Food & Drink in Upper Arlington

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

Plank's Bier Garten

Brewery District

$30 $17

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

American Cuisine for Two or Four or More at 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant (45% Off)

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

Airport

$40 $22

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Classic American dishes such as prime rib, crab-stuffed mushrooms, and Atlantic salmon

$10 for $20 Worth of Thai Cuisine at Basil Restaurant

Basil Restaurant

Short North

$20 $10

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

$22 for a Distillery Tour and Tasting with Vintage T-shirt at Middle West Spirits ($40 Value)

Middle West Spirits

Weinland Park

$40 $22

Master distillers use Ohio-grown ingredients such as soft red winter wheat and wildflower honey to craft whiskey and vodkas

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner at Restaurant Tora

Restaurant Tora

Gahanna

$30 $15

Creative sushi, hibachi-grilled steaks and seafood, Japanese-style noodles, and Korean hot pots

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

Jobu Ramen

Columbus

$10 $6

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

$12 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Dinner Cuisine at Fujiyama Steak House of Japan 

Fujiyama Steak House of Japan

Northern Woods

$30 $12

Chefs prepare traditional hibachi food through tableside displays of culinary skill and agility beneath colorful murals and dioramas

Pub Food at Trabue Tavern (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Trabue Tavern

Columbus

$15 $7

Sports bar dishes out pub food such as wings and Philly subs, while patrons watch the big game on seven high-definition televisions

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

Thurman To Go

Columbus

$23.57 $14.99

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

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

Camelot Cellars

Short North Columbus

$28 $14

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

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

Brothers Drake Meadery

Short North

$20 $10

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

American Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Red Hook Grill (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

Red Hook Grill

Grandview Heights

$18 $10

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

$15 for $30 Worth of American Food at Bar-10 & Grill

Bar-10 & Grill

Holiday Inn.

$30 $15

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

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

Senor Tequilas Mexican Restaurant

Señor Tequilas

$10 $5.50

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

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

Sweet Frog

Polaris

$12 $6

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

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

Columbus Unscripted

The Wild Goose Creative

$20 $11

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

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

Ringside Cafe

Downtown Columbus

$20 $11

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

$15 for $30 Worth of Tapas at Sway

Sway

Short North

$30 $15

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Greek Food at King Gyros Greek Restaurant

King Gyros Greek Restaurant

East Columbus

$20 $11

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

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Shoku

Shoku

Grandview Heights

$30 $15

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

Gourmet Pub Food for Lunch or Dinner at Bar 145 (40% Off)

Bar 145

Grandview Heights

$20 $12

Signature burgers headline a menu that also features truffle fries, skillet pizzas, and maple-bacon mac and cheese

American Food, Drinks, and Games at The Point Bar and Grill inside Star Lanes Polaris (63% Off). Two Options Available.

The Point Bar & Grill inside Star Lanes Polaris

Columbus

$30 $11

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Chefs prepare gourmet pub grub as patrons sip on frosty brews and enjoy an on-site bowling alley and game area

Indian Cuisine at Tadka (Up to 40% Off)

Tadka Indian Cuisine

Columbus

$20 $12

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

Dessert Teas and Pastries at Sweet Simpliciteas (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sweet Simpliciteas

Columbus

$6 $3

Indulgent tea blends include chocolate-chip chai and caramel-cake rooibos

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

New Taj Mahal

North Campus

$24 $12

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

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Dublin

$60 $29

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

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

Sweet Berry Frozen Yogurt

Misty Meadows

$10 $5

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

Authentic Mexican Food and Street Tacos at El Tacoriendo (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

El Tacoriendo

Eastland

$22 $13

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

Pizza Dinner for Two or Four with Drinks or Takeout at bonoPIZZA (Up to 43% Off)

bonoPIZZA

Columbus

$22 $13

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

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

New India Restaurant

Columbus

$20 $11

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

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

Ugly Tuna Saloona

Weinland Park

$20 $10

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

European Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Cuisine at Mozart's (40% Off)

Mozart's

CLINTONVILLE

$20 $12

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

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

Tandoori Grill

Linworth Village

$16 $8

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

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

39 Below FroYo

Columbus

$20 $11

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

12 for 20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Cazuelas Grill

Cazuelas Grill

University District

$20 $12

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

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza at Mikey's Late Night Slice ($20 Total Value)

Mikey's Late Night Slice

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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

Mediterranean Fusion Food for Lunch or Dinner at Mezze (Up to 50% Off)

Mezze

New Albany

$10 $5

Customizable Entrees, Vegetarian Options, Quick service with Great Reviews. WiFi available.

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

Adobe Gila's

Easton

$20 $11

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

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

Explorers Club

Merion Village

$25 $15

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

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

$25.05 $15

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

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

Red Brick Tap & Grill

Merion Village

$10 $5

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

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

Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt

Hilliard

$8 $4

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine at Mediterranean Food Imports

Mediterranean Food Imports

Northwest Columbus

$20 $11

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

Award-Winning Ribs, Chops, and BBQ at Montgomery Inn

Montgomery Inn of Columbus Inc.

Montgomery Inn at The Shoppes at River Ridge/Columbus

$50 $39

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Topped with the restaurant's tomato-based BBQ sauce, Montgomery Inn's award-winning ribs have delighted diners for more than five decades

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Martino's Sports Bar & Grille

Martino's Sports Bar & Grille

Dublin

$20 $11

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Wide selection of beers paired with massive sandwiches and pizzas crafted from a secret recipe

Dinner for Two or Four at Shi Chi Japanese Steakhouse (Up to 43% Off)

Shi Chi Japanese Steakhouse

Dublin

$30 $17

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Cooks dazzle diners with tricks as they grill morsels of chicken, shrimp, and beef on tabletop hibachi grills

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

$8 $4

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

$11 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

$10 $5.50

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

$17 for $30 Toward Two Asian Dinner Entrees for Two or More at Fusion Steakhouse

Fusion Japanese Steakhouse

Grove City

$30 $17

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

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

Reu Smoothie + Juice Bar

Tipp City

$50 $28

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

American Food and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Gatsby's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Gatsby's

East Columbus

$20 $12

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

One Barbecue Platter or $16 Worth of Bar Fare and Drinks at Holy Smoke Barbecue (Up to 47% Off)

Holy Smoke Barbecue

Preserve North

$17 $9

Newly remodeled barbecue joint and bar offers apps such as hush puppies and smoked pork and grits as well as barbecue platters with sides

$29 for $50 Worth of Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Kogen's Far East Fare (42% Off)

Kogen's Far East Fare

Powell

$50 $29

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Bar Bites at Lucé Nuovo

Lucé Nuovo

Powell

$20 $11

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

Italian Dinner for Two or Four or Carryout at Mia Cucina (Up to 42% Off)

Mia Cucina

Powell

$25 $15

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Italian food such as gnocchi with blue cheese and pan-fried salmon with capers and angel-hair pasta

Cookies and Cupcakes at Sweet Tooth Cottage (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sweet Tooth Cottage

Powell

$20 $11

Cupcakes and a variety of cookies, including butter cutouts with frosting to celebrate holidays, events, or just dessert

$4 for $8 Worth of Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at CherryBerry in Powell

CherryBerry

Liberty

$8 $4

14 rotating fro-yo flavors fill cups at self-serve stations before more than 50 fruit, nut, and candy toppings decorate the tangy swirls

Italian Food for Carry-Out or Delivery from Village Pizzeria (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Village Pizzeria

Dublin/Powell

$19 $11

Homemade dough, pasta, and sausage star in specialty pizzas, stuffed strombolis, ample slices of lasagna, and oven-baked subs

Two Chocolate Dips or One Regular and One Mini Chocolate-Dipped Wine Bottle at Bliss in a Bottle (Up to 50% Off)

Bliss in a Bottle

Polaris

$34 $17

Staff dip two wrapped bottles into decadent chocolate or dole out a regular and mini chocolate-dipped bottle

$21 for $40 Worth of Japanese Hibachi and Sushi at Chef Honda Restaurant

Chef Honda Restaurant

Westerville

$40 $21

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

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

Thurman To Go

Reynoldsburg

$23.57 $14.99

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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

Two Large Two-Topping Pizzas or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza at Marco's Pizza in Reynoldsburg

Marco's Pizza

East Broad

$10 $5

Pizzas crafted with housemade dough and secret-recipe sauce with bread topped with cheese and garlic butter

$15 for $30 Worth of Thai Fusion and Sushi at Sushi Thai

Sushi Thai

South Columbus

$30 $15

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Sushi, curries, fried rice, and other Asian staples served in a stylish modern dining room

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

$20.26 $12

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

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Zapata's Grill ($20 Total Value)

Zapata's Grill

South Columbus

$10 $5.50

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

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at La Fogata Grill ($20 Value)

La Fogata Grill

Pickerington

$10 $5.50

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Spice up your meal with a carnitas burrito, chimichangas, carne asada, and Especial fajitas, including chorizo, shrimp, chicken, and beef

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches and Coffee at Christian Corner Cafe ($20 Total Value)

Christian Corner Cafe

Etna

$10 $5

Daily specials such as meatloaf and pulled pork pair with fresh-baked muffins and cakes, deli sandwiches, and coffee

Tex-Mex Cuisine at Yucatan Southwest Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Yucatan Landen

Maineville

$24 $12

Dishes such as cheesesteak burritos, fajita flatbreads, and huevos rancheros double-decker burgers blend Mexican and American classics

$11 for $20 Worth of Coffee and Tea Drinks at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Full espresso and latte bar, 12 different teas, eight different coffees, including four flavored varieties are brewed daily

Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Pub Fare at Pappy's Grill on 79

Pappy's Grill on 79

Heath

$16 $8

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Breezes waft through open walls as chefs sling seafood and bar classics, such as homemade chicken fingers and beer-battered frog legs

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Food for Dine-In or Takeout from Taste of India

Taste of India

Heath

$20 $11

Guests enjoy traditional Indian cuisine at a cozy restaurant with gleaming hardwood floors, white tablecloths, and an extensive hot buffet

Dessert Package or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Homemade Ice Cream and Diner Food at Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

Zanesville

$22.80 $12

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Dessert package with homemade ice cream sundaes and one pound of chocolates or cashews; diner food including sandwiches and homemade soups

$18 for 16 Pieces of Assorted Printed Chocolate at Signature Confections ($32.50 Value)

Signature Confections

Beavercreek

$32.50 $18

In honor of Groupon's fifth birthday, confectioners craft fill a box with assorted Belgian chocolates printed with a limited-edition image

5- or 10-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for One 12-Ounce Summer Coffee at Cafe 125 (Up to 52% Off)

Cafe 125

Huber Heights

$17.75 $9

Baristas mix together traditional coffee combinations and custom coffee drinks in 12-ounce cups

Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf (50% Off)

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Dayton

$10 $5

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

Fondue Meal for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 49% Off)

The Melting Pot

Dayton

$60.75 $32

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Diners munch on salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table in one of four styles, including herb-infused burgundy wine

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Adobe Gila's

Adobe Gila's

Beavercreek

$20 $11

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Mexican menu includes refreshing 64-ounce margaritas, gooey quesadillas, juicy burgers, and sizzling fajitas

Mexican and Latin American Food and Drinks at Salsa's (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Salsa's

Riverside

$20 $11

Eatery serves Mexican food as well as signature Colombian and Venezuelan dishes and hosts salsa dancing on weekends

Paninis, Flatbread Pizzas, or Sandwiches or Build-Your-Own Burgers for Two at Serendipity Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Serendipity Bistro

Downtown

$20 $11

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Ingredients such as goat cheese, bacon, and mushrooms or shrimp artichoke pesto fill fresh paninis or top build-your-own burgers

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In Ethiopian culture, it is said that people who eat from the same plate, known as mosseb, will never betray one another. Using injera (a crepe-like bread made of teff, wheat, and corn flours) to scoop up chunks of spiced stew to place in a dining partner’s mouth demonstrate the affection and trust that only a shared meal can forge. While they don’t expect guests to feed one another, the chefs at Blue Nile recreates these Ethiopian culinary traditions with a menu of authentic dishes that range from the spicy berbere sauce to milder stews and delicately seasoned lamb and chicken. Served at a mix of traditional Ethiopian tables with American-style tables and chairs, lamb, beef, and chicken dishes are share space alongside vegetarian options such as fresh eggplant, collard greens, and yellow split peas. These combination specials help up to four diners break bread together, encouraging them to share smiles, flavors, and suggestions for what origami animal to make out of the leftover bread.

2361 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US

W.G. Grinders puts hearty oven-baked sandwiches, hot pizzas, and crispy salads into on-the-go hands, mouths, and bellies. For the lightest level of W.G. Hunger, sink your fork into a signature salad ($5.99), including the meaty original Italian, chock-full chef, tangy buffalo chicken, and aptly located Southwest chicken salad. If flat topography eases your fear of toppling off a mound of greens, choose the single-topping 12-inch personal pizza ($7.99), which spreads sauce and sprinkles cheese over a thin crust and includes your choice of bacon, ham, sausage, green peppers, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, or banana peppers. For some Italian flair wrapped in Italian dough, grab a stromboli ($5.99). Your meal also includes a side—choose from chips ($1), side salad ($2), or deli salad ($2–$2.50)—and a 22 oz. fountain drink ($1.49).

2820 Fishinger Rd
Columbus,
OH
US

Yabo's Tacos showcases a menu to satisfy a range of appetites at both of its lively locations. A Baja-style menu dazzles palates with an array of fresh, made-from-scratch plates, including flavorful combinations of burritos, tacos, wraps, and salads. Kid-friendly choices, freshly baked desserts, and specialty margaritas from the cantina round out meals. While dining, guests may watch their favorite sporting event on one of Yabo's many large-screen televisions. The buzz of a fun, festive atmosphere beckons families to partake in game-day outings or family dinners.

3051 Northwest Blvd
Columbus,
OH
US

Yabo's Tacos showcases a menu to satisfy a range of appetites at both of its lively locations. A Baja-style menu dazzles palates with an array of fresh, made-from-scratch plates, including flavorful combinations of burritos, tacos, wraps and salads. Kid-friendly choices, fresh baked desserts, and specialty margaritas from the cantina round out meals. While dining, guests may watch their favorite sporting event on one of Yabo's many large-screen televisions. The buzz of a fun, festive atmosphere beckons families to partake in game-day outings or family dinners.

3051 Northwest Blvd
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

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 22 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 eight years ago 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.

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 décor 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