Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester

4.2
74 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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Starting May 9, 2021

Join us for Mother's Day! Remember to book as soon as you can, seats will be taken quickly. We will have our $1.50 per rib deal as well as a brunch menu that is from 11 - 2pm.

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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnD
Columbus
4 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
1 review
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
1 review
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.

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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
15 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
1 review
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
10 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
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
4 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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AshleyV
Columbus
6 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
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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CCart
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

This was not our first time dining at Barrel and Boar but it was the most disappointing. We dined on a Saturday night and sat at the bar. Maybe they weren't expecting the crowd they received that evening because the kitchen and staff had a hard time keeping up with things. Probably hard to anticipate what things will look like during Covid times but very frustrating when the two bartenders refuse to make eye contact when you're sitting directly in front of them. When we received our food, it was cold and very salty. Nothing fancy, just a burger and pulled pork sandwich. The staff is very friendly and polite, when they actually serve you. We want to support local, but Barrel and Boar just lost our business. Too many other local restaurants to support that produce a better product and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We've dined here on several occasions, with Brianna being our server every single time...until tonight. We were made aware during our last visit that she would soon be departing for a position elsewhere. Management sure screwed up a good thing by not doing everything within its power to retain her.

Although the food was great tonight, service left much to be desired. It started immediately when our server introduced herself, then immediately complained about being seated in two different sections at opposite ends of the room. She also felt the need to tell us this was her third double shift in a row.

Three other tables were sat in our section. Each time, we were treated to the same introduction. She proceeded to tell all of her customers about her double shifts and double sections. At one table, latecomers were also obliged...subjecting the first arrivers to a repeat. Including our own party, we were treated to this information a total of 5 times within 60 minutes.

Both of us have been servers in the past, and are well aware of the rigors of the job. Yes...it's a demanding, thankless job. Yes, there are multiple shifts which often occur back to back. However, a good server NEVER EVER drops their troubles on their clientele. Suck it up, put on a happy face, and treat your guests as if it's all about them. If you can't keep your issues private, you're in the wrong position.

It will be quite a while before we return, but when that time arrives we'll be certain to request anyone except tonight's server.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome New Years Eve dinner! Great drinks, food and service. Highly recommend getting a whiskey flight on thirsty Thursday

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

I appreciate you for your feedback! We really believe in creating an experience that speaks with our products, as well. We would love to have you back! -Donte

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MaureenK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit in 2 weeks. Great service great food!! Variety of beverages and desserts.

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

Maureen! Thank you for the love and yet again choosing us! Please, stop back by and enjoy an appetizer or dessert on us. -Donte

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MaureenK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decorated beautifully for the holidays. Great social distancing. Our server was awesome!!

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester
Responded on December 31, 2020

Maureen, Thank you! We appreciate the feedback and love. We'd love to have you back soon. -Donte

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MSGTWL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and a delicious meal. Love this place.

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester
Responded on December 31, 2020

Happy New Year! Thank you a bunch for the feedback, we adore your words. We are hoping to gain traction in the culture of BBQ in Columbus, so we are looking for everyones thoughts. -Donte

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vipGazandLaura
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dad / Daughter lunch date. Great, attentive, service and food.

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TerryH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place!! Great food!! Service was good but overly excellent.. atmosphere and energy was excellent.

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ANGELAO
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

ALL the food was disgusting. Brussel sprouts were like slime. Cornbread bites were burnt to a crisp. Had to send both back. Replaced for wings, which were just ok. Shrimp and grits, the grits tasted like they were poured on the plate and mixed with water. Straight out the box. Shrimp were booked w/no flavor. My friend got crab cakes that were not on the menu, but over heard the next table ordering. Waitress did not suggest crab cakes were offered on Fridays. Also, we ordered drinks during happy hour, and was not advised if we sat at the bar we could get the drinks for happy hour rate. After composing about it, she gave us the drinks for happy hour price. Will never go back, and would never recommend.

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vipcrickets
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

After Golf sitting on the patio. A young lady playing a guitar & singing. She did a good job & we did tip her. I ordered ribs, they were dry & tough. My husband ordered wings & just said he wasn’t impressed. It was our third visit to this franchise. The 1st two visits to the one in Gahanna both of those times they did not have any ribs & had run out of a few other items on the menu it was before COVID & during COVID days. This visit was at Canal Winchester won’t
try Beer & Barrel again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

If I could give this place zero stars for service I would. We were really excited to try this place since moving to the area. We weren’t given waters to start. I had to ask a hostess just to get something to drink. Then the first time the waitress came up to the table she right away asked what we wanted to order. She seemed put off when we said we needed some more time. After ordering we didn’t see our server at all. Someone else brought out our food, and then we had to ask the host again for assistance when we needed our check. As someone who works in the service industry I was appalled at the service we were given. Will not be going back.

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ChrisJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, staff exhibited great personality. Very nice ice place overall.

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Harry
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a good place for a business lunch as it was quiet and the service was good.

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You can order delivery directly from Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester using the Order Online button. Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 300-5303.

Barrel & Boar - Canal Winchester is rated 4.2 stars by 74 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.