Soulshine Tavern & Kitchen

4.6
152 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Soulshine draws inspiration from the 1994 Allman Brothers song of the same name. Our goal is to create a warm, comfortable, authentic neighborhood watering hole that has “Local Flavor” running through all that we do. Combine a Chef driven menu of comforting but unique classics, thoughtful service, a relaxing atmosphere and live music - pull up a chair and stay awhile!



Upscale American fare, local craft drinks & live music
Great food while tapping into the best craft beers and spirits that Ohio has to offer alongside live, local musicians.
What 152 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SaraM
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Pretty loud but it was peak dinner time on a Friday night. Would recommend

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LarryN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and have a drink. Food was very good

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CindyF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Book Club ladies and I met on the patio last evening and it was absolutely perfect! Our server was attentive and friendly. The happy hour specials (sliders, pimento cheese and drinks) were all amazing! We were not rushed and able to enjoy a fun girls conversation and evening. Highly recommend!

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BarbaraB
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and atmosphere. Live entertainment! Mac n cheese and deviled eggs are great.

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vipMizhiz
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful meal at Soulshine! Excellent service by Kareem, also. The noise level is high and it was difficult for conversation, but we managed. I'll be back for sure for the food!

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Allie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service, even with a reduced staff. The food was delish.

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MikeM
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The young gal who served us was outstanding. Ill go again.

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WilliamG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great menu offerings, waiter was exceptional, and food was delicious. We plan on eating there again soon.

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KristenC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location for a girls night out. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food and drinks were great. There was even live music on the patio.

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KarenK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty and our server was very nice and attentive!

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RebekahR
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic as always, and we thoroughly enjoyed the Walleye dinner!

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KathleenMichael82
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with a very large party and we accommodated easily! Our server was wonderful! Thank you for a great experience!

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vipLabLoverLaura
Columbus
57 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great last minute date night when my husband’s flight got canceled til morning. Couple of Coronas. Couple of glasses of Malbec. Chicken wings and devil eggs. We were all set! Staff was fantastic and very attentive. Great food. Great experience as always. We will be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. ATE ON THE OUTSIDE PATIO WAS CLEAN AND FOOD WAS DELICIOUS!!

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Mike
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Drinks and food were good. Didn’t understand or agree with the brunch only menu from open to close, 3:00pm

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had some good meals here in the past but this time the service was terrible, food was very average and the cocktails were small, watered down and way overpriced…

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vipLovetoEatYummyFood
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

This was our first visit. The positive is the patio. However it would be nice if every table had a umbrella. Our table had the hole for one but no umbrella so we sat in the sun. Overall the downfall of Soulshine is the food and service. I can live with bad service but I cannot live with bad food. The chicken was dry -- i could not even eat it, the cheese dip from the pretzel app was congealed and oily, the cheese grits has cheese but lacked flavor. Same for the Mac& Cheese. Our server was adequate. She did her job but I felt like we were a bother. All in all since the cost of the meal was not inexpensive I don't foresee going back. This first experience was bad enough to not give it a second try.

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eateninbetterplaces
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really good food and lively atmosphere. It is a bit noisy when the place is full.

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BradW
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food with a neighborhood vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

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JillP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live guitarist on the patio was great! Also felt the food and service were great as well. We will be back!

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TobyS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Food was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers! Love it! Will definitely go again!

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eateninbetterplaces
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Loved the patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Our waiter was so friendly and fun and the food was outstanding. Totally recommend the Buffalo chicken appetizer and the salmon dinner. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall we had a great experience! The server was very attentive and the food was perfect! Everyone had something different and exceptional to chose from!

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Al33
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Karim and Stephanie both took great care of our table of six. Karim was outstanding in explaining the nightly special of Walleye over risotto which was artfully prepared. The cocktail menu had several signature drinks. Overall we had a great time. The food was great and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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NickC
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on mother day the place was packed, the staff was excellent, the food was very good, the set up was very nice. not too big or too small. our waiter was awesome. we also had desert and it was very good, location of the place was very convenient. We plan on going again very soon

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lawyerbyday
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was outstanding. So courteous, positive, and friendly. He was the best part. On the downside, one dish wasn’t as warm as it should’ve been, but overall the food was tasty and portion controlled sizes were adequate. The ambiance was more casual than I think the quality of the food was trying to be, but overall we liked it and would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 4 year anniversary and it did not disappoint!
We got the pretzel bites, Thai chili wings, Buffalo chicken dip and short rib entree! Our ONLY issue, if you will, was the short ribs were half fat so we didn’t get to enjoy the whole dish.
Our serve was the sweet man who was so complimentary and kind! He worked all the tables but we never once felt ignored for forgot about.
I had the Irish Moscow Mule and the blueberry one and they were soooo yummmy!!
We can’t wait to go back!

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Brittany
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience at Soulshine. The food is always delicious; great quality ingredients. The service is always excellent as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Having Kareem as our server was an absolute pleasure. His energy and enthusiasm are unmatched. The food was spot on for the price point. A hidden gem in the New Albany area. This was our first visit and we will be back!

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RobertJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Server provided very good menu recommendations which proved to be one of the high points of the evening. The final high point was the dessert a warmed brownie topped with French vanilla bean ice cream. That dessert took that exceptional meal over the top. I’m returning soon to order the fish and chips another signature meal of SoulShine like the short ribs. SoulShine is one of New Albany’s best kept secrets.

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ReneeM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my husband and I went out in over a year. It was a great experience.

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vipLabLoverLaura
Columbus
57 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of our tried and true places. Stopped in Friday Night. Grilled chicken sandwich with fries. My husband got the blackened chicken Alfredo LORD was that amazing! We get two diff entrees and share so I can confirm it was amazing. :). Even if you think there may be nothing special about a grilled chicken sandwich, Soulshine did an exceptional job. Loved it.

Couple of Bourbons. Two glasses of Malbec. We snagged a spot at the bar impromptu - it seems everyone is getting out more and more - spring break, vaccines, etc. Landed a high top table via reservation. Showed up and asked for a spot at the bar - done.

The staff is super great. Very personable from the host to the bartenders. Funny. My parents are moving from one assisted living to another and their new place is right across the street.

Oh darn.

OH need to add how we landed on returning - Open Table App. All the spots at Easton were JAMMED for our impromptu dinner out. Opened the app - nearest available table? Saved and off we went back to where we belong. Soulshine Tavern.

Looks like this is our new neighborhood spot :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent and the service was great! They have a great small menu with a good drink selection as well. Felt very safe with Covid protocols.

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Kristen
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cute place, nice to see some live music after a long Covid break. Great service, very mediocre food.

DE
DawnE
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and wonderful LIVE music!

FAQs

Soulshine Tavern & Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 450-1298.

Soulshine Tavern & Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 152 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.