The Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus is located in the historic Clock Restaurant. Here you will find twelve hand-crafted beers on tap, a full bar, plus a delicious menu to choose from. After a scrumptious meal, challenge a friend to pool or darts all while enjoying the best beer in town.
Your palate will sing with delight as you sit down to have a hearty meal with the perfect beer pairing. The Columbus Brewing Company pride themselves for their seven hand-crafted beers which go along side any of their unique menu items, including wood-fired pizzas. The brewery affords ample parking and accommodations are available for large parties.
Situated in Columbus's historic Brewery district, in a former 19th century Bavarian Brewery building, the minute you walk in you will notice the awards on the wall honoring the accomplished Chef Handke. As one of America's most acclaimed chefs, his culinary genius is carried on and served to your table. Your taste buds will thank you for such items as pan-seared scallops in a vegetable vinaigrette. One bite of the decadent chocolate souffle for dessert will make you add Handke's Cuisine to your list of favorites.
Finally, a restaurant that not only features a mouth watering menu, but one that upholds a philosophy that encourages a healthy and environmentally conscious America. Ted's Montana Grill uses recycled paper for its menus, cups made from cornstarch, paper straws, and other biodegradable items. Co-founder and environmentalist, Ted Turner opened the first restaurant in Columbus, and has since continued to expand throughout the U.S. This classic-authentic American grill features comfort food such as world famous burgers, chicken, and steak.
For a taste of the bayou right outside downtown Columbus, Creole Kitchen is the place to be. For starters, there are more than half a dozen Po' Boy sandwiches on their menu, from catfish or oyster to blackened steak and a real Muffuletta, any one of which will leave you full for a week. If that ain't enough, there's a whole list of proper entrees as well, including simple classics like red beans and rice or seafood jambalaya, and the house specialty is crawish etouffe. There's andouille everywhere, and you can even get fried gator! Note that Creole Kitchen is take-out only (save for the Chef's Table which must be reserved in advance), so be ready to truck your order to a nearby park for a picnic. See website for menu, catering info and more.
This restaurant/wine room, run by Chef Alana Shock, is located three blocks from Ohio State University. It serves scrumptious American cuisine with an experimental twist, and the menu changes every day. The summer fare makes use of cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, squash, and chicken, while the winter cuisine features tubers, lamb and oxtail. Wine is the other main reason why people head here, and the staff will help you choose a smart food-wine pairing. Vegetarians are taken care of too. Catering services are available.
This locally owned restaurant features live music throughout the week and stays open late; Gooeyz is a laid back casual eatery with amazing high stacked melt sandwiches. With an entire menu dedicated to gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, this establishment has garnered a cult like following, with flocks of people coming to enjoy the specials throughout the week. Options for baked potato instead of bread, half size orders, and gooey cheese make this place one of a kind!
Right across from a university in central Ohio, one would not expect to find a seafood shack straight outta Ft. Lauderdale, Flordia. Nevertheless, Ugly Tuna Saloona persists. Located right across from the Ohio State University, the place is a double shot of Floridian fun right down your gullet. The menu consists of fish done a ton of ways, from raw shellfish and steamed pots, to grilled mahi and fried crab cakes. The house's namesake swimmer -- tuna -- can be served sandwich-style, taco-style, seared with ginger, or grilled and jerked. A number of non-seafood options are available to appease the squeamish (or allergic), ranging from burgers and sandwiches to steaks and salads. In terms of atmosphere, the Tuna is a party all the time.
Ethiopian cuisine, by virtue of its spicy nature and family-style preparations, makes for some of the best social dining experiences known to mankind. Parties gather round a smallish table, drinking beer and enjoying one another's company. When dinner is served, it is truly an occasion. One colossal dinner plate is placed on the table, on it a patchwork of different curries and stews. Diners use a spongy, pancake-like bread to scoop up bites of goodness, and being that everything's on a communal platter, it's always a race to the finish. Blue Nile is the University area's flagship outpost for Ethiopian, so if an experience like this is what you crave, make your way over. See website for menu and more.
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