Restaurants in Fairgrounds

Fresh Seafood and Pub Grub at Ugly Tuna Saloona (Up to 60% 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 $8

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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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Indian Dinner for Two or Four or Takeout at New Taj Mahal (Up to 50% Off)

New Taj Mahal

North Campus

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

$24 $12

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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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$10 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 $10

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Gourmet Pub Food for Two or Four or More at Cray Eatery and Drinkery (Up to 55% Off)

Cray Eatery & Drinkery

Columbus

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

$20 $11

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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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On a warm August day in 1938, a father and son unveiled the first sample of what was to become Dairy Queen, selling 1,600 samples on the first day, a feat as unheard of as a dragon that breathes ice. Its ensuing prolific expansion was fueled by its frozen treats, which propelled the dessert shop from 100 stores in 1947 to 1,446 in 1950. Today, their dessert recipes remain largely unchanged, and Dairy Queen has added hearty grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken to its menu. Dairy Queen's enormous dessert menu boasts treats ranging from soft-serve cones and blizzards filled with cookies to takeaway ice-cream sandwiches and cakes.

2639 Indianola Ave.
Columbus,
OH
US

Urbanspooners give Formaggio Pizza's Columbus location an 86% approval rating; the restaurant also has positive reviews on Nothing Better To Do and Grub Critic:

20 E 13th Ave
Columbus,
OH
US

Referencing the tasty time-honored recipes of his grandmother, J. Gumbo's founder, Billy Fox Jr., designed a comforting menu of home-style sustenance. All dishes are prepared using only the freshest ingredients and zestiest spices available, as well as enough love to turn a wooden puppet into a real boy and a sock puppet into a foot. Dive fork first into a hearty bowl of jambalaya, bursting with tender chicken, sausage, and the ubiquitous "trinity" of Cajun cuisine: bell pepper, onion, and celery ($6.50). To deliciously deny the impending mitten season, wrap your hands around a voodoo-chicken po' boy sandwich, a belly-warming feast of spicy chicken and green onions atop french bread ($7.25). The menu is friendly to mild-mannered and thrill-seeking diners alike, with each entree item labeled according to heat––one hot-sauce bottle denotes mild, whereas three signifies a concentration of capsaicin powerful enough to send tongues rocketing to the sub-zero climes of Pluto in search of relief.

1990 North High Street
Columbus,
OH
US

At this North High Street eatery, feasters feed on falafel, hummus, and other favorites from its fresh, made-to-order Mediterranean menu. Peckish patrons can sink their teeth into Ali Baba's chicken shawarma, which is marinated, roasted, and freed from its rotisserie nest before alighting in a pita's pocket ($5.99). Ali Baba's falafel sandwich is jam-packed with fried orbs of chickpeas appetizingly amplified with chopped parsley and savory spices, equipping taste buds for delectable rounds of garbanzo kickball ($3.99). Deliberating diners or curious consumers can opt for the sampler platter, which includes your choice of salads served with falafel, shawarma, and two pieces of fresh pita ($10.99).

1980 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US

Taste of Belgium follows an authentic family recipe to make its waffles out of thick dough and coarse Belgian beet sugar. A specialized cast-iron press then crushes the dough into its distinctive waffle shape and caramelizes the sugar in the process. This gives the waffle a rich vanilla flavor and a delightful sweetness that doesn't require syrup. As such, you can eat waffles on the go without plates, forks, or Catholic guilt.

1871 North High Street
Columbus,
OH
US

The Gateway Film Center prides itself on featuring "a diverse mix of independent and commercial films." It makes sense, then, that The Torpedo Room?the center's in-house restaurant?should also feature a mix of genuine crowd-pleasers and more unusual fare. For instance, guests might order an artisanal sandwich with a side of cheesy movie theater popcorn, or they might dine on flatbread pizza and gourmet macaroni and cheese. While dining, they can enjoy wine, beer, or cocktails politely described as "boozy."

The restaurant's dimly lit interior is reminiscent of a movie theater or, as the name implies, a submarine. The walls feature nautical images, framed in porthole windows and back-lit. Above such installations sit projection screens, where classic movies such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea often play. While the cocktails and atmosphere may say "nightlife," the Torpedo Room also serves Sunday brunch for afternoon moviegoers. Brunch meals include options such as bottomless silver dollar pancakes, an all-you-can-eat plating of just the tops of the pancakes.

1550 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US