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The Barn

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877 W Main St, Smithville, OH 44677-9401
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I used to frequent this restaurant with my family years ago. Was back in town and we decided to take a trip down memory lane with my new husband accompanying us. I ordered the salad bar, as did he. I should probably mention at this point that he is a vegetarian and as such, couldn't order anything on the regular... More 

Thank Lydia W
Cambridge, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I have been going to the Barn for several years, and went again on Oct.15, for the first time in a few years. The hiatus is, for us, because it's almost an hour drive, not because the food is bad. There are several shops and that wonderful lake to look at. We always save those for later,... More 

Thank mcmike55
Green, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for a family meal. The upper level has a great salad and soup bar and you can order from the menu. The lower level is all buffet but has everything from salad to hot entrees - something for everyone!

Thank laller2016
Hudson, oh
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a lot going for it. Beautiful grounds with a lake, ducks and swings for the kids. A huge dining hall with choice of hot buffet or order off the menu. A large cold salad bar and good bread selection. But in the end, it lets you down. Cost cutting is evident in the barely average quality of... More 

1 Thank Dpietrowicz
Madison, Ohio
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

.Went with a group of about 50 people on a bus trip. The efficiency and friendliness of the waitress was terrific. Our waitress very efficiently delivered our drinks (& refills) as well as our meals. I wasn't terribly impressed with my meal ( the mashed potatoes were reconstituted) but in fairness to handle a group this big in a limited... More 

Thank 357dtaylor
Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near Wayne County, Ohio, be sure to check out this HUGE landmark restaurant. It captures the whole look, feel and flavor of this world-renowned agricultural community all in one very cool place. Their endless country buffet has something for everyone, and so much of it that if you go away even the least bit hungry, it's... More 

Thank Lawrence H
Apple Creek
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I always enjoy the very clean, large selection, cold, crispy salad bar. The soups are always abundant and fresh. A little on the high side price wise for soup and salad compared to others, but we'll worth it. A great country atmosphere and nearby gift stores. Staff is very helpful, friendly and ready to serve. A recommended... More 

Thank Timothy B
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere interesting. Choice of restaurant upstairs or buffet downstairs. Friendly waitstaff, good service. Excellent salad bar, hot bar, dessert bar. Best Swiss steak I've had in a restaurant. Will definitely make more trips while visiting College of Wooster.

Thank Carolina R
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here a number of occasions with friends. This place is not our favorite, but we don't mind it either. The atmosphere is nice, old fashioned with a country feel. The grounds are also attractive. The food is okay. I think the buffet is overpriced, but the menu meals are inexpensive. I am gluten free... More 

Thank Elizabeth P
Randolph, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing lunch. My husband and I stopped here on a Saturday. Our first and last visit First the entry smelled old and musty. The decor is very stale and tired looking. Our meals were underwhelming. I had pulled pork sandwich which arrived on a smashed bun and it appeared to have been warmed in a microwave. On the plate... More 

Thank Colleen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 877 W Main St, Smithville, OH 44677-9401
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: 330-669-2555

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