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Beef 'n' Barrel

146 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2735
+1 716-372-2985
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef on weck” (58 reviews)
“sandwich” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
146 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760-2735
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I always enjoy the food here. It is always good, there are interesting specials and the staff is friendly. Prices are reasonable and portions are hearty.

Thank clb1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those who don't live in Western NY State, you are wondering, just what is a Kemmelweck Roll? You bake up a Kaiser roll with a nice crusty top. Then you spritz it with a mist of water, sprinkle kosher salt and caraway seeds over...More

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best beef I have ever had! No kidding. Very relaxing environment and great service. I also has the German potato salad -- very good as well.

Thank RichardX563
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in this town. This is the one restaurant that has lasted. IT has actually grown in a town that is shrinking. I don't understand why beef on weck like this isn't available outside this area...

Thank PeterCerroni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a kid in the 60s, I ate with the family here and it was a new, vibrant place with delicious food. But now as a person in my 60s, I am so disappointed to find this restaurant has gone stale. For the past 3...More

Thank quietwaters1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place and although 2 1/2 hours away, try to get there every year. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. Decorated in oak, carpet, medium lighting, clean, quiet. The staff is courteous and professional. It has the look and feel of a higher...More

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We are in Olean every few years we always gather at Beef 'n Barrel. Once again this year it was a perfect choice for ambience and tasty food. Hope they will continue their fine tradition!

Thank ACT63
Reviewed 16 October 2017

our family was in Olean for a wedding, everyone we asked about dinner recommended Beef n Barrel so on Thursday night 8 of us went there, from the photo of the "rat pack" right as you walk in to the beautiful decor, to happy smiling...More

Thank Doreen B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Located on the main street just off of the Interstate, The Beef 'n' Barrel offers a full menue of food specializing in hand trimmed beef....The beef on a weck is superb...it is perfectly done....carved when it is ordered...and comes as a meal or a sandwich......More

Thank CLEken
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Stopped here for lunch on the drive from Ohio to the Finger Lakes. Rather than succumbing to the regular fast food choices en route, I try to find a good place with local flavor. Our lunches were very good...the hot roast beef sandwich and the...More

Thank PamelaK O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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