Barrel & Boar - Westerville

4.2
530 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks as always! The smoked wings are awesome. We had brisket, burnt ends and the baked bbq Mac-n-cheese with sausage. Delicious meal and great atmosphere

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AmyHI
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I think they must have changed the hush puppy recipe, or someone put to much or too little of an ingredient. They were tasteless and even with the honey butter on them they really didn’t taste good. I always get them do I know what they are supposed to taste like. Other than that everything was great.

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vipFlatlander
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience5

First and probably last time there. Could have gone to Matt the Miller’s or BJ Brewhouse. Tried something new. Food good and
nice staff and atmosphere, but expensive and small portions. Disappointing. Gotta be kidding with that cost for half a meal.

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vipMattM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most pleasant dining experience on patio on a lovely fall evening. Christian, our waiter, served us a wonderful brisket for my wife and a delicious walleye for me. Service and food were excellent

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vipSusanG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening dining on the patio while listening to a talented singer, Brandi Sparks. The music was a lovely surprise since we were visiting the area from out of town and found the restaurant on Open Table. Our server was attentive and made good suggestions on the menu. Our food arrived promptly and was delicious.

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Aliprice
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I have been here before and it was great. This time, just so-so. I ordered the chicken and waffles. Unfortunately, it was so spicy I couldn't even enjoy it and it was soggy at the first bite.
My husband's burger was nothing special. For the prices of the food, I would have expected more.

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NikkiS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this patio! Burger week burger was so fun.
Great girls' night out.

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vipGdog
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Did not get sat at a high top which was requested.
Old chairs on wheels, not comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! As close to real barbecue as you can get in Columbus. Staff was amazing, and the restaurant was so cool with the most chill vibe

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Christion was a great server. Food was out fast and delicious, very tender. We did the big plate that feeds 4-6 and it was fun to try it all. Everyone enjoyed it. Music was loud but part of that may be the acoustics. I liked the unique cocktails selection

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & great service!

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vipFlatlander
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Great food. Great atmosphere. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I got the Big Pig and it was a Very damn good sandwich. Lloyd was our server and he did a great job of being professional and getting our food out in a timely fashion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and at dinner while listening to live music. It was a perfect Saturday night for my husband and I and our elementary and hs aged kids.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our food. Our server was thoughtful and delightful. This was our first time here and won’t be our last!

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DeidreS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for brunch for the first time. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. Will definitely be going back.

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Alan
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ! Great Service!

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JenniferV
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Like many restaurants, B&B was short staffed and while our server was personable, she appeared frazzled from staffing so many tables and closing in on a 12 hr shift. She forgot wine slushy order and initially confused Caesar dressing for blue cheese. It was also 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville so restaurant was full and noisy making conversations more challenging to hear. Shrimp & Grits were delicious and a good size portion, hush puppies were well prepared and not over fried.

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ChelsaPM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very tasty, service was top notch! Would highly recommend trying all the sauces!

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

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Maria
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We love the brisket and the cornbread!

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vipYounger8027
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Patio is very nice. They had a guy singing and playing guitar. Service was good. Food was not great. I'm confident ribs didn't come straight off the smoker...likely cooked days earlier and reheated. Sauces were nasty and seemed watered down. Prices were absurd. $17 for a burger with no sides. We won't be back. It's a lovely building and atmosphere...not sure BBQ is the right fit for the space.

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Chris
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

They were out of the biscuits that were supposed to come with my entree. Instead of asking me if I wanted something else, they brought it out sans biscuits and didn’t offer to replace it with another bread or reduce my bill.

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vipGdog
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Did not have what I wanted. On the menu but did not have it. Second choice was okay. Wife’s food was good, drinks good.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We come here quite often but this visit was a but disappointing. My husband's soda tasted like it had soap in it. The waitress got a replacement, but the drink wasn't comped. We both ordered the loaded baked potato and were disappointed by how little BBQ meat was included.

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EveB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Had restaurant week menu on a Friday night at 6:30. Not too busy. Located in an old theater uptown. Ambiance was nice, unique. Hostess was sweet, server was friendly but rushed. They weren't busy but the acoustics make the place loud no matter the crowd. Fancy dark wood, horseshoe like bar with lots of space. Great shops all around to browse or buy while you wait for a table if no reservations. That's all the good. Unfortunately restaurant week menu was not well thought out or very good. Fried green tomato appetizer tastes ok but was the best thing out of six dishes. Garlic brisket was fatty, pulled pork and grits was swimming in maple syrup and the banana trifle was reminiscent of candy circus peanuts. All in all menu was over the top sweet, beginning with the featured old fashioned bourbon cocktail. We were constantly sticky throughout the meal and smelled like pancakes well into the night. As a BBQ place they did not promote that at all. Definitely too pricey, $30 for two drinks on the restaurant week menu - too much, but you're paying for location. Will maybe try again for grilled/smoked meats.

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on August 1, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about your experience during restaurant week. I do hope you come back and give our smoked meats a try.

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AnnetteS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They know how to prepare meat!!! The grits and pork were fabulous. My husband had the Mac and cheese with burn ends—amazing. Salad, pimento toast, brownie dessert—great ways to round out the meal. A little noisy but the music was good. Great experience!

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you so much! It means a lot to us that you took the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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SueL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service; pulled pork and mac and cheesed the best!

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passrs
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was really good but we couldn’t order what we wanted, no burnt ends & no Mahi-mahi

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vipTwinmomagogo
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out with friends. Service is always very good. I do wish in the future they'd change to the menu to include small portion sides instead of large side portions at a cost. But food is always delicious.

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vipCrisZ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good. A little pricey for the portion sizes though.

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vipMeglovesfood
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The carpet was so sticky that I could feel it walking through the entire restaurant and then my shoes stick to floors after I left. This tells me that the place as a while can’t be exceptionally clean. Order was messed up but they handled it appropriately.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Friday night dinner….music was very loud! My husband and I were yelling across the table to be heard. Our server was fantastic and kept apologizing for the long wait. Ordered hush puppies when we first sat down and ordered drinks. They didn’t show up until a minute before our entrees got there. I was craving the hush puppies after having them at the Canal Winchester location and they were so good, we ordered more! But at Westerville….horrible. Didn’t taste anything the same. We’re really firm and overcooked. So disappointing. Our server brought us the cornbread instead to replace the hush puppies. It was undercooked! Raw batter in the middle. I got the Mac and cheese with the burnt ends brisket and coleslaw. Good, but the brisket was not as tender as I thought it would be. I think this is a good restaurant, but I think this location needs to make some changes. I’ll go back to Canal Winchester if I want to go again!

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vipCarol
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation only to get there and it was closed. Very disappointed as parked blocks away and it’s closed ??! How can you take a reservation and not be open.

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sorayaa
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

very Rude service by the waitress!! And no ribs available.

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Mommafoodie
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hush puppies were soaked in grease like a sponge. Even a puddle on the plate. Lots of fat on the brisket. We have ate at two of the other locations and definitely felt the food wasn’t as good here. Our server was nice and very attentive. Loved sitting on the patio with the music.

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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AmyHI
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as usual.

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vipDisappointing
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Menu not the same as online. Noise level MUCH louder than on previous visits. Couldn't have a conversation. Requested the volume be turned down but it didn't happen. Good was good, but again, not as reflected on the Website and disappointed.

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vipTwinmomagogo
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch! Service was excellent, food delicious, and atmosphere wonderful if you want inside or out.

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and experience! It really means a lot to us. We can't wait to welcome you back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Loved the shrimp & grits

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Barrel & Boar - Westerville is rated 4.2 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

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