Columbus’ Top Eats

Columbus is home to many locally-owned restaurants. Each serving up signature dishes and one-of-a-kind flavors. Diners can explore the world’s cuisines right here in Indiana. Pizza, pasta, sushi, curry, burgers, salads, tacos… The list goes on and on. There’s a culinary journey to be taken around every corner.

Henry Social Club

This culinary gem is known for its selection of large and small plates. Steaks, homemade bread, pasta and salads are always on the menu. But, you never know what new dish will make an appearance. The dishes are expertly paired with hand-crafted cocktails made with fine spirits and a lot of creativity.

4th Street Bar and Grill

The local favorite serves up delicious pub grub with a creative flair and friendly smile. The fresh ground burgers are tucked in between a bakery fresh bun and served with hand-cut fries. The signature 4th Street burger, topped with smoked bacon, sautéed mushrooms and cheese, is a must-try. Be sure to ask bartenders Brian and Stacey for their drink recommendations.

Fresh Take Kitchen

It’s the perfect option for a filling and delicious lunch. And, for an added bonus, it’s all fresh and healthy. Farm-fresh produce is delivered, then chopped up into bright salads, grain bowls, and delightful pasta dishes daily. The Green Goddess Spring Salad and Bacon Mushroom Alfredo Pasta are great choices. But, if that’s not quite your taste, you can build your own salad or pasta.

Tre Bicchieri

The cozy eatery offers traditional Italian food with an inventive twist. Inspired by the time-honored Italian classics, the chefs at Tre Bicchieri infuse the latest culinary trends into each dish. The Penne Amatriciana, made with pancetta, caramelized onions, chilies, smoked tomato sauce and pecorino romano, is one of those new, yet familiar dishes.

Columbus Bar

This joint holds a special place as Columbus’ oldest bar and Indiana’s first brewery since Prohibition. Indulge in the go-to classic, Columbus Tenderloin. The juicy pork loin is tenderized then grilled or fried to perfection and topped with all the fixings. Wash it down with an ice cold beer from their extensive list.

Upland Columbus Pump House

Step into this landmark building for a laidback, yet elevated craft beer experience. People flock to dine on the patio during warm weather to take in the views overlooking the river. A pub favorite is the Pulled Local Pork, made with house-smoked pork from a local farm dressed in BBQ, pickle chips and red onion on a toasted bun. With over 30 beers on tap, you’ll just have to try a flight.

El Rincon de las Delicias

Locals love this healthy, authentic take on Mexican cuisine. The daily specials mean something different to try every day. The Chorizo con Papas and Al Vapor tacos are always savory and delicious. But, what keeps diners coming back is the refreshing agua frescas and Fresa con Crema Dulce, a dessert with sweet cream and strawberries.

Rindo

If you’ve never tried authentic Japanese food, this is the place. Stop by for a traditional and authentic bento box lunch, with rice, salad, miso soup and teriyaki beef. Be sure to order the house Rindo Roll from the sushi bar. Every dish is artfully plated, looking almost too good to eat.

Zwanzigz

Pizza gets even tastier at this restaurant and brewery. You can build your own pizza, but the specialty recipes are something truly amazing. The Lasagna Pizza oozes with layers of ricotta, provolone, mozzarella and white cheddar cheeses, and sprinkled with Italian sausage and the secret recipe tomato sauce. Choose from a selection of 22 craft beers and sodas all brewed onsite.

Apna Kitchen

The lunch buffet offers diners an opportunity to try a variety of flavorful and authentic Indian dishes. Chicken Tikka Masala, a curry, and Gobi Manchurian, fried cauliflower, are perfect dishes for those new to Indian cuisine. Once you’ve had the Garlic Naan, you’ll never stop craving it.

Just like the amazing art and architecture in Columbus, there’s many more exciting restaurants and dishes hiding in plain sight. The incredible eats are easily worth the foodie trip.