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Beef 'n' Barrel

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146 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760
(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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You will always leave the Beef 'n Barrel full, happy, and wanting to return! The traditional beef on weck is a hometown favorite! German potato salad is out of this world! And the desserts? They are so delicious! Fun to try a variety of desserts and share so you can decide which is your favorite!

Thank reader5771
Slidell, Louisiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on the advice of a cousin and folks in Olean New York. This is a great place for a special occasion or a leisurely lunch. You can observe the carving stations while enjoying your conversation. Last visit I got the special which was a scrumptious pub steak. Prior to that I chose the prime rib special which... More 

Thank Gail P
Pennsylvania, US
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443 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Beef 'n Barrel is a 'must do' on our visit home for good reason. The high quality roast beef on kimmelweck combined with German potato salad is one of my absolute favorite meals. The graham cracker pie dessert is also awesome. Get it to go if you're already stuffed. There are many specials and great items for those who... More 

Thank nylady21
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beef on wick is always awesome The French onion soup is fantastic. Well managed, clean and good for any occasion

Thank Addam R
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy eating the beef and barrel the food is always good quality. The atmosphere is very nice and clean, however I find it a bit boring. The Decour is very beige in style. The service at this restaurant is very very good. It is a family owned restaurant. This restaurant would be good for couples families or parties... More 

Thank Teach716
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff, service, atmosphere and beef on deck sandwich! I have tried a lot of places in the Buffalo area, some highly acclaimed. But this beats them all and a very nice atmosphere. Looks a fantastic place for a nice dinner as well.

Thank travelst
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Really great place. The atmosphere was great. I had the beef kabobs over rice. It was one if the dinner specials for $13.95. It was delicious and you get a lot of food. The staff was great.

Thank Melissa M
West Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The beef on wick is still the best around. The beef was cooked to order, 5 sandwiches, 3 medium order, 1 medium, 1 well done. The baked beans and German potato salad were very good.

Thank Bpie_123
Fort Worth
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We have visited this restaurant every few years since our college days and it just keeps getting better. Beef on wick (a local favorite) is outstanding. Try the lemon meringue when it's offered on a Friday. The best I've tasted in a restaurant.

Thank Joan G
Warren, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

visited on a Friday around 5:30. Service was okay but it took a few minutes to have waitstaff acknowledge us, although they were talking to each other. Then a man in a suit, carrying menus came to seat us and we asked if he had seated our company. Because they don't take reservations, he had no idea if the others... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, 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 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760
  • 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?