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Beef 'n' Barrel

146 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-2985
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Ranked #2 of 54 Restaurants in Olean
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Kawartha Lakes, Canada
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had an okay dinner here but were disappointed based on the reviews here. We both had the prime rib. It was cooked exactly as ordered but lacked any seasoning. Garlic mashed potatoes didn't have much garlic. Gravy tasted like it came from a package. Nice salad with a nice honey mustard dressing -- but way too much dressing. Good... More

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Cuba NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Being a native of the area, I have visited the Beef and Barrel since I was a child. It has always been a high quality meal with excellent customer service. Through all of the growing, they have maintained their excellence, yet remained a family oriented business. The menu is wide and offers something for everyone. Of course their specialty beef... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

order a cracker and it will be the best cracker you have ever tasted in your life and served in style. I have been to way too many "Beef Houses" in my half a century on this earth, to the point of wanting to be a vegitarian. BUT, even the most staunch Vegan would crumble in the presence of the... More

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Union, Missouri, USA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I'm in town for business with my boss. We've stopped here twice and I've not seen some of the issues other people have mentioned. We've both gotten awesome meals and excellent service. There's not much to chose from in this town, and I would definitely say this is the best so far.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Everything comes from a local ready made or frozen package. Was amazed that locals calm this is the best in town. Wines, apatizers, main course all lacking originality, quality and appeal. Didn't bother with dessert, wasn't in the mood for anther disappointing dish. Won't be visiting this establishment again.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great food great service. Hard to decide what to eat when I go there. They have the best Beef on Weck, and Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches! Their potato skins are to die for!

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Burke, VA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One of the best meals I have had out in a long time. A warm, friendly greeting at the front door and an amazing cut of Prime Rib cooked perfectly. Beef tips in sauce good too. Bread served with enough butter for a small army - a good thing! The service was AMAZING - Ronni took great care of us.... More

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Olean, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you like Beef, this is the place to go. Take your business guests. A local favorite Beef on Wyck Roll.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food here is fantastic. Seriously, get the beef. It is very, very good. The atmosphere is more of a "classic" restaurant, with ornate wood trim on the booths. The wait for getting food at a table of 10 took near 50 minutes, but I am unsure if that was because of the large group or what. I will have to... More

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Bolivar, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

food is good service is good but 10 bucks for a beef on wick with a dollars worth of meat is a bit much!!!!!!!

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