Soulshine Tavern & Kitchen

4.6
133 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 133 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BradW
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food with a neighborhood vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

JP
JillP
1 review
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
11 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
51 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 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.

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DawnE
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and wonderful LIVE music!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was so very friendly and he seemed to be the only server! Food was awesome, cool atmosphere. Will come back!

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CLBS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, great service, good food, tasty drinks

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JayJay
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

My wife and I reserved a table for Valentines Day Brunch. My poor review either reflects my bad taste or the food was simply bad. We both had uneasy stomachs all day following our visit to this establishment (no cramping just sour gurgling ickiness). I had the Skillet Scrambler (bland) and she had a special plate of potatoes cakes top with meat, poached eggs, and some other stuff. This place was cozy, clean, trendy, and sever was attentive.
So, bad taste or bad food? ...more reviews will tell.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Great food and service

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vipAndreaS
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with some friends for a casual dinner. Service was excellent. Will definitely go again.

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MikeC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, live music was awesome and Connie B - our server - was outstanding. It was a great night we look forward to repeating!

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isalx6
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent. The service attentive and energetic. Good selection of beer and cocktails. It seems like a friendly, low-key neighborhood place. We look forward to going back.

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mike
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food with matching service. What more could you want.

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Paige
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The aesthetic is very weird. You have nice seating but the workers and their attire completely fits a a diner type of place. It does not match the vibe of the restaurant itself. The table next to us had to send their food back and once ours came out they messed up a simple salad twice. Bacon was under cooked. We also ordered alcoholic drinks and was never asked for a refill.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!!! Good portion sizes! Service was friendly my only complaint is the kitchen was a bit slow, but it made us happy because they were busy!!!! : )

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve! The menu was amazing. Food was delicious. Atmosphere perfect. Service excellent. Could not have asked for anything more. Thank you.

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AlissaH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soulshine never disappoints! The food and service are fantastic and the drink selection is outstanding.

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LindaB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Social distancing was great. The waiter was extremely nice-cheerful! Food we ordered tasted extremely good! Drinks were perfectly mixed. The atmosphere was perfect for us-small groups of people, quiet, decorated wee!

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SusanB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable lunch in the patio on a warm Nov afternoon. Love this place!

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vipJoshH
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The drinks and appetizers were extremely good. The brunch scrambler was not as good as I would have hoped. I am not big on onions in my eggs and potatoes and would have asked them not to be in the meal but it wasn’t listed in the item description. The Cobb salad was solid and I wish they wouldn’t cut the biscuit in half and throw it on the flat top. It dried it out.

Will give them another chance because they have a great menu. They need to update it on Open table.

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vipBari4
Columbus
48 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our service associated with our waiter was impeccable. We all were very happy with that. However, the menu at the restaurant was so much more scaled down than the one online. So, at a restaurant known for their fresh fish, there was only one fish entree ( fish and chips) on the menu-not like the online menu! It was a very dark atmosphere, my husband thought his chicken wings were too small, and son thought his chicken Mac and cheese was just ok. My fish was kinda dry but my cole slaw and fries were delicious.

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vipJosh
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vippatrick
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I've been here several times and it has always been good. Went there last night for Burger Week. Great value and the waiter was very accommodating. I'm always surprised that their business isn't better. I guess it's off the beaten path but I would think that rather than waiting in line at Rusty Bucket you could come here and probably get seated pretty quick

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 133 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.