Polaris Grill

4.7
3558 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 3558 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipDougS
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

MB
vipMcBean
Columbus
95 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Rachel, was phenomenal! Efficient & friendly. The walleye & salmon were divine (as was the mushroom bisque!). The Panne de Grill NEVER disappoints.

HW
HonorW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food was salty and the service was very slow. Nice Patio!

DB
DonB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

RW menu: corn crab chowder portion was small and no crab detected, just very mild crab broth flavor-mostly corn and potatoes- The aztec chowder available in prior years was way better plus provided in more generous portions; had I known i would have gotten the 55 salad- better deal and excellent. Halibut much better this year but more orange and too little horseradish flavor (~ none to very mild) compared to past experiences (overcooked mush last year, but flaky good this year). Chocolate Mousse cake excellent as always; key lime pie excellent (last year someone forgot the key limes?! ...but this year it was perfect). Cheesecake also excellent. Overall, a ~ 4.5 / 5 with excellent service given what restaurants are going through with current labor issues...

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DHarris
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, from the beginning to the end.Waitress was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Polaris Grill for lunch and dinner for many years. I find that the staff is always pleasant and the food is always good. It’s a great place for work meetings or to meet friends. The outdoor patio is fantastic!

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MikeW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your food was so deliciously prepared. Halibut is our favorite meal in Columbus at the present time. 55 house salad was the best salad in town. Very nice staff too. Only issue was a little too noisy but people were enjoying themselves. Keep up the good work!!!

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Susie
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat! One of my favorite restaurants!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great soup and salad. Like the menu options.

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Dcohio
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good restaurant week dinner with friends. Excellent halibut & crab cakes. 55 salad delicious as ever, key lime pie- delicious!

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skippy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

waiter was rather rude,, talked very fast, we were there 2 hours total for food and then wait on table every 10 ten minutes in the last hour. he was not consistent. would recommend this establishment for food and ambience. the 25 appetizer was a joke, very skimpy portions and alot of mayo.

JO
vipJOSHUA
Columbus
219 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

JB
vipJanB
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and atmosphere were good. The service was pretty slow, but food was worth the wait.

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vipKittykat
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner out on the patio. Great Halibut entree with fresh
veggies. Easy parking; nice patio as well as attractive indoor seating
available. Service good as has been in past.

KA
KeithA
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Busy but quick. Great detail to service.

GW
vipGingerW
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When your request for a specific server is honored, and you are recognized upon arrival, you KNOW the restaurant is special. I love that the wonderful "55 Dressing" is the birthday gift from the restaurant.🤪 It makes the birthday carry on - a "free dessert " only carries on the HIPS! 🤣

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Mary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service! The menu offers a wide variety of food items and price ranges.

MW
MegW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Polaris Grill is always a great choice - excellent service, food, atmosphere. Food quality has been consistently delicious, and my friends and I have tried many of the menu items. Can't go wrong here!

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goodfood
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu and good service, though a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was slower than anticipated, also not as friendly. We had a party of 6 (with 3 younger children under 10) and were sat in an area that was serviced by the bar. Not sure if it was the server or the just a general impatience with our party. But… it seemed like a struggle just feeling welcomed and server was not as helpful when it came to meal suggestions (almost was annoyed that we asked). Overall was fine. Food was fine.

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Bobb
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Crab cakes were good, not great. Food (apple chicken salad, bbq ribs) were good, not great. Our servers were amazingly great! Food was hot when delivered. Overall, it was good but not memorable except the service, that we’ll remember.

WD
WallyDog
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They do things right. The menu has an appropriate selection.

CK
CinK
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and eating on the patio was very nice. Our waiter disappeared for long periods of time which was a bit disappointing.

JO
vipJOSHUA
Columbus
220 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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SteffaniT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bbq ribs are the best. The service is great. This is the best restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our food and the wait staff are great

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SLIT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a WONDERFUL TIME. It was My Husband's Birthday Dinner, he ordered the Babyback Ribs, they were SENSATIONAL, FALL OFF THE BONE TENDER & VERY FLAVORFUL. WE WILL BE RETURNING SOON. ENJOY!
Our waiter MAX was EXCELLENT FROM BEGINNING TO END. THANKS MAX FOR MAKING OUR NIGHT EVEN MORE ENJOYABLE! HATS OFF TO YOU!

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Susie
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polaris Grill is one of my favorite restaurants and last night did not disappoint!! Food and service excellent! And I love the ambience!

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vipMotoGo
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our reservation was at 7:30 pm on a Tuesday, so it was not overly busy. We were seated at a booth at our request, and had ample room for our party. There were plexiglass dividers between booth backs, which were unobtrusive and nice to have for lingering COVID concerns. Our server was very attentive, timely, and approached us at appropriate times to assure our needs were met. We each had a different entree and all were very good. Our experience was enjoyable for a visit without the noise other venues often have, and the food and service were perfect for our desired evening out.

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vipcrickets
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend/client for lunch. She is Vegan and Polaris Grill was very accommodating. Great food, excellent service, and positive place.

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LarryC
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual food and service were great. Also as usual a little on the chilly side. Cold air always seems to be blowing on you. But, better than too warm! For some reason seemed to be noisier than normal. Maybe because we are still getting used to full restaurants!

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Gigi
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Consistently great food and service.

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Tallqball
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service. Thanks

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vipLovetoeat
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always.

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vipSandy
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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Darci
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Dinner on the patio with perfect weather, great ambiance and exceptional service from Danielle!

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BillieW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was emailed a free appetizer with two entrees. It instructed to show the wait staff when ordering which I did but the wait person would not honor.

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David
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was six of us and we had a great time. Our server Tony was wonderful.

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Daisysmom
Wilmington
36 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We recently returned to Columbus after relocating a year ago. Polaris Grill was one of our favorite restaurants, so we made a reservation to join friends for dinner. We were so pleased to see the restaurant bustling with diners. Our meal was delicious - even better than we remembered. Our server, Hayley, was delightfully personable and attentive. Thank you for an enjoyable dining experience, again!

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 3558 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.