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Beef 'n' Barrel

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146 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-2985
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awee beef

This is an oldie but a goodie. Located in the heart of downtown, the food is excellent. Parking can be tricky but worth the walk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
TheAuracle
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Asheville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is an oldie but a goodie. Located in the heart of downtown, the food is excellent. Parking can be tricky but worth the walk.

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Allegany, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place has the best hot roast beef sammie I have ever had. You can never go wrong here with the beef, and gravy combo. It also has a great chicken an biscuit on wed night.

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Olean, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I had the best beef on kimmelwic sandwich, cooked to my specifications. Great service and wonderful atmosphere.

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Bay City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were on a big road trip from Michigan to York. I found this on Trip Advisor after driving 450 miles. The food was outstanding. The menu has everything. It is decorated very nicely. The service was great. I'd go out of my way to go there anytime Ai am anywhere near it again.

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Dover, Delaware
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

One of the best places to eat in Olean. weekend evenings are very crowded but service was still good. their famous roast beef on wick was not as tender as we experienced in previous visits. restaurants that don't take reservations do it for their convenience, not the customers.

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Allegany, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This restaurant has been around for a long, long time, and it has never disappointed whenever I've visited. As the name implies, the specialty is roast beef, served in various ways, such as "au jus", open-faced, and on Kummelwick, but they have a full and varied menu of other items as well, including salads, desserts and specialty drinks, with daily... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Hands down one of the top restaurants around. I dare you to try to eat an appetizers, meal, and dessert! The portions are huge and the food is incredible. The beefeater salad is one of my favorite items on the menu. Stop in, in you have to wait in line, you will be glad you did.

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Pittsburgh Pa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

fresh cooked and carved beef! the beef on wick is great, and the wings are better then I expected for a place that is not a "wing p;ace" necessarily - they don't promote them like so many do that just have OK wings - the B'nB's are really meaty and worth the trip alone - but get the beef!

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Owego, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Roast Beef on Kummelwick - eat it - inhale it - devour it - my mouth waters just thinking about it - piled high slices of tender roast beef on a "salted bun with caraway seeds" = Kummelwick. Of course the German potato salad is tasty too. I know there are many other items on the menu, but stick with... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

When a friend of ours heard our son was going to attend St Bonaventure, the first thing he told us is, "you have to eat at the Beef 'n' Barrel." When we went up to visit, we decided to give the restaurant a try. The staff was great and the food was awesome. The portion sizes are incredible. Our son... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 146 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Olean
  • Phone Number: (716) 372-2985

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?