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Zaffiro's Express 200 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus
Zaffiro's Express
Fast Food

Zaffiro's Express

200 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH 43235

Plenty of parking- impeccably clean, and the seats are really comfortable. 6 of us really enjoyed Doolittle. Adult beverage service is available and...

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Pat and Gracie's 138 Graceland Blvd, Columbus
Pat and Gracie's
American • $$

Pat and Gracie's

138 Graceland Blvd, Columbus, OH 43214

We ate here Saturday. The good was amazing!! I wish we would have found the place sooner. Even my daughter made the comment that usually you don’t find great...

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  • Superb502 Reviews4.8
El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant 2195 Riverside Dr, Columbus
El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

2195 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221

Great Mexican food! Been out of California now for about 5 years, and this was the best I've had since we moved from Southern California where the Mexican...

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  • Superb555 Reviews4.7
Fiesta Mariachi 1620 Georgesville Square Dr, Columbus
Fiesta Mariachi
Mexican • $$

Fiesta Mariachi

1620 Georgesville Square Dr, Columbus, OH 43228

This place has the most amazing food. You get your money's worth from the portion size alone. I'm a big fella and this is 2 meals for me for the...

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  • Superb458 Reviews4.8
Marcella's 1319 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus
Marcella's
Italian • $$

Marcella's

1319 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

The food was delicious as always. The tables were crowded together so we could hear every detail of the next table’s story. We went for Father’s Day and...

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  • Superb594 Reviews4.6
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill 8760 Sancus Blvd, Columbus
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Steak House • $$

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

8760 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, OH 43240

Service was excellent, food very good. Only issue was I order medium rare steak it was closer to medium-well, wife ordered medium it was medium well. Was still...

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  • Superb592 Reviews4.6
Five Guys 1539 Hilliard Rome Rd, Columbus
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $$

Five Guys

1539 Hilliard Rome Rd, Columbus, OH 43228

Shatttt Five Guys are expensive lmaooo. I ordered a little cheeseburger (i.e., 1 patty) ($7.29) w/ a little fry ($3.99), & a regular drink ($2.59). Total...

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  • Superb420 Reviews4.8
Molly Woo's Asian Bistro 1500 Polaris Pkwy #220, Columbus
Molly Woo's Asian Bistro
Chinese • $$

Molly Woo's Asian Bistro

1500 Polaris Pkwy #220, Columbus, OH 43240

Shrimp Pad Thai was excellent, and so was our fried Tofu. The sushi roll was a little small for the price, but still tasted great and was well made.Our server...

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  • Superb561 Reviews4.6
Smith Farm Market 3341 Winchester Pike, Columbus
Smith Farm Market
Barbeque • $$

Smith Farm Market

3341 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232

I love this place! It's fun to visit here on a weekend morning or afternoon when you have enough time to really look at everything they have. They sell...

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Marcella's 615 N High St, Columbus
Marcella's
Italian • $$

Marcella's

615 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

The happy hour is great here! The pizza were delicious and so were the drinks. The Tuscan limanata was my favorite drink, and the crispy potato or pepperoni...

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  • Superb414 Reviews4.6
Chi Thai Restaurant 5577 N Hamilton Rd, Columbus
Chi Thai Restaurant
Chinese

Chi Thai Restaurant

5577 N Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH 43230

Came here a few weeks ago about an hour before close, which I hated to do but had worked all day and someone recommended Chi Thai to me and we just had to go....

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  • Superb501 Reviews4.7
The Suisse Shop Bakery 2119 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus
The Suisse Shop Bakery
Cupcakes • $$

The Suisse Shop Bakery

2119 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

First time got a cake from here. We needed a cake to take to a friends house. I called the the bakery to make sure that they had a cake pre-made that I can...

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Lindey's 169 E Beck St, Columbus
Lindey's
Fine Dining • $$$

Lindey's

169 E Beck St, Columbus, OH 43206

We typically don’t go to too many “fancy” places but decided to go to Lindey’s for the first time to celebrate our anniversary and it was a fantastic...

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Mitchell's Ocean Club 4002 Easton Station, Columbus
Mitchell's Ocean Club
Seafood • $$$

Mitchell's Ocean Club

4002 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219

My former colleague and I have our annual tradition of hitting a steakhouse once a year to catch up. We've done this for almost 10 years and not just A...

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Local Cantina Brewery District 743 S High St, Columbus
Local Cantina Brewery District
Mexican • $$

Local Cantina Brewery District

743 S High St, Columbus, OH 43206

Every server everywhere should be Corey B. The food was great, the service was fantastic (fun, attentive, & fast). The tacos were delicious and the chips...

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  • Superb314 Reviews4.6
Wildflower Cafe 3420 Indianola Ave, Columbus
Wildflower Cafe
American • $

Wildflower Cafe

3420 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43214

Really amazing place and honesty the perfect staff. I think I found my favorite restaurant in Cbus (which is a very competitive food market). I really loved...

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  • Superb301 Reviews4.8
The Refectory Restaurant 1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus
The Refectory Restaurant
French • $$

The Refectory Restaurant

1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220

It's a great restaurant. I've only had better food a few times. If you've never eaten French cuisine It's worth a trip for the experience....

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  • Superb216 Reviews4.8
Scotty's Cafe 2980 E Broad St, Columbus
Scotty's Cafe
Breakfast • $

Scotty's Cafe

2980 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43209

Absolutely delightful breakfast/lunch experience!!!The food was so good, the hospitality & care even better‼️ Our 8 year old grandson Lincoln said that...

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  • Superb251 Reviews4.9
The Pearl 641 N High St, Columbus
The Pearl
American • $$

The Pearl

641 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Bartender was great, very friendly, (Shoutout to you, Kate!) and I can't recommend the grilled cheese sandwich enough. I will never look at any other...

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Valters at the Maennerchor 976 S High St, Columbus
Valters at the Maennerchor
German • $$

Valters at the Maennerchor

976 S High St, Columbus, OH 43206

It been a while since I went to a restaurant and was really shocked! Valter definitely did that with his menu and personal touch. Our whole table was filled...

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  • Superb236 Reviews4.7
Lola & Giuseppe's Trattoria 100 Granville St, Columbus
Lola & Giuseppe's Trattoria
Italian • $$

Lola & Giuseppe's Trattoria

100 Granville St, Columbus, OH 43230

Amazing,we have eaten here 3 times and all visits are great. The service is over the top. The food is HOMEMADE...they have a great small wine selection. Make...

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.7
Cap City Fine Diner and Bar 1299 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus
Cap City Fine Diner and Bar
Diner • $$

Cap City Fine Diner and Bar

1299 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212

We were a table of non meat eaters and the server said the special was shrimp and grits. We were not aware it had meat in it so we couldn’t eat it. Could of...

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South Village Grille 197 Thurman Ave, Columbus
South Village Grille
American • $$

South Village Grille

197 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206

This was my first time at The South Village Grill. I can’t believe I have never been there, it was such a great place. It has a chill local vibe and really...

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Forno Kitchen + Bar 721 N High St, Columbus
Forno Kitchen + Bar
New American • $$

Forno Kitchen + Bar

721 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

The hostess was rude and seemed to be bothered by us coming in and had trouble finding our reservation. After that everything was great! Our server was amazing...

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Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern 4109 N High St, Columbus
Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern
American • $

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

4109 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214

Most notable was the cook is obviously a pro, because everything on my plate was cooked precisely- the salmon excellent, beans not over or under-done......

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Hot Chicken Takeover 4198 Worth Ave, Columbus
Hot Chicken Takeover
American • $$

Hot Chicken Takeover

4198 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219

Had hot chicken thighs, perfectly done. Chicken was juicy and crispy on the outside. Their mastery of heat also shows through in the taste. The heat in the...

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  • Superb248 Reviews4.6
Northstar Cafe in the Short North 951 N High St, Columbus
Northstar Cafe in the Short North
American • $$

Northstar Cafe in the Short North

951 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

Chicken & Avocado sandwich + sweet potato fries was awesome! Draft Kombucha was wonderful too!I wanted to specially thank everyone at the cafe since I...

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Awadh India Restaurant 2584 Bethel Rd, Columbus
Awadh India Restaurant
Indian • $$

Awadh India Restaurant

2584 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220

I have lived in Columbus for two years now and I think that this is the best restaraunt in town . I could eat here everyday and not regret it at all . The food...

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Outback Steakhouse 6000 E Main St, Columbus
Outback Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

Outback Steakhouse

6000 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43213

Not bad but not super impressed. I ordered a filet that was not impressive. I expect to be wowed with a filet, and this did not have a wow factor. My wife...

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O'Reilly's Pub 2822 N High St, Columbus
O'Reilly's Pub
Brew Pubs • $$

O'Reilly's Pub

2822 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

Okay for real though, they've got the best burger in Columbus. Always the first bar I hit up when I'm in the Old North, because the beer is cheap and...

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  • Superb200 Reviews4.7

American Restaurants

American in Columbus
The Guild House 624 N High St, Columbus
The Guild House
American • $$

The Guild House

624 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

This is my favorite restaurant in Columbus and have been there many, many times.. This time, we went for father's day brunch and ordered the truffled eggs and...

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  • Superb281 Reviews4.4
First Watch 496 S High St, Columbus
First Watch
American • $

First Watch

496 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

This is my brunch go-to! It's so easy to find healthy, delicious options. We have never been disappointed. The downside to this is that they are ALWAYS...

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  • Superb294 Reviews4.6
Arch City Tavern 862 N High St, Columbus
Arch City Tavern
American • $$

Arch City Tavern

862 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

This is a great bar but truthfully like many others in the short North. Still very much worth going to. Good happy hour specials and quite a good beer...

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  • Superb208 Reviews4.6

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Columbus
The Pizza House 747 E Lincoln Ave, Columbus
The Pizza House
Pizza • $$

The Pizza House

747 E Lincoln Ave, Columbus, OH 43229

Pizza House is a Widdifield Family tradition!! We had it every Friday night as high school sweethearts and we eventually continued the tradition with our own...

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Kitchen Social 8954 Lyra Dr, Columbus
Kitchen Social
Pizza

Kitchen Social

8954 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH 43240

What a wonderful place. Our food was, again, amazing. And the service was equally as good. My daughter's order had an error, and the replacement order was...

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  • Superb214 Reviews4.8
Adriatico's New York Style Pizza 1618 Neil Ave, Columbus
Adriatico's New York Style Pizza
Pizza • $$

Adriatico's New York Style Pizza

1618 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

My favorite pizza/calzone place in Columbus, no question. Prices aren't the best but its worth it for the product which when getting takeout (I never had...

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  • Superb206 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Columbus
Los Agavez Taqueria 3166 N High St, Columbus
Los Agavez Taqueria
Mexican

Los Agavez Taqueria

3166 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

Extremely tasty Bria tacos. They only have these tacos Thursday -Saturday. Tacos are a bit messy, but not a big deal. Definitely will be back. Their horchata...

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Chile Verde 4852 Sawmill Rd, Columbus
Chile Verde
Mexican • $$

Chile Verde

4852 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235

I havent had new mexican food this good since i was living in NM eating dinner in my best friends kitchen. Staff are fantastic, food is amazing, you can feel...

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  • Superb193 Reviews4.4
Laguna Mexican Street Food & Ice Cream 1980 Hard Rd, Columbus
Laguna Mexican Street Food & Ice Cream
Mexican • $$

Laguna Mexican Street Food & Ice Cream

1980 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH 43235

I stumbled upon this small restaurant this evening knowing nothing about it, having not even seen its 4.8 rating. I could not have made a better decision. This...

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  • Superb125 Reviews4.7

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Columbus
Kai's Crab Boil 839 Bethel Rd, Columbus
Kai's Crab Boil
Seafood • $$

Kai's Crab Boil

839 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43214

got the fish & chips and a 1/2lb of OMG cajun shrimp. (pictured below after i ate like half the bag lmao) and boy they do NOT skimp on portions. my party...

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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Columbus 89 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Columbus
Seafood • $$$$

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Columbus

89 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215

Beautiful restaurant with fantastic service. Everything was prepared exquisitely. The staff were all very knowledgeable, friendly, and very nice. My wife and I...

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Polaris Grill 1835 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus
Polaris Grill
Seafood

Polaris Grill

1835 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

Marvelous anniversary dinner! Good wine,yummy flatbread appetizer & great tasting entrees. Good service & gave us a bottle of their house 55 salad...

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The 1126 Restaurant 1126 N High St, Columbus
The 1126 Restaurant
Sushi Bar • $$

The 1126 Restaurant

1126 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

The rolls were great! I was apprehensive at first since it's in the short north, but the prices were reasonable and the sushi was well made. The aged tofu...

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sushi ten 1159 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus
sushi ten
Sushi Bar • $$

sushi ten

1159 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220

I have purchased Sushi from this place 2 times this week - that is how good it is. I have never had sushi so FRESH!!! I am adding this to my new Favorites...

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Lemongrass Fusion Bistro 641 N High St, Columbus
Lemongrass Fusion Bistro
Sushi Bar • $$

Lemongrass Fusion Bistro

641 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Lemongrass was a fun time. The drinks got there quick as well as our food. We all got sushi which is so good. They also have food items other than sushi. A...

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  • Good267 Reviews4.1

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Columbus
The Thurman Cafe 183 Thurman Ave, Columbus
The Thurman Cafe
Hamburger • $$

The Thurman Cafe

183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206

Smaller location with limited seating but if you have time to wait for a table it’s worth every minute.And if you dare get the Thermanator it is AMAZING both...

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Flip Side Easton 3945 Easton Station, Columbus
Flip Side Easton
Hamburger • $$

Flip Side Easton

3945 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219

How is it that I was today years old before first eating here?! Such a delicious burger, excellent and prompt service, and for once more French fries than I...

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.3
Ringside Café 19 N Pearl St, Columbus
Ringside Café
Burgers • $$

Ringside Café

19 N Pearl St, Columbus, OH 43215

While in Columbus Ohio today. Tony and I opted to have lunch at Ringside Cafe located in an alley off third street downtown near Capital building.First of its...

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Indian Restaurants

Indian in Columbus
Cumin & Curry 4155 Morse Crossing, Columbus
Cumin & Curry
Indian • $$

Cumin & Curry

4155 Morse Crossing, Columbus, OH 43219

Excellent Indian restaurant with a good menu, fresh product and excellent service. The man with garlic is great and the chicken masala is too die for. Very...

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Rooh Columbus 685 N High St, Columbus
Rooh Columbus
Indian • $$$

Rooh Columbus

685 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

I liked it, the family loved it. I love all world cuisines (except maybe picked fish in cream), but for me, lots of world cuisines are just better...

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AAB India Restaurant 1470 Grandview Ave, Columbus
AAB India Restaurant
Indian • $$

AAB India Restaurant

1470 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Great food, went back for seconds and thirds. Jodi provided attentive service. We'll definitely come back when we are in Columbus again, and recommend to...

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Italian Restaurants

Italian in Columbus
Martini Modern Italian 445 N High St, Columbus
Martini Modern Italian
Italian • $$$

Martini Modern Italian

445 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

One of my favorite restaurants. I eat there everytime I am in Columbus, but my husband had never eaten there. Took him last night as part of his Father's Day...

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Z Cucina di Spirito 1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus
Z Cucina di Spirito
Italian • $$

Z Cucina di Spirito

1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Left Columbus a few years ago but we always make a reservation here any time we're back in town. Food is fantastic, service is great, Rick really cares...

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  • Superb242 Reviews4.5
Basi Italia 811 Highland St, Columbus
Basi Italia
Italian • $$$

Basi Italia

811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215

When we called ahead due to running late they were very accommodating and willing to adjust our reservation time. We sat at the bar and the bartender/waiter...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.8
Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood Columbus 1570 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus
Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood Columbus
Steak House • $$$

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood Columbus

1570 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

Skip to end for summary.I went with four stars instead of three because I am not wanting to bash this place because of the potential it has. That being said,...

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Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse 569 N High St, Columbus
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
Steak House • $$$

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

569 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

We went here for my fiancé’s birthday and it was incredible. They wished him happy birthday and left a card on the table signed by management.Our server...

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  • Good257 Reviews4.2
J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood Columbus 1 E Campus View Blvd, Columbus
J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood Columbus
Steak House • $$$

J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood Columbus

1 E Campus View Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235

I would rate a little higher than 4 but Google won't let me. The service was great, time to get food and food itself all excellent.One item on the order...

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Hot Chicken Takeover 4203 N High St, Columbus
Hot Chicken Takeover
Chicken • $$

Hot Chicken Takeover

4203 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214

Hot Chicken Takeover is an authentic and delicious take in Nashville style Hot Chicken. The food is delicious, the chicken is juicy and perfectly cooked, and...

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Hot Chicken Takeover 59 Spruce St, Columbus
Hot Chicken Takeover
Chicken • $$

Hot Chicken Takeover

59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215

My wife and I were driving through and stopped to check out this place. This is the best hot chicken we’ve had since visiting Nashville. Definitely a must...

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Carfagna's Kitchen 2025 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus
Carfagna's Kitchen
Chicken • $$

Carfagna's Kitchen

2025 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

Mixed feelings on this. I buy their sauce in the store all the time. Our waiter was superb. Food was okay. Ordered the eggplant parmesan and just seemed it was...

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  • Superb210 Reviews4.3