The Columbus region is filled with innovative bistros, sidewalk cafes, fine dining, and good old southern cooking. Our culinary scene has garnered national press with multiple AAA Four Diamond award-winning EPIC named as one of the Top 40 fine dining eateries in the U.S., The Black Cow’s pimento burger voted the Best Burger in the South by Garden & Gun magazine, and Chester’s BBQ nationally recognized for its southern barbecue.
No culinary tour of Columbus would be complete without a stop at Dinglewood’s Pharmacy—the last pharmacy with its original soda fountain, and the oldest eating establishment in town. If you’re in the mood for some country cooking, Minnie’s is a must-visit for its famous Country Captain Chicken, and Ruth Ann’s has been serving up southern classics for over 50 years.
Columbus was recently #21 BBQ city in the U.S. and for good reason. Country’s Barbecue and Chester’s Barbecue are legendary in these parts, but newer eateries like Zombie Pig BBQ and Smoke Bourbon & BBQ are adding their own unique spin to the southern staple. Mike and Ed’s BBQ exports its hickory smoked turkeys and hams around the world, and serves up melt-in-your-mouth meats and sandwiches.
For serious meatlovers, T-Bones Steakhouse & Grill is the place to find all your flame-grilled favorites. Order the 40 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye and you can ring the 100-year-old bell. If you’re craving Italian cuisine, Giovanna Pizzeria is home to hand-tossed New York-style pizzas, calzones, and a variety of delicious sandwiches. And, for views of the sunset while you dine al fresco, it’s hard to beat 11th & Bay.
From food trucks to festivals, homemade pastas to fresh seafood, from Vietnamese cuisine to Mexican fusion, we have something sure to please every palate and pocketbook.
When the sun goes down the fun is just starting with endless bars, lounges, sports bars, and nightclubs. Our craft brewery scene is quietly garnering attention too, with Omaha Brewing Co., Chattabrewchee Southern Brewhouse, The Cannon Brewpub, Maltitude and Chattahoochee Brewing Company. Whether you’re in the mood for a fine vintage, craft cocktail, or a local beer, we have the perfect spot for you to pick your poison.
Uptown Columbus presents a Friday Night Concert Series in the heart of Uptown Columbus. Concerts are FREE and open to all ages. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and family for a night of great music and fun.
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