It’s Patio Season! Check Out the Grub in Gahanna!

We love wandering around the burbs on the weekends. We will be spending a lot of time in Gahanna seeing as Big Sis is playing basketball at a gym there.


We took the opportunity to lounge on Barrel & Boar’s patio after the game – and get some good food!

Barrel & Boar
Open Kitchen
Dining Room

Barrel & Boar Creekside is positioned perfectly with great views of the creek and of the fountains! How picturesque is this?

Ben, the GM greeted us and found a table – he is very kind and helpful! We had a little confusion with drinks, but it was sorted out with more attentiveness than even necessary – but we appreciated it! This Barrel & Boar does not serve traditional sodas, they have Craft 62 sodas and sparkling waters which are fun! We tried the Craft 62 Watermelon flavored water which is sweetened with sucralose. If you like that, they have many flavors! I don’t usually like sweet drinks so it was a surprise – I changed to plain soda water.

The food was phenomenal. We highly recommend the Loaded Barrel Fries. This is a meal, so be prepared! Topped with your choice of smoked meat (we chose pork) and a sauce that had a slight heat to it and sliced jalapenos. This was right up our alley. Delicious. It didn’t need the barbeque sauces on the table – but we used them for a couple bites and would do that again!

Since the appetizer was so large, we split the Boar Burger. This was good, especially with the sauces on the table. I especially loved the Carolina Style! The burger was cooked a perfect medium and was a hearty portion. We got Mac n Cheese on the side, because why not? It was WAY too much food, but we were planning to walk Creekside afterwards and that takes care of it, right? 😜

Boar Burger

What I loved best about Barrel and Boar Creekside was that they truly cater to families with kids. Look at how this was plated! My kids are fine with their food touching, but I know many are not. This solution made them feel special and solves that issue if you had one. I had made a comment that my son might be bummed that he didn’t order mac n cheese, thinking he would share ours… but there it was on his plate! The service here is above board.

Grilled Cheese with Chef’s Vegetable – this day was Brussel Sprouts. SO GOOD!
Pulled Pork with Mac and Cheese and surprise fruit!

I also enjoyed the ability for my kids to get up and run off steam during the meal due to the location of the fountain.

All in all we will definitely be back! Check this place out and tell Ben that CbusBeyond sent you!

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