 2 hush puppies for 4 people....a little lacking on trying to make up for the issues. Another in our party order a hamburger, med-well, came out more med-rare. Didn't even complain about that knowing how long we already waited to get our food. I will say our server, Lauren, was very nice.

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DavidT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had reservations for 6, We sat 15 min before ordering our drinks, sat 40 min before placing our food order, then another about 40 min before receiving food. Food was fairly good, but manager made lots of excuses as to why there was such a delay on food ordering & prep. Not a great a experience & unlikely to return soon. Was disappointed as I had heard good things.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had reservations, but had to wait about 10 minutes. The waiter was friendly and the service was good. Food prices were a bit high, but we enjoyed ourselves and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good like always. Great staff and drinks.

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SadTime
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was able to reserve a table and checked the website and then upon arriving at the restrain the place was closed.

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Lisa
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group enjoyed everything about our meal at Barrel & Boar!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great here. A nice, quiet ambiance, great food, and comfortable seating area.

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vipAshleyV
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Love the atmosphere here and will continue to visit as it's in our neighborhood, but food is inconsistent. Sometimes the food is excellent, other times it's below average. Most recent visit we had what seemed to be the bottom of the bag of BBQ chips with our queso, and everyone's fries had been under the warmer for quite some time. Brisket was dry. We will give it another try, but quality could use some tweeking.

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DirkB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Great atmosphere. Our waitress was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Great service! Great food!

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KrisW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food! Very nice place! Would come back again.

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester
Responded on February 28, 2021

Kris - Thank you so much for your review! We would love to have you back again. -Donte

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

This is the second time I’ve been here when there have been fruit flies all around. In fact one landed in my beer.

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester
Responded on February 28, 2021

We are so sorry for your experience, I see you rated the food and value high. Thats half of the battle but the experience is what we are trying to provide the most. We found a leak in our bar sinks that we providing a moist habitat for the buggers. We have mitigated that, so now we are on the battle to get them out of here. -Donte

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Noff
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had such a great evening at Barrel and Boar. They had a live Blues band that set a great atmosphere. They told us that they played weekly on the patio before the pandemic, so hopefully that can come back when the warm weather returns. The food was great, we had the brisket and pulled pork. To top it off they had a special bourbon and chocolate pairing that we shared.

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester
Responded on February 20, 2021

Noff - Thank you for that review! We are extremely grateful for you choosing us on Valentine's Day, as it is our pleasure to serve you. We would love to have you back anytime! -Donte

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PatH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Other than it was very cold at our table, next to a window in winter, it was a great dinner and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Ordered pork sandwich and Mac and cheese.

Food was barely warm. Mac and cheese was almost cold.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food (especially the BBQ and Mac) was excellent!

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JessStreit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated right away, but service was slow. We made reservations, but didn’t need them. The were not busy, we never got refills on drinks, and we sat at our table, food finished, for a long time before anyone noticed, then it was several more minutes until they brought our check. The food was good, and restaurant was nice, but after driving 40 mins to try it, my husband and I were not overly impressed with the result.

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Terri
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and our server was amazing. There was live music which was so enjoyable. Just the right amount of music without being overbearing. A great evening out.

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester
Responded on February 20, 2021

Terri - Thank you for your review! Who was your server? Brandi Sparks is an awesome musician, we will have her back often in the warmer months. Have you followed us on FB? We post a lot of our events and specials on there. Cheers, Donte

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Ordered soup it came out cold send it back the 2nd one was lukewarm so I just didn't have dinner

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HeatherP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my adult daughter for a birthday dinner. Waitress was fabulous, dinner was good and overall great experience! Definitely look forward to going back.

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester
Responded on February 3, 2021

Heather, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad. we proved you with a great experience. Like always, see you tomorrow -Donte

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Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester is rated 4.2 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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