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DINING GUIDE FOR THE COLUMBUS, INDIANA AREA

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

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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

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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
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Pizza will hit the spot any time, any where, and there are some exceptional choices in Columbus
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Three microbreweries to visit, one named the best small brewpub in America! – plus, craft beer destinations

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DOWNTOWN DINING

BAKERY

BBQ

COFFEE

MICROBREWERIES

DELI,
DINER,
SANDWICH,
SOUP

ETHNIC – CHINESE, JAPANESE, THAI, VIETNAMESE

ETHNIC – MEXICAN

ETHNIC  – OTHER

BAR / GRILL 

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

PIZZA

SPECIALTY

SWEETS

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

New and remodeled dining options

Read Yelp reviews for Flavors of India – “Definitely worth a visit. The tandoori shrimp was excellent. Saag paneer was good, as was the shrimp curry. The service was slow because the kitchen was overwhelmed on a Friday evening, but it was worth the wait.”

Read Google reviews for Indiana Smokehouse – “Absolutely the BEST barbq place we’ve been to! The pulled pork and briskets are so tender! Staff is VERY polite and always make customers feel they are important.”
Read Google reviews for Big JTs BBQ – “JTs is amazing. Phenomenal food with a great staff. What more could you ask for? I’ve literally had everything on the menu. Not a single bite of any dish was anything less than amazing.”
Read Google reviews for Thai Connection – “Unbelievable! Drove to Columbus for some shopping and happened to park in front of Thai Connection. What a find, best Thai food and service we have ever had. Highly recommend…”
Read Google reviews for Blackerby’s Hanger 5 – “If you looking for a place that’s a bit different than the normal this is a great place to go. Nice modern theme and you can see planes take off and land while you eat – mostly small aircraft.”
Read Google reviews for TaColumbus – “This place is amazing. Got four tacos with chips and guacamole. Tacos were very substantial. Interior was bright and clean. Very friendly staff!”