Barrel & Boar- Gahanna

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$30 and under
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.6
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DyanaZ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for dining out. We sat outside and the atmosphere was perfect. The music was upbeat and the service was outstanding. Our dinner arrived very quickly after we ordered. This is a place the whole family will enjoy!

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vipHoward
Columbus
79 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We both ordered a salad and The waitress asked if we wanted croutons and we both said yes. It’s not a big deal, but when the bill came, we found out there was an up charge that we did not know about. The croutons were quite tasty! We each ordered a barbecue sandwich which was quite tasty. The waitress brought the sandwiches up first, and then almost immediately after brought the salads. This was lunchtime and we expected we would get the salads first.
These are minor issues, the setting is lovely especially sitting outside by the fountains and the food quality was very good and very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a spur of the moment decision to eat out and we happened upon this restaurant that we had only ordered delivery from and it was really nice in there. Great food and the service was the best we’ve had in Columbus. And I’ve lived here 45 years.

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BrianW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything is always so good there, but the ribs are very hit or miss. The flavor is outstanding so I keep giving them a chance, but the quality of the meet is inconsistent. If you order 6 ribs often two are uneatable, two are perfect, and two have a bite or maybe two that is good. Just very fatty so some pieces the whole rib is just fat and no meat. They also took the grits off the side menu, which were our favorites so that was disappointing. On the plus side, always great service, great drinks, and nice outdoor atmosphere. Will certainly be back.

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BrandiJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My bbw salad was brought out with no BBQ ranch (hence why it is a BBQ salad...) dressing. I added a protein of shrimp for my bbq salad (extra 7.99) and was brought 4 small shrimp. I could buy a pound of shrimp from Kroger for $9.99. The roasted Brussels were excellent, they were the highlight.

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LynneF
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We only had to wait 10 minutes to get outdoor seating. Food was great as always; service was very good. Music was a little loud for conversation (yes I am old). And the menu we browsed on Open Table before going was old - none of the items we wanted from it were still available 😕

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great food

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heartyeater
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and thought the menu was extensive enough to satisfy everyone. The beer menu was just ok, but the rest of the house was great. The Ribs, Shrimp and Grits and the GF Pizza were big hits.

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TimA
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was looking forward to having dinner at a real barbecue restaurant but was very disappointed in the quality of the food. I ordered brisket with a side of mac & cheese with coleslaw. The brisket came out in five or six narrow strips looking more like bacon that was very thin and half fat. I was reminded of the old commercial where’s the beef?

My wife had a salad with brisket on it that also was mostly fat. Our daughter enjoyed her barbecue ribs and our son enjoyed the bowl of mac & cheese topped with brisket which he said was good.

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vipYsadiq
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean areas and a great selection of food and drink menu

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Becky
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch! We enjoyed our meal on the patio and felt that the staff was taking the proper precautions for COVID.

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VickiJ
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food
Glad they’re open

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IgnacioD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is very nice place, I sat outdoors so it was really good view and time with my wife. But most importante the employees are super nice. I was not specking an amazing food, but it was really good.

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Tara
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing. With everything going on with COVID, everyone was wearing masks and sanitized frequently. I felt safe and the food was incredible!

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Shelly
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our experience was good! We really missed the music though...

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a meal that was bad here. Everything on the menu is just as good as your favorite dish. The BBQ Mac and Cheese is a killer.

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AmberB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! The food and drinks were amazing! The patio view was beautiful! Will definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Do not like the new menu - everything a la cart

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back and it was even better than before! Amanda was amazing!!!!!

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Mamag
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dining experience outside. The food was delicious. We felt very comfortable dining there. All the employees wore their masks and tables were appropriately distanced.

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Mickey
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My lunch here was great! Picked the table that I wanted near the railing. Was able to view the creek and watch paddle boats go down the old mill race. Love the ambience.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately upon arrival....outside on the patio. Tables were sufficiently spaced for social distancing. All employees were wearing masks which was much appreciated. Our server was very attentive and quite pleasant. This was our first venture back into dining out and it was very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the go to spot for our family. Nice patio- great servers, amazing cocktails, and good food.

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vipKirk
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The patio was nice, the tables were well separated and all the waitstaff had face coverings. The portions have definitely gotten smaller, as has the menu options. We were sorry that the chips and beans are no longer part of the menu. I order the smoked wings and they were very small in size, though tasted fine. Someone else in the party ordered the BBQ Mac & Cheese and the serving size was better and she enjoyed it. The sides were also pretty skimpy, barely filling the small glass jars. The bright side of the meal was that our server was friendly and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Chicken was very dry

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Suzie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We enjoyed our meals but the restaurant is in need of an update.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Great food!

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LenM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The menu has been changed. Nothing that we light is now on the menu. We had the special of crabcakes and French onion soup. The food was barely edible. My Mojito had more seltzer water than rum. My wife’s old fashion drink was barely drinkable. This used to be one of our favorite restaurants. We will probably never go back.

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vipcrickets
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

They were out of half of the menu. No ribs, no pulled chicken. Ordered brisket slim strips looked like beef bacon. Large sections of slimy fat on each slice. Not good. Hope it improves as all restaurants open up.

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ChuckM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be able to get out and eat again and it not be a carry out meal.

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TamaraC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My waiter energy was amazing and a great first experience since the quarantine is over. Presentation of the food was great and good clean environment.

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vipSam14
Pittsburgh
66 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Quiet night at B&B due to virus fears but they stayed open to make sure they honored our reservation. BBQ was a little dried out probably because it was late. Drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding entrees. Service was top notch. First time at this restaurant, went for the live music but were overwhelmed by how much we enjoyed our food and drinks.

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback! We greatly appreciate it, and are so glad you enjoyed the entire experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their were multiple locations and our gps put us in the wrong location. We called and spoke with the Host and was assured our table would be available for us once we arrived. When we got to the restaurant our table was ready for us. My wife and I enjoyed our experience. We will definitely be back.

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna
Responded on March 2, 2020

We are so glad you eventually made it to us! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback!

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CassR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, good drinks, great for a birthday celebration. The music was perfect as well.

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna
Responded on March 2, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Hostess vacuums at 8:15. Bugs floating around bar tables (January). Food and drinks were good but management needs to work on some things.

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hello! I would love it if you'd contact me to give me more details about your visit and I can share what we're working on, etc. You can contact me at vhampton@barrelboar.c o m

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azoric
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

our servers did everything they could despite a large party backing up the kitchen.

the food was worth the wait.

This was not my first time at this establishment so I went against my routine and I had fish, instead of a BBQ platter. Definitely going back and getting the BBQ.

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna
Responded on March 2, 2020

I'm sorry for the wait, but appreciate your patience and understanding that it wasn't your server's fault! We really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was the last day of restaurant week and my husband and I came because we love this place and the music. It was great as usual!

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna
Responded on March 2, 2020

So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback. It means a lot!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from the food to the service to the live entertainment

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna
Responded on March 2, 2020

This is so great to hear. I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience with us, and that you took time to leave your feedback.

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BradS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tomahawk Ribeye was very good. Perfectly cooked and compared to other establishments a really good value. As was the Crab Cake. Not a lot of filler and very tasty as well.

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for the feedback BradS! It means a lot when our guests take the time to share. We are thrilled you enjoyed the evening!

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FAQs

Barrel & Boar- Gahanna does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. 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 4.5 stars by 405 OpenTable diners.

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