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Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale

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454 Hazelwood Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-1946
+1 828-452-9191
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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North Carolina
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent service, excellent wines by the glass (also bottles, wide beer selection, and full bar), and excellent food. There is a wide selection of small plates or appetizers, several soups, and salads. Entrees include several steaks, pork chop, trout, chicken, pasta, and meat loaf. I had the spicy shrimp and fried green tomatoes app and a house salad as my... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the choices of local brews. My husband likes hoppy, I like non hoppy, found great beers that suited us both. Food was good and service was great. Will go again.

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived in town, fresh off of a 2 day road trip and were starving. When we found this little place. The staff was friendly. The food was very good and the prices were reasonable. Extra points for atmosphere.

1 Thank Lynette D
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I had lunch at this small, quaint restaurant nestled on a side street in Waynesville. The atmosphere is cozy seeing the lighting is dim. Server was really friendly and professional, menu was diverse and food was excellent! I ordered their Pinto Bean Burger to try something different and man was it good! I am not a vegan... More 

Thank D7351OPlaurah
Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there expecting to have red meat but were offered two separate duck dishes at moderate prices. Both were delicious. Restaurant kinda cozy, loud woman nearby, but she shushed after a while. High recommendation. break pudding a little dry.

Thank rnorrell
Johns Creek, Georgia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere and server were wonderful. We had special requests that were instantly granted. The food was fantastic. We really enjoyed the Finnish bread appetizer and the beef medallions dinner. The server was very knowledgeable about the beer selection. Another place we have put at the top of our list.

Thank Dave P
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143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations on a Saturday night. Was greeted immediately and seated. Server was there quickly and took drink order and knew the menu and drinks very well. Personable and likable. We got the friend Brussels as an appetizer and they were amazing. The bourbon options were fantastic as well. Cocktails limited. The server took our order and my wife... More 

1 Thank Citation501
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A bit off the beaten path the Bourbon Barrel is a great find. The food is flavorful, the service prompt and the selection intriguing. Plenty of parking across the street is a big plus for Waynesville, Nice selection of whiskies are offered.

Thank peterrC5040MB
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Always love the food ambiance and service ! Gary is awesome ! Love the bourbon also ! Onion soup is great !

Thank Brenda M
Cody, Wyoming
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Small intimate restaurant. Large variety of choices on the menu. I had the heart of rib eye with bourbon glaze. It was excellent (and that from a Wyoming person with high beef standards). The meat was prepared perfectly and the glaze was a wonderful addition. My Dad had the crab cakes and loved them. They were very meaty. My husband... 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
US$4 - US$32
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 Hazelwood Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-1946
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-452-9191
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?