Barrel & Boar - Westerville

4.3
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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHeidiF
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They do know how to BBQ but it is very very loud. Hard to hold a conversation.

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megs
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I feel like our reservation was lost. We waited 15 mins for our table to be ready. The host seemed out of sorts and unfocused. Also, while live music is great, it was a little loud to have a conversation. Also, our server couldn’t communicate with us without removing her mask because it was so loud. Additionally, our server dumped our appetizer all over my husband. They replaced it but it wasn’t hot. We were not comped for the appetizer either. When we received our entree, I didn’t feel like my food temp was hot either. The space seemed like a cool vibe but I can’t say we will be back.

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vipTheresaM
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time in the area and we were intrigued by the building. The servers were very friendly and attentive. The live music was very nice. The food was average and a bit pricey for what we got.

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TheoM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice comfortable Chairs, Great food, Great service, I will defiantly go back for business lunches and evenings with the family.

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vipJasonW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Barrel & Boar was top-notch! The food is fantastic, the beer list is on point, and the service was outstanding. The outdoor patio area was awesome! I would highly recommend this spot to anyone, and we will definitely be back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the live music in the patio was fantastic. We’ll be back soon!

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NicoleB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Music was very loud and the food/drinks were mediocre for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week. It is how we try new restaurants. The food was delicious except for the dessert. We got poached apples with salted caramel and chocolate. They apples were poached in lemon salt water too. They were extremely salty and we couldn't eat them. This will definitely NOT keep us from coming back. Everything else was amazing!

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JeffreyC
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great ribs and soup. Service was a little slow but worth the wait.

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vipWAGG
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time on the new patio and it was great. Our server was super friendly and very helpful and attentive. Food came out super quick and everything was super tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining here was perfect. Loved the food, workers, and atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Made a reservation for 6:30pm via Open Table. When we arrived we were immediately told that it would 20-25 minutes to be seated. I explained but I have a reservation for this time. There were open tables so we really questioned the hostess. We were told they are super busy and it would be 20-25 minutes. Why would they accept the reservation then? Why didn’t they reach out to me before it was time for my reservation. We left and didn’t eat. I am not mad but it didn’t make sense so I thought I’d share.

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WesV
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Menu change is mostly ala cart and is more expensive than a few months ago. Maybe new management or new direction but we really didn't enjoy too much about our last visit.

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AVARN
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The patio was really nice and cozy. Felt like there was enough space between tables.

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Skip
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you like great food at a good price with that uptown feel, visit Barrel & Boar in Westerville. We ate inside, but they've recently added a patio for outdoor dining. I highly recommend supporting local businesses in the Westerville area and Barrel & Boar is another excellent restaurant option in the Uptown area.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Beef tips were un eatable due to fat content.(sent back to the kitchen) Replaced with 2 slices of brisket that was pretty good. French fries were seasoned but had little taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16th wedding anniversary. The entire staff made it such an awesome experience. We were most impressed by the chef serving us our steaks personally.

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DavidM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience every time we have been here

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JenL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found it on a fluke and won't stop coming back! The old Theater gives it a cool vibe and they've done a great job making good use of the space and keeping the ambiance. The food was impeccable. From my perfectly done cheddar grit cake (The Charleston), the perfect Sugar Pearl Waffles and the Red Eye biscuits and gravy every bite was delicious! Barbecue Restaurant feels almost like an insult! Southern roots, barbecue based brilliant is more like it. Keep it up Barrel & Boar and we will certainly see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food brought out way too quickly - hadn’t started our 2nd chicken wing and the main course was out. May have been because we were the only table that night, but still should have been more patient.

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vipSkubalon
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Concept is good. Food was average - there are too many competitors with really good BBQ. To charge a higher price for sit down service is fine, but quality has to improve. Service was good.

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SunilA
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Nice staff , mediocre bbq, cocktails even worse

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RonK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best barbecue this side of Texas. Been there many times before and will continue to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was not good in any aspect. We had to request our drinks several times as the waiter passed. When he finally brought dinks and water, the waiter spilled a glass of water all over our table and a person in our party. A side salad arrived after the main course. Multiple requests again to waiter for a to go box. The food was very good, but for that kind of money, we will go elsewhere.

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ChrisNClaire
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

High quality food and outstanding drinks. I love the setting and will continue to go back.

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Teacher4
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very polite and on top of everything. We had 3 grandchildren with us. Server kept them busy and happy! Food was out quickly and delicious. Jason came to our table a spoke to us for a bit. Overall excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere and our server Ben was excellent! Went there for our daughter’s 13th birthday! Loved all our food choices!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food overall was great - however one of the sides I chose was a side of cheddar/sausage grits. They were extremely dry and solid - like almost cornbread texture. No sausage in it at all. Had one bite and that was all I needed. Maybe it’s not a popular evening dish, but as some of the main entrees are grits, I assumed it would be great. The mac & cheese however was delish! I had the winter salad and it was pretty good also!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Reserved a table for 7:15 and wasn’t seated until after 7:45! But good was great!

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SandyM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a nice Valentine's Day dinner, and I must say that the service and attention to detail was excellent! The food was very good, and the environment, while somewhat noisy, was active and lively. I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great. 9/10.

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CherylK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you To all who made our valentines dinner special. The red carnations were such a special touch.

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GoodTastingFood
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting. Really annoyed when we arrived promptly at our reservation time, and there were obvious empty tables for parties of 2 & 4. Hostess said "it'll be a while still...waiting for your table your table to vacate." Huh? But we patiently waited for approx 15min, then we're walked to a table that had been unoccupied the ENTIRE TIME!?
p.s. While waiting to be seated, we heard this same hostess tell other guests the exact. same. thing. Very unprofessional - it would also help if seating wasn't visible from the entry, and if "the line for the night" wasn't on auto-repeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came for Valentine’s Day. The special was over priced so we ordered off the main menu. The food was good, we ordered the BBQ Fries appetizer which was delicious. She got a salad and I the Ohio meat brisket for the entree and we ordered the brownie for dessert. It was all tasty, and plan to come back. Our server was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a wonderful evening!

JC
JulieC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Early Valentines dinner. They had live music, a guy with his electric guitar. It was turned up too loud for our taste. It was hard to hold a conversation. The waitress was ok but not very attentive. The food was great. We will be back.

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David
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!

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vipCatherineO
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The nicest word to describe the service we were given is “abrupt.” We dined during restaurant week although at a non-peak hour so they weren’t overwhelmed. It was honestly almost bizarre how uninterested and unfriendly the server was.
That said, the food was tasty and I do like the atmosphere.

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RichardS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good but kitchen seemed slow even for a busy night. Saw lots of menu choices that would like to try.

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