Bristol Republic

4.3
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$30 and under
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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 176 people are saying
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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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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HarleyM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JenniferW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
34 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!

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BradleyH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great getting back into the restaurant setting after quarentine. They were very safe and the menu being a QR code was a good idea.

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DarciW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience! Was celebrating my husband's birthday. Highly recommend the Brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The piggy Mac and cornbread were phenomenal. And the cherry old fashioned was amazing too. We will definitely be coming back!

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ChrisT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to hang out and listen to great music!!!

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Make sure you try the brisket tots & pulled pork! The best pulled pork I have had in years!!

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RussW
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Love the food - always great
Service is always really good - overall was good tonight but we did have a few issues - I was drinking old fashioneds - had three total and every one was dramatically different so bar was having issues - first one was all bourbon on ice with the fruit, second was super smoky like it was a special smoked type - and third one was close to normal

Issue when being seated our reservation was for 8pm and we were being seated and on way to table some guys took the table and refused to move, which I was shocked they didn’t make them move. But we were ok they put us into a booth - which was great - until it was time for band to play and we were pressured to pay bill and leave since those are special for the show - well by then there was no place to sit let alone stand at that point - was very uncomfortable with whole thing - feels like because we are respectful people were lost out on seeing the band and enjoying the night - very disappointing others can just say no we are not moving and the nice respectful people are punished
Not sure we will be back - food is good music is good but disappointing

Bristol Republic
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hey Russ, Thanks for the feed back. This has been an ongoing issue we are working hard to resolve. Last thing we want is our patrons feeling unwelcome. Going forward we have clearly defined our seating policy. We will do better to communicate to our dinner guests seating for the band is not guaranteed. We've updated open table to allow our guests to book dinner reservations as well indicate they will be staying for the music. I hope you chose to come back and utilize our new system.

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NoahD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for a bachelor party and the food, atmosphere, and waitress were all great for us. The rest of the group agreed as well.

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Stef
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

They where a bit of a mess: brunch was running late didn’t have purée for mimosa’s which is a featured drink on brunch menu. Food was great. Everyone seemed hungover from night before and moved slow service wise.

Bristol Republic
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hey Stef, Thanks for the feed back! Being a new restaurant, we are constantly tweaking our menu based off of the feedback we get from guests like your self. Our new Mimosa special featured on Saturdays and Sundays is quite the hit. We'd love the opportunity to wow you on your next visit given the chance.

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vipMollsB
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Ok, where do I begin. Reservation at 7 sat at 745. Once seated we were ignored for around half hour when the waiter said he didn’t see our table of 4. Food finally came at 935, too starving to properly rate the food.
This place could be so cool but needs a ton of help !

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RonD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We ordered chips and guacamole for an appetizer and they said that they were out. We switched the order to nachos. The nachos came out with guacamole on top. WTH....

One of us ordered a salad and the dressing was rancid. We sent it back and they did redo the order. But it took 30 more min to get the new salad out to us. Fail.

The barbecue was ok - nothing great. City Barbecue is ten times better.

Finally, we made the mistake of ordering the fresh made banana bourbon pudding. It took 40 minutes to get it. And it came with no bananas at all and no bourbon taste. This just capped off the terrible evening.

I won't be back and I would recommend that this place revamp everything or just close down. Don't waste your time or money here.

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LaLa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love that during brunch there is live music playing. The ambiance of the restaurant is really welcoming and lively. The food was great and a good price too. I would like to go back and try something new...with an addition of some great sounding cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

At Sunday brunch, a time when you’d expect a lot of visitors, they were out of the ingredients for the mimosas on their menu. It seems like they’d do the ordering accordingly. They also no longer carry the beer my boyfriend wanted that was advertised on the menu. His pulled pork was dry but beef brisket was good. I got the chicken and waffles. Waffle was good, but the chicken was basically little overcooked nuggets (one was burnt), and there were only 5. I was expecting a breast or large tenders or something. The bartender had zero personality and seemed annoyed to be there. We will likely not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Alyssa was WONDERFUL! We had a pretty large group of people show up! She went OUT of her way to accommodate us! We’ll definitely be going back!

FAQs

Bristol Republic does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates, Toast and Uber Eats. Bristol Republic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 929-5847.

Bristol Republic is rated 4.3 stars by 176 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.