Hofbrauhaus Columbus

4.6
893 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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DebbieG
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
18 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
30 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.

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Chevheav
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was sad there was no live music (only saturdays right now) but we still had a great time!

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Tony
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder place, great staff, food was delicious, will definitely go again

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Mike
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monthly daddy-daughter date night for the keg tapping.

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vipmichaelB
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pumpkin dunkel is amazing

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vipDonnie
Pittsburgh
376 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overall ok

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vipBarryB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had party of 20. Great service and food. Big crowd for Crew pre-game Very loud but quite down once pre-gamers left.

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CrystalS
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

First time visiting this establishment. It was a great setup for a large group, 7 of us. The service was a little lackluster, but like everywhere else, they are short of help. The food was delicious and we weren’t in a hurry, so that’s all that really matters. Will definitely return!

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TylerW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Pretty good. Very loud, but it is Bavarian after all. The food was good, my only complaint was that that food was not hot. It was sort of warm, maybe about room temperature or a little warmer. I just generally like my food warmer, like on the verge of hot. The cabbage was really bland, but maybe that's authentic, not sure. The German potato salad was tasty! Overall the place was clean and fun and seemed authentic enough.

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DebS
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here and we loved it ! Mackenzie was great! Loved the cream puffs🥰

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DerekM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a good choice…never had a negative experience. Good beer and good food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun! We hosted a work get together during family night and the kids loved the face paint! Great food and drinks too!

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Erica
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The only thing missing was the option for the fried pickles. It made us sad, but we understand that it was out of their control. This is my favorite German restaurant in Columbus, OH.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a beautiful day everything was outstanding as usual as we celebrated our 25th anniversary. What we loved the most though is best restaurant service we have received in the last 18 months. Adam had great beer recommendations and made sure we knew how big the portions were when I ordered 2 meals! We wanted leftovers and they were just as good reheated 🤩😋

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RonE
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our group of 10 was seated promptly when we got to the Hofbauhaus. Our server Lindsey took our orders with no fuss. Our food came out quickly. The food was good and plentiful. Our only regret was that they were out of cream puffs for desert.

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kgilbert78
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed it. Beer is always good and they have wine for the wife. I enjoy German food. Service was good. One caveat--note that the seasonal beer is not part of Happy Hour. It was still good.

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Ronica
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love going to Hofbrauhaus for their monthly keg tapping! Nothing like a lot of accordion and polka music!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate our son’s birthday and the keg tapping. Was a lot of fun and food and beer were excellent

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Mike
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monthly Keg tapping was great as always, looking forward to next month.

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SteveC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Noisy. Upstairs closed. Booth ok main floor.

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Masa
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so excited with the authentic German cousins and beers 🍺🍖🥨

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vipChristineH
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week- 3 course menu for $20 which is a great value since most main courses are $15-19. First course shd have been a choice of appetizer not soup. Especially when enjoying one of their good beers. Entree was large so took the cream puff home.
Sat on patio since it was a nice evening. Waiter was attentive and accommodating.
Great place to meet friends & have good food.

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vipStevenB
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here is always good, but the special pricing for 614 Food Week made it even better!

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DavidJ
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Good selection and large portions of German cuisine, but preparation was only mediocre. Jaegerschnitzel had more coating than meat and was overcooked. Expensive except for limited "Restaurant Week" menu, which had excellent food prices. VERY noisy. German music used to be a highlight, but now is offered very rarely, and not when we were there.

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Mike
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Columbus Restaurant Week visit was most excellent as always. Our favorite place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience2

Cool place. We had a big group for Columbus Restaurant Week; reservation went off without a hitch, and the hostess was very nice. The menu they posted online before the event didn’t match the menu when we arrived, which was really unfortunate. Noted this to the waiter who seemed totally unconcerned and encouraged us to hurry up and make a food choice (a bit weird considering that it wasn’t very busy). Food was good overall, and I’d likely order take out, but wouldn’t visit again. Between the extremely loud environment and the waiter, I’d much rather go elsewhere.

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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 4.6 stars by 893 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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