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Beef 'n' Barrel

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146 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2735
(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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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 2 days ago NEW

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 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Buckeye_boy_614
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited again as I was here a year ago for a Fall Festival in Ellicottville. When I arrive around 7pm there was a line outside of the building. Not wanting to wait as a single I walked right in and sat at the bar. Ordered a Guiness and one of their famous Beef on Wick roast beef sandwiches and was... More 

Thank hutchcraft2
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had not been here in probably 20 years. Restaurant was as good as we had remembered. As native western New Yorkers, we relish the opportunity to have a good Beef on Weck. The beef was done perfectly for us but what we found unique was the waitress offered us the chance to select the degree of doneness. Both my wife... More 

Thank Flashphan
Niagara Falls, Canada
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can tell that their expertise is with beef. They have two station carvers of roast or prime rib beef. Their menu pretyy well includes all things beef from steaks to prime rib to Beef on Weck and they also do have fish and chicken. The place is spotless and the service is very good. I'd definitely recommend this place... More 

Thank arlie2015
DuBois, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop and the Beef n' Barrel when we are in the area, even if it is for a take out. The beef on wick is excellent, my personal favorite. There are many other choices, including salads. The pies are excellent. The decor of the restaurant is as nice as any I have been in, just beautiful. You will... 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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: (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?