Bristol Republic

4.5
321 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Welcome to Bristol Republic!
Nestled in the heart of the Short North, Bristol Republic is a locally owned, Nashville inspired bar and restaurant serving up competition quality BBQ smoked in-house daily, ice cold craft beer, over 100 rare Bourbon and Whiskeys from well-known and independent distilleries across the country and live music (Thursday-Sunday)! We are open Tuesday-Sunday. Join us Saturday & Sunday mornings from 10am-3pm for our famous Southern Brunch! Menus can be found at our website.
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KathyC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was wonderful ! ….. waitress was so friendly & even offered to replace an item we decided we did not want…… the chef even brought our food to the table !

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ShanG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service matched. Our table had appetizers, wings, a burger, and 3 different kinds of bbq and we were all very happy.

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vipSeemaS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The appetizers were so good!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service!

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Tamb0810
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My macaroni and cheese was amazing. However my husband’s ribs were fatty and greasy. They ran out of the sauce he wanted and gave him a Buffalo sauce that tasted otc. We’d go back so he could try something different.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner as always. Love coming here and getting a great mixed drink, tots and the bbq is amazing.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We got the "try it all" platter and all the meat was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress, overall great experience!!

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vipKsut
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour and amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love brunch at Bristol! The food is so great and so are the drinks! Had a great day with my girl friends there over bottomless mimosas! Only disappointment was that the Mac n cheese wasn’t ready yet (only available for dinner) but everything we got was delicious and our server was wonderful!

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Beautiful59
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

I am very sad that grits are no longer on the menu. I will probably not be going back. They were the best thing on the menu.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best brunch in Columbus! Bottomless mimosas were a big hit.

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Judy
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our reservation was relatively early (10am). By noon, it was full and hoppin'

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday Brunch!

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Ginny
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was disappointingly dry and a little boring. Our waitress was busy with other tables and just didn't have time to pay attention to us. Drinks were pretty good, but pricey. Lastly, we were seated near the front of the restaurant and the door was open on a HOT Sunday afternoon - we were practically sweating sitting so close to the open door. I was disappointed by the whole experience.

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Annie
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Bristol Republic twice, once for dinner and once for brunch. Both times the food and drink were excellent. And the wait staff is great. Would definitely recommend to a friend. Have not been at a busy time, and it's not a big space, so not sure how I would feel going on a Friday or Saturday night.

KP
KimberlyP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My only complaint is the music was a little too loud. We had to lean in to hear our servers and our party members.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service! Hostess and waitress both were very polite and professional. Had a fabulous evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went for a couples date night. The service was lousy and the food was ok. We had to keep reminding our waitress about drinks and food. Might go back for a second chance but would not recommend at this point.

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Adrianne
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Texas ribs with the house sauce were very good!

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vipTracy
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, but had booked thinking they had a Sunday buffet- still good and will come back

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SusanL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. We had a late dinner and stayed for the band and they did not disappoint

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ElizabethD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good and our server was very pleasant. It is a little loud but I would visit again.

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vipSergey
New England
44 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited this place on early Sunday afternoon. We were not in the breakfast/brunch mood. Still we were able to get regular lunch items and terrific cocktails (not the Margarita type but real ones). We has plenty of time on hand and did not mind that our smoked meats took a while to be served. We liked everything and everyone.

MW
vipMorganWhite
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience4

Server seemed extremely overwhelmed- waited over 20 minutes for cocktails that arrived after the food. Hostess was great given how busy the restaurant was

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a good visit and the food was good, brisket was really good. For the occasion it was good, but not sure if it would be a repeat for me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, awesome food, fantastic music, just a fun night out all around! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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stephenb
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

It should never take 1.25 hours for an app and dinner. We would ordered drinks but she forgot to ask. On top of that ordered nachos with brisket and got pulled pork. Hannah wasn't around enough to even bother complaining. Many better bbq places, not going back.

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vipStephanieC
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great drinks and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

No menus are available for those who ask. Booth needed cleaning. Small water glasses are dirty. Had to ask for larger glass with a straw. After a drink we left.

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SuzanneS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome place. The food is excellent, service was spot on and the bourbon selection is fantastic for a Columbus bar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place, not a fan of country music but if that’s your thing you will love it!

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Flyfishgrl
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

AMAZING food and service at brunch. Too noisy and loud for brunch, could hear our own conversation very well at our table . Noise level was probably ok for a bar but some acoustic sound boards would be helpful in the space.

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EllenC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, limited but ample choices. Music was very loud.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Thursday Hot Dog special is a good thing to accompany the Live Band Karaoke with Dirty Money!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, relaxed environment, bottomless mimosas.

JS
vipJeffreyS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would go back,but not get the ribs .

JF
JavonF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! I will definitely return. I advise everyone to go early because parking in short-north can be a hassle at times. The BEST chicken and waffles I've ever had!

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SoniaW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Poor customer service. The waitress kept forgetting our stuff and fib about why we couldn’t get a certain item on the menu.

MA
MARCC
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was great. Wish they would have hushpuppy's that would have top it off.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bristol Republic using the Order Online button. Bristol Republic also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bristol Republic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 929-5847.

Bristol Republic is rated 4.5 stars by 321 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.