Q: Is Barrel Back open year round?
A: Yes, we are serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Q: Why does everything taste so good?
A: Our menu consists of simple foods, prepared carefully in our unique kitchen. Our kitchen is unique because we have a wood fired pizza oven, a wood fired grill, and a wood fired rotisserie smoker! This, along with our talented staff, allows us to create dishes with outstanding flavor and quality.
Q: Will you have vegetarian or gluten free options?
A: Almost all of our menu items are available as gluten-free or vegetarian when requested.
Q: How many seats do you have?
A: We have about 118 indoor seats, 60 patio seats, and 25 bar seats.
Q: Can I make a reservation?
A: We do not accept reservations or call ahead seating. Most of your party will need to be present to be seated.
Q: What is a typical wait time for a table of four?
A: Wait times have varied quite a lot. During the week, there is usually no waiting for tables. On Friday and Saturday nights, groups arriving at peak times (6:30PM thru 8PM) may experience some type of wait to be seated. We have a paging system that allows us to send a text to your phone when your table is ready. We encourage our guests to enjoy a drink at our bar, or even hang out in the park next door while waiting.
Q: Do you share the building with the marina?
A: Yes, the lower level is Tommy’s, a water-skiing and wake-boarding pro shop. Barrel Back is in the upper level, providing a great view of beautiful Walloon Lake from almost every seat in the space.
Q: Do you have a full bar?
A: Yes, we’ll have up to 23 beers (and one sparkling wine!) on tap, plenty of bottle beer options, an array of liquor, and a great wine list.
Q: We have a large group…
A: We have 2 tables in the dining room that can seat up to 10 guests, and 2 more that can fit up to 8. It is our policy to split groups of 11 or more. This policy allows us to take the best care of our guests. Large parties are always welcome, but be ready to split up, or wait for one of the large tables to come available.
Q: Do you do weddings, birthday parties, or catering?
A: We stick to our policy of no reservations, so tables are not reserved for these groups. We are focused on providing a great experience for our a la carte dining.
Q: Are children welcome?
A: Of course! We have a great selection of kids items plus lots of crayons and plenty of paper.