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The Walrus, Columbus, OH

The Walrus

4.3
4.3
93 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to The Walrus

Located on the corner of Main & 4th in Downtown Columbus, The Walrus offers a full menu of tasty comfort food, 30 beers on draft, a full bar & wine list, and a fun, lively atmosphere to enjoy with friends, family and colleagues. Grab lunch, watch a game on one of 24 big screen TVs, or come out for an evening of dinner & drinks and enjoy some of the best live music in the region! Open for lunch, dinner & late night, full service dining & carryout, seven days a week!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–2:30 am

  • Phone number

    (614) 817-1710

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 93 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • Columbus

    Late Night Find

  • Columbus

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Columbus

    Late Night Find

  • Columbus

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LD

    LauraD

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Average food. Incredibly loud
  2. L

    Lisa

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything! Food and service were both fantastic!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here a lot and we have never had a bad meal, beer or service. Big Rig, Maple Burger, short rib sliders and crab cake sliders are all a must try.
  4. DN

    DateNightDiner

    Raleigh

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Nice vibe here too.
  5. SV

    ShawnV

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and really good food, will definitely be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  7. RF

    RobertF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my time here . The food was excellent. The drinks were good and we got great service. I would definitely recommend The Walrus for a night out for food and drinks. I'll definitely be back because I love the Walrus fries 🍟.
  8. LP

    LisaP

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service! We will be back!
  9. MS

    MartyS

    Columbus

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. First time there. Got to sit just inside the window on a beautiful night. Prompt service, and excellent food and drinks. Will definitely be coming back!!!
  10. c

    chlo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SERVER WAS AMAZING! We will be back, food was also great.
  11. M

    Michael

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    My food was excellent.. The rest of the parties food was blah.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Candied bacon grilled cheese, a must try!
  13. CL

    CLDG

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    We made a reservation for before a big comedy show knowing downtown would be busy. When we arrived, about 5 minutes before our reservation time, we were told it would be at least 20 minutes before a table opened up. We were offered a table "next to the pool table", which we accepted because we had a show to get to. The table was shoved in a corner and the trim around the edge was hanging off. It was so close to the table next to it that we could hardly hear ourselves talk. We ordered our drinks and the wrong beer was brought out. It was corrected. When the second round of drinks were ordered, the wrong beer was brought to my husband. The short rib sliders were so dry that the meat was tough. The flavor was decent. We had heard SO many good things about this place and were so disappointed that our experience was so negative. We are unlikely to return given there are plenty of options nearby.
  14. VC

    VanessaC

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    I had really mixed feelings about this place. I came in on a recommendation from the host I am renting from. We were immediately told that there were no tables available without a reservation because they were full. After noticing the bar wasn’t the most comfortable option, I used open table to check how long the wait for a table would be. It had plenty of spots available, so I booked the 6:15p reservation at 6:07p then proceeded to show the hostess. At this point, she was able to magically find us a table, and we sat for dinner. The waitress was great, and the food was excellent and tasty. We ended up getting two apps and an entree, and several drinks. Though the end of service was nice, I still left the restaurant with a bad taste in my mouth.
  15. V

    Vicki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    This was my first visit there. Sat just inside at a high table. Wait staff very attentive and friendly. The drinks were good. I ordered the chicken salad croissant with sweet potato fries. The fries were fantastic and the dipping sauce yummy. The chicken salad was not to my liking. A little too heavy. It was ample in size, for sure. My companion got the cheeseburger, sans the cheese and loved it. I will definitely try it again.
  16. DJ

    DJvickindahouse

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Stopped to have a bite before going to see Wicked. Personally thought it was too loud. The music was blasting and people were then talking above it to one another. Gotta find that balance where it’s enjoyable for everywhere.
  17. LW

    LoriW

    Columbus

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love this place. Want to go back for Tuesday Trivia!
  18. SL

    SamanthaL

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere and great food!! Love when the weather cooperates so the doors can be open.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding. Was looking for a place we never tried and this popped up. And it was absolutely amazing. Must try and very affordable!
  20. S

    Simonekai

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent experience at the walrus! Booked a table for 12 for a birthday dinner and we were taken care of by Joey who was super attentive, friendly and funny! He helped us choose food that everyone enjoyed and made sure we were taken care of. The lobster mac and cheese, chicken nachos, and hot pastrami sandwiches were stand outs! We will definitely be back!
  21. PK

    PhilippeK

    Toronto

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decent patio in the financial district
  22. c

    cap1

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food great service slow
  23. NS

    NicoleS

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I'm the vegetarian of the group and was very happy with my options. I had the portobello mushroom fries which were amazing. Veggie burger was well a veggie burger, nothing good or bad. Next time I will get the sweet potato tacos!
  24. T

    Teri

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and wonderful service. I do think the place could use a good deep cleaning but overall nice place.
  25. KD

    KellyD

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Love the Walrus - will certainly come back. They could use some noise treatments or turn down the music feed a bit. It was impossible to talk across the table without yelling and I couldn't hear anything from the far end of our 6-person table.
  26. SD

    SteveD

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit BUT I will definitely return. The food, service and the time it took to serve the food was amazing! I have already recommended The Walrus to friends!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service were great. We were there celebrating a birthday and didn’t realize it was trivia night so it was extremely loud inside and we couldn’t hear each other when talking to one another. That was my fault for not double checking activities going on that night. It was overall a good place to eat and we really liked our waitress.
  28. L

    Lauren

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The Walrus has a fun vibe and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive to our group of eight. The food was good.
  29. BD

    BethD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice selection, great services, portion sizes were nice - not too big!
  30. MS

    MikeS

    Columbus

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was pretty good, drinks were good but man was it loud. Hard to have a conversation with our table.
  31. SM

    SteveM

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Birthday celebration
  32. GH

    GraceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place! Good quality food and a fun atmosphere.
  33. TA

    ToddA

    Columbus

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    First time - interesting place. Good staff, beer and decent food. I had the hot pastrami which was very good. My wife had the short rib sliders - just okay. We started with calamari which was less than perfect. We will go back to try some of the other items - it was busy and people all appeared happy and enjoying their food, so give it a try - it is likely you will find something you will like.
  34. RF

    ReeF

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time actually spending a day in Columbus and decided to try the Walrus. Went for an early dinner, 5:00pm, and really enjoyed ourselves. Our waitress was great and recommended items once we told our preferences. We started with the pretzel, which was soft and delicious. Then had the lobster pierogies that were spectacular. We followed up with tacos for our main course, as it was taco tuesday, and shared a lobster roll. All we would highly recommend!
  35. c

    christiner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such great service and food!
  36. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and menu were awesome! Service was a little slow but everyone was super friendly. Just don't be in a hurry and you'll have a great time!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The music was so loud that our ears physically hurt. Have never been in a bar/restaurant where the music was this loud. The food was pretty good, but we couldn’t even hear each other talk at all. Have been here before and it was a normal noise level for a bar/restaurant, so I don’t know what was happening that night, but it was kinda miserable.
  38. BJ

    BrendaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff we encountered were so friendly and very patient, awesome! We were there for a birthday party, the food was exactly as it states on the menu and I loved the selection. I am a vegetarian and found a lot of things that I could have.
  39. SF

    ScottF

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great atmosphere and delicous food. Highly recommend the lobster Mac and cheese!!
  40. BG

    BobG

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Servier was quick and efficient. The hostess let us know that it was trivia night and would get noisy. The server was fast and efficient. Our dinner was prompt to the table and was tasty—A delightful evening.

FAQs

The Walrus is rated 4.3 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Walrus

143 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215-5370

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–2:30 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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