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Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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454 Hazelwood Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-1946
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We haven't been here in a while and checked it out Thursday. The food was really good. We had fried green tomatoes, salmon and the Voodoo Pasta. But, the service was very slow. I had a side salad that should have come ahead of my entree but didn't. When the waitress returned to ask if everything was alright, i to,d... More 

Thank L D
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well done "beef themed" restaurant in the hills of North Carolina...and yes, they have very good bourbon as well! How can you go wrong with excellent beef and good bourbon! Wife had an excellent ribeye uniquely done and I had the best meat loaf I've every had. Normally I would never order meat loaf in a restaurant such as... More 

Thank pharman
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your in or near Waynesville definitely check it out. Always a good experience. Very good service and excellent food. I would recommend reservations depending on when you go.

Thank Jack C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent quality food! Great bourbon selection & offer pairing too. Salads are gourmet (lettuce snob😀) . Desserts change with the season and are always top notch. This place is a must visit if travelling through. Weekend live banjo music👍👍

Thank natlcarlin
A O, Owner at Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. We are picky about our greens, and do run dessert specials, but I do need to clarify that we do not have live banjo music on weekends. Only on special occasions do we have live music. Join us for those for sure! Thanks again, BBB&A More 

Celebration, Florida
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read the reviews and gave this place a try. We thought food was so good we returned three more times! Steaks are divine and sandwiches at lunch are excellent. My fave is their Mac and cheese made with Gouda cheese and smoked mushrooms! It's the best I have ever had!

Thank Blanca34747
Fort Myers, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The server was friendly and knowledgeable, the atmosphere warm and welcoming, and the steaks were delicious!

Thank Amy L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing very good things about this restaurant in my crazy schedule I finally got to go. I was meeting a friend there who owns a restaurant, and I myself have been a server and bartender for over 20 years. I got there first at lunchtime at 1:50 p.m. I was told they close at 3:30 but was posted they... More 

Thank Carolyn C
A O, Owner at Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear of your lack of service here at the BB. I understand that the service is part of the entire experience of dining out, and yours seems to have really let us both down. Our lunch hours have always been 11:30-2:30, including the bar area. At 2:30, we stop seating in order to... More 

Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just have one thing to say...if you come in and there is a dinner special with grouper- get it. Awesome meal with excellent service! I love this place!!!!

1 Thank DaddysNumber7Girl
Window rock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a short visit to Waynesville, looking for a place to have a casual dinner, we slipped into Burbon Barrel Beef and Ale. We received excellent friendly service, enjoyed a well prepared and tasty burger and selected a robust ale recommended by the server. This seems to be a local spot and it was full of folks enjoying themselves, so... More 

Thank Therese M
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've enjoyed many nice restaurants in Waynesville but had never tried the Bourbon Barrel...we were sorry that we had not visited sooner. Our dinners were excellent. While everyone enjoyed what they ordered, I can attest to the quality of the maple glazed pork. It, and the accompanying sides were outstanding! The service was excellent as was the dessert. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 Hazelwood Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-1946
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 18284529191
We serve regionally raised antibiotic and hormone-free beef, pork, and chicken. Many of our seasonal vegetables come from local farms,and our fresh fish (never frozen) is harvested from sustainable fisheries. Everything at the Bourbon Barrel is made from scratch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?