There is no shortage of restaurant options in a city like Columbus, Ohio. It’s always great to have options, but it also makes it harder to choose. No problem though, below are a few of the best dining choices in the Columbus area with descriptions. We’ve got all three meals covered.
Located near German Village and easily accessible from Downtown, Skillet serves natural, simple, and delicious food Wed-Sun from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. It’s a great place for breakfast or brunch, and they have some good lunch options as well. They source ingredients from local farmers and suppliers, and their menu changes seasonally based on what’s available. From breakfast classics to sandwiches, the menu is always a killer. The prices are reasonable too, especially for quality food
Cap City Diner
One of the popular Cameron Mitchell restaurants, Cap City serves delicious food in a classic fine diner atmosphere, along with a bar. It’s a great place for a not-too-formal business luncheon. They’re famous for their meatloaf, and the recognition is well earned; served over bread and topped with mashed potatoes and gravy, it’s about as satisfying as it gets. They have locations in Gahanna, Grandview, and Dublin (all suburbs of Columbus). You will often find Columbus basement contractors having networking meetings here.
Looking for something a little faster and casual, but still with the class? Brassica in Short North or Bexley is a great choice, open 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM every day. They offer a simple menu of sandwiches, salads, and hummus plates, with a good selection of draft beer. The atmosphere is casual, yet neat and aesthetically pleasing. They emphasize natural, quality food.
The Whitney House
Located in Worthington, The Whitney House offers the classic evening dining experience, and in its own charming way. Their menu includes the favorite American dishes at their best (the Ohio Burger is fantastic). They serve alcohol and keep a fully stocked bar, with many locally sourced beers. Prices are reasonable, running from $11 -$30, with a kids menu as well.
We all love pizza, so let’s get to it. Harvest Pizzeria offers quality pies and other American food in a relaxed casual environment. They believe in “Local Tastes Better” and source many of their ingredients from local farmers. They even list their partners online so you can see where the food is coming from. Columbus locations include Clintonville, Bexley, and Dublin, with another location in Cincinnati.
Like Japanese food? There’s an abundance of Japanese restaurants in Columbus, but over the last 25 years, Akai Hana has earned its place as the go-to, and for good reason. Known for its sushi, the restaurant serves a variety of delicious soups and entrees.
The Top Steakhouse
We said “Top” restaurants, right? The Top Steakhouse is like a throwback to the 1950s. Open since 1955, The Top is a rare fine dining experience in. Included are all your classic meat options, and a great selection of American dishes, along with a full bar and excellent cocktail options. They also have nightly live piano music!
Hungry yet? Happy dining!