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Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill

3.9
144 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Kid-friendly

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About

The Buckeye Grill is a sports bar and grill that is an homage to the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. The Buckeye Grill is a sports haven through and through. Here there are dozens of TVs lining the walls, as well as all sorts of Ohio State University paraphernalia acting exclusively as the decor. Outside of college football season, the TVs will be showing whatever sporting events are popular, but if OSU football is on, you can bet every screen in the house will be locked in to the game.

As for the menu, it is certainly bar food, but done exceptionally well. Not so at the Buckeye Grill. Guests should go for the Big Daddy Burger with two 10 oz patties, the pulled pork sandwich or the Philly cheese steak.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Happy Hour: Daily: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(614) 299-6639
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Johnston
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Private party facilities
Host your next event at Columbus' new favorite place for food and fun...Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill. We have unique spaces that will make your next event a standout.

The Film Room features bar-top, stadium-style seating and plush leather chairs and seats 28. This exclusive room includes a 12-foot-wide big screen for watching must-see sporting events or showcasing your own video or slide presentation. For a smaller event, consider the Recruiting Room which comfortably seats 12. In this private setting, you'll have access to a 60" big screen TV and be surrounded by one-of-kind OSU athletic artifacts like game-worn autographed jerseys and a tribute to Ohio State conference and
national championship teams.



In addition to these feature spaces, we can create a customized event just for you. From our east dining room to our gathering room, our restaurant is divided into spaces that are flexible and can easily accommodate various size groups.
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Private party contact
Amanda Liff: (614) 299-6639
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Yard Street
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Parking details
A complimentary public parking garage is adjacent to Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFrequentdiner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

Restaurant is NOW closed!! Was there on LAST DAY. We loved this place prior to closing. Great location. Eddie George restaurant will soon move into location

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2016

Sorry to hear Buckeye Grill will be closing, we've enjoyed dining there. I'm sure Eddie George's Grill 27 will do well there also.

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Great (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2016

Everyone was nice awesome food and wonderful place to be

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
2.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

The food was not good. chicken overcooked, "medium" burgers were charred and like bricks. Pizza was ok but greasy. Would never eat there again. It's cool to see all the memorabilia and the bar is decent. Go to watch a game and have a drink. Don't eat!

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BuckeyeBillK (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

Probably a great place to watch the game. My kids had fun looking at all of the Buckeye memorabilia. As for dinner, it took an unusually long time to get our food and then the food was cold. The boys says their hamburgers were good. My chicken sandwich and my wife's salad was just okay. Not in line with the decor and work/money put into the place.

The strangest part came when it was time for free ice cream for the four kids. The waitress said she put the order in and 30 minutes later it came. Keeping kids still for 30 minutes after dinner is not easy. It was blamed on the kitchen.

I will not be going back with my family. Maybe with the guys to watch a game.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on December 4, 2015

I often meet colleagues here for weekday lunches and appreciate the big menu with its many options as well as the predictable reliable fast service. Very nice staff :)

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DatGuy (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2015

Consistently good food, fine service and great atmosphere if you are a Buckeye.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2015

Server was great. Food was just ok. Prices were a little high for the value. Good Buckeye memoribilia.

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Monkey (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Atmosphere was great, server was awesome. Food was nothing to brag about. Very disappointed with appetizers. Hard pretzels. Quesadilla (very little chicken ). My husband has never not finished a hamburger so that speaks volumes. Anyway long story short, none of our party would return for food. Showing someone decor would be the only recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Our party of six women all ordered different lunches. One woman sent back the fish tacos which were too spicy for her and ordered the fish and chips. Everyone enjoyed their choices. The wait staff was attentive and we enjoyed the interaction of the "costumed" wait staff with the little boy at the next table.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

My wife and I came in last Friday night. They were doing an Ohio State TV Show taping in the front of the bar, which was a cool experience. There were plenty of Ohio State fans to match all of the Ohio State memorabilia.

Our server Brittany was outstanding. She was attentive to our order, and made sure our cups never emptied. She appeared to be extremely busy with many tables, but always found time to stop by and check on us, and even make some small talk to make us feel comfortable.

The food was outstanding. My wife had Chicken parmesan, which I sampled. Both of us agreed it was fantastic. Much better than chain Italian restaurants. I had the 12 gauge, which was phenomenal. The sandwich was huge, I had to take off half the bun and use a fork and knife, which I'm not proud of... Haha.

After dinner, we stepped out to the patio and enjoyed the Fire pit they have built. Our server Brittany still made sure to come outside and check on our drinks, multiple times throughout the night. We remained outside for a few hours, enjoying the scene and our drinks. Very impressed that as we went outside we weren't "forgotten about".

Overall, a fantastic experience. Brittany really set the experience apart from other places we visit.

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Rich (Miami)
4.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

Buckeye heaven

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2015

We came out for my boyfriends birthday. He is a huge Buckeye fan, we had a fabulous night. The food was spectacular, and we had a large group. We did make a reservation ahead of time, which was super easy. We loved all the memorabilia. It is worth taking a stroll thru the whole restaurant just to see it all. Overall, I would highly recommend. The patio was gorgeous. We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2015

This is a wonderful place to eat! If you get a chance to eat here, do so!

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vipRachel (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on August 1, 2015

Food is good, but over priced, specifically the salads.

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AuntBrenda (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

No complaints. Everything was great. I would come back!

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vipRachel (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on July 16, 2015

Great atmosphere and decor, especially if you are a Buckeye fan! The food was good, but overpriced. I would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on June 27, 2015

I had a chicken quesadilla off the app menu and it was supposed to have caramelized onions and the onions were put on almost raw. Not a big deal if that was the way the menu ready but as a chef...that is a big difference in taste. The salad was fine but nothing to write home about either. I will not be back unless I hear of a change in the menu.

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vipKrossi (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2015

We were in town because my son was competing in the state Special Olympics track & field events. My other son is a huge Buckeyes fan, so I knew he would enjoy all of the memorabilia (I've been here before). My son had medaled in the team relay (silver) earlier in the afternoon and still had on his team shirt and medal. The waitress asked him all about it (to which he did not hesitate to tell her about his accomplishments) :) The waitress said she was going to make sure the manager knew they had a "star" in the house and they treated both of my sons to chocolate sundaes! The service was great and being a special needs mom I sincerely appreciated the extra attention :) We will for sure be back!

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Buckeyefn99 (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2015

Had booked through opentable.com. Had no issues. Requested and received special accommodations and got exactly what was requested. Food was good. Wide selection of menu options. Staff was very friendly and our waitress was awesome. We had a large group so she was busy but took great care of us all. Great service. Very rare theses days!!!!

I will be back. Both to the Buckeye Hall of Fame and booking reservations through opentable.com.

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Laura (Columbus)
2.0  Dined on May 29, 2015

I work in the same complex as the Grill. Our service started out great. But about 5 min in another server came over to tell us that our original server was leaving for the day. We ordered 2 of the lunch combos, a child's chicken tender meal and a chicken salad sandwich plate. It was a late lunch-around 1:15 or so-the restaurant was not crowded. It took forever - at least 25 min-to get our food. The lunch combos came out first - the clam chowder was not as advertised-it was a clear broth. My sandwich was fine. The chicken tenders came out last. The chicken and the fries were undercooked. I gave my son my fries and he ate only 1 of the chicken pieces. I couldn't quite understand why the service was so slow when they were staffed appropriately and there was hardly a lunch crowd at that time. I have an hr for lunch and made it back just in time. I've eaten here quite a bit with my office and never had this service before. As I said in the title, disappointed.

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vipBuick (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on May 5, 2015

Great food; great service.

Bring back the Pretzel bites.

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Mayhem (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 10, 2015

Had dinner on a Friday night with a group of 10 including two small children. Had reservations and the table was ready for us when we arrived. Had a couple of appetizers which were good and everyone was pleased with their dinner. Beer selection was decent and service was good even with a larger group on a busy Friday night.

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vippartyo5 (Columbus)
2.0  Dined on March 8, 2015

Seated at 1:15, place not crowded, did have 2 large party's going on, we ordered sandwiches, it took 90 min. To get food. Not probably server's fault, maybe kitchen.

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vipBuick (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2015

Great place to meet for Lunch. Good food and good service. The Pretzels are Yum!

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

Not very impressed, I thought the menu would be Osu themed to the max and it wasn't. The menu is ok but not a lot of great choices. Their specialty Bloody Mary isn't really that good or spicy for that matter. I was expecting a fun environment on a Saturday night and it was just very low key.

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Jessi (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2015

Made a reservation for my friends and I. Had a great experience. Waitress was more than polite, she was friendly and talked with us.
Great environment. Happy to see the local beers on draft.

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Angie (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2015

I've eaten here many times before but this time was disappointing. The server said we'd receive a free appetizer but it arrived after the main course. I told him we were celebrating a birthday but there was no acknowledgement of that. Two of the dinner orders (hamburger and pulled pork) were very good. The third order, a salad, had half of the lettuce turning brown. Server was very average. While I'd return again, we were disappointed this time.

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ForeveraBuckeye (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2015

We decided to go there to celebrate the win on Monday! We happened to come on a day when there were 1/2 price appitizers so that was even better. It was fun to just soak up all the history there and feel that it is good to be a Buckeye all over again!

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AGgonuts (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2014

Good food, good atmosphere. Cool surroundings. Lots of history. Sort of out of the way but worth it. Half prices apps and drinks made it a huge win.

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