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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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our most favorite place to eat ever! Nothing in Florida even comes close to The Beef. I went to rent a car last week in Buffalo and the gentleman who waited on me asked where I was going. I said, Olean. He said, oh I love eating at the Beef and Barrel 😃

Thank twelveoclock
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226 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on the way to Salamanca. The place is unassuming on the outside, but is exquisite on the inside. The owners obviously care deeply about the place; every detail is managed well. The menu options are varied and a bit eclectic. The service was fast, professional but not rushed. The food was excellent, the interior was decorated tastefully and maintained... More 

Thank elbojbb
Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Growing up in the business, I can say that these folks get it right day after day, month after month-Consistent and always pleasing from the personal greeting and seating to the superb beef options and variable options for the day. Never disappointed-Food/Service/Value whether for personal/business.

Buffalo, NY
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

You won't find a more lovely and pleasant place to eat in the little town of Olean New York. Please try their beef on weck - - it will melt in your mouth! The waitress also suggested potato skins, which can sometimes be overcooked or tough. These were crispy, warm, and delicious. It's truly a place for comfort food, and... More 

Thank BobBillsfan
Ancaster, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

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 November 6, 2016

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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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 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
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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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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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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?