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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Union Cafe, 1808 American Bistro, The Market Italian Village
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Farm-to-table
Neighborhoods:Columbus, Delaware, Short North - Arena District
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Union Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
753 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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...

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1808 American Bistro

$$$$·American·
Delaware
1,466 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 ...

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The Market Italian Village

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Short North - Arena District
225 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Bar Seating

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...

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Best Ambiance in Columbus

Wolf's Ridge Brewing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
1,765 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 ov...

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Great for Brunch in Columbus
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Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
169 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual

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 Colu...

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Contemporary American in Columbus

Hen Quarter - Dublin, OH

$$$$·Southern·
Dublin
1,430 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

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 cuisi...

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Great for Brunch in Columbus

The Granville Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Granville
935 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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...

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Best Service in Columbus
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Matt the Miller's Tavern Dublin

$$$$·Pub·
Dublin
808 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

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 coz...

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Giammarco's

$$$$·Italian·
Westerville
1,413 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Comfort Food

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 mari...

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The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

$$$$·American·
Gahanna
5,228 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

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 ...

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American in Columbus

Bristol Republic

$$$$·Barbecue·
Columbus
309 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating

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 Saturda...

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Great for Brunch in Columbus
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The Pearl - Short North

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Short North - Arena District
4,671 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 clea...

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Best Overall in Columbus

The Guild House - Columbus

$$$$·American·
Columbus
2,561 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 bill...

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Best Overall in Columbus

Polaris Grill

$$$$·American·
Polaris
3,593 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

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 Colum...

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Del Mar

$$$$·Californian·
Columbus
1,174 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

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...

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Hot Spot in Columbus

Forno Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
Short North - Arena District
1,945 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Happy Hour
  • Special Occasion

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 brusse...

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Best Overall in Columbus

Skillet

$$$$·American·
German Village

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...

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Matt the Miller's Tavern - Grandview - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Pub·
Grandview Heights
656 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch

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 l...

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The Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Short North - Arena District
634 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies

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 l...

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