At Medallen's Gyros & More, chefs with a devout love of Greek cuisine dish out classics such as gyros and Greek salads. Delectable blends of beef and lamb fill out pitas packed with veggies and signature tzatziki. Meanwhile, sandwiches pile combinations such as ham and cheese or vegetables atop soft breads, and housemade soups—including vegetable lentil and chicken lemon—make friends with salads and side orders of stuffed dolmades.
Gatsby?s offers its patrons plenty of entertainment, from the cheers that erupt from boisterous sand-volleyball games on two courts to the resonating vocals of live bands. Guests can watch live performances from their seats as servers cart around trays filled with ranch-chicken pizzas and jumbo wings deep-fried in housemade Jim Beam barbecue sauce. Other finger-friendly foods include a half-pound Gatsby?s burger piled with saut?ed mushrooms, onions, swiss cheese, and bacon, as well as a deep-fried and breaded pork tenderloin stuffed inside a Kaiser roll. Outside, a fleet of picnic tables provides ample seating, and a nearby sand court proffers games of volleyball to tiebreak sandcastle build-offs. Gatsby's offers two outdoor patios, and hosts a Bike Night on Saturdays.
Johnson’s on Market Street provides a place for New Albany denizens to come together over a sinful scoop of ice cream or a slice of warm, fresh-baked pie. The shop is modeled after the original Johnson’s Real Ice Cream in Bexley, a local community fixture for 60 years. Besides supplying more than 30 flavors of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, and frozen yogurt, the New Albany off-shoot traffics in all types of baked goods, including cake pops, cupcakes, brownies, and pies. Many flavors follow the changing seasons, including autumn’s pumpkin milk shakes or April’s W2-flavored turnovers. Visitors can nibble and nosh on the tables and chairs arranged on the store’s red-brick patio.
In 1974, the founders of Mellow Mushroom were self-proclaimed hippies who devoted a lot of thought to what the perfect pizza would be like. The overarching criteria was simple: make the most "craveable slice of pizza on the planet." The crew opened their first shop in Atlanta, and have since expanded across the country. Each of their pizza outposts serve up pies such as the Kosmic Karma with feta cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and a swirl of pesto. Mellow Mushroom's menu also includes hoagies with all-natural meats, as well as salads, "munchies," and beer, which can be sipped a la carte or as part of the restaurant's beer club.
The cooks at Zero's Pizza don't take shortcuts when preparing their cheesy pies. That means they knead their dough from scratch, and they'd never think of seasoning garlic butter with dried garlic powder?instead, they use whole cloves of freshly roasted garlic. Their sauce doesn't contain any preservatives or artificial ingredients, like in their custom, three-cheese blend. Pizza isn't their only specialty, though. Diners can also order salads, made with romaine lettuce rather than iceberg, hero sandwiches and indulgent sides, such as beer-battered french fries smothered in bacon, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.
A spirited place for grub, brews, pool, and live music, The Pub in Gahanna has a little something for everyone. Browse the menu for bar-friendly edibles ranging from pizzas to saucy wings, or sit back and enjoy live music three to four nights a week. TVs broadcast live sporting events across the bar.