Barrel & Boar- Gahanna

4.4
509 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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4.6
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4.6
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4.1
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vippatrick
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Scott
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have ever been to. Outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Burger and fries had little presence of salt and tasted pretty bland, but the jalapeño corn bread bites and chicken and waffles were worth coming back for!

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KellyD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting outdoors. Waitress and trainee were kind. Good and drinks were slow to arrive. Food was delicious. We will definitely go back.

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Lori
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I only have two minor complaints about my experience. Other than these small things the place was great. The food was awesome and our server was on point.

The lighting in the bar above the booths is very bright. We felt like we had a spotlight on us. Also, our reservation was for right after the place opened and the bathroom stall I went into was out of toilet paper.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was SO good! Our waiter was wonderful. The live music was perfect! We will definitely be returning!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always….Always a good meal and Drinks! Staff is great!!
Just a fun place to hang

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Amazing peach bread pudding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Third visit to a third Barrel & Boar location and consistently underwhelmed. The Creekside location is cool and service is good enough. But as bad as I want to enjoy it, the food just sucks. This is BBQ for people who like the McRib. A few interesting options on the menu but the basics fell short. Pork (pulled and rib form) was bland and flavorless, brisket was all fat. Those were the case for all 3 times I’ve tried B&B. Mahi Mahi and BBQ Mac were good, to be fair.

Cost was all over the place. Some dishes were absurdly expensive for what they were, some were borderline free. In total, though, pretty expensive for a BBQ dinner. There’s a reason why BBQ is mostly served at roadside shacks…

Servers were pleasant and the blues band was a cool touch, but not enough to justify the rest.

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colleenm
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, good food and staff. Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found what open table prices compared to there prices. We're significantly higher. The food qu

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for Father’s Day brunch. It was our first time here. The food was good, we all had something different. Our server, Beth, was awesome and very personable. She was handling all the tables in her area well while also having to bus tables and sweep the floor. She never seemed stressed at all. It made me wonder where the bus staff was because she was busting it, pulling double duty. I give Beth 5 stars! I will go back again.

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BrendaD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the meal and our waitress, Beth, was phenomenal, attentive and enthusiastic. Celebrated Father’s Day with my nephew and his 4 year old son.

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna
Responded on June 23, 2021

hey BrendaD, I'm glad you had a great experiance for fathers day. Beth is actually the newest member on my hospitality and I'm so happy to hear she is doing a great job. I hope you'll continue to support us and we will continue to create an experiance to bring you back. Thank you for your review, we really appriciate the feed back from our guest

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LauriT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was overwhelmed with all the tables on the patio (he was the only server) and he did an AWESOME job. Our food and drinks were great.

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RodC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday celebration

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KarenN
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Burnt ends were literally ALLPieces of fat. And I have had burnt ends, so I know that should not be the case. The pulled chicken was pieces of unflavored dark meat, no seasoning and definitely not pulled at all.
The dip was amazing though.

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JaniceF
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ate on the patio- we had appetizers, drinks and a meal- the server never removed any of our dishes- we struggled to find room on our table because so many dirty dishes piled up.

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JoS911
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. She was extremely attentive and accommodating. I hope I get her name right, I believe it was Lindsey.

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna
Responded on June 24, 2021

thanks so much for the kind words, im so glad you had a great experiance. this review made Lindsey's day. hope to see you back soon

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JacquelineS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy this restaurant and come here once or twice a month. The food is delicious, the service is always on point and the experience is always great. The have a great Sunday brunch with rib specials, but the whole menu is really good. Great for birthdays, get-to-gethers and groups. Brandon is a great manager and always stops by the tables to check on everyone. Our server Hannah was great and made sure we had everything we needed. Would recommend this place to all my friends & family!

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Lillian
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was not good at all. We had overdone hush puppies. The beef brisket I was given was 50% fat. The food was not flavorful. I am very disappointed with the food that was served.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Could not have asked for a better experience.

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CandyC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner, and our server was fantastic.

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KB2007
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was at 4:30 and we decided to go early. They accommodated us for an earlier time and we were seated right away. Service was fast and super friendly. Great options and our server was extremely helpful in offering suggestions since it was our first time there. Great ambiance priced well. Food was delicious. Will be back

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Phebes
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meat was fatty. Table next to us - lg group - loud. Restaurant not to capacity - didn’t have to sit them right next to our party of 4.

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ScottL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seated right away with the reservation. I had the brisket dinner. It was so tender and tasty I did not have to add any sauce. The spicy mac and cheese had a great bite with the fresh jalapeños.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brandon was amazing in helping our party of 6 get the outdoor seating we wanted. He was friendly and professional and helped made our patio dining experience great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service people were having a hard day. Suspect management issues. Also the crab cake turned out to be a fried horrifying soft shell crab like an insect

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VeronicaH
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!! No o e at desk area when we got there- waited 15 minutes to be seated. No waitress came- after 1:2 hour had to get manager to get one. Told us it would be an hour to get our food. The manager was not helpful AT ALL! First and LAST TIME going there!

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JeffL
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place and are server was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing!! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Our server was Hannah, she was EXCELLENT! This was our first time here and she was able to give us awesome recommendations! Now from food- awful, awful, awful. I got the brisket it was extremely dry and tasted re-heated. My wife got the pulled pork and baked beans. Pulled pork was okay but the beans had to be sent back because they were hard and not cooked. First person in our group wanted a burger medium, came out well done, bun was hard as a rock, and the fries were squishy. Overall, we sat we sat outside, atmosphere is fantastic. You Can hear the water falls in the background, the music is great. If the food was halfway decent, I would be here weekly. Until they get there food better, we won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here to celebrate a special occasion and it turned out to be the perfect choice.

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NicoleK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall, the experience was pleasant. The drinks were good. Appetizer came out quickly. Our server checked in multiple times during our dinner. The main disappointment was our main courses. The pulled chicken was dry (which was dark meat). I ate about half before just not being able to finish. The ribs were similar in that the middle ribs were juicy but the last half were dry and chewy. Also, keep in mind that all items are add-ons, such as a kids meal - sides and drink are an additional charge. Atmosphere was lovely as we sat outside. And again, the overall experience was pleasant, mainly due to the courtesy and service by our server Rachel.

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RayK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on the patio. The server was kind and attentive, even though it was clearly busy we never had an empty glass and the food was wonderful.

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ANGELAB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We ate in the bar area in a booth, there were knats flying around us and our food the entire time. My mac n cheese came out cold, my husbands fries did as well. I asked if I could just het hot fries instead of the Mac. She brought out one order of fries and said we could keep the mac n cheese. She was nice but didn't seem to know how to handle the issue. I had the brisket. Very small portion. It was good but not for the cost. Not sure if we'll return

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vipLisaR
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely accommodating, especially given the fact that we had a few extra party members wanting to join. The food was also delicious and dislocations views from the patio are really nice.

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GORDONW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great and the food was prepared with very tasteful flavors

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VickiH
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food , service ( I believe our waitress name was Mary ) and drinks were all outstanding !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of BBQ food. The hush puppies are a must have!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience for an early Mother’s Day dinner

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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 4.4 stars by 509 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.