Polaris Grill

4.7
3270 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our mission is to treat our customers as if they were guests in our homes. We want you to have a great meal in a comfortable environment served by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We appreciate your patronage and hope you return to visit us often.
Guests from across the globe come for our Famous "55" salad, Wild mushroom bisque, and Aztec Chowder but leave raving about the fresh seafood and delicious steaks. Owned and operated by local restaurateurs Cliff Madden and Darren Greene, the Polaris Grill delivers the best dining experience in North Columbus. Serving lunch Monday through Sunday, a sensational brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner nightly the owners use their 50+ years combined restaurant experience to transform the Polaris Grill into a Columbus dining destination.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3270 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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BarryF
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived 40 minutes before our reservation and asked if PG could seat us early. The manager was very kind and said he would try, and then came out to our car when a table opened. The salad, halibut and prime rib were superb! Calamari was so-so, not a light crispy panko like I would expect. Creme brûlée also was B+ . The temperature good and caramelized top was good but the custard was a little grainy instead of a perfectly smooth texture. We had a table in the bar area, and it felt a little too close, and we could not avoid hearing loud conversations at the bar, that eventually led to angry words between two strangers at the bar. This eruption was not the fault of PG, just a couple rude customers. Our server was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Polaris Grill has good salad (55) and soups (Aztec chowder; Mushroom bisque). The whipped butter that comes with the bread is very good.

Everything else is just ok, however.

The shrimp cocktail is $16, and it’s awful. It’s Gummy, not crisp. It’s translucent, not white. It doesn’t ‘snap’ when you bit into it. I don’t know enough about shrimp to know if it’s just not good quality, or if it’s just how they prepare it, but I would not recommend it

In general, I’d say they need to freshen up their menu.

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vipVerypicky
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service in the bar area was fantastic. The bar was hopping so it was noisy but it was a Friday evening. We have been there during the week and the service and food has always been great. We enjoy the happy hour especially after a tough day. Can stop in to get an appetizer and a beer.

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CathiG
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service..great place to go

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vipScout1
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this menu and the quality of food and service. A favorite of mine for a long time and they never disappoint. Frankly, they don't get enough credit .

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Johnn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely dine here again!

CC
vipClydeC
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and super service

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WalterW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

From our former 40 years in Worthington (now 2 years in Delaware retirement community): nearly always our favorite choice for anniversary dinnerl l l
Exceptional food and serve!

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HeidiS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Will be returning!

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TroyS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and was very fast. Our food was out before we knew it

CM
vipCMS5
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service we received was exceptional! I enjoyed the filet cooked perfectly, the two New York strips were a little tough, medium and medium rare. Large side portions of vegetables and potatoes. We will make return visits, a favorite, something in the menu for everyone.

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Susie
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Dinner for three....felt very safe. What a great place. Service excellent.

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vipClydeC
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service! Start to finish💯

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LarryW
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, we love Polaris Grill!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars as always!

CC
ChristaC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their appetizer Louisiana shrimp with grits pancake was amazing you can’t go wrong with the 55 salad

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal, service and atmosphere was excellent. Will be making frequent visits to Polaris Grill!

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GregM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In the 16 years we've lived here, we've never had a disappointing meal or service at the Polaris Grill.

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TheNewMrsWeber
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate Valentines Day! The food was AMAZING!

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Angelica
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite! I enjoyed my service as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat in bar area so the service was a little slow. The ratio of servers to customers was not good.

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vipDBxx
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nothing great. Food ok Server wasn't around much. Needed to flag down others for condiments, ect. We have eaten here for several years and usually ok. Better restaurants nearby.

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IreneM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waiter was very congenial and the food was very good. It’s too bad restaurants can’t create a better atmosphere due to the pandemic. I’m sure they would if they could.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Easy to get into w a reservation

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JeffreyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service and has been for years. Very well managed.

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CandaceB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Our waitress Danielle was very good. We enjoyed our dinner.
Thank you

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vipmarke
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and server Emily did an outstanding job.

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GailW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentine’s Day dinner. Had a great server....Jacob. Food was very good....just a real nice evening!

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DeneiceC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a party of 8 for my husband’s birthday. The waiter was excellent. The food was very, very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Quick service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great location and fabulous food and staff! Definitely recommend

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Papag
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were great, we plane on coming back soon, telling all our friends
about Polaris grill

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PhilR
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice environment and very good food. Waitress was attentive and helpful.

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vipKittykat
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our Halibut entree and berry salads. Good service and
attractive room. Good parking and they honored our resesrvation
in a timely fashion. Will be back.

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vipSilly
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were phenomenal! I will definitely be going back.

JC
JC22
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy our time and food here. Best ribs in the city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful visit! Went for my mother in law’s birthday and delicious as always! Love the orange horseradish encrusted halibut and the salmon oscar. Son-in-law had the ribs- huge rack and he said they were wonderful! Don’t forget to add a 55 salad! Polaris Grill never disappoints😋

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vipPamela1
Columbus
52 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and atmosphere. Nice choices above and beyond standard salmon or burger.

FAQs

Polaris Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 431-5598.

Polaris Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 3270 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.