Polaris Grill

4.6
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$30 and under
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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.
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vipJOSHUA
Columbus
195 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipLynneP
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio the first Saturday after restaurants opened for dining. Polaris Grill did a great job with their patio, and inside the restaurant, to allow diners to feel safe and enjoy their meals. I would recommend dining at the Polaris Grill. The food was great as it always has been.

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SusanG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and had great service from Justin. One of the owners came by to talk with us.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great to be back out to dinner and the meal was outstanding.

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viplandislinda5317
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining out since the shut down. Polaris Grill is always good and we were not disappointed. They had taken the necessary precautions and the food was delicious.

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Kande
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service excellent...Every time I dine here I have a great experience!!

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vipbigdaddy
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a excellent job in this environment and the food was perfect. Service was outstanding!

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Bookdoc
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first restaurant outing since the virus nonsense started. We sat on the beautiful patio and Traci was our server. Everything was PERFECT! My wife raved about the Salmon Oscar and my daughter and I had the Filet Oscar. I highly recommend the Pane de Grill (sp?) as a starter-we love it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have removed some of the tables, installed plexiglass barriers between booths and all staff were masks. It was a great first day back for dining😀

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vipRichardK
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was terrific. It's so nice coming in and so many of the staff recognizing us and being so genuinely friendly. All of the food was prepared perfectly.

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RiccoB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our meals at Polaris Grill were wonderful as always. I was planning on coming back on Wednesday unfortunately was informed they would be closing at 9pm that night. We love Polaris Grill and look forward to our return visit in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had brunch at the Polaris Grill. I had a delicious omelette with cheese grits and my husband had the breakfast quesadilla. It was a nice spin on brunch. And our waiter Jacob was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Excellent service. We will definitely go back.

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vipRepeatdiner
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined at Polaris Grille numerous times and have always experienced first class service and excellent food. This is a credit to the owner and management of this restaurant!

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dennism
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very good service, friendly staff. Setting was excellent.
The menu selection was the mixed plate steak, salmon and crab cake. Enjoyed everything except the crab cake not much flavor, the one item that needed the sauce.
We had come for the lamb chop we had a month prior, disappointedly it was no longer offered.
Overall it was a very good meal with friends.
Thank You

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4starz
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the Marti Gras menu is an annual treat and close to legitimate

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TerryD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my Birthday dinner; saw the Mardi Gras menu online and was immediately ready! It was an incredible experience! Food was over the top delicious! Tracy, our server, gave about 130% to us in helpful conversation, great recommendations, and an overall wonderful experience. We are definitely planning to return to try items off the "normal" menu (as others in our party had, and they looked wonderful!). I'd driven by it often but never stopped in, and that will definitely change! Let me add we live in Lancaster, so it's a trip for us - but it's well worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We started off with the sampler appetizer, pane de grill was awesome as were the chicken fingers. Crab cakes were so tiny but tasted ok. Definitely not worth the $25 dollars. Wife got a martini cocktail and it was so tiny of a glass its really sad considering the cost. Wife got Salmon salad and it was ok. She didnt like the salmon because it was cooked long enough to her liking. I got the Salmon oscar, it was also just ok. The meal just seemed rushed as far as the cooking. Waitress was busy but did a decent job.
Overall the dinner was just ok, will we go back? probably but it wont be for a while.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at the PG!

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vipBart
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Walleye was great! Daughter’s pasta was as well. Will definitely return.

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Nanny
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. There were four of us. The food was very good, except my son’s steak was not cooked as ordered. They were very busy that night and it took a while to get our waitress to come near our table to let her know the problem. By the time she did, the rest of us had already pretty much consumed our meal. She offered to comp my sons meal and and have the kitchen cook him another one to take home. A few minutes later the manager came by to find out what had happened and also offered the same thing… Which we accepted. Later, the waitress brought my husband a jar of their famous salad dressing to take home. This experience will not keep us from going back because the food there has always been very good. It does tend to get pretty loud in there. I’m sure the reason we couldn’t get our waitresses attention was because it was so busy so we don’t fault her for that and we still tipped her on the amount of the full bill before the comp because it certainly wasn’t her fault that the steak was not cooked to order.

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vipOBXJEN
Cleveland
40 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish & chips, salad were delicious. Great service! Thanks again for a wonderful dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was so professional and attentive. She made my daughters birthday very special.

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vipAzaB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a business lunch and our server was exceptional!

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Bookdoc
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Polaris Grill for years. The brunch is excellent and even better when their patio is open. They also have a great happy hour in the bar. Make sure you try the Pain de Grill.
Only suggestion is to dump that awful Cardiff wine-Don't order it-it's terrible.

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HeatherG
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, good service. Drinks were slow-my only complaint! Great value, would return

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! Halibut was wonderful! It is s bit loud in there so gets hard to hear but otherwise great!!

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vipDonnaW
Columbus
45 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon was SPECTACULAR!!!
The service was great and the price was very reasonable. We will return.

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jimmie
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've enjoyed the Grill since it was started. The food and service has always been outstanding. The Polaris Grill is probably the most consistently outstanding restaurant in the area. The food is always fresh and the service is always first class. I always take my guests to the Grill because I know the experience will be exactly what it's supposed to be.

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JonA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Comfortable atmosphere for a date night to allow conversation!

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walleye Almindine is one of the best meals ever. Sauce was great, fish cooked perfectly. Will be back

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Jennie
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was disappointed that they wouldn't take my coupon when I showed it to them on my phone. It had to be a printed copy, I was told. I wish they would have said that in the email they sent me. So diners need to be aware their coupon will need to be printed or dinner may have an unwelcome aftertaste.

JO
vipJOSHUA
Columbus
196 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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MaureenM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Loud. Expensive. Salmon was good.

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Shelly
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food and service was rushed. Salad came out right after appetizer. I was still eating my salad when main course was served. Server acknowledged everything came out quick but she explained she put our order in quick before other large orders. I would of liked the option to wait a little longer for main course instead of getting overwhelmed with my food

JO
vipJOSHUA
Columbus
196 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vanessa was an excellent server. She kept our glasses full & was very attentive. Food was served hot and came out quickly. One of our favorite dining spots. We can count on an overall great dining experience.

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vipBuckeyeNutsBell
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waitress Vanessa was outstanding. Mardi Gras and regular menu offered excellent dining options. Manager Darren was attentive when we had a problem

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vipTerryL
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour appetizer deals

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

Polaris Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2876 OpenTable diners.

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