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Old Barn Out Back

) #63 of 129 Restaurants in Lima ££ - £££ American
3175 W Elm St, Lima, OH 45805-2516
+1 419-991-3075
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (8 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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3175 W Elm St, Lima, OH 45805-2516
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place. Not too busy and laid back. Food was good. Enjoyed our visit. Clean and very friendly staff.

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Standard buffet with a lot of choices. I brought a large group in here on the bus. Food was good and service was as well. Bus drivers, there's not much parking for buses and the lot is tight. Got interesting with a wedding going on...More

Thank Lakerspud
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I went there last month for dinner thinking this would be the same as I remember from years ago, oh, how I was wrong. The salad bar boasts of a multi selection, yet, it's a repeat on each side. Dressing, cheese, onions, and Lord knows...More

3  Thank LimaFoodLover1919
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Bad food, bad service. After eating there I feel extremely sick as does several of my lab friends. They took my plate that had my fork on it still and didn't even ask if I was done with that plate. One server just assumed I...More

Thank Kayla R
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Expansive Buffet which includes delicious fried chicken, potatoes, lots of side dishes, a super salad bar and deserts. The home made Cinnamon rolls are a must as they are delicious.

Thank G5343NKjohnd
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Family style buffet, fresh, great real food! Homemade pies, and dishes and rolls, yah the rolls!!! Worth the trip to feed the gang

1  Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

One thing I like about the Old Barn outback is that they change their buffet menu regularly. Different desserts, different soups, different vegetables, different meats. They also have a Sunday brunch that includes made to order omelettes. Weekends have a higher priced menu but does...More

Thank Ddarbyshire
Reviewed 22 August 2016

First we had trouble finding the place. They have a large sign by a driveway. There is no arrow, but turn down the driveway. The barn is interesting. The buffet is large with lots of choices. We were there for lunch at 11:30. The food...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I went to the OBOB Saturday buffet today (7/30/16) and had some of the best home made food that I have ever had. The ribs were perfect and fell off of the bone, the home made BBQ sauce was to die for, I cut my...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had a large group meet here for dinner. It's nice and very casual. I don't usually like buffets but it was the easiest choice with our group size. The food was pretty good. There were lots of choices. Everyone seemed satisfied.

Thank Ynasz
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Is this place as bad as this last review? I certainly hope not and wish the OBOB will address these poor reviews.
13 February 2017|
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Catrina L
Does this restaurant serve a buffet style diner on Thanksgiving with all the traditional Thanksgiving items , and if so how much is it and do I need reservations for a party of 7 ?
13 November 2016|
Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
Yes 10:30-6 I'd call about reservations
Tina F
What does it cost for the buffet on saturdays?
23 April 2016|
Response from rigali | Reviewed this property |
Saturday Buffet costs: Adults $14.99 Seniors $13.99 Children $7.50 I don't know the age on the childrens price. You can check the Internet for prices & menu. I hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3175 W Elm St, Lima, OH 45805-2516
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lima
  • Phone Number: +1 419-991-3075
  • E-mail