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Beef 'n' Barrel

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$$ - $$$
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146 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2735
+1 716-372-2985
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ancaster, Canada
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a large group and they were able to accommodate us which was a huge plus. We were definitely overfed but the food was good. Those who ordered the beef dishes especially the beef weck (beef on a special weck bun, caraway seeds and salt soft yeast bun), However the rigatoni and meatball special was very sad due to... More 

Thank shannonjkn
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at Beef n Barrell for the first time today. PJ greeted us at the door. We sat at the bar and had the best experience ever! The bartender was awesome ( sadly didn't get his name), Has wine recommended by PJ, best clam chowder ever recommended by "bartender with unknown name". Best ever roast beef sandwich and my husband... More 

Thank Suzanne O
Portville, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food ! Great fish fry and Beef on Weck! Beautiful interior, excellent wait staff! Perfect for all age groups!

Thank 417marilynd
Buffalo, New York
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places for roast beef on kimmelweck in western NY! We stopped for lunch and were not disappointed. My roast beef platter came with med rare ( just as I ordered it!) roast beef piled high on a kimmelweck roll, baked beans and german potato salad. The roast beef was cooked perfectly, seasoned just right and was... More 

Thank Travelinggal0121
Olean, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

From the outside, my father thought this restaurant was too fancy for him. He should have gone inside, he would have loved it. The food is consistently good and the beef is great, although my favorite is the chicken fajita salad with extra home-made ranch dressing. Their desserts are made there also, and delicious. It is also very reasonably priced.... More 

Thank Karen R
Cleveland, OH
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

I had the prime rib dinner special. It was delicious and came with plenty of food - salad with homemade blue cheese dressing, baked potato with butter and sour cream, roll & butter, horseradish for the beef. Apricot sour was tasty. Service was good. Would recommend.

Thank Robin H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Beef and barrel multiple times and I love it. Their open faced roast beef sandwich is delicious and the best chicken fingers and best honey mustard dressing for the chicken fingers or salad. I especially love the Portobello mushroom stuffed with beef tips that they make on occasion and wish it could be a permanent... More 

Thank Kay B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were driving home from Vermont and were hungry. Having driven a number of miles and not seeing anyplace from the highway, we decided to stop in Olean and see what it had to offer. We were driving down the street and spied Beef n Barrel. Hoping we were dressed OK, we went in. Although we would have felt more... More 

Thank Wings1047
Olean, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is by far one of the area's best restaurants. When people move away and come back for a visit....this is the go to place for the best beef in the area!

Thank Denise W
Bexley, Ohio
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Just off the Southern Tier Expressway in western New York sits the town of Olean. Home to St. Bonaventure University, the city also boasts a not-to-be-missed restaurant, Beef n Barrel. We visited at 5 p.m. on a Saturday, and the line was already a 30 minute wait. Luckily we stuck it out and we were rewarded. Whether you choose the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2735
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Olean
  • Phone Number: +1 716-372-2985

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?