Barrel & Boar - Westerville

4.3
438 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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat

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SherriM
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Barrel & Boar! This evening we celebrated a birthday & the burnt ends were fantastic! We lived in Kansas City previously & it is hard to find restaurants in Ohio who make burnt ends & do it well. The corn bread was delicious as well. Our server was very attentive and provided excellent service. Thank you for yet another great experience! We will be back soon.

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JackL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was decent to good. Of 9 items on the beer tap menu, they were out of my first 3 choices early on a Saturday night.

What is the point in having a reservation system if you make a 7pm reservation but aren't actually seated until 7:30? That's not a reservation. That is call ahead seating. There were several people waiting that had this issue.

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Dave
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to go here for the first time on our “date night”. They seated us right away, drinks and appetizer soon followed. The service was excellent all night and we really enjoyed the variety and quality of food. We will definitely be back...thank you

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PatrickD
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, and accommodating. Tried some new items and they were delicious. Host, bartender and waitress were all extremely friendly. We will be back.

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank so much for taking the time to share your experience! We can't wait to have you back.

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Michael
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day - busy but very attentive to our table. Everything came out exactly as ordered and promptly. Usually dinner out on special occasions is a coin-toss at best, but they did great.

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you for choosing us on Valentine's Day! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon.

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johnl
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service excellent staff great food was disappointing greasy Monty Cristo not worth $16 hardly any meat, husband like the ribs onion soup was good but then the smoke flavor gets to ya

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on February 21, 2021

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the service. I am so sorry we dropped the ball on your sandwich. I hope you come back and give us another try!

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KatieA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The employees were soo nice! Made us want to go back and eat there again and check out Westerville.

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much! We really strive to make every guest feel like family. We can't wait to have you back to hang out with us.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding; highly recommend the Shrimp & Grits, paired with Southern Hushpuppies. Best I've had anywhere!

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Went to this location once before and the food was fantastic and we couldn’t wait to go back. Unfortunately the food wasn’t half as good this time and was a big let down. The music was also very loud and we’re not the type of people to say that so it was very hard to talk. The service was fantastic and lively, the food was off this time.

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on February 16, 2021

I am so sorry we dropped the ball on your food this time. I would love to speak with you more about your experience. My name is Amanda and I am the general manager here at Barrel & Boar Westerville. You can reach out to me via email aclark@barrelboar.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time. Great place, friendly service and outstanding food. We will definitely be back!

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback and taking the time to come in and visit us! It means a lot! We can't wait to see you again soon.

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MsMightyMouse
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the door to the table to the food and leaving, everything was GREAT! Food was awesome, staff was awesome, music was awesome!! Only complaint is I decided on this place because they had good options on the menu for my sister who is vegan however when we got there she wanted jackfruit on her tacos and they had none. Other than that we all enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back many more times!!

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much! We can't wait to have you back! I apologize about the jackfruit. Hopefully we are able to get some in soon so your sister can try our awesome jackfruit tacos. Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good shrimp grits recommend

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Tyler
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was phenomenal, drinks were great. Service was very subpar however, we ordered the restaurant week menu and all of our food (appetizers, entrees, dessert) came out at the same time so we felt very rushed and there was very little space at the table. Waitress had to bring our bill 3 times to get it correct, overcharging us by $25+ the first two times. I would still recommend and assume it was just an off night for them service-wise

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TerenceL
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The appetizer was the best part of our meal. Neither of us were real big fans of the bbq. Just didn’t have enough smoke or flavor in general. The drinks we had from the bar though, those were amazing. I’d definitely go back just to get an appetizer and have a couple of drinks.

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on February 16, 2021

We can't wait to have you back to hang out with us! We have happy hour specials Monday-Friday with half off appetizers! Hope to see you soon.

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BuckeyeGal
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Went for restaurant week and disappointed that they ran out of the rib main course we wanted and server would not ask to substitute for similar item with lower price point, and would not let us purchase the restaurant week dessert since it wasn’t on the regular menu. Front Host was really nice & funny despite being busy, but server did not have a good attitude, was a bit rude & not at all helpful. I won’t post her name on public forum though. She did keep drinks refilled but didn’t offer dessert and seemed to be rushing us to leave. Food was ok, but brisket was a bit dry & overall wasn’t impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Ribs were smoked to perfection. The waitress was very tentative and refilled our drinks before they were fully empty. Will for sure be back!

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you so much! We can't wait to have you back! -Amanda

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Kriste
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good with generous portions. Will go back.

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BuckeyeJet
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only negative was the ribs were not cooked enough and were tough and tasteless. The other food was excellent.

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vipMattZ
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Was in the area with a business associate (who loves bbq) and found Barrel & Boar online. Entering the restaurant it is in a really cool converted movie theater. We decided to split an order of burnt ends as an appetizer. They were presented on a plate and compared to KC burnt ends they were small and over cooked. They use a rub that while good is pretty salty. Very average at best. We both ordered the half slab of ribs. I wanted baked beans (online menu shows they have them) but they dropped them from the menu. Ribs were a bit dry and it was hard to tell they were smoked. Again - average at best. Service was good, ambiance great and bbq only average. We did like that they don’t sauce the bbq rather allow one to add their own that they bring to the table.

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Savorist
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was okay, but our waitress made a couple mistakes. She brought the wrong drinks to two of us (party of four). The tacos that I ordered were very small and should be ordered only if you are not hungry or you want as an appetizer. The dessert was very good (waffle/ice cream combo).

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved Barrel & Boar! The food was amazing! Will definitely be back to enjoy the delicious food and drinks! The atmosphere was also awesome and it was such a cool place to enjoy dinner! Only concern I had was with Covid protocols. You didn’t see as many barriers and safety procedures in place as most restaurants these days. We were right next to another table and the only thing separating us was rod bars. We could have touched the other people.

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on January 26, 2021

I am so glad you enjoyed dinner and the atmosphere! We cannot wait to have you back. Safety is our top priority during this unprecedented time. We want to make sure all our guests feel safe and comfortable when dinning with us. I have moved the table from that space to allow for more social distancing. I sincerely apologize and have made the staff aware to pay extra attention when seating guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was outstanding.

Our appetizer of hush puppies and the Mac and cheese were great.

My pulled pork seemed like it was from the edges of the pan. Completely dried out. It wasn’t bark either, just seemed like it was the last serving from a hotel pan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love going to boar and barrel. My waitress was great. A wide selection of food. I went with spicy mac & cheese with kielbasa. Very eager to try a bourbon flight on a Thursday

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on January 19, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your food and we can't wait to have you back on Thirsty Thursday!

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PateR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a casual dinner. The venue is very unique and welcoming. The food was fabulous and there were a lot of great choices. The BBQ was fabulous and their burgers were super moist with some great topping combos to choose from. You should give it a try for sure!

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JustMe
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good time at a new place for us. Well socially distanced.

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on January 19, 2021

We are so please you felt distanced and safe. We are excited you had a good time and can't wait to welcome you back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing bbq brisket and pork!! The spicy pear cocktail was one of the best cocktails I’ve had in a long time. Adding this to our list of restaurants to regularly visit!

Barrel & Boar - Westerville
Responded on January 19, 2021

Thank you so much! We can't wait to have you back.

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Mlamontmiles
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredibly fine dining experience with comfort food to match the comfortable atmosphere. We drove 2hrs in the rain to get here, and we will do it again!

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KatelynnC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barrel and Boar has been a favorite of mine since I moved to Westerville! I went on a small date on Monday and it was so peaceful and not stressful! Perfect social distancing and everything! The lady who seated us was phenomenal and we talked about clothes as she sat us, and our waiter was an absolute gem and I made sure to tip him big! Absolutely wonderful place to eat.

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Lori
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Friendly staff. One of our favorites!

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RyanC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good server but the bar took 18 minutes to make a drink. It was not busy, maybe 7 other tables had people. Cool looking decor, loved how comfy the seats were. The queso was excellent, however, I was disappointed in the Brisket- didn’t have a lot of flavor. My wife had one of the salads and would have preferred there to be more toppings (veggies and fruit). I’d give it another try, lots of things on the menu sounded really good.

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JonT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This was our first visit. I gave an overall 4 stars because of three items of concern. First, the noise level was very high because of music playing. Second the ordering of food is mostly a la carte. Third, the brisket wife and daughter ordered was mostly fat. To waitress’s credit she saw that there was a pile of fat and asked if there was a problem. She did bring more brisket with less fat. who I believe was a manager did stop by later to ask if it was better.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Music was very loud, food was overpriced. Waitress was very impatient

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! Food was so good!!! Spicy Mac so incredible!!! Really everything was perfect.

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vipWAGG
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Buck a Bone deal for the Ribs... Which are very nice. Mac And Cheese is Excellent! - Service good and prompt. - Outdoor seating in the back is perfect.

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Claudia73
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my dad's 81st birthday, The food was great and our service was amazing. I would come come back to this restaurant

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WestervilleMom
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We love going to to eat, but this last time the greater at the door was very passive aggressive. We did sit and had two drinks after our meal, as we were leaving he made a comment regarding us staying over two hours in a very sarcastic tome.

We enjoyed everything but was sent off feeling like he did not care for us sitting and visiting.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been here in quite some time and both enjoyed the ambience and the burger special was amazing. The hostess came by to check on us and thanked us for supporting them which was a nice touch as well. Several items on the menu sound really good to try next time, and their daily specials caught our attention too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Best Old-fashioneds, pulled
Pork, beef brisket & amazing bread pudding. Plus wonderful, welcoming staff. Loved it!

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Barrel & Boar - Westerville is rated 4.3 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

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