GROUP DINING IN COLUMBUS, INDIANA
450 North Brewery at Simmons Winery
450 North Brewing Company is a brewpub with a full service restaurant. Different styles of beer, from a light wheat to a dark stout, are produced at the 10-barrel brewhouse. Buy a pint or a growler to take home. The brewery continues to expand its beer menu, and has recently begun offering their most popular brews in cans – available increasingly at Indiana retail outlets. Brick oven pizza is the featured item on the menu. You can also order salads, appetizers, sandwiches, pasta, and desserts.
Blackerby's Hangar 5 Restaurant
Dine and enjoy a superb view of Columbus Municipal Airport, which regularly has fly-ins and fly-overs from nearby military operations. Open seven days a week from 6:30 am until 2:00 pm. Right next door to the Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Some companies pride themselves on long-winded and complicated mission statements, but that’s just not our way. In fact, since the very first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® opened back in 1969 in Lebanon, Tennessee, we’ve kept things pretty simple. The way we see it, our mission is to please people. Nothing more. Nothing less. And if we do that, we have more than a fair chance of success. If everyone who walks in our front door gets a warm welcome and a good meal at a fair price. If they enjoy browsing through our old country store. If everyone who works with us or whom we do business with is treated fairly and with respect. If we do all those things, well, then we figure the business will take care of itself. And fortunately, so far, it has.
Simmons Winery & Nortonburg Wine Garden
Simmons Winery offers a wide variety of red, white, and blush wines, ranging from dry to sweet dessert wines. Vinifera, French-American hybrids, and native American grapes are used to produce the wines. They offer processing room tours and wine tasting. Visit the farm market during the summer and fall for fresh fruits and vegetables produced on the 115-year-old family farm. Call or check the website for special events throughout the year.