Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce Cafe

4.2
155 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The buzz-worthy reception for Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce Café, with its gourmet burgers and famous skyscraper shakes, was cut short after just two months with the mandatory closure of all restaurants.
But we’re back, baby!
Open for lunch and dinner Wed. thru Sun., the Forty Deuce Café, with a menu created by Iron Chef winner Neal Fraser, mixes classic checker table-clothed décor with whimsical design aesthetics that takes its cues from traditional New York east side burger joints.
Amenities include Live Music on the upright piano every Fri. and Sat. night, an outdoor Patio, a Bowery Boys Kids Menu and a Hell’s Kitchen Happy Hour with Half-Price Drinks and Snack Specials every day from 3pm – 7pm.
Perfect for watching a game or just chillin’ at the bar listening to music, the Forty Deuce Café introduces a new standard of hospitality and imagination to Columbus... and make sure to check out the hidden Speakeasy upstairs for Prix Fixe dinner packages and World-Famous Burlesque shows!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 155 people are saying
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4.2
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The music in the dining area areas twas oo loud to be able to enjoy dining conversation

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OjeaniqueW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, will be back! If you want to have a good time this is your place.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had reserved an Eegloo for a birthday and when I arrived with my party they told us the heaters hadn’t been working for 3 days. I had not been notified so that I could have changed my reservation date. We ended up eating inside. It would have been nice to be notified because guest with us was from out of town and was looking forward to eating in an Eegloo. That is the reason for the 4 star otherwise the food was fantastic! I highly recommend eating at Forty Deuce.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing!!!

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vipGoldyprincess
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a random Tuesday night and we got there at 6:15pm and zero people were there. Luckily more came as dinner went on, but please support your local restaurants! Food was quick and our waitress was very attentive and fast. Milkshakes were on point and amazing as usual. Great dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food was outstanding. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

A disaster. Only good thing were the appetizers and milkshakes, although they didn’t even have the ingredients to make all of the milkshakes on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Our NYE reservations were a disaster. I understand having to wait for a short while because the restaurant was busy but everything was a disorganized mess. One poor couple was waiting for an hour and were seated after tables that came after them. Their reservations were for 5:45 and others seated first were at 6:15. They simply had no system in place to help with organizing the reservations as they came through. They had a special event going on as well and all those individuals made the entrance and hostess stand a crowded nightmare. Customers were crowding the restaurant drink area which is unsanitary even without a global pandemic going on. The food and drinks were good but not anything special. The food and drink offerings may actually be incredibly good but the overall experience was so poor that it was hard to enjoy everything. While I am super intrigued at the idea of their burlesque show, I have no desire to return to this restaurant for a very long time, if ever.

Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce Cafe
Responded on January 7, 2022

We were short staffed the week leading up to NYE. We hope you take kindly that our reviews when properly staffed, normally reflect a 5 star experience. Have a safe and blessed New Year.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated for our reservation 30 minutes late (not a huge deal, it’s NYE). After 20 minutes at the table we still had no menus or been greeted by a server. After another 10 minutes, I asked for water. Still no server. Sadly, we left after sitting for almost 30 minutes and not being met by a server. My 2 kiddos were really disappointed having waited all that time thinking about which milkshake we wanted to order.

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simonat
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Extremely pricey. Waited a long time for food and water refill. Might have been short staffed??

Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce Cafe
Responded on January 7, 2022

We were short staffed the week leading up to NYE. We hope you take kindly that our reviews when properly staffed, normally reflect a 5 star experience. Have a safe and blessed New Year.

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vipDaveC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Tasty fun food and shakes.

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AbbiZ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We loved the food and thought it was delicious! My husband and I both asked to substitute the BBQ sauce for truffle aioli on our burgers and unfortunately when we got the bill we found out that the truffle aioli cost $6 EACH. So we ended up with $12 of truffle aioli on our bill. This upcharge was not listed anywhere on the menu nor did our waitress let us know the cost. Like I said, we enjoyed the food a lot but were very disappointed when we got our check and saw the price of the aioli.

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Michael
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good, but they seemed very short staffed so service was lacking

Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce Cafe
Responded on January 7, 2022

We were short staffed the week leading up to NYE. We hope you take kindly that our reviews when properly staffed, normally reflect a 5 star experience. Have a safe and blessed New Year.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Not great service. When we walked in, no one greeted us for a few minutes. Workers walked past us and no one helped us. Had to go to the bar and ask where we could sit. Server never came over, had to go to the bar again and ask how to order. The bar tender ended up being our waitress but wasn’t attentive. Understandably places are understaffed, but there didn’t seem to be an excuse foe this type of service. Food was good, dessert was good. Would go back for that. However service needs to be greatly improved.

Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce Cafe
Responded on January 7, 2022

We were short staffed the week leading up to NYE. We hope you take kindly that our reviews when properly staffed, normally reflect a 5 star experience. Have a safe and blessed New Year.

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Gregh
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent food but way overpriced. Also, one of us wanted to swap out the beef patty for chicken breast (like the menu and server indicated we could do) but they were out of chicken. They just opened for the day…how is a restaurant out of chicken? Also, place seemed not super clean - floors were dirty, menus had sticky ketchup on them. Not overly impressed, especially for the price.

Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce Cafe
Responded on December 30, 2021

We've been blessed for several months to not have the pandemic effect our team members. Unfortunately, in the last two weeks this has not been the case. Thank you for your feedback and we will absolutely make sure we address these issues. Have a blessed and safe New Year!

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LexE
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Most of the menu items we not in stock- service was slow- bathrooms were dirty

Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce Cafe
Responded on December 30, 2021

We've been blessed for several months to not have the pandemic effect our team members. Unfortunately, in the last two weeks this has not been the case and we fell behind on prep and our 5 star service. Thank you for your feedback and we will absolutely make sure we address these issues. Have a blessed and safe New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had a reservation and wasn’t acknowledge for 30 minutes past our reservation time. After 30 minutes of standing there someone acknowledge us and sat us 5-10 minutes later.

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Tyler
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

100% worth the it! The Milkshakes rocked my family’s world. Will definitely dine again

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 10 minutes for anyone to talk to us at the hostess stand, and then were told that they didn't have a table ready for us and that we should wait at the bar. We then sat at the bar for another 20 minutes (while people are being sat who came in after us). We were given menus at the bar but never followed up with to even order drinks. I got the sense that they were not going to give us a table and that they basically said sit at the bar because we aren't giving you a table. We left after that and had a wonderful dinner at Forbidden Root next door.

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vipLisloves2dine
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. Great performances and excellent food. We will definitely go back.

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karrieZ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Family of four dined here on a Sunday night. We loved our meal and our waiter. One of the best burgers I’ve ever had in Columbus. Our waiter was kind, patient and helped customize our milk shakes.

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vipPurpleLady
Columbus
103 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We are Patty Melt fiends. So that's what we ordered, and unfortunately it didn't make the grade. The fries were great, though. It was very noisey and the music was loud. There was one TV station on all TV's. Don't think we will be returning.

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Kidashawn
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food & the studio 54 was also good!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was great. Burgers were great. Price/Value is way too high. I had to try a $15 milkshake and immediately regretted it as it wasn’t worth the price. Had a bar atmosphere with loud music (not opposed to loud music, just wasn’t expecting it).

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SherryH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Normally, I don’t do reviews but for this place I must. The food, service, server, price was excellent

This place did not disappoint at all. The only small thing is the lighting is a tad too dim. I used the flashlight from my phone to see the menu. No worries

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vipMichelleE
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively and unexpected. We were visiting from California and were surprised to find such a fun restaurant. We weren’t sure what to expect when we booked it, but the food was creative and delicious. Service was outstanding! And we even got to see a show! Everyone was welcoming, accommodating, and attentive. The server took our orders quickly, knew the menu front to back, and visited us often to check in and provide refills. Outstanding service and memorable experience. Thank you

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HeidiS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not an organized plan for seating. We had a reservation yet walk ins with the same # of people were seated before us. It seemed a result of poor communication between the multiple people at the hostess stand.

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vipAmandaM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service is pretty good, food is pretty good, shakes are amazing! Super disappointed they no longer have piano player. The piano made it feel special, now seems like a average restaurant.

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SteveJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Serve was horrible. Will not return even though the burgers were yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The host was a kid that lied to everyone with reservations. He gave everyone’s table away to a large party of 12, promised to move us to tables and then never bothered to check back in. Our server got our orders wrong and added 10 mins to our wait time.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, great milkshakes! Met the owner… super nice person!

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vipTLH1
Columbus
43 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Burgers were excellent. Server needs to ask when you want your dessert milkshake. As we had drinks already weren’t expecting it to be delivered before the burgers. They did take it back and remake. Staffing like most places seems a bit short.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome and the food was excellent. After eating our huge burgers we split 2 milkshakes between 5 people and were bursting at the seams.

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LC11
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for my birthday. The food, drinks and milkshakes were great. The service team was very nice and nightclub was very fun.

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Teri
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Let me start by saying the food was FANTASTIC! Everything was hot and delicious and the shakes were out of this world. It is definitely pricey so be prepared for that. Our server definitely wasn’t the friendliest but she got the job done. Would 100% go back.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice vibe and good food service was amazing would definitely recommend

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CynthiaN
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place with delish food. The onion rings, burgers and milkshakes were so good. Portions were moderately sized. Can't wait to go again

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ladytee91
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere. Decent prices. Would recommend!

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SimoneW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great service and food was really good, this was my 3rd time going there and enjoyed my meal each time

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TFields
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Burgers are great and service was great. I ordered onion rings as an appetizer and it was real small. It was the same thing with the fries. I will go back for the burgers. We also went up to the Speakeasy. I thought i understood the concept until I went up there. It was entertaining but I have questions.

FAQs

Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 681-4242.

Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce Cafe is rated 4.2 stars by 155 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.