Hofbrauhaus Columbus

4.7
918 Reviews
$30 and under
German
Walk-ins always welcome!
Add a Bavarian flair to your next dining adventure at Hofbräuhaus Columbus! From live music and entertainment, to authentic fresh brewed Hofbräuhaus Biers, we offer a classic Bavarian atmosphere that lends itself to fun, daily. We offer authentic recipes that are made fresh daily featuring traditional Bavarian dishes, as well as American favorites, along with a variety of Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches. We are sure you will find something to please your palate!
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ChuckF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good and service was very good! A little bit too noisy for our group.

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VictorG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and beer. The only negative aspect of my visit was the noise level within the premises.

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KathyK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 20 ppl and service was excellent!!
Music was fabulous
Food was delicious!!

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QualityMeal
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Jaegerschnitzel and Wienerschnitzel, together with sides, were very good. My wife needed more lemon for her entree, but the waitperson didn’t come to check on us until we were done eating. We had tried to find her but were unable. We chalk it up to pandemic understaffing.

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Spatzels
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming restaurant. There was no live music, but we have heard the band in the past and it is very fun & lively. Food was delicious and our server was sweet and checked on us often. Their little gift shop is lovely and I bought some Christmas presents. Nice touch. We will definitely return.

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pbkm
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Miss the German music. Tv way too loud and couldnt hear anyway. Loosing beer hall feel. Food still good

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MichaelP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good was good, service was good, music was loud and average making talking to the person across the table almost impossible. The table next to us - drunk was have a awesome time.

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SueG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating our daughter Dotting the i at Ohio State on November 13, 2021 and had a party of 20 people. Our server Jessa G. was wonderful. She was nice and very efficient. Our group was able to sit back, relax and enjoy our meals. They brought all 20 dinners out at the same time which you rarely see done anymore. Everyone loved their food and we would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys were great. Perfect place for a large group after an OSU win! Did a great job with food allergies!

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ChuckS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can not go wrong coming to the Hofbräuhaus, Columbus. The food is always great and the beer...

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vipGLIN
Columbus
754 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server and great food!

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Rodney
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a couple that had never been here before and had a great dinner and beer. We try to go to Hofbrauhaus at least once a month. Good time

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vipDebraR
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good food and beer. No covid precautions in place.

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Vicki
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, lively atmosphere. A little loud for casual conversation. Beer and food were good.

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vipScottS
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a family gathering. Great German food. Beer is wonderful

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vipMax67
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seven of us ate at Hofbrauhaus before a Buckeye game. The food was very good. It was plentiful, with a lot of choices. The service was great. It was an energetic crowd of many groups before an OSU night game. It is the closest thing we have in Columbus to a real beer hall without going tp Munich.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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TracyG
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at the Hofbrauhaus. Cold beer, hot food & a great server. Always fun!

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vipkgilbert78
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took a buddy here this time. It's a great place to go before a Crew game, especially if you can do Happy Hour. Highly recommended.

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vipHaroldC
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good beer, it is what you expect and more. Terrific atmosphere.

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JEANG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted some German food, for the evening. I sure am glad I went! The food, service and bier, were great!!!

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vipkgilbert78
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is becoming our go to place before Crew games. We enjoy the food (and bier) and the location is good.

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vipKatt
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was very good. As expected the ambiance was lively. We went for a Saturday brunch. The brunch menu is limited. I ordered the Belgian Waffle. It was very disappointing. The taste was like flour and the waffle not as thick as I expected for a Belgian Waffle. It had a small drizzle of raspberry syrup and some white stuff that was supposed to be whipped cream. It came with two small pieces of bacon. The others in my part had the breakfast skillet and were pleased.

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gumbymadden
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and a very fun atmosphere. Servers are very good at their jobs and it is overall a great place to eat on a football Saturday!

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vipStevenB
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Clearly, the best place in central Ohio for German food and beer.

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DebbieG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

Wish they would provide info on happy hour when ordering. Hard to hear as well.

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TylerM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my families first time there and they loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our female, dark-haired server on 10/12/21 at lunchtime was curt, seemed really annoyed by our presence and menu questions in the otherwise empty restaurant, and didn't want to so much as lift a finger to fetch an extra plate for us for dessert. She pointed to a saucer we had on the table for another use, like, there's a plate. The ambience and food were amazing, but this shockingly rude individual nearly ruined my birthday lunch out with my out of town Dad. I'll be back, but I'll be bluntly asking for a server with some basic manners.

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Mike
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great German food, beer, entertainment, and atmosphere.

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CassandraN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good German/Bavarian food. Something on the menu for everyone. Food quality was excellet. Great Service. Live entertainment.

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Aimee
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sweet 16! Celebration! Great service great food! Wished their would have been music to mark the special day.

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CandaceM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service for my husband's birthday celebration.

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Brownie
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a group of women and we did enjoy it, but we had hoped to be outside in bier garden, as it is hard to hear inside the restaurant. Otherwise everything was great.

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Chevheav
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to hofbrauhaus for the first time pre COVID with a large company group; placed at the head table, very loud fun atmosphere with live music.
We went last month with 2 families, seated at the head table but no live music; it was Sunday and they advised they are only doin live entertainment on Saturday. The server was excellent and we had a great time.
We went again this weekend Sept. 19 which was a Sunday and sadly no live music. I feel this is unacceptable as we’ve been to several other restaurants that offer live entertainment on weekends AND OKTOBERFEST!! I mean yes we were told last month Saturday only entertainment but for the restaurant not to make it happen for OKTOBERFEST is the, just not tryin; not to mention the entertainment portion of the restaurant is part of the atmosphere and appeal. Service was just ok this time.
We will likely go back again but it’s hard to go rushing back because without the live music the atmosphere is definitely lacking.

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Rodney
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought home a cream puff for our neighbor last week from here.She loved it.She asked us about the food and the address of the Hofbrauhaus. So we invited her to come with us. A great time had by all.

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Billy
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday and had a really nice time. The food as always was excellent, hot and consistently properly made. The best place in town for real German food.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It's a wonderful place with an authentic biergarten ambience. Just be prepared when the band is playing, it's very loud if you're trying to have conversation at your table. Great place to visit!

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KBG1
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer, food, service, ambiance, and value! Always have a blast at Hofbrauhaus!

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Clousec
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great potato soup

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vipFoxSND
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This restaurant has really gone downhill. The food was always an second choice is town but the atmosphere was fun and the beer was good. This time our service was horrible and the food was awful. The potato pancakes were greasy and they didn’t have the sauerkraut balls for the appetizer sampler. They subbed in frozen mozzarella sticks (not on the menu at all) with no sauce. The wurst were under cooked and were not served with the traditional mustard. When we requested the mustard, we were given a little cup. Much to our surprise when we received the bill, we were charged $2 for this tiny bit of mustard. Not to mention, the potato’s in the German potatoes salad were uncooked and crunchy (I.e. raw).

The service was was so bad that the food was a highlight. We were amazed that we never saw our server even though the restaurant was mostly empty. We waited quite a long time for anyone to wait on our table and when the waiter arrived it was like he just showed up. He was still putting on his apron when he came to the table. Through most of the meal, we had dirty dishes in front of us including when he dropped the check in the middle of the table. Just really bad service.

Just avoid this place until they improve or close.

FAQs

Hofbrauhaus Columbus does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hofbrauhaus Columbus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 294-2437.

Hofbrauhaus Columbus is rated 4.7 stars by 918 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.

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