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The Village Partners’ Guide to Columbus Eateries

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Columbus is a wonderful city with a wide variety of dining options. Here are just a few of our favorite Columbus eateries. Do you have a favorite that’s not here? Let us know so we can add it to the list!

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Hot Chicken Takeover – Very popular Columbus eatery offering Nashville style fried chicken with an array of side dishes
59 Spruce St
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 800-4538
www.hotchickentakeover.com

Indochine Café – Casual cafe featuring Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine.  Vegetarian options.
561 S Hamilton Rd
Columbus, OH  43213
(614) 231-7357

Mykonos Gyros – Greek
400 N High St
Convention Center Food Court
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 463-926

Tommy’s Diner – Voted “Best Breakfast” from AOL City Search multiple times and “Best Business Lunch” by the Columbus Dispatch.  Casual diner atmosphere with home cooked, made-from-scratch meals that keeps the crowd coming back for more.
914 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222

(614) 224-2422
www.tommysdiner.com

Brown Bag Deli – German Village location featuring creative classic sandwiches as well as soups, salads and desserts.  Seasonal patio seating.
898 Mohawk St
Columbus, OH  43206
(614) 443-4214

www.thebrownbaggv.com

Smoked on High BBQ – No reservations accepted so get there early for award winning barbeque located in the historic Brewery District!  Brisket, pork and chicken cooked low and slow.  Open during posted hours, or until the BBQ is gone!
755 South High St
Columbus OH  43206
(614) 754-9711
www.smokedonhigh.com

R Bar Arena – Located in the bustling Arena District and the best place in the city to watch your favorite NHL team play, including our very own Columbus Blue Jackets, with over 30 flat screen tvs!  Daily food and drink specials.
413 North Front St
Columbus OH  43215
(614) 221-4950
www.rbararena.com

Buckeye Donuts – Located in the heart of campus and open 24 hours.  Serving fresh donuts and coffee, as well as various breakfast items, gyros and salads.
Corner of 18th and High St
(614) 291-3923
www.alwaysopen.buckeye-donuts.com

Paulie Gee’s Short North – Extensive menu featuring an array of classic and specialty pizzas, desserts and beverages.  Vegan options available.  Free parking located at 50 W. 5th Ave.
1195 North High Street
Columbus, OH  43201
(614) 808-0112
www.pauliegee.com/short-north

 

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The Thurman Café – German Village landmark since 1942 serving some of the best burgers in Columbus.  Home of the Thurmanator!
183 Thurman Ave.
Columbus, OH  43206
(614)443-1570
www.thethurmancafe.com

The Pearl – An upscale gastropub offering both creative and traditional fare always made from scratch.  Enjoy extensive cocktail and beer menu, as well as a wonderful wine list.
641 North High St
Columbus, OH  43215
(614)227-0151
www.thepearlcolumbus.com

Katzinger’s Delicatessen – Family owned and operated Columbus staple featuring famously big and tasty sandwiches, as well as a selection of sides, salads and desserts.  Breakfast served daily.
475 South 3rd St
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 228-3354
www.katzingers.com

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant – Located at Easton Town Center, this warm and elegant upscale chain specializes in traditional American fare and house-label wines.  Reservations recommended.
4230 The Strand
Columbus, OH  43219
(614) 428-6999
www.coopershawkwinery.com

Brassica – Popular Mediterranean brasserie located in the Short North.  Housemade pitas filled with locally sourced ingredients.  Wine and beer offered.
680 North High St
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 867-5885
www.brassicashortnorth.com

Melt Bar and Grilled – Not your mother’s grilled cheese!  Incredibly popular Easton location offering everything from a traditional grilled cheese to a lasagna grilled cheese to chicken and waffles grilled cheese (and everything in between).  Something for everyone!
4206 Worth Ave.
Columbus, OH  43219
(614) 934-6020
www.meltbarandgrill.com

Trattoria Roma – Located in Grandview, this simple but elegant restaurant offers modern and traditional Italian dishes.  Gluten-free menu is available.
1447 Grandview Ave.
Columbus, OH  43212
(614) 488-2104
www.trattoria-roma.com

Café Istanbul – Located in Bexley, this quaint little eatery offers traditional Turkish cuisine with a great atmosphere.  Small plates and full bar offered.
2455 East Main St
Bexley, OH  43209
(614)237-9920
www.cafeistanbul.com

Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro – This Cameron Mitchell restaurant is beautifully decorated with red lanterns and Asian artifacts and serves Pan-Asian fare. Enhoy Happy Hour Monday through Friday.
1500 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH  43240
(614)985-9667
www.mollywoos.com

 

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The Refectory – One of Columbus’ most popular fine dining establishments offering French cuisine and wine in a dramatic atmosphere.  Located in north Columbus in a former church with vast ceilings and stained glass windows.
1092 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, OH  43220
(614) 451-9774
www.refectory.com

Hyde Park – Located in Upper Arlington (with a location in downtown Columbus), this premiere steakhouse offers aged steaks and chops, along with fresh seafood and daily chef-created specialties.
1615 Old Henderson Rd.
Upper Arlington, OH  43220
(614) 442-3310
www.hydeparkrestaurants.com

Marcella’s – Fall in love with your food. Good friends, good food, love of family, and a place where it all comes together. That’s Marcella’s, a bustling Italian cafe where you can forget your worries, live in the moment, and appreciate the quality of everything life has to offer. The food is real Italian – simple and uncomplicated.
615 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 223-2100
marcellasrestaurant.com

Mitchell’s Ocean Club – Located at Easton Town Center, this supper club specializes in fresh seafood and also offers prime steaks and other specialties.  Enjoy the piano bar while sipping one of 50+ wines available by the glass.
4002 Easton Station
Columbus, OH  43219
(614) 416-2582
www.oean-prime.com

Lindey’s – A favorite of locals and visitors.  Elegant but with a relaxed atmosphere, Lindey’s offers brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hour with sophisticated wine list.
169 E Beck St
Columbus, OH  43206
(614) 228-4343
www.lindeys.com

Barcelona Restaurant and Bar – popular German Village eatery featuring Spanish small plates and paella as well as a chef’s tasting menu.  Beer and wine list.
263 East Whittier St
Columbus, OH  43206
(614) 443-3699
www.barcelonacolumbus.com

Columbus Fish Market – Sylish Cameron Mitchell restaurant in a great Grandview location featuring a raw bar, happy-hour martinis and an array of fresh seafood dishes.
1245 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH  43212
(614) 291-3474
www.mitchellsfishmarket.com

The Melting Pot – A fun, interactive dining experience at Easton Town Center featuring unique fondue as well as salads, create-your-own entrees and a 4 course tasting experience.  Extensive wine, beer and cocktail list.
4014 Townsfair Way
Columbus, OH  43219
(614) 476-5500
www.meltingpot.com

Kihachi Japanese Restaurant – Longstanding popular destination for chic Japanese fare with an intimate atmosphere.
2667 Federated Blvd.
Columbus, OH  43235
(614)764-9040

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