dining al fresco in downtown Columbus, Indiana

DINING GUIDE FOR THE COLUMBUS, INDIANA AREA

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Food critics and bloggers post their suggestions for places to try in Columbus

bakery
A dozen ways to get your morning pastry and a strong cup of coffee

Discover your new favorite coffee shop in the small metropolis of Columbus

ice-cream-sundaes
Columbus has the #1 destination in the state for ice cream, and many other great choices
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Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and still more to choose from
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Sometimes a local diner or a favorite deli is all that will do – we’ve got you covered.
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Ahh, the aroma, the flavors, the atmosphere – let’s go!
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You will find more than a dozen bars and grills to choose from in Columbus
pizza
Pizza will hit the spot any time, any where, and there are some exceptional choices in Columbus
Craft beer
Three microbreweries to visit, one named the best small brewpub in America! – plus, craft beer destinations

Suggested Stops

Newest restaurant options in Columbus

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DOWNTOWN DINING

BAKERY

BAR / GRILL 

BBQ

Beer / Wine

COFFEE / TEA

CAFE, DELI,
DINER

HOTELS

  • The Garden Grille & Bar, Hilton Garden Inn, Exit 76, I-65 & US 31; 12210 N Executive Drive, 812-526-8600
  • Gallery Bar & Grill, Hotel Indigo, 400 Brown St, 812-375-9100

ICE CREAM, ETC.

INTERNATIONAL- CHINESE, JAPANESE, THAI, VIETNAMESE

INTERNATIONAL – OTHER

MEXICAN

PIZZA

SPECIALTY

SWEETS,
SNACKS

TRADITIONAL,
HOMESTYLE

CHAINS

  • Applebee’s, 1900 E 25th St, 812-372-4381
  • Applebee’s, 11860 N US 31, Edinburgh, 812-526-2376
  • Arni’s, 2765 Brentwood Dr, 812-375-2700
  • Bob Evans, 221 Carrie Lane, 812-378-0442
  • Chili’s, 1079 N National Rd, 812-348-7596
  • Chipotle, 2260 National Road, 812-375-0785
  • Cracker Barrel, 11701 N US 31, Edinburgh, 812-526-7968
  • Culver’s, 90 Johnson Blvd., 812-799-0036
  • Five Guys, 1675 N National Road, 703-339-9500
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard, 3660 Jonathan Moore Pike, 812-799-0509
  • IHop, 54 Johnson Boulevard, 812-348-2690
  • Johnny Carino’s, 870 Creekview Dr, 812-372-2266
  • McAlister’s Deli, 2025 W Jonathan Moore Pike, 812-657-8501
  • Montana Mike’s, 3720 Market Place Dr, 812-526-6600
  • Max & Erma’s, 12105 Exec. Dr, Edinburgh, 812-526-6250
  • Noodles & Co., 3200 Columbus Center, 812-307-4664
  • Panera Bread, 3056 Columbus Center, 812-375-9421
  • Red Lobster, 2000 25th St, 812-375-1733
  • Ruby Tuesday, 3715 W Market Pl, Edinburgh, 812-526-5311
  • Sirloin Stockade, 3114 N National Rd, 812-378-3867
  • Steak ‘n’ Shake, 2775 Herman Darlage Dr, 812-378-5838
  • Texas Roadhouse, 2780 Merchant Mile, 812-378-4632
  • Waffle House, 2665 Jonathan Moore Pike, 812-375-0304
  • Waffle House, 10220 N US 31, Taylorsville, 812-526-5201
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