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The Barn

877 West Main St., Smithville, OH 44677
330-669-2555
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Smithville
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Reading, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Bit of a drive to this location in Smithville, but a nice one through smaller highways, towns, some Amish areas depending on which direction you come from to visit. We live near Philadelphia but when in Ohio our base is Akron. Markets and antiques or farm shops between this and urban locations, so always a pleasant journey. Decor is farm... More

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Orrville, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Have been here several times over the years. Great place for a large group to use the buffet downstairs. Absolutely love the decor. Downstairs buffet is not too bad, nor is the upstairs buffet. Wish they had a larger menu for the buffet upstiars. I tried to order a grilled ham and cheese to go along with the soup and... More

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I've gone to The Barn for years with my parents and now with my kiddos! We mainly stick to the amazing salad wagon and 5 soup buffet. Everything is always fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is wonderful. I suggest that you take 3 hrs minimum when coming to really enjoy the lake and feeding the ducks/fish. A family dining must,... More

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Blacklick, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband has been talking about trying this restaurant for quite a while now. We took a drive up from Blacklick yesterday and I was totally disappointed with this place. It is quaint and in a barn but it is kind of dirty looking. The "Old Time Salad Wagon" didn't have as much to offer as it appeared. There are... More

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Troy, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

The Barn has been a family favorite for years...we eat, then feed the ducks, relax on a swing, and visit the shops. We love the toy store! Get the salad wagon and that's all you need for a meal (comes with bread and soups). Only gripe is we always wish they played music in the restaurant, but maybe we should... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A recent motorcycle trip lead 25 of us to The Barn. We called ahead and were greeted and brought downstairs to our table for a pretty expansive buffet. Bottom floor is buffet only, Top floor is Menu only. I can't speak to the top floor, but our service and food on the bottom was exceptional. I never saw the bottom... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

the barn has everything...except the animals which is probably sanitary. They have great tasting food and friendly staff. You can even create a souvenir penny.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Had the chicken & biscuits and small salad bar. Friendly service hot and tasty food, small portion. Not over salted. Probably wouldn't schedule a trip there but would go back if in the area.

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Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The restaurant is located in an old barn that has been converted into a nice looking restaurant inside. There is plenty of space for different-sized groups. The salad bar is pricey, but the variety is quite good. I found my sandwich to be very ordinary. If you are prepared to spend some money in a nice atmosphere with a wide... More

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Akron, OH
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We took our kids on a sunny April weekend to the Barn. It was our first time there. We were seated quickly and our server greater us immediately. The prices were great for the kids menu. My husband and kids had ribs, and they loved them! They have a huge salad bar that has soups, breads and a wide array... More

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