Food & Drink in Bexley

$8.50 for $20 Worth of Thai Cuisine at Basil Restaurant

Basil Restaurant

Short North

Diners feast on authentic Thai dishes beneath a glittering chandelier in a former antique shop

$20 $8.50

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$25 for Two Holiday Gift Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Spaghetti Warehouse ($40 Total Value)

Spaghetti Warehouse

Multiple Locations

Give the holiday gift of hand-rolled meatballs, lasagna, and chicken parmigiana at historical warehouse restaurants brimming with antiques

$20 $12.50

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Afternoon Tea Experience for Two or Four With Optional Mimosas at Mozart's Cafe (Up to 41% Off)

Mozart's Cafe

CLINTONVILLE

Café with accolades from Columbus Alive and Columbus Monthly serves European fare throughout the day

$47.80 $28

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$11 for $20 Worth of Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Short North

Japanese and Thai flavors spice fresh seafood, salads, sushi, and tofu dishes

$20 $11

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Menu Items at Jobu Ramen ($20 Value)

Jobu Ramen

Columbus

This neighborhood ramen shop serves up soups loaded with ingredients like roast pork and scallions, plus cold noodle salads and pork buns

$10 $6

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 at Carsonie's Stromboli & Pizza Kitchen ($30 Total Value)

Carsonie's Stromboli & Pizza Kitchen

Multiple Locations

Stromboli and pizza made fresh daily with homemade dough, served with salads, pastas, sandwiches & soup in casual, family-friendly setting

$10 $6

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Takeout Package for Two with Italian Subs or Burgers Plus Chef Salad at Thurman To Go (Up to 36% Off)

Thurman To Go

Columbus

Italian subs packed with ham and Genoa salami or 5-ounce burgers, plus salad with pepperoni, at the to-go spinoffs of The Thurman Cafe

$23.57 $14.99

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Meadery Tour for Two or Four at Brothers Drake Meadery (Up to 55% Off)

Brothers Drake Meadery

Short North

Tour the meadery to see how it turns local wildflower honey, as well as local fruits and spices, into wine

$20 $10

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$15 for $25 Worth of Italian Fare at Trattoria Roma

Trattoria Roma

Grandview Heights

Chefs employ locally sourced ingredients to assemble traditional Roman dishes served in refined, red-walled dining room

$25 $15

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$12 for $30 Worth of American Food at Bar-10 & Grill

Bar-10 & Grill

Holiday Inn.

Upscale twists on pub favorites such as salmon, burgers, and fish and chips; booths with private flat-screen televisions

$30 $12

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Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Sweet Frog (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sweet Frog

Polaris

75 frozen-yogurt flavor combinations such as cake-batter, classic chocolate, and alpine vanilla

$12 $6

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VIP Admission for Two or Four with Drinks and Appetizers at Columbus Unscripted (Up to 50% Off)

Columbus Unscripted

The Wild Goose Creative

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Columbus' improv community shines at training center where experienced comics and character actors tread the boards

$20 $11

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Burgers, Ribs, and more for Two, Four, or More at Ringside Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Ringside Cafe

Downtown Columbus

Historic restaurant opened in 1897 has distinct boxing theme, including burgers themed after prizefighters and old boxing photos

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Tapas at Sway

Sway

Short North

Gourmet tapas such as calamari, bruschetta flatbread, and buffalo chicken dip

$30 $15

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Indian Cuisine at Tadka (Up to 40% Off)

Tadka Indian Cuisine

Columbus

Sichuan chicken or beef, sesame chicken, paneer, and other made-to-order recipes from India

$20 $12

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Indian and Bangladeshi Cuisine at Curry & Sweets (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available

Curry & Sweets

Governours Square

Restaurant serves lamb tikka masala, vegetable samosa, bombay shrimp curry, tandoori chicken, garlic naan, and alu gobi

$20 $11

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Indian Dinner for Two or Four or Takeout at New Taj Mahal (Up to 58% Off)

New Taj Mahal

North Campus

Traditional Indian cuisine tailored to your preferred spice level, be it mild or hot

$24 $10

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Dublin

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Frozen Yogurt, Bubble Tea, and Smoothies at Sweet Berry Frozen Yogurt (50% Off)

Sweet Berry Frozen Yogurt

Misty Meadows

In addition to self-serve frozen yogurt, the dessert shop serves up fruit smoothies, yogurt smoothies, and chocolate-flavored bubble tea

$10 $5

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Authentic Mexican Food and Street Tacos at El Tacoriendo (Up to 61% Off). Two Options Available.

El Tacoriendo

Eastland

House-made tortillas surround classic street food, such as tacos filled with chorizo, melted cheese, and cilantro

$22 $9

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Pizza Dinner for Two or Four with Drinks or Takeout at bonoPIZZA (Up to 50% Off)

bonoPIZZA

Columbus

Hand-tossed, wood-fired 10” pizzas topped with ingredients such as coconut, sauerkraut, and fresh pesto

$22 $11

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Indian Dinner at New India Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

New India Restaurant

Columbus

Chefs bake tandoori specials in a clay oven, prepare mild or spicy curries, & plate up veggie, vegan, and gluten-free entrees

$20 $11

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Fresh Seafood and Pub Grub at Ugly Tuna Saloona (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ugly Tuna Saloona

Weinland Park

Lively bar dishes up plates of fish n’ chips, burgers, and spicy hot wings alongside live performers and DJs

$20 $10

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Pakistani Food and Drinks at Tandoori Grill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Tandoori Grill

Linworth Village

Wood floors and vibrant wall art complement Pakistani staples of goat curry, lamb kebab, and lemon-ginger chicken cured in a tandoor oven

$16 $7

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$11 for Breakfast with Sides and Drinks for Two at 39 Below FroYo ($20 Value)

39 Below FroYo

Columbus

Frozen-yogurt shop also specializes in breakfast, with offerings such as belgian waffles, breakfast sandwiches, and stuffed french toast

$20 $11

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12 for 20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Cazuelas Grill

Cazuelas Grill

University District

Eatery near Ohio State University's campus dishes out classic Mexican cuisine and jumbo margaritas

$20 $12

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Gourmet Pub Food for Two or Four or More at Cray Eatery and Drinkery (Up to 50% Off)

Cray Eatery & Drinkery

Columbus

Fourteen slider varieties, including duck, buffalo chicken, beer-battered fish, grilled cheese, quinoa, and Jagermeister barbecue beef

$20 $12

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American Pub Cuisine at Brick American Kitchen (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Brick American Kitchen

Brewery District

Menu of crowd-pleasing American pub dishes such as burgers topped with pulled pork, meatball sliders, and chicken and waffles

$20 $12

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$10 for $20 Worth of New American Food at The Torpedo Room

The Torpedo Room

Columbus

Enjoy artisanal sandwiches and gourmet mac and cheese before or after catching a movie at the Gateway Film Center

$20 $10

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$15 for a Distillery Tour and T-Shirt for One at Watershed Distillery ($30 Value)

Watershed Distillery

Tri-Village

Watch distillers handcraft microbatches of gin, vodka, and bourbon with an optional sampling of the spirits at the tasting room

$30 $15

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Caribbean and American Food for Two or Four at Red Hook Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Red Hook Grill

Grandview Heights

Spicy jambalaya, barbecue shrimp wrapped in bacon, and other seafood faves, plus vegan-friendly dishes such as black bean burgers

$18 $10

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Breakfast and Lunch at SuperChef’s Breakfast & More (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

SuperChef's Breakfast & More

Columbus

Breakfast brings waffles drizzled with bourbon-infused syrup, and lunch includes a burger topped with sweet-onion jam, gouda, and bacon

$30 $16

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$15 for $25 Worth of Latin American Cuisine at Explorers Club

Explorers Club

Merion Village

Lamb pastrami sandwiches with house bacon and mofongo meatloaf with pulled pork balance vegetarian and vegan options

$25 $15

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Specialty Pizza Meals for Two or Four, or Take-Out or Delivery from Ange's Pizza - Clintonville (Up to 51% Off)

Anges Pizza - Clintonville

Clintonville

Custmoize pizzas with up to five toppings, paired with salads, appetizers, wings, and drinks; take-out and delivery option available

$25.05 $15

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$17 for $30 Worth of Pub Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Plank's Bier Garten

Plank's Bier Garten

Brewery District

Bratwursts, burgers, braunschweiger sandwiches, and pizza headline menu at German Village mainstay

$30 $16

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$19 for a Take-N-Bake Pizza or Lasagna Meal from Mama Mimi's Take 'N Bake Pizza ($36 Value)

Mama Mimi's Take 'N Bake Pizza

Multiple Locations

Fresh-made pizza and lasagna that you can heat up and enjoy in the comfort of your home

$36 $19

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream, Deli Sandwiches, and Catering Services at Johnson's Real Ice Cream ($30 Total Value)

Johnson's Real Ice Cream

Bexley

Neighborhood shop with 60+ years of history serves deli sandwiches and ice cream in flavors like caramel-chocolate pretzel and buckeye fever

$10 $5

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Five-Day Healthy Meal Plan with Two or Three Meals per Day from Body Essentials (Up to 57% Off)

Body Essentials

Columbus

Wholesome meals are packed in a cooler and delivered to your door

$80 $38

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Wine-Flight Education Experience at Camelot Cellars (Up to 50% Off). Six Options Available.

Camelot Cellars

Short North Columbus

Compare sips of three 2 oz. tasting portions in rustic winery, with family-style table or private room for larger groups

$28 $14

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Mexican Food at Senor Tequilas Mexican Restaurant ($20 Value)

Senor Tequilas Mexican Restaurant

Señor Tequilas

Classic Mexican flavors, from mole-topped enchiladas to carnitas michoacan, paired with cool beers and fresh margaritas

$10 $5.50

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$12 for a Gift Card Good for $20 Worth of Pizza at Mikey's Late Night Slice

Mikey's Late Night Slice

Multiple Locations

Late-night Columbus staple features fresh pizza, subs, and vegetarian and vegan options, served with attitude

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Gift Card for Drinks and Merchandise at Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Oddfellows Liquor Bar

Short North

Bartenders mix a out-of-the-box cocktails and serve a huge selection of local craft beers

$20 $12

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Two or Four Entrees with Bonus Gift Certificate at Hamptons on King (Up to 50% Off)

Hamptons on King

Columbus

Peppercorn-crusted burgers topped with a bourbon glaze, wings smothered in chipotle BBQ sauce, and other appealing takes on pub favorites

$22.98 $13

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Blizzards, Ice Cream, and Ice Cream Cake at Dairy Queen (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Dairy Queen

Columbus - OSU Campus

Classic ice-cream outpost in Clintonville just north of OSU campus dishes out soft serve decorated with candy, cookies, or fruit

$10 $5

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Mediterranean Fusion Food at Mezze (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mezze

Trouville

Enjoy customizable entrees blended from both Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes

$20 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Shoku

Shoku

Grandview Heights

Japanese and pan-Asian cuisine celebrated in hand-rolled sushi, chili-flecked prawns, and hot-stone bibimbap

$30 $15

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Greek Food at King Gyros Greek Restaurant (Up to 43% Off). Four Options Available.

King Gyros Greek Restaurant

East Columbus

Greek staples such as gyros, falafel, and souvlaki, as well as Greek American hybrids, such as feta burgers, are all made by Greek cooks

$20 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of Ice Cream, Smoothies, and Other Frozen Treats at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

OSU Campus

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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Dine-In Mexican Food for Two or Four, or Takeout at Adobe Gila's (Up to 50% Off)

Adobe Gila's

Easton

Wings, burgers, and Mexican classics such as fajita burritos and fried ice cream are all on the menu

$20 $11

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$10.98 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Toward Vegan Indian Food or Vegan Cooking Class at Banana Leaf ($30 Value)

Banana Leaf

Northwest Columbus

Platters made with rice, lentils, and curries plus Desi pizza with housemade crust and Amul cheese imported from India

$10 $3.66

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Pita House

Pita House

Broadleigh

Classic Mediterranean dishes such as chicken shawarma, lamb kebab, and gyros

$20 $12

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Pizzas, Burgers, and Food During Lunch or Dinner at Red Brick Tap & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Red Brick Tap & Grill

Merion Village

Pizzas, burgers, and hot dogs topped with more than 40 different ingredients in a retro diner setting with 100 different craft beers

$10 $5

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Breakfast and Lunch at SuperChef’s Breakfast & More (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

SuperChef’s Breakfast & More

Gahanna

Breakfast brings cinnamon toast crunch waffles, and lunch includes a sweet and sour burger

$20 $12

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American Food and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Gatsby's (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Gatsby's

East Columbus

Burgers, pizzas, and hot wings served during live band performances and sand-volleyball games near the patio

$20 $10

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$15 for $30 Worth of Ice Cream, Smoothies, and Other Frozen Treats at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

East Columbus

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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Italian Dinner at Moretti's of Upper Arlington (Up to 50% Off)

Moretti's of Upper Arlington

Moretti's

Chef and owner Tim Moretti prepares fresh sauces and pastas within spacious eatery boasting an outdoor patio

$30 $15

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Takeout Package for Two with Italian Subs or Burgers Plus Chef Salad at Thurman To Go (Up to 36% Off)

Thurman To Go

Reynoldsburg

Italian subs packed with ham and Genoa salami or 5-ounce burgers, plus salad with pepperoni, at the to-go spinoffs of The Thurman Cafe

$23.57 $14.99

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$9 for One Large Specialty Pizza and Two Drinks at Tyler's Pizzeria & Bakery ($16.50 Value)

Tyler's Pizzeria & Bakery

East Columbus

Wood-fired pizzas crafted from organic-flour dough smothered in specialty cheeses and local toppings such as sausage, potatoes, and basil

$16.50 $9

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$9 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Tex-Mex Dinner for Two People at Talitas Mexican Kitchen

Talita's Mexican Kitchen

Grove City

Chili- and cheese-covered spaghetti, mexican pizza made with deep-fried tortillas and refried beans, and cheesy enchiladas

$10 $4.50

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$28 for $50 Worth of Life Coaching — Reu Wellness

Reu Smoothie + Juice Bar

Tipp City

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $28

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$13 for $30 Toward Two Asian Dinner Entrees for Two or More at Fusion Steakhouse

Fusion Japanese Steakhouse

Grove City

Hibachi entrees, sushi, and international specialty drinks at family-friendly Asian eatery; diners must order at least two entrees

$30 $13

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$24 for $40 Worth of Japanese Hibachi and Sushi at Chef Honda Restaurant

Chef Honda Restaurant

Westerville

Chefs have fun while creating hibachi cuisine with proteins such as steak, chicken, and shrimp, as well as sushi rolls

$40 $24

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$45 for an Italian Steak-House Dinner for Two (Up to $80 Value). Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Rosa & Rocco’s Italian Kitchen & Steakhouse

New Albany

Couple’s restaurant aims to replicate family meals with grilled steaks and Old-World Italian cuisine

$80 $45

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$18 for $30 Worth of Italian Fare at Cardone's Restaurant & Bar

Cardone's Restaurant & Bar

Westerville

Classic Italian dishes, such as arancini, scallop fresco, and chianti-braised lamb shank, are served in a friendly dining environment

$30 $18

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Pizza Packages with Options for Soda, Subs, and Salad at Taranto's Pizza (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Taranto's Pizza

South Columbus

Large one- or three- topping pizzas pair with side options like sodas, crisp salad, and fragrant garlic bread—or just more pizzas

$20.26 $12

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$8 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Juice and Smoothies at FitJuice & Smoothies ($20 Value)

FitJuice & Smoothies

Pickerington

Staff freshly squeeze fruits and vegetables to make healthy juices and nutrient-loaded smoothies; no unnatural ingredients used

$5 $2

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$15 for Three Groupons at Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ($30 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Cold Stone Creamery

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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$10 for $20 at Mexican Cuisine at Zapata's Grill

Zapata's Grill

South Columbus

Bright folk art complements authentic Mexican plates that highlight grilled chicken and steak, slow-roasted pork, and vegetarian options

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Bistro Cuisine at Hidden Lakes Winery

Hidden Lakes Winery

Canal Winchester

Enjoy appetizers, artisanal pizzas, salads, daily specials, and desserts

$20 $12

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Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt

Hilliard

The self-serve yogurt shop lets customers create desserts from 10 rotating flavors and 55 toppings

$8 $4

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$9 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine at Mediterranean Food Imports

Mediterranean Food Imports

Northwest Columbus

Sandwiches made with Halal meats, freshly baked baklava, and other Mediterranean foods served in a sandwich shop within a grocery store

$20 $9

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Mexican Food for Two or Four, or Takeout at The Sports Cantina (Up to 58% Off)

The Sports Cantina

Hilliard

Casual, brick-walled cantina pairs bar games with burritos and blended margaritas

$20 $10

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$17 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine for Dinner at Daruma Japanese Steakhouse

Daruma Japanese Steakhouse

Hilliard

Restaurant dishes out sushi and specialty rolls, hibachi dinner with filet mignon and lobster, and smoked salmon nigiri

$30 $17

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt

Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt

Dublin

More than 20 flavors of yogurt and frozen custard including tart green tea, York chocolate peppermint, and ginger-lemonade sorbet

$8 $4

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Curry N Grill

Curry N Grill

Dublin

Lamb biryani, vegetable korma, and chicken vindaloo highlight extensive menu of authentic Indian classics

$30 $15

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American Food at Shade On Muirfield (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Shade On Muirfield

Shade on Muirfield

Vast menu includes pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and wings doused in a selection of up to 13 sauces. Also offers kid’s and gluten-free menus

$20 $12

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$15 for $30 Worth of Ice Cream, Smoothies, and Other Frozen Treats at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

Dublin

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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$9.50 for $20 Worth of Italian Bar Bites at Lucé Nuovo

Lucé Nuovo

Powell

Fried ravioli, crab-cake bites, stromboli, and Italian takes on burgers fill a new bar menu; live jazz on Thursday evenings

$20 $9.50

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$22 for $50 Worth of Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Kogen's Far East Fare (56% Off)

Kogen's Far East Fare

Powell

Japanese, Thai, and Chinese cuisine in fun, casual environment

$50 $22

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Old Blue Eyes casts his piercing gaze across the red-walled dining room as the opening strains of ?Strangers in the Night? drift into the ears of diners seated at tables dressed in white linens. The aura of a refined 1960s club permeates every nook and cranny of Trattoria Roma, thanks in part to the assortment of framed Sinatra records and photos displayed behind the bar and the ever-present Rat Pack tunes playing throughout the day. Since its opening 25 years ago, the eatery's owners have fostered a cozy-yet-refined atmosphere bolstered by authentic Roman cuisine forged from local ingredients. This tradition continued when veteran employee Shawn Mason took over the restaurant?s reigns from the original owners. Though he brought his own brand of hospitality to the mix, he made sure to uphold the kitchen?s tradition of high culinary standards. These standards have allowed the restaurant stay successful through the decades, now celebrating its 25th anniversary.

As Shawn cheerfully chats with regulars scattered throughout the dining room and at the bar, his partner, chef Matthew Prokopchak, can be found architecting Italian eats with his crew in the kitchen. Having grown up learning the conventions of Italian cooking from his mother and aunts, chef Matthew integrates some of his family?s recipes into the menu, imbuing his dishes with a sense of history and tradition. He assembles his arsenal of fresh produce ?from lush tomatoes to fragrant basil? from local farms. While the menu remains largely unchanged throughout the year, each night the friendly service staff sidles up to tables to detail the day's seasonal specials via verbal recitations or interpretive dances.

Amid the dining room?s ruby walls, a series of Orfeo Tamburi lithographs depicting post-WWII Rome??reportedly the only complete Tamburi collection in the United States??hang in elegant frames. The d?cor works in concert with the savory wafts of garlic emanating from the bustling kitchen to evoke a vintage Italian atmosphere.

1447 Grandview Ave
Columbus,
OH
US

Intricate notes emanating from a nearby piano. Steam rising off a teacup as it sits on a delicate saucer. Signs of old-world elegance permeate every corner of Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe, and owners Anand and Doris Saha wouldn't have it any other way. The European-trained couple have been slinging their famed sugary delicacies in the Columbus area for more than 20 years, after honing their skills in some of Europe's best restaurants and hotels.

However, even their most frequent diners will be astounded by their new, expanded location in a formerly abandoned Beechwold restaurant. While guests still get to enjoy more than 80 European delicacies?some of which helped earned Columbus Monthly's Best Dessert in Best of Columbus 2014?they can now do so on a patio or in one of many rooms stocked with the aforementioned pianos. And even the menu has gotten a slight makeover, with an extensive breakfast selection of savory strudels, quiches, and omelets as well as lunch and dinner entrees including angus burgers, authentic schnitzel, beef stroganoff, and chicken paprikash. The Columbus Dispatch praised the latter for its "excellent sauce of sweet paprika, cream and chicken stock that tastes house-made."

But as proud as the Sahas are of their elegant, continental cuisine, they take just as much pride in helping the community. They were recently honored with the first Columbus Small Business Community Heroes Award from Direct Energy for their fund-raising contributions. The funds have gone toward aiding many different parts of the community, a few of which are a local food pantry, programs for senior citizens, and after-school activities for children.

2899 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US

Intricate notes emanating from a nearby piano. Steam rising off a teacup as it sits on a delicate saucer. Signs of old-world elegance permeate every corner of Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe, and owners Anand and Doris Saha wouldn't have it any other way. The European-trained couple have been slinging their famed sugary delicacies in the Columbus area for more than 20 years, after honing their skills in some of Europe's best restaurants and hotels.

However, even their most frequent diners will be astounded by their new, expanded location in a formerly abandoned Beechwold restaurant. While guests still get to enjoy European delicacies?some of which helped earned Columbus Monthly's Best Dessert in Best of Columbus 2014?they can now do so on a patio or in one of many rooms stocked with the aforementioned pianos. Once settled in, guests take in afternoon tea complete with scones, a canape plate, and a pastry plate.

But as proud as the Sahas are of their elegant, continental cuisine, they take just as much pride in helping the community. They were recently honored with the first Columbus Small Business Community Heroes Award from Direct Energy for their fund-raising contributions. The funds have gone toward aiding many different parts of the community, a few of which are a local food pantry, programs for senior citizens, and after-school activities for children.

4784 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US

When Basil Restaurant opened in 2009, the Columbus Dispatch reported on owner Rhome Ruanphae's inspiration: his mother?s string of successful Thai restaurants?beginning with Thai Village in Chicago?s Wicker Park neighborhood?that she ran with her husband while he was growing up. Rhome borrowed his mother?s culinary mastery for Basil, which teleports taste buds to Thailand with a menu of authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Chefs gather rice or egg noodles to lay the foundation for many entrees, such as specialty kee mow, a soft or crispy maelstrom of rice noodles with thai basil, tomatoes, and bell peppers. The menu also features a rainbow of curries, soups, salads, and appetizers to keep ravenous diners from eating their napkins.

The seasoned confines of a former antique shop welcome diners to Basil Restaurant, decked out with bare brick and a retro advertisement for ice painted on the back wall. As a glittering chandelier casts light on colorful curries, wine-dark panels of varnished wood gaze at diners from the wall, and exposed lengths of ductwork add a neoindustrial aesthetic without the overkill of steam-powered dessert trays or austere Orwellian maitre d's.

1124 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US

Basilicata proudly refers to itself as the instep of Italy. Its pedestrian nickname, however, belies its scenic and gastronomical riches—the volcanic vineyards, the cliff-cut coastlines, and the ancient, gnarled olive trees that inspired recipes passed down for two generations until they reached the kitchen of Giorgio Italian Restaurant. In 2008, the recipes stood the test of time when Giorgio was named one of the Best New Restaurants by Columbus Monthly. Currently, Chef Todd McCall curates and expands upon these family recipes for menu items such as bolognese sauce and meatballs.

Giorgio's Mediterranean influences extend to its décor, where crisp white tablecloths stand next to a grapevine mural and a rustic wall-mounted wooden wine rack. On the outdoor patio, pots of parsley, basil, and lemon verbena bloom at tables' edges.

At a monthly jazz night, cool rhythms and melodies drift through the eatery. Just as regularly, wine tastings strike an education-entertainment balance as Giorgio's oenophiles pinpoint flavor notes and teach diners how to tell red wine apart from bourbon simply by sniffing it.

2941 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US

Racks of obsidian and golden bottles line the monolithic wine wall of Camelot Cellars's rustic boutique, bringing together varietals crafted by the winery and selections from around the world. Beneath chandeliers and brick facades, guests clink glasses of aromatic vintages and play favorite xylophone songs on themed tasting flights served atop the smooth contours of the locally hewn wooded bar. Small plates of cheeses, meats, and bread also gather nearby, cleansing palates and bringing out the wine’s subtler tones. Nearby, the convivial sound of good cheer emanated from the Tuscan Table and the private Tuscan Room, which house large groups and may be rented out for gatherings.

Not satisfied to fill their casks with only their own brews, the winery also aids clients in handcrafting their own artisan wines. With the help of a resident expert, prospective vintners assemble their preferred style of wine, leaving it in the capable hands of the winery for 6–12 weeks. Each bottle is then identified with a custom label, making perfect keepsakes for weddings, parties, or obedience-school graduations.

958 South High Street
Columbus,
OH
US