Food & Drink in Upper Arlington

Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour on January 22 or 24 (Up to 48% Off)

Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour

Multiple Locations

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Erin Foley brings TV- and club-sharpened skills to the stage, demonstrating an acerbic wit shown on Comedy Central and Conan

$23 $12

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

Middle West Spirits

Weinland Park

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

$40 $22

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

Fujiyama Steak House of Japan

Northern Woods

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

$30 $12

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

Trabue Tavern

Columbus

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

$15 $7

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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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Wine-Flight Education Experience at Camelot Cellars (Up to 57% 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 $12

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

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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$15 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 $15

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

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 $11

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$13 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 $13

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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

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

$30 $11

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

Sweet Simpliciteas

Columbus

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

$6 $3

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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 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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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 (Half 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 45% 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 $13

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

bonoPIZZA

Columbus

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

$22 $13

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Indian Dinner at New India Restaurant (Up to 60% 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 $9

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

Mozart's

CLINTONVILLE

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

$20 $12

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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 $8

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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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$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

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

$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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Ice Cream Treats or Original Ice Cream Cake at Dairy Queen (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Dairy Queen

Multiple Locations

Celebrate with an eight-inch ice cream cake or stop in for blizzards, smoothies, cones, and American fare

$10 $5

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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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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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A Punchcard Good for Four Pastries and Four Drinks at The French Loaf (43% Off)

The French Loaf

Grandview Heights

Confectioners at French-inspired bakery churn out decadent cakes, sandwiches, and 12 types of fresh-made bread and indulgent pastries

$23 $13

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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 $17

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Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt (Half 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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$11 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 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Lunada Mexican Grill & Cantina

Lunada Mexican Grill & Cantina

Mill Run

In addition to a wealth of drink offerings, including sangria and 11 margarita flavors, eatery offers taco salads, chimichangas, and fajitas

$20 $12

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Ice Cream Treats or Ice Cream Cake at Dairy Queen (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Dairy Queen

Worthington

Stock up on cold treats such as candy-studded blizzards, or celebrate with an ice cream cake

$10 $5

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

Montgomery Inn of Columbus Inc.

Montgomery Inn at The Shoppes at River Ridge/Columbus

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

$50 $39

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$8 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Martino's Sports Bar & Grille

Martino's Sports Bar & Grille

Dublin

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

$20 $8

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

Shi Chi Japanese Steakhouse

Dublin

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

$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 or $30 for $60 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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$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

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

$10 $5.50

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$17 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 $17

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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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American Food and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Gatsby's (40% 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 $12

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

Holy Smoke Barbecue

Preserve North

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

$17 $9

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

Kogen's Far East Fare

Powell

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

$50 $29

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$11 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 $11

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

Mia Cucina

Powell

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

$25 $15

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

CherryBerry

Liberty

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

$8 $4

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

Village Pizzeria

Dublin/Powell

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

$19 $11

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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

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

$34 $17

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$21 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 $21

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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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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

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

$10 $5

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$10 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 $2.50

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Pizza, Ribs, and Subs for Dine-In or Carryout at Kingy's Pizza Pub (Up to 40% Off)

Kingy's Pizza Pub

Canal Winchester - Pickerington

Pizza made with fresh, never-frozen dough, slow-cooked ribs doused in housemade barbecue sauce, and hot baked subs

$20 $12

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

Sushi Thai

South Columbus

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

$30 $15

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

Zapata's Grill

South Columbus

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

$10 $5.50

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

Christian Corner Cafe

Etna

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

$10 $5

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

Yucatan Landen

Maineville

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

$24 $12

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

Pappy's Grill on 79

Heath

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

$16 $8

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$9.50 for $20 Worth of Indian Food for Dine-In or Takeout from Taste of India

Taste of India

Heath

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

$20 $9.50

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$10 for Two Vouchers, Each Valid for $10 Worth of Cafe Food and Froyo at Twist & Grind Cafe ($20 Value)

Twist & Grind Cafe

Cold Spring

Coffee shop with Honey Hill Farm frozen yogurt, locally sourced toppings, and fresh, handmade gluten-free multigrain waffles

$10 $5

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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

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

$22.80 $12

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

Signature Confections

Beavercreek

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

$32.50 $18

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Food and Drinks at Busy Bee Cafe ($24 Value)

Busy Bee Cafe

Beavercreek

Specialty coffee drinks such as cappuccino and caramel macchiato pair with baked goods prepared by local entrepreneurs

$8 $5

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5- or 10-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for One 12-Ounce Summer Coffee at Cafe 125 (Up to 58% Off)

Cafe 125

Huber Heights

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

$17.75 $8

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

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Dayton

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

$10 $5

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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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