Barrel & Boar- Gahanna

4.6
547 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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Mike
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service for a reasonable price!

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BarbaraR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a Sunday brunch! Food was divine and service was impeccable. Our first time there and we will definitely be back!

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vipCraiga
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the Sunday pricing for the individual ribs, "brunch add-ons" and especially the kids menu. My son, oldest grandson and I had ribs, wings and waffles and didn't break the bank. The food is delicious at this place. My wife doesn't like smoked meat, but will gladly eat here just for the sides. I remember her having cornbread, mac n cheese and peach cobbler as her meal here once. I have three grandkids and they usually always want something different. They will eat about a third of the food on their plates and its usually 5.99-6.99 each. B all is well and money is saved.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Even though we had a dining reservation, they had no table and shoved us in a very loud booth in the bar, instead of the dining room. (A group of six just ahead of us had no reservation and got a lovely quiet table in the dining room). No server, just the bartender. Service was extremely slow. After 30 minutes, we had to ask where our appetizers were. Bartender said kitchen was running slow, but came back immediately with our Luke warms apps. We literally had our dinner two minutes later, which there was no room on our table. I had the pork chop and it had zero flavor, and was incredibly tough. The whole thing laid on my plate and no one even asked how it was. Not sure what changed, but this was my favorite restaurant in the summer. Will definitely look for a new favorite in the area.

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CynN
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barrel & Boar is always great! The patio is awesome and there is live music . We love going there.

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Katrina
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here last night for his birthday and we both loved it! First time here and we were very pleased. The food and service was great! We got a patio seat by the water and it was such a beautiful setting. One of the hosts even offered to take our picture afterwards, which I thought was really sweet. Overall great experience and would come back again!

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fredp
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - great food - wonderful setting!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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TyraP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Barrel & Boar (Creekside) on Friday night is the way to go! Live music, good food and drinks and friendly service. It is becoming one of go-to spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - service was amazing and friendly as well as recommendations - food was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ and drinks

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JustL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very good service. Food was decent but somewhat expensive for what you got. The spicy Mac was amazing. Atmosphere and location was quite good

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JenS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waiter was great! We can’t wait to go back when we’re in town again!

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VickiJ
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had a great experience at Barrel & Boar!

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ChanteNicole
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end the service was great. Food was delicious as always and the cocktails were as well. Can't wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and choices!

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Latuan
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience that I had was amazing. The manager on duty gave me hell because I wore my Michigan mask and he was wearing his Ohio State mask. It was all in fun. It was great, the game was on, the food was great, I had the time of my life. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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AustinB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a little while for a waiter/waitress other than that it was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. I just wish we had found it sooner!

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RyanO
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Just need to get to 50 characters .

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service and beautiful atmosphere. The patio overlooking the creek is beautiful

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NenaF
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous cocktails and delicious food! They had a duo playing music, great time all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I had high hopes for this place and was disappointed. Portions are small, prices are very high, quality is meh. City BBQ would be a better choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great new find in Gahanna! Love the outdoor seating and the view. The food was excellent and so was the service. If you’re looking for a new restaurant give this place a try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice laid back atmosphere. All the staff was polite. Our waitress was new so she was having a hard time remembering somethings. Really sweet girl, but they should have had her partner with an experienced server to help because they weren’t busy at all.
Food was pretty good. We had the full slab of ribs, spicy Mac and cheese, cornbread, hush puppies, brussel sprouts, and the Alabama pulled chicken sandwich. The ribs were come right off the bone tender it but had a lot of gristle. Maybe a bad cut. Hush puppies were overdone and flavorless. Get the cornbread instead because that was awesome! Alabama white sauce was sweeter than I’m used to but was still good. Overall worth the trip and the money.

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JonathanC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point and service was absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit very much! We will be back!!

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KarF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The best patio in Columbus. The service was good but the food is just ok. I so wish that Mezo or The Wine Guy was still at Creekside. I don’t care for this menu.
As much as I love the patio. I will only return for a drink.

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Shelby
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently moved from out of state. This was our first date night out and Barrel & Boar did not disappoint. The food was delicious. The atmosphere and setting were nice. And the server was great as well. We will definitely be going back in the future.

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JacquelineS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The overall experience is great as it usually is. The food and service was very good. Love the Music, loud enough to hear, but not so loud you can't have conversation with your table. I will definitely be back!

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nsaad233
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We liked the service, environment and location! We will definitely come back!

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11shdkdh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The food was good but the service was really, really bad.

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MaryS
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made the reservations on this app. It asked if we would like indoor or outdoor seating. Since it was a beautiful night we requested outdoor. We arrived for our required time and we were starting to be seated indoors. We told them that we requested outdoor dining on the app and we were told “Oh no, that is only for first come, first served.” We asked them then why is it on the app to request? We were told “Oh the app isn’t very good.” So beware when making your reservations!

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WendyF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

People and service was terrific! Extremely welcoming and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Love the patio! Was able to sit and enjoy the band playing at Creekside. Restaurant Week menu was so good!

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Latuan
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t remember her name, but the waitress was really helpful when it came to suggesting meals.

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buckeyelady35
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

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Frank
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got there early for our reservation but they were able to seat us right away and outside, which we wanted on such a nice day. Service was really good, very attentive without being intrusive. Food also very good and the view was very relaxing. This is a go back to place for sure.

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RichardD
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Patio has a very nice view. Courteous and accommadating wait staff. Very good value and a delicious meal

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vippatrick
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service. The patio with music was very relaxing!

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Scott
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have ever been to. Outstanding.

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You can order delivery directly from Barrel & Boar- Gahanna using the Order Online button. Barrel & Boar- Gahanna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 471-8844 ext. 1.

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna is rated 4.6 stars by 547 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.