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Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale

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$$ - $$$
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454 Hazelwood Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786-1946
+1 828-452-9191
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small but fantastic place. I grew up in this small downtown, but I havent lived here in over 30 years. It amazes me of the quality of restaurants in this small area. The drink and food selections were superb. Please visit this local establishment and keep the business going.

1 Thank Joe M
Winder, Georgia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommended by our inn keepers. Our two other restaurants were closed for vacations or remodeling. Food was okay, service was sub par.

Thank dstone7866
Waynesville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service, excellent food, and an excellent bar. I love their French Onion soup for lunch with an order of their perfect thick hand cut fries. The dinner menu is extensive and delicious.

Thank Marycup H
Waynesville, North Carolina
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went for lunch today after a friend said they had the best burger! We split the double cheeseburger and had fries and a salad. We asked for medium rare and it was perfect. They serve it with a nice brioche bun w/lettuce, tomato and onion on the side. We asked for Mayo, ketchup and mustard and... More 

1 Thank soberg
cashiers, nc
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outside of town in Hazelwood and fantastic. Great selection of drinks and beers. Great service and FANTASTIC food. Very nice atmosphere. Love that there is parking across the street. Will visit again.

Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend's foods was not up to standard and ask for replacement. The owner got up in a huff and reluctantly ran back to kitchen to see what was going on. Then came out of kitchen madder than a hornet and told us never to return, Sad!!!!!!!!! We would not patronize them after that.

2 Thank Meredith W
A O, Owner at Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale, responded to this review

Hi Meredith, I honestly have no recollection of the incident you posted about. I never sit and watch my staff struggle. Never. Nor do I tell people not to return if they are not happy with their food. Only the most difficult of people would warrant being asked to leave or never return. Asking someone never to return only because... More 

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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch with friends and we had a delicious meal with great service. The waiter was helpful with deciding on our choices. He came back several times to check on us. We had sandwiches that were so yummy! The soups were delicious. The owner/manager came around and spoke to dinners, which is always nice. It is definitely top on... More 

1 Thank RowdyGirl61
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us stopped here for lunch on our way to Western Carolina. There was some confusion when we first arrived and it took awhile to get seated. It seemed like the servers were having to work the host stand and they just were in the weeds and couldn't seat us right away. Once we were seated, our server... More 

1 Thank ohiochic1998
Rocky Mount, NC
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Surf and Turf was very good, well prepared. The Cheeseburger was perfect.Prices were reasonable. Server was professional. The restaurant was very clean.

Richmond, Virginia
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visted with friends on a Wednesday night. The restaurant is small but not tight. The appetizers sand entrees were delicious. We loved the duck. Nice wine selection. The only critique I would give is the restaurant had weekly specials and while we were there it was Wind down Wednesday. 1/2 price bottle of wines under $60 ( I think).... 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
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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?