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The Most Fun Restaurants in Columbus

Columbus sits smack in the center of Ohio and gives the state its rep for great college sports! The city has an energy and excitement that makes it one of the most interesting places in the Midwest. A...

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Speck Italian Eatery

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Delaware
318 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

Speck Italian Eatery, located on Winter Street in Delaware, is a contemporary Italian restaurant with a casual, laid-back atmosphere. Locals think it’s one of the most fun restaurants in Columbus beca...

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Best Overall in Columbus
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Fireproof Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Short North - Arena District
785 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

If you’re looking for a fun restaurant in Columbus in the Short North - Arena District, check out Fireproof on High Street! It’s a casual dining spot with a focus on tapas ad Latin American food. The ...

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Good for Groups in Columbus
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Rodizio Grill Columbus

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Columbus
968 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays

Rodizio Grill is a Brazilian steakhouse that offers a super fun dining experience in Columbus! The concept offers a dozen rotisserie grilled meats, each one perfectly seasoned and carved right at the ...

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The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Ohio
3,702 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

The Refectory offers a lovely respite for those looking for a fun date or an off-the-beaten-path night out. It’s the perfect place to escape the fast-paced energy of the city and enjoy a peaceful, ele...

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1808 American Bistro

$$$$·American·
Delaware
1,468 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

1808 American Bistro is a popular new American restaurant located in Delaware, OH. This charming, rustic eatery has a super varied menu and locals think it is one of the most fun restaurants in Columb...

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Service Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Short North - Arena District
473 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

Service Bar is a casual dining spot with a central location on Courtland Avenue. It’s the perfect place to stop for a fun meal after work! Executive Chef Avishar Barua creates delicious dishes that ba...

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G. Michael's Bistro & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
German Village
2,951 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

G. Michael’s Bistro and Bar offers a unique fine dining experience in the heart of Columbus’s historic German Village. The restaurant features a brand of low country cuisine with modern twists and the...

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Best Overall in Columbus
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Cameron's American Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Worthington
3,811 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Cameron’s American Bistro opened 25 years ago and continues to serve the Columbus community with delicious Contemporary American Food. It’s a local favorite in the Worthington neighborhood and has a r...

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Best Food in Columbus

Hofbrauhaus Columbus

$$$$·German·
Columbus
881 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Beer
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

If you have an appetite for German food, Hofbrauhaus is the place to go in Columbus! Located On Goodale Boulevard, this restaurant models itself after the legendary 400+-year-old Hofbrauhaus in Munich...

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Good for Groups in Columbus

Texas de Brazil - Columbus

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Columbus
3,299 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays

Texas de Brazil is not just your average restaurant. It’s a complete dining experience like no other and blends the traditions of Brazilian cuisine with generous Texan hospitality to create a lively a...

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SOW Plated

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Upper Arlington
502 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Lunch

For a delicious and healthy meal in Columbus, head to SOW Plated in the Upper Arlington Neighborhood of Columbus. It’s a made-from-scratch restaurant concept built on a flavor-forward menu that rotate...

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Fit for Foodies in Columbus

bd's Mongolian Grill – Arena

$$$$·Asian·
Short North - Arena District
180 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Kid-friendly

Bd’s Mongolian Grill is the world’s top Create Your Own Stir-Fry restaurant concept where guests get to choose their own meats, seafood, vegetables, salads, sauces and spices to mix together into a de...

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The Melting Pot - Columbus

$$$$·Fondue·
Columbus
1,692 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

If you are looking for an amazing restaurant where you can celebrate a big occasion, look no further than “The Melting Pot.” Relax in the inviting, warm atmosphere and let the servers discuss the menu...

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The Market Italian Village

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Short North - Arena District
222 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date

The Market Italian Village is a unique eatery in the Italian Village neighborhood in Columbus. In addition to the restaurant, it features a charming little wine shop, a deli, a large kitchen and a coc...

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