OSU campus area restaurants

Restaurants near the Ohio State University campus; compiled by Columbus Monthly.

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Adriatico’s265 W 11th Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
421-2300. Serving pizza, subs and salads. Beer. Items: $5-$30. Big-screen TV. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adriaticos-Pizza/155527201133042
Alana’s2333 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202
294-6783. Un-classical French cuisine featuring local and organic food; daily changing menu with cross-cultural influences. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $16-$35. Outdoor dining. Open for dinner Wed-Sat; closed Sun-Tue. Reservations suggested. Checks, AE, DC, DS, MC, V.http://alanas.com/
Apollo’s Restaurant & Spirits1758 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
294-4006. Quick-service Greek and American cuisine; specialties include gyros, steak sandwich and Buffalo wings. Liquor; small wine list; beer. Dinners: $3-$11. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.
Bento Go Go1728 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
298-8817. Asian food; specialties include sushi deluxe, mango chicken bento, veggie bento, stir-fry and vegetarian options. Liquor; sake; bar. Outdoor dining. Weekly deejays. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. MC, V.
Bernie’s Bagels1896 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
291-3448. Deli restaurant featuring deli sandwiches, bagels, housemade soups, vegetarian choices and breakfast any time. Liquor; small wine list; extensive imported beer list; bar. Lunches: $6-$8. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Live entertainment nightly including jazz, rock, college radio and alternative rock. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. MC, V.http://cringe.com/bs/bernies.htm
The Big Bar and Grill1716 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
294-1800. Authentic Southern-style barbecue; specialties include chopped brisket, smoked wings and Big Bar-BQ Nachos. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Items: $4-$9. Outdoor dining expected soon. Open 4 pm-2:30 am Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.thebigbar.net/
Bistro 21102110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210
247-2110. Modern American cuisine in the Blackwell Inn; seasonal menu; specialties include housemade breads and desserts. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $11-$23. Children’s menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sat-Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.theblackwell.com/page/dining
Blue Danube2439 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202
261-9308. Home-cooked meals featuring Greek food, vegetarian items and typical diner fare. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$12. Children’s portions. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sat-Sun. AE, CB, DC, DS, MC, V.http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Danube-Restaurant/184531744920754
Blue Nile2361 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202
421-2323. Ethiopian cuisine; specialties include chicken, beef, lamb and vegetarian specials; daily lunch buffet. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $8-$14. Children’s portions. Open for lunch and dinner Tue-Sun, brunch Sat-Sun; closed Mon. Reservations accepted. Checks, AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.bluenilecolumbus.com/
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar2151 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
291-2362. Restaurant and sports bar with full menu featuring salads, appetizers, wraps, burgers and specializing in NY-style wings in 14 signature sauces and four seasonings. Liquor; small wine list; large draft beer selection; bar. Dinners: average $5-$12. Children’s menu. Free Wi-Fi. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, CB, DC, DS, MC, V.
Cafe Bella2593 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202
267-1998. Housemade Italian-fusion cuisine; European-style cafe featuring daily specials with no set menu; gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Entrees: $7-$15. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Occasional live music. Open for lunch Tue-Fri, dinner Tue-Sat, brunch Sat-Sun; open 24 hours Thu-Sat; closed Mon. Reservations suggested. DS, MC, V.http://www.cafebellacolumbus.com/
Cazuela’s Grill Mexican Restaurant2247 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
884-0755. Mexican cuisine; specialties include mucho macho burritos, Cazuela’s tequila cocktail, quesadillas and fajitas. Liquor. Lunches: average $5. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.cazuelasgrillrestaurant.com/
Chipotle1726 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
291-0274. Quick-service restaurant serving fresh, made-to-order gourmet burritos and tacos; specialties include barbacoa, fajita burritos and steak burritos. Domestic and Mexican beer; margaritas. Items: under $7. Children’s portions. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.chipotle.com/en-US/Default.aspx?type=default
Coach’s Club Café2400 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
292-2918. Lunch buffet: $9.75 (includes salad bar, entrees and vegetarian options). Liquor; small wine list; bar. Open Mon-Fri 7 am-7 pm; closed Sat-Sun. Game day buffet before home OSU football games. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.fawcettcenter.com/page/coachs-club-cafe/
Commonwealth Sandwich Bar1437 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
429-3195. Gourmet, artisan sandwiches featuring the Urban Cowboy sandwich, Into the Woods sandwich, fresh-cut fries and in-house cured meats. Sandwiches: $5-$9.50. Outdoor dining coming soon. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.commonwealthsandwichbar.com/Home_Page.html
Diaspora2118 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
458-1141. Oriental and traditional Korean food. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat, Sun 1-8 pm. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.eatatdiaspora.com/
Eddie George’s Grille 271636 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
421-2727. Sports-themed restaurant in South Campus Gateway; specialties include barbecued ribs, macaroni and cheese, sandwiches, salads and daily specials. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Entrees: $9-$19. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Big-screen TVs. Occasional live music in summer. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.eddiegeorgesgrille27.com/
Fito’s1644 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
299-2066. Specialties include Peruvian rotisserie chicken and fried pork sandwiches. Items: $6-$10. Open for lunch and dinner Tue-Sun; closed Mon. Checks, MC, V.
Gooeyz1554 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
824-1731. Gourmet grilled cheese in South Campus Gateway; specialties include the Bayouie Gooeyz, Buffalouie Gooeyz and the Value Gooeyz. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Sandwiches: $4-$8. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Deejay Fri eve and live bands Thu and Sat eve. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.gooeyz.com/
Hang Over Easy1646 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
586-0070. Breakfast served all day; featuring omelets, stuffed French toast and pancakes. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Meals: $6-$8. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days, dinner Mon-Fri, brunch Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.hangovereasy.com/
Heirloom1871 N High St
Columbus, OH 43210
292-2233. Café in the Wexner Center featuring creatively prepared seasonal ingredients; menu includes breakfast items, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees and baked goods. Items: $3-$13. Free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm; closed Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V.http://www.wexarts.org/info/cafe/
Hounddog’s2657 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202
261-4686. American and Italian food; specialties include pizza, subs, appetizers and desserts. Liquor; small wine list. Dinners: $5-$10. Open 7 days: 24 hours. AE, DS, MC, V.http://hounddogspizza.com/
Jack & Benny’s2563 N High St
Columbus, OH 43214
263-0242. American cuisine; specialties include traditional breakfast items and sandwiches. Items: $1-$7. Children’s menu. Open for breakfast 7 days, lunch Mon-Fri. DS, MC, V.http://jackandbennys.com/
Johnny Oak’s Po Boy & Shrimp2348 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
732-4891. Quick-service Cajun food; specialties include po’boy sandwich, numerous shrimp dishes and stimulus packages. Items: $4-$8. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.
Joy’s Village2060 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
297-7723. Chinese restaurant; specialties include dim sum and chicken and beef dishes. Dinners: average $5-$6. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. DS, MC, V.
Mad Mex1542 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
586-4007. California fresh Mexican cuisine in South Campus Gateway; specialties include spicy spinach burrito, red bean turkey chili, Dance Marathon Enchilada and an extensive vegan and vegetarian selection. Liquor; small wine list; 30 beers on tap; extensive tequila menu; bar. Entrees: $7-$14. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.madmex.com/choose.html
Mama’s Pasta & Brew23 Campus Place
Columbus, OH 43201
299-7724. Serving pasta, pizza and subs; specialties include lasagna and spaghetti. Liquor; bar. Dinners: $5-$7. Darts. Open during summer for lunch Fri, dinner Mon-Sat; during school year lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. DS, MC, V.http://www.mamaspastaandbrew.com/
Martini Shot Bistro1550 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
545-2258. Casual deli in South Campus Gateway featuring fresh-baked pizza, sushi, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and 20 beers on draft. Liquor; small wine list; microbrews. Items: average $5-$7. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, MC, V.http://gatewayfilmcenter.com/martini_shot_bistro.php
Martini Shot Bistro1550 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
545-2258. Casual deli in South Campus Gateway featuring fresh-baked pizza, sushi, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and 20 beers on draft. Liquor; small wine list; microbrews. Items: average $5-$7. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, MC, V.http://gatewayfilmcenter.com/martini_shot_bistro.php
Noodles & Company2124 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
453-1095. Global cuisine featuring Asian-, Mediterranean- and American-inspired noodle dishes, sandwiches, soups and salads. Small wine list; beer. Meals: average $6-$7. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.noodles.com
Number 1 Chinese Restaurant2036 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
299-1694. Chinese cuisine; specialties include sesame chicken, chicken broccoli, home-style bean curd, sweet-and-sour chicken and Hunan beef. Dinners: $5-$7. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. DS, MC, V.
Panera Bread1619 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
297-6800. Bakery-cafe in South Campus Gateway featuring specialty breads, specialty drinks, pastries, made-to-order sandwiches and fresh salads. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.panerabread.com/
Sage American Bistro2653 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202
267-7243. American contemporary cuisine; specialties include seasonally changing menu: steaks, chops, seafood and spectacular cocktail creations. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $15-$25. Children’s portions. Open for lunch Tue-Fri 11 am-2 pm and dinner Tue-Sat, brunch Sun; closed Mon. Reservations suggested. AE, MC, V.http://sageamericanbistro.com/
Sloopy’s Diner1739 N High St
Columbus, OH 43210
292-7000. Diner in the Ohio Union featuring burgers, breakfast and other diner fare. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $4.50-$8.50. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open 6 am-2 am 7 days during the school year and 7 am-2 pm 7 days in summer. Reservations accepted. DS, MC, V.http://ohiounion.osu.edu/dine_and_shop/sloopys
Taj Mahal2321 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202
299-7990. Northern Indian cuisine; specialties include tandoori chicken, chicken makhani, biryani, lamb rogan josh and lunch buffet Tue-Sun. Liquor; moderate wine and beer list; bar. Lunch buffet: $8.99. Dinner specials on weekend. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Live jazz, open mic and karaoke. Open for lunch Tue-Sun and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.tajmahalcolumbus.com/
The Thirsty Scholar2201 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
298-9805. Featuring Thirsty burgers and fresh-cut fries. Liquor; bar. Items: $6 and under. Karaoke Mon eve. Open for dinner Mon-Sat in summer; open for lunch at 3 pm Mon-Fri during school year; closed Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Thirsty-Scholar/108082639233012
Tommy’s Pizza174 W Lane Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
294-4669. Italian and American food; specialties include pizza, subs and spaghetti dinners. Small wine list; draft beer. Dinners: $7-$11. Children’s portions. Open for lunch Mon-Sat, dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted weekdays. MC, V.http://tommyspizza.com/
Ugly Tuna Saloona1546 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
297-8862. Ultra-casual Florida seafood grill in South Campus Gateway; specialties include ginger-seared tuna, mahi, burgers and chargrilled chicken with black beans and rice. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Entrees: $5-$12. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Live bands, karaoke and deejays nightly. Open for lunch Fri-Sun and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.uglytunasaloona.com/
Varsity Club278 W Lane Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
299-6269. American food with daily luncheon specials; specialties include pizza, julienne salad, hamburgers and subs. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $5-$15. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.http://www.myvarsityclub.com/
Weenies1644 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
754-1427. Specialties include classic hot dogs, homemade hot chips with blue cheese and bacon, sweet potato fries, homemade chili and grilled PB&J. Items: average $5. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.
Woody’s Tavern1739 N High St
Columbus, OH 43210
292-9239. Bar fare in the Ohio Union; featuring pizza and wings. Complete wine list; beer. Dinners: $3-$8. Occasional live entertainment. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. DS, MC, V.http://ohiounion.osu.edu/dine_and_shop/woodys
Yau’s Chinese Bistro1493 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
299-1272. Cantonese and Szechwan dishes; specialties include spicy pork chop, spicy chicken wings, chao gui dew and vegetarian dishes. Dinners: $5-$10. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. MC, V.http://yauschinesebistro.com/
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