Polaris Grill

4.7
3613 Reviews
$30 and under
American
* Please Call for Group Reservations Larger than 6*
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 3613 people are saying
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JohnB
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m always happy with my experiences dining at Polaris Grill. Great variety of food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with the wife.

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Bruce
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service was great! There was something for the picky eaters as well as nice seafood/strak/pasta choices. I would go back again.

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DonS
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable food! They have a great menu with something for everyone; seafood; steak, pasta, etc. Great starters. I've had the short ribs, filet mignon, salmon, walleye and each dish has been great. Max, our waiter last night, was perfect. Thanks to all the hard working staff!

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vipCCCC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a first class dining experience. Best service team in the city!

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vipMarc
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food—Napa menu is great.

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StaceyC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderfull dinner and drinks at our favorite restaurant! Great crab cakes, salads, beef short ribs. Good service and everyone is so friendly.
Thanks do’s much for keeping up the great standards you started Polaris Grill with!

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LarryT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding “pumpkin cheesecake” for desert. Walleye is always good.

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vipChristolC
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was good and the waiter attentive.

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vipRevyRev
Nashville
58 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed a place to host a business dinner. Team Polaris greeted my party at the door and had our space ready for us to be seated immediately. Our waitress Sarah exhibited a non-anxious presence. She was polite, professional, and proficient. The food exhibited a high-quality flavor profile with spectacular presentation. Every time I am in Columbus, Ohio this is a go-to spot for me. I would highly recommend!

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Susan
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Stellar service. However, my 55 salad was mostly lettuce stems.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many Great Choices!!! Food is always great as well as the service!!!

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Topfuelfan
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We have been here many times over the years. Birthdays and anniversaries mostly. The Halibut is our favorite item on the menu. ( It's #1 ) But now a -days forget about the little extras of the past. No more birthdays extras and such. Even lemon for your fish or water. It's a shame that the restaurants have been punished so severely by the current political situation. Pricing is up, so like many we are going to cut back as well. I'll take life's lemons and make my lemonade at home. Just won't have to ask for them. Not recommending the " fish and chips " either. It's cheaper for a reason. Just sayin..

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bigkatt
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and was served hot to the table. Our server was very good and made the experience that much more enjoyable. The noise level was very loud so do not expect a quiet talkative meal during the brunch meal.

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Cindyb
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My girlfriends and I thought the food was delicious. The server was excellent and did not rush us. There was alot of noise. We had a great experience.
Cindy Giles

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TaraD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Visited for brunch. Food was delicious. Cocktails were out of this world phenomenal. I want to be able to have a taste of every cocktail on the menu! I had the salted caramel apple martini and the Georgia peach martini.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
89 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I haven’t been here in a long time—wish I had ordered a salad and steak because everything on my plate seemed like it had been frozen. I ordered halibut which understandably isn’t fresh in October but the sides of “fresh vegetables ” and risotto tasted just like a frozen entree from the microwave. I could be wrong, but I’ve been dining out and cooking for over forty years. The wine selection was good, and the service was great. The bread appetizer was fine—pizza dough with a cheese sauce. My child had fish and chips which were fine .

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KorinneG
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was not as great as it usually is. We love Polaris Grill, but this was not as good as it usually is.

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Arturo
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great dining experience as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Polaris Grill!

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MichaelM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service ! Was so informed and knew the menu inside and out! Food was so good cooked perfectly. Great flavors mixed well together.
We will for sure be back!

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vipPamela1
Columbus
70 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, service and ambience was great. I always get the halibut because it is always superb!

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CherylS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Will go again soon.

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FoodyDeb
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Burger was very good as was the mushroom soup. Service and ambiance were great. The fries were tasteless and cold. May have been “fresh cut” but not freshly cooked. Disappointed they no longer have a Sunday brunch buffet, but overall it was a good experience and I will return.

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WireMe
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took niece(s) for brunch for one of their birthdays. Staff were so nice to her and made the experience especially fun. Food was outstanding. All around, it was a wonderful meal and experience.

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AntonM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Servie was slow. We had 8 people and it took 2.5 hours. Another table of 8 came in well after us and was cashing out at the same time as us. We had the same server. The 20% automatically added gratuity unfair because the service was definitely not worth 20% of a $550 check.

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StevenS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The patio at Polaris Grill is still the best in Columbus!!! We always enjoy a nice dinner outside, and the food is always great.

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GASTROPRO
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the carbonara and salad was excellent.

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vipTP55
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend is a very picky eater but I remember Polaris Grill being good and I read recent reviews so I surprised him with a fun night out last night. He had the soup which he said was "amazing" and we shared the Halibut dinner per the server's suggestions! It was really good. Our dinner was so good we are going back again tonight!! Good service, good food! Makes us happy people! :)

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a wonderful meal and experience at Polaris Grill.

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vipLarry
Columbus
43 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming. Tony our server was wonderful! Attentive, and took great care of us. Loved the food. Can’t wait to go back

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vipLovetoeat
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent the food was great

Thanks

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FoodieMKS
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating some friends’ 50th anniversary! It couldn’t have been better! We enjoyed eating the most delicious food on the outdoor patio. And, the service couldn’t have been better! What a fine server. Attentive and kind. Paid attention to our every need! Impeccable! Many thanks to Polaris Grill!

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vipJOSHUA
Columbus
229 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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KathyD
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent! Will definitely go back again and again!

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Emily
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My ribeye was overcooked. Ordered medium and there was no pink. Server was great, even moved us out of the sun to another servers section.

Polaris Grill is our go to place for safe outdoor dining. THANK YOU

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NancyB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were absolutely amazing! Our server was very attentive without being overbearing and she allowed us to rest and enjoy the evening without rushing us! She was sensitive to dietary needs and allowed me to add on to a dish. We loved this restaurant!

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ReneeB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch with 3 of my BFFs. The food atmosphere and wait staff were excellent.

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vipKMariaP
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was EXCELLENT and we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. Unfortunately Both our entrees were overdone. It was a busy night and I’m sure they were struggling as many restaurants are. Won’t deter us from coming back. Polaris grill is always a solid option.

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 3613 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.