No culinary tour of Columbus would be complete without a stop at Dinglewood’s Pharmacy—home of the world-famous scrambled dog, 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 river at 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.