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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Columbus

Smack in the middle of Ohio, Columbus—the state’s capital—is a bustling city with residents working in industries as varied as health care, financial, manufacturing, and research. Sites like the LeVeque Tower, Ohio Village, Green Lawn Cemetery, and Orton Hall on the campus of Ohio State University showcase the city's longstanding history. And when Ohio State Buckeye fans get a hankering for large, mid-morning breakfasts, we know where they can go to find the best brunch in Columbus. Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve crunched the data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable’s most expert, seasoned diners. From Bloody Mary bars and brunch buffets to delis serving pastrami hash with bagels, this city has become a brunch lover’s paradise. Sample a range of both familiar and unique brunch dishes at some of the best restaurants in Columbus by perusing our list and booking a table today.

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19 Restaurants
Updated October 01, 2021
Restaurants:Union Cafe, 1808 American Bistro, The Market Italian Village
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Farm-to-table
Neighborhoods:Columbus, Delaware
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Union Cafe

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus
4.6
744 reviews
This popular bar and café serves an “anytime breakfast” of five selections, including a breakfast pizza and breakfast quesadilla. However, Sundays at the Union Cafe have the brunch to write home about, complete with an all-you-can-eat, “mile long” buffet featuring both an omelet and a waffle bar. Customers rave about the build-your-own Bloody Marys (a topping extravaganza) and bottomless mimosas, as well as the sweet potato souffle and veggie pasta. All the traditional items are also there, including eggs, potatoes, fruit, muffins, pancakes, biscuits, and more. Drag brunch is also a thing at the Union Cafe, held on occasional weekends throughout the year.

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1808 American Bistro

$$$$
American
Delaware
4.6
1607 reviews
Those looking for the best brunch in Columbus may very well find it at 1808 American Bistro, located in the northern suburb of Delaware. Brunch occurs here on Sunday mornings, with a menu of enticing entrees—some with a twist on tradition. Take, for example, the pastrami eggs benedict with Cajun hollandaise or the short rib toast featuring sourdough bread, braised short rib, pickled onion and carrot, and cilantro. Kids get their own menu, geared toward pickier appetites (and fairly priced). Try to save room for the housemade churro donut or get it to go.

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The Market Italian Village

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Columbus
4.7
228 reviews
Though it’s named The Market Italian Village, dishes here come from countries all along the Mediterranean. During brunch—a meal served on both Saturday and Sunday at this eatery and gourmet store—that means entrees such as shaksuka, complete with poached eggs, chick peas, and feta in a spicy tomato sauce, and Le Délice de Bourgogne, a triple-cream French cheese served truffled with honey and waffle fries. Bacon-wrapped dates even get a chic makeover with coffee bacon, blue cheese, maple syrup, and espresso. Diners can leisurely enjoy a cup of one of eight choices of espresso or indulge in a brunch cocktail, including a mimosa flight. Salute!

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Wolf's Ridge Brewing

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus
4.5
1876 reviews
From the outside, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing is as expected—a brick-and-glass cozy but industrial building. Inside, it’s warm and welcoming, but with an unexpected menu full of upscale offerings from all over the world. The brewery hosts brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with a limited selection of dishes ranging from eggs to burgers. The ubiquitous avocado toast is on offer, as is a gourmet version of the British “toad in the hole” with applewood-smoked bacon, eggs, hash browns, Clear Sky cheese sauce, and paprika syrup, featuring brioche instead of toast. What to drink? Wolf’s Ridge offers a “beermosa” with Cocchi Americano aperitif, orange juice, and hefeweizen beer.

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Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus
4.6
173 reviews
Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen takes a lighthearted approach to its food and drink, as evidenced in the names of its dishes and the proliferation of z’s on its menu. One of the best brunches in Columbus gets served here from 10–2 on weekends, accompanied by Hoof Hearted’s own roast coffee and specialty cocktails. Vegetarians may opt for the Fall Hash, with squash, peppers, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, onions, and sweet potatoes in a red pepper sauce topped with two over-easy eggs. Fish and meat eaters can choose from blue point “oysterz,” ham and “cheez,” breakfast “tacoz,” and more. Don’t pass up the “brunch ballz,” brown sugar pecan donut holes accompanied by maple syrup, cream cheese, and maple candy.

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Hen Quarter - Dublin, OH

$$$$
Southern
Dublin
4.4
1583 reviews
A beige and white color palette, along with wide-open dining areas as well as cozy corners, makes the Hen Quarter an attractive option for any meal. The restaurant specializes in modern Southern cuisine, as evidenced by its brunch menu, which features not just hot chicken, but also cornbread with sorghum glaze, pork belly with pineapple salsa, and a fried shrimp po’boy. As is tradition, the “Southern breakfast” includes grits and the fried chicken comes not just with waffles, but also collard greens. This is down-home cooking at its finest, with a bit of New Orleans attitude and flavor thrown in for good measure.

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The Granville Inn

$$$$
Contemporary American
Granville
4.5
1066 reviews
In the rolling countryside to the east of Columbus, the Granville Inn hosts overnight guests, business meetings, and weddings in a nearly 100-year-old stone manor with welcoming warm wood interior. On weekends, guests and visitors can enjoy brunch between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., a delicious affair that offers salads, warm apple fritters, burgers, breakfast sandwiches, and nontraditional dishes such as falafel tacos and Mediterranean nachos. In good weather, diners should ask to sit outside on the patio, where they can enjoy the meticulous landscaping and historic feel of the building.

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Matt the Miller's Tavern Dublin

$$$$
Pub
Dublin
4.5
1029 reviews
A blend of distressed brick, golden lighting, and both dark and light woods throughout Matt the Miller’s location in Dublin gives it a comfortable, casual vibe, whether diners sit at the bar or in cozy booths along the wall. For 4 ½ hours every Sunday morning to early afternoon, this upscale tavern serves a brunch buffet to eager diners, enticed by the Bloody Mary and coffee bars, as well as the flatbreads, salads, omelet station, Belgian waffles, and so much more. Children under 10 even have their own buffet, and those under 3 eat for free. Those who prefer an individual entrée can also choose from an a la carte brunch menu.

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Giammarco's

$$$$
Italian
Westerville
4.5
1617 reviews
Brunch at an Italian restaurant is a surprising find, but Giammarco’s offers it every Sunday. Eye-catching breakfast specialties here include the stromboli with ham, bacon, eggs, and peppers with marinara sauce and the frittata Florentine quiche, which includes eggs, bacon, spinach, and capellini and comes with Alfredo sauce. Diners looking for a leisurely activity before or after brunch can stroll outside to the bocce court to watch league members play or perhaps try their hand at the sport. Those who enjoy their meal and plan on returning should ask their server about the restaurant’s customer loyalty program.

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The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

$$$$
American
Gahanna
4.7
6088 reviews
The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek offers casual seating on its outdoor patio and under a good-sized pergola, as well as indoor seating in a more-traditional atmosphere replete with wood, leather, and just a tad of plaid. Sunday brunch is a low-key event, with a limited menu featuring the essentials: cocktails and omelets. It’s all about choice, with a mimosa selection of five different juices to mix with sparkling wine and make-your-own omelets with a variety of vegetable, cheese, and meat ingredients. Brunchers can also ask for made-to-order waffles or pancakes. If mimosas don’t hold any appeal, the Barn’s Bourbon Mary might just do the trick.

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Bristol Republic

$$$$
Barbecue
Columbus
4.6
418 reviews
Bristol Republic, a Nashville-inspired eatery, serves the best brunch in Columbus with a twist. Its beloved house-made, and house-smoked, BBQ finds its way to both the restaurant’s menu-driven Saturday brunch and Sunday Southern and BBQ brunch buffet. Patrons have a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes to choose from, with unique brunch items like brisket, bourbon hollandaise, and pulled pork. The Sunday buffet offers all-you-can-eat for a set price, and counts biscuits and gravy, jalapeno cheddar grits, and ribs among its offerings. Whichever weekend day they come, patrons can tap their feet to live music from 12–3.

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The Pearl - Short North

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Short North - Arena District
4.8
5084 reviews
As one might expect, The Pearl is an oyster bar, but it’s also a gastropub, so there are plenty of non-seafood dishes on all of its menus. Although the décor is reminiscent of a rather large, and clean, subway station (there’s quite a lot of subway tile), it’s welcoming and not off-putting, and the sophisticated comfort food served here makes it more so. The weekend brunch menu lists a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, many of them with enticing twists: the shrimp and grits come with short rib kielbasa, while the pub burger features tomato jam and Cambozola cheese. Fan favorites at this best brunch in Columbus? The Pearl is known for its old-fashioned deviled eggs and the menu admonishes diners to save room for pie—the brown sugar pie, especially.

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The Guild House - Columbus

$$$$
American
Columbus
4.8
3071 reviews
The Guild House is loud and bustling, with classy décor reminiscent of some boutique museum cafes (throw rugs, paintings, glass walls, and sporadically placed green glass chandeliers). The eatery bills itself as serving artisanal American cuisine, and weekend brunch is a mélange of upscale entrees like pancakes with lemon curd and local maple syrup, and truffled eggs with potato pancakes, gruyere cream, and asparagus. Diners rave about both the food and the service, and many recommend the brunch cocktails—those that serve two come in nifty see-through flasks.

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Polaris Grill

$$$$
American
Polaris
4.7
4123 reviews
Polaris Grill is a studied mix of casual and formal, a vibe that extends from its dining room to its outside patio area, and even to its weekend brunch menu, featuring some of the best brunch in Columbus. There, customers will find a playful “BELTC” offering—not just bacon, lettuce, and tomato, but also fried egg and cheddar cheese—as well as more staid items like a traditional eggs Benedict. Benny fans will thrill to find four other benedict dishes on the menu, including one with crab cakes and tomato chutney. Peruse the brunch drink list for assorted bloody Mary variations like the Caesar (with clam juice) and the Bloody Hawaiian (with Malibu rum). The non-drinkers at the table may enjoy the “Fauxmosa,” made with Sprite and OJ.

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Del Mar SoCal Kitchen

$$$$
Californian
Columbus
4.7
1663 reviews
As evidenced by its name, Del Mar SoCal Kitchen serve Southern California-inspired cuisine, with ingredients fresh from the soil and the sea. For weekend brunch that means a wide range of offerings to suit all tastes, from omelets, salads, and burgers to more-daring dishes like Peeky Toe crab on ice with kewpie mayo and sriracha togarashi and crispy skate with Fresno chili and black pepper honey. Start with the potato bread—a crowd favorite—which, like any good loaded baked potato, brims with cheddar cheese, bacon, scallion, sour cream, and butter.

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Forno Kitchen and Bar

$$$$
American
Short North - Arena District
4.8
2289 reviews
Casual and fun, Forno Kitchen + Bar is where people go to meet up with friends or celebrate with family. Brunch here includes an assortment of pizzas, including a gluten-free breakfast pie with brussels sprouts, eggs, fontina, and pancetta. It also includes chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, a breakfast BLT, and Italian classics like burrata and arancini. Don’t forget the brunch cocktails, especially the Morning Mule—made with orange juice in place of lime juice—and the Forno Bloody Mary, served with capicola and mozzarella. Forno also has a “mimosa bottle service,” where they give diners the champagne bottle and multiple carafes of orange juice to craft their mimosa to their liking, and at their own pace.

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Skillet

$$$$
American
Columbus
0 reviews
Skillet relies on a plethora of local Ohioan farms and farmers to drive their menu with changeable daily fare, so the brunch list changes not just with the season, but also with the morning’s pickings. The restaurant, which gets crowded due to its small size, caters to vegetarians, foodies, and adventurous diners of all types with offerings like griddled biscuits with Indiana root beer jelly, ratatouille breakfast sandwich, and chilled spice peach with yogurt. Drinks are also responsibly sourced, including local small-batch fountain sodas and a cast iron cold brew processed for 12 hours and served either plain or sweetened with bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup.

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Matt the Miller's Tavern - Grandview - Permanently Closed

$$$$
Pub
Columbus
4.5
656 reviews
The Grandview location of this popular local chain serves upscale pub favorites in a traditional pub atmosphere (think dark wood and brown leather seating). Brunch here is a Sunday affair, with an a la carte menu featuring a selection of entrees and appetizers from Matt the Miller’s full daily menu to satisfy a range of tastes, and the addition of a brunch-special seasonal frittata. There is also a welcoming brunch buffet with breakfast favorites like eggs Benedict and bacon and dishes such as shrimp and grits and fried chicken. Kids under 10 get treated to their own “Kids’ Favorites” buffet, while adults may opt for the Bloody Mary bar.

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The Table

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus
4.6
634 reviews
The Table is an industrial chic farm-to-table eatery with a touch of playfulness, as evidenced by the smattering of turquoise-blue chairs in the dining room and on the patio. The food here showcases locally grown ingredients whenever possible, in brunch dishes ranging from salads to quiches and shakshuka to Indian akoori. Fresh tomatoes get a light touch, accompanied by perfect partners arugula, red onions, olive oil and herb bread, basil, and crème fraiche; bacon is house-cured; and an assortment of breads are all baked on the premises.

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