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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Columbus

Many people know that Columbus, Ohio shines for its college sports team and outstanding zoos. They may find it surprising to learn that the city also has an excellent dining scene. Columbus has tons of restaurants operating all day, whether visitors need a late-night bite after watching their team win or an elegant meal for a date night. One meal that Columbus chefs really do well? Breakfast. Diners can visit the best breakfast in Columbus to fuel up in the morning. But, how do they pick the best? Check out our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Book a table at the best breakfast in Columbus today!

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9 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Giammarco's, 1808 American Bistro, Trattoria Roma
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, American
Neighborhoods:Westerville, Delaware, Grandview Heights
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Giammarco's

$$$$
Italian
Westerville
4.5
1644 reviews
Technically located in Westerville is Giammarco’s, an Italian restaurant that locals love. What many people don’t realize is that it is also one of the restaurants for the best breakfast in Columbus. They only serve a morning meal on Sunday, starting at 10am, but the food is outstanding. Find Italian takes on breakfast classics, like breakfast Stromboli, a vegetarian omelet with feta, and Italian toast. Giammarco’s has a warm, friendly, inviting feel, so bring the whole family.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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1808 American Bistro

$$$$
American
Delaware
4.6
1639 reviews
1808 American Bistro is a trendy new American restaurant located in Delaware, OH. This adorable, rustic eatery has a fantastic breakfast menu serving up some of the best breakfast in Columbus. They only serve it on Sunday, but diners can find items like avocado toast, tater tot casserole, French toast, and shrimp ‘n grits. For a morning meal that is equal parts southern and midwestern in an atmosphere that makes diners feel like they are in a country kitchen, there is no better dining option than 1808 American Bistro.

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Trattoria Roma

$$$$
Italian
Grandview Heights
4.7
1319 reviews
Trattoria Roma is definitely one of Columbus’ best Italian restaurants. But it’s also one of the best spots for breakfast in Columbus! This upscale, white table cloth Italian restaurant has a beautiful patio, so it is a good choice for dining when the weather is nice out. The menu does not change for breakfast or brunch, but the restaurant has been open since 1990, so they are definitely doing something right.

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The Granville Inn

$$$$
Contemporary American
Granville
4.4
1103 reviews
At the Granville Inn in Granville, Ohio is the Oak Room: an upscale dining experience with outstanding food in a tranquil atmosphere. All of the food served at the Oak Room is outstanding. But diners rave about the breakfast menu, which starts early, at 6:30 AM (thanks to hotel guests who need to eat)! For weekday breakfast, there is a menu that has all of the favorite breakfast classics: a breakfast smoothie, scrambled eggs, granola and yogurt, a breakfast burrito, and a biscuit. There is a more elaborate brunch served every Sunday.

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Barrel & Boar- Gahanna

$$$$
Barbecue
Gahanna
4.5
666 reviews
Barrel & Boar is a chain in the Columbus area. But for some of the best breakfast in Columbus, diners can head to the location in Gahanna. This gastropub restaurant normally serves up a menu of bar snacks, barbecue, and other shareables. In the mornings on Sunday, diners can find a special Sunday Brunch bar, including tater tots, grits, frittata, cheddar biscuits, cinnamon roll bread pudding, fresh fruit, sausage, and more. There is a bloody Mary bar right alongside the food, so go ahead and imbibe while dining.

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South Village Grille

$$$$
American
German Village
4.7
561 reviews
In the heart of Columbus is South Village Grille, and old-timey American restaurant that has a modern menu with European influences. The menu features delights like pizza, steak, oysters, and more. For visitors who want to diner here in the mornings, there Is a great breakfast. Sample dishes like beignets with powdered sugar, steak and eggs, chicken and grits, and pulled pork hash. South Village Grille is convenient for visitors and locals of Columbus alike, thanks to its location in German Village.

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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Gahanna

$$$$
American
Gahanna
4.8
3207 reviews
For fun twists on diner classics, visitors should head to Cap City fine Diner and Bar, a themed restaurant that is as fun as it is delicious. This restaurant that has a retro diner atmosphere offers a menu filled with upscale twists on favorites. Think: eggs on hash, spinach quiche, smoked salmon and bagel, and a breakfast burrito. Cap City Fine Diner has a breakfast cocktail menu to make a morning dining experience even more fun. There are three locations of Cap City Fine Diner and Bar, each offering breakfast options for visitors.

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Cameron's American Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Worthington
4.8
4045 reviews
Located in Worthington is Cameron’s American Bistro: a favorite in Columbus since 1993. This classic, warm, wood-interior welcoming café has a menu with something for everyone. Diners can order dishes like crab cake, lamb meatballs, and Dixie pan fried chicken. The chefs from Cameron’s American Bistro make a point to travel to the best culinary cities in America to help influence their cuisine, so diners can be sure they are being served the most inventive, innovative dishes in the area.

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Matt the Miller's Tavern - Gemini Place

$$$$
Pub
Polaris
4.4
877 reviews
There are several locations of Matt the Miller’s Tavern throughout the Columbus Area. But they all have one thing in common: their a la carte breakfast menu is one of the best around. The menu is wide and varied with choices like the Buddha Bowl (kale and quinoa), Bavarian Pretzel Bites, coffee drinks, a seasonal frittata and a turkey club. Matt the Miller’s Tavern is rustic inside with wood tables and an old-fashioned bar here, so any diner who loves an antique pub feel will enjoy their dining experience here.

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