Champps Sports Bar - Columbus

3.7
102 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Fun
Local restaurant serving up fresh food with a huge craft beer and craft cocktail selection. Lots of big screen TV's to watch every sporting event. From hand-made craft burgers, ribs, seasonal salads and desserts, Champps has the best American comfort food to satisfy your cravings! Large groups welcome!

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 102 people are saying
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MaryJo
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was ok, considering they were short staffed. Waiter wore his mask over his chin. Should be worn correctly or not at all. What’s the point of covering his chin? Waiter was nice.

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vipTLH1
Columbus
37 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Sliders were burnt. There was a large party so it took forever to even get our appetizer. The hostess was very apologetic. They seemed a bit short staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Ranch sauce for the chicken tenders was all water. We were one of 5 tables and had to grab the waitress for drink refills. We did enjoy the taste of the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

it was empty in there but somewhere we waited 45 minutes for spinach dip & tortilla chips, our food wasn’t good, fries were cold, drinks weren’t good & server hardly checked on us. won’t be going back

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vipTLSquared
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always Great food, Great service and a great place to catch a game in a fun environment!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was quiet and an nice environment food was great too

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JohnS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and manager was attentive and helpful. Food was much better than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Haven’t been here in decades. Definitely not the champs of old. Felt more like a hole-in-wall bar and grill. Reserved through open table. No one was at the hostess station. Waited 15 mins before being acknowledged. Food was subpar. Ordered a fried chicken sandwich, wings & French onion soup. Soup was so bad I had them take it back. Rest of the food was just blah. The noise level was pretty good but that might be due to covid. Prices weren’t all that great for the quality of the food. Probably won’t go back. If you’re into mediocre bar food and just looking for a place to have a couple drinks, this is your place.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful atmosphere as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Megan was an awesome server, she was really attentive and our food was really good! We loved the vodka pasta. Would highly recommend.

JK
vipJenniferK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We had a large group, food came out sporadically, those who got their food first were done before the last person got theirs. The ahi tuna tacos were not good, 2 of the orders were wrong when brought to the table, the flatbread was no where near flat. I was very disappointed, I had been looking forward to going. I had not been to a Champps since the one at Easton closed, and unfortunately I will not be going back.

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SarahC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Service was good to. would recommend.

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Tomc
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandi has been our server the last 5 times we have been here, and she always takes excellent care of us. Ask for Brandi.

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StaceyC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Champ's used to be the place to go - food and atmosphere always used to be great. It's been 2-3 years since we've been there, but don't need to go back anytime soon. Our food (pasta dishes) was cold when served, and it wasn't anything more than pasta with a canned sauce poured over top. To pricey for such mediocre food. I am not one to write reviews usually, but I think it's evident they have gone down hill over the last couple of years. Our first clue should have been no wait to get into the restaurant - it always used to be stacked and a half an hour wait at a minimum.

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Tomc
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, everything was tasty, and they even gave us a free dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We got seated by the door, keep our jackets on due to cold air when door opened for I coming guests. Had to ask for water twice, wait staff not very attentive

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DavidS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Sunday afternoon to have lunch with family. The waitress immediately told us that they were short on staff because of the flu and servers calling off. It turned out that our waitress was the manager just helping her staff out. She was fabulous and so was the entire experience. One of the other servers was a former student of mine (that I forgot worked there). They were very pleasant and nice to everyone. The food was great and they even brought ice cream and chocolate sauce to my son - my son has Cererbal Palsy and is unable to eat but loves a taste of ice cream and chocolate sauce. They staff was very kind and again the food was delicious. We will go back.

JA
JonA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

To date, all of my visits to Champps have been a very good experience. Keep up the good work!

SC
SarahC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful, she took care of us in every way.

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johnc
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Our visit to Champs was fine. Truly enjoyable as I enjoy the over all atmosphere and the closeness of where I work part time which is The Ohio State University.
However I had a Cheeseburger which was okay...but could have been hotter or warmer at least. The bun it was served on was somewhat stale and "cold".

JM
JenniM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was terrible, always had to ask for refills and food was all cold. Will not be back.

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TimO
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very average. Service was so-so, food was so-so, ambiance was so-so.

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Luv2Eat
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We made a last minute reservation for our youth group’s Christmas dinner (8 teenage girls and 5 adults). The staff was super accommodating and patient, and the manager even threw in some desserts for us...which the girls loved. Thank you for helping us create an awesome memory with our girls!

NP
vipNicoleP
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and friendly service. All the food came out timely. The six of us all enjoyed what we ordered.

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vipExcellent
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to watch a football game and it was a nice atmosphere, service was good especially with them so busy, our waitress was very attentive, food was tasty.

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vipLoriW
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I made the reservation the day before and the table definitely did not accommodate 11 people so we had to switch out a table for another table so a guest had some room for their dinner.

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Tomc
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did not have much time today, and our server made sure we got out quickly. Much appreciated.

SC
SarahC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful and friendly and the food was delicious.

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Tomc
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, we love the sliders, and the prime rib sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waited 45 minutes for food which made us late to the show we had tickets for and that was with reservations. The server was less than friendly we asked for a check to come with our meal since we waited so long and it actually came before our meal. I’ve never paid for a meal before I actually ate it! I ordered avocado toast. It wasn’t toasted it was stale. We asked for the manager to get involved and she did comp the meal. But that doesn’t change the fact that we waited 45 min w poor service. Used to be fantastic.

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vipBlackPhillip
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was very fast and overall quite excellent, which was appreciated given I had limited time for an early dinner before heading to a movie. Champps burgers never disappoint!

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vipBigbeeflover
Indiana
69 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a group of about 12 come in for lunch. Our server was told we had a very short time to dine, and she took very good care of us. Portions were Hugh for a lunch, and all food was very good as well.

SC
SarahC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vodka pasta dish was fantastic, just enough heat.

SB
SandraB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted good, and the server was quite friendly.

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Tomc
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole was our server, and she is AWESOME! will be back just to see her!

SC
SarahC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and attentive, helped us with our baby.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have been going to this Champs location for business meals for quite some time and for some odd reason, todays prepping of the food was awful. I usually get the same salad almost every time and it looked and tasted horrible. Not sure if this is a one time deal, but not a good experience.

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HannahC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waited an hour for our food.
Food wasn’t warm/ fries undercooked.
Manager wasn’t helpful when we voiced our concerns.

KL
vipKLKG
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Small portions and a bit overpriced. Not the way it was 5 years ago.

BJ
BillJ
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately, we didn't pick the best day to visit Champps for lunch with a large group. The service was slow, meals took over an hour to deliver, the server told the table the health department shut down their salad station, so anyone that ordered a salad didn't know their meal wasn't coming for an hour. Several left because of cold food, improper orders, etc. We were celebrating a special occasion, so it pretty much ruined the party.

FAQs

Champps Sports Bar - Columbus does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Champps Sports Bar - Columbus is rated 3.7 stars by 102 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.