Bristol Republic

4.4
189 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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What 189 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anna
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Try it All Y'all and the BBQ Cobb salad with brisket. Wow, the hot links are so flavorful, brisket was great and the pimento cheese spread and cornbread were unlike any other in a good way! I heard the ribs and wings were good but they were gone so fast I didn't get to try them! We have been hesitant to eat out but felt that Bristol Republic followed all of the covid rules to keep us safe and put us at ease. We had excellent service, Amanda was very knowledgeable and patient while we figured out the beers on tap, a good list! I tried an Orange Blossom drink, WOW, it will knock your socks off, good and strong while maintaining the Makers Mark flavor. Sophie was a delight, we felt especially well cared for and can't wait to return.

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SimpleFoodieGal
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was lukewarm everything was fine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & excellent service.

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CameronW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bristol! My favorite place to get brunch for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cowboy Benedict was delicious although I think they forgot to put Hollandaise sauce, we asked for a side of it. The waitress was so nice and accommodating and the prices are great

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Shalena
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really great service and the food was really good. One of the best brunches that I’ve been to.

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CrystalS
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food. The staff was friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the food been hot it would have been 5⭐️

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viangieG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome happy hour specials!!!! We loved the wings, 18 hour brisket sandwich an our server Amanda was awesome.

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MollyM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the food, the nachos were AMAZING and so were the waffle fries. Service was awesome, the waitress was super cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor to Bristol Republic. Loved the place!

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DionA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very delicious, server was not very friendly

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Prop
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service. Parking is a b**ch but would visit again.

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HarleyM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and even better food, was super impressed and will be back again !

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JenniferW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for restaurant week. We were sat fairly quickly. Our beers took the longest to get to us but the food came at much quicker than anticipated. The food is delicious and I like the atmosphere. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The Nashville hot chicken was so salty, poofs of dry rub came off in my mouth as I took a bite. Nachos were ok. Service suffered bc they seemed understaffed

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, top notch food. Loved everything about this place this time and every time!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Don’t forget to offer napkins and stop by more. Overall a good experience but they needed more people.

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Madeleine
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Seemed to turn the music louder every hour.

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Scott
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The barbecue is amazing. The food was really good.

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vipRoosh9
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor patio option:)))) food was really good but unfortunately they were out of their speciality chicken Mac and cheese

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TomF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and tasty. I was quickly reminded that 1/4 pound of brisket isn't that much and I should have gotten a sandwich instead to get a little more value. The Alabama chicken was massive with 2 chicken breasts fried and amazing looking.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely had a wonderful time at Bristol. Everybody there was kind, attentive, and made our experience great. Also, everybody was wearing a mask, temp was taken at the door, and I felt safe and clean the whole time.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We finally tried brunch! Unfortunately they are on a limited menu right now due to Covid, but it was still amazing! Always happy to come here.

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KaylaG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations and called the restaurant prior to ensure they were in fact open. I talked to a worker who stated they were open and “see us soon”. Once we got there the doors were locked and no service. They either need to take off their reservation availability or not lie to their customers.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First visit was great, food was delicious and came out fast, bottomless mimosa deal was great, the service was a little slow and server didn't clear our plates.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved the food here and our server was really nice and checked on us. Really reminds us of Nashville. Always hard to decide what to eat. Drinks are fun.

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vipAannb16
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a fun time for brunch! Great value for food and we loved our server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to sit at a table at the bar, good food, good service!! Date was 6/21 thanks!!

Bristol Republic
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again soon

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Classyone86
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brisket was moist and flavorful. The bottomless mimosa was awesome as well. The service was superb.

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DocP
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food selection is somewhat unique for this area which makes it a place to go! They also have a great selection of bourbons to choose from. You will not be disappointed.

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AmberS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, good atmosphere, would highly recommend

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JordanW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Decided to come back here after going for the first time a couple weeks prior. We brought my parents this time because we enjoyed the food so much. This time was slightly less impressive. The food was still goo, but we ordered the same things we did last time and stuff was missing. We were also missing other items from our order and had to have our server go grab the missing items. We were never asked what kid of sauces we wanted and were never asked if we wanted any other drinks or refills. While this doesn’t make me not want to come back it was just a disappointing experience.

Bristol Republic
Responded on June 22, 2020

Jordan, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at Bristol. This is not the experience we strive to provide. Please check your private messages

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great under difficult circumstances. Band was outstanding.

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MichelleF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Bristol Republic. The staff was awesome! They had COVID measures in place. The food and atmosphere was fantastic. I will go back for sure and can't wait for when it can be without COVID protocols!!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, loved the atmosphere and the food was amazing. Had the Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich. Absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenny is the best

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Angel
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Although the food wasn't hot, we still had a good time.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Bristol Republic! The service was amazing and food was delicious! We went for brunch and ordered the pulled pork sandwich and the brisket and eggs. Both were so tasty! Great portions for price. Loved the vibes and tasty offerings. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my bachelorette weekend brunch. Everything was amazing!

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 4.4 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

Bristol Republic does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/bristol-republic/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

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.