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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
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Lockport, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant for my parent's anniversary. We were in the area camping and we were concerned that we would be underdressed in shorts and t-shirts, but that wasn't the case. People were dressed pretty casually, everything from tank tops and shorts to polo shirts and pants. It was clean and the waitress was friendly. Service was a... More

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A pretty descent place to eat but nothing to rave about. Check hours before setting out to eat as we found several times they were closed on week-ends on Sunday.

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Los Altos, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I am in Olean about every 18 months for a week and Beef n Barrel is consistently a very good lunch. I have not had the dinners but I can see that this is essentially a Beef on Kimmelwick Roll place, and they consistently deliver an excellent product. The staff is friendly and professional, the food is consistently very good.

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Cattaraugus, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for years on our wedding anniversary and other times when we get the chance. It is always so special. The owners and the waiters and waitresses are always so knowlegable . The food is great and the service is fast. We love the Beef on Weck with the German potato salad and coleslaw.... More

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If ever in the Olean, NY area, take the time to visit the Beef 'n' Barrel. This food and service are excellent and the prices are very reasonable. Beef on weck (locally available type of roll) is the usual favorite but the prime rib is superb as well. Desserts are very good and portions often are big enough for two... More

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Cattaraugus, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Have never been disappointed no matter how many times I go there. Their food is always fantastic. Restaurant is always super clean and well decorated.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you don't do anything else - you must visit this rest. It is the most awesome rest. in this town. The roast beef is absolutely unbelievable. My family loves this place, and there is usually a wait on the weekends. Everyone goes here. MUST EAT HERE.

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Olean, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I'd eat there every week. My dad did.service was great. The food awesome and I'd tell people about it. The interior of the building is awesome. A lot of woodwork .I'm a little bias of course I worked in the place giving the woodwork a shiny new appearance

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Olean, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The staff is friendly, prices are fair and the food is excellent. I have tried several different dishes from side salads, rigatoni, open-faced beef sandwiches smothered in gravy, macaroni salad and German potato salad and everyone of them has been delicious!

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Walworth, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have eaten here around 100 times since the mid 90's and will be eating there again tonight. In all of that time I have had only 1 meal I didn't love and even that one was still not bad. I always get the beef, open face, beef eaters salad, beef dinner. Cooked the way you want and medium is... More

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