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“Cavernous, historic restaurant needs help.”
Review of The Ole Barn

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The Ole Barn
Ranked #13 of 17 Restaurants in Inlet
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Buffalo, New York
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Cavernous, historic restaurant needs help.”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We visited this restaurant on a Thursday night at about 6:30 p.m. When we entered the restaurant only one person was eating. One person in a restaurant that could seat several hundred. Wow! Then, despite the availability of numerous tables, we were seated immediately adjacent to the only other patron. That patron was eating without shoes and proceeded to engage us in conversation. We hoped for a nice couples dinner in a historic Adirondack restaurant. We got an odd and very unique experience. On the food itself - the calamari was good if not exceptional or noteworthy. My entree was adequate - warm and plentiful; however, not exceptional. My wife felt the same about her entree.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Pompey, New York
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A nice dinner”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We have been coming to the Ole Barn off and on for many years. When we first started coming here it was very good. Then the quality seemed to go down (or maybe we just caught them on a bad night) so we stopped coming here for a while. We decided to try it again and were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good. The homemade Caesar salad dressing is great! The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Service was quick but did not make you feel rushed. Overall we had a very nice time. It appears that the Ole Barn is back on track with the quality of food they used to have. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited August 2013
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New England
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“not worth it”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

TWe were a party of 6 on a busy Friday night in the Adirondacks. It was the only restaurant in Inlet that had no wait. We soon found out why.
The fish was served uncooked. The waitress took 1/2 off the uncooked meal. The steak ordered was grizzley and had more fat than meat.
Service was slow and the food was less than desired.
The establishment is for sale. Hopefully it will sell and the new owners take advantage of the physical ambiance.

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Been there twice while snowmobiling, not good both times”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

1st time had the rhuben, had a hard time finding the rhuben in it, very light on the amount of meat, not worth the cost. 2nd time waited 45 minutes to even get a menu, was not crowed, walked out without even getting any service.

  • Visited February 2013
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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Always worth the stop.”
Reviewed 1 February 2013

I have stopped and ate at the ole barn many winters while up north snowmobiling. Hot Turkey sandwich is my favorite. My son gravitates toward the fried clams, which he customizes into an actual sandwich with some help from the staff. Local pub grub in a warm enjoyable setting. Whether they are very slow, or super busy it's ALWAYS worth the stop..

  • Visited January 2013
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