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Business Details

66

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

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Payment method:
amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards, diners club
Neighborhoods:
Terrell Heights, Uptown Broadway
AKA:

Bun and Barrel

Categories:
Barbecue Restaurants, Caterers, Take Out Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Fast Food Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Barbecue, Fast Food, Omelets

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

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05/29/2013

Overall

Have used them for catering large company events with over 250 people spread out over two shifts. They have a number of things to pick from but the overall favorite is the Three Meat Plate, with potato salad, beans, bread, jalapenos, iced tea, and pies and cheesecake. We have had various celebration dinners, but our employees love them best of all. They love the taste of the food and they love how quickly they are served. I love their effeciency in serving, their courteousness, their willingness to meet our needs, and at this last event, the extra touches they made to make it the greatest catering event for our employees. Looking back, I can remember when looking for a caterer and seeing their name, I only thought they did hamburgers out on Austin Hwy. I took a chance went by, tasted the food, decided to use them, and our employees loved it so much I have kept using them and will continue to do so.

KatLvr

11/09/2009

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Overall
Love it!

Moved here from Houston - a great bbq town - and so have pretty high expectations of any joint that serves smoked meats. And I've eaten at the local chains: most of them are all right...just not spectacular, in my book.

And then there's Bun'n'Barrel. While it looks like a run-down 'fifties or 'sixties drive-in from the road, the inside says ""malt shop"". There's a counter with drug-store swivel stools (where I normally sit) as well as traditional table seating. Decor is simple but pleasing. Music is ""oldies"" fare - mostly '60's girl bands, surf music and the like....and there's a big-screen TV (usually tuned to ball games) at the counter.

BnB's menu is small, consisting mostly of (what else?) barbecue, burgers and sides. The coleslaw and potato salad are pretty good....but I go there strictly for the beef and the ranch beans. The beef is smoky, succulent and tender; the beans are full of pepper and cumin - the perfect accompaniment to the bbq.

Service is also very good, and prices are very reasonable.

My only gripe - and this is for the entire local bbq community, not merely Bun'n'Barrel - is that one of my personal favorites, the barbecue-stuffed baked potato - doesn't grace the menu anywhere within easy driving distance.

In the meantime, I'll be content to devour a beef plate with beans, while listening to the Shirelles and watching my home team, the Texans, get the pants whupped off of them by nearly every other team in the league!

averagejoe123

08/16/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
This Place Needs an Emergency Rennovation to Ditch the New Foo Foo Look

Bun N Barrell was classic BBQ old school in BBQ deficient San Antonio. It had the old time car hop look, so much so that it was where the old classic cars would come to hang out. It was old and comfortable, classic in every worn detail. The BBQ was the good kind from old honest to God BBQ pits that need people who know what they are doing to make things just right. The Limeaide alone was worth the trip across town. Something is dreadfully wrong at this old gem of a BBQ Joint, somebody has ""redecorated"" and has disrespected a true classic by turning it into some kind of foo foo mix between another cookie cutter starbucks and some late 1970's cheap rent chinese place. They have put cute little shutters on the windows, ditched the foutain drinks and even have fake neon TULIPS in some plasticified vase!!! Now, the place was due for a spruce up, but Great God Almighty, not by Buffy the Decorator!!!! No, No, No!!! An emergency correction of this San Antonio Landmark is necessary and necessary today! Old classic gems are not to be messed with. Restoration would be one thing, redecoration is highly offensive to this age old classic. The food is still good and you may eat it in visual peace in their catering building that was not subjected to Buffy Decorator hell.

andrujk

12/14/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Major disappointment

It seems that this restaurant didn't see any renovations or even a simple cleaning in many, many years. The table I was seated at was sticky and dirty, the entire dining area smelled of old dish towels, and the TV in the corner that was barely working just added to the dreadful picture. All of this might have been overlooked should the food be decent, but unfortunately that wasn't the case. I ordered a bbq plate with brisket. It arrived on a pathetic paper plate with 2 slices of cheapest white bread imaginable wrapped in plastic. The meat was undercooked and rubbery, although I must admit it had a nice smoky aroma to it (not strong enough to cover the stink of the table though). The fries were soggy, and the coleslaw was very runny. Ice tea was pretty bad too, especially considering the chipped and dirty glass it was served at. Maybe it was just a bad day to visit this place, but I drive buy it quite often, and judging by the look of empty tables trough the windows, these days are quite common. Look some where else for a decent barbecue.

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