The Columbus Dining Guide

Columbus isn’t only known for it’s delicious chocolate and peanut butter buckeyes, but we also have some of the best dining spots in the state of Ohio.  Whether you are looking for something casual to a luxury dinner spot, we’ve got you covered.  Sit down, relax, and enjoy some delicious food. Don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you! 

Businesses in bold are The Scout Guide Columbus members.

Coffee + Breakfast: 

Kittie’s Cakes (495 South 3rd Street, Columbus, OH 43215) Focusing on classic American, nostalgic flavors, Kittie’s will have your mouth watering with their delicious baked goods and savory breakfast items.

Cambridge Tea House (1885 West 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212) Central Ohio’s premiere tea room where breakfast is served all day!

Parable Parable (149 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215) Stop in for all of your coffee favorites as well as fun specialty caffeinated drinks.

Katalina’s Cafe (3481 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214) Home of the Original Pancake Balls, Katalina’s is homemade food with attitude.

Lunch + Dinner:

The Buxton Inn (313 E Broadway, Granville, Ohio 43023) Enjoy dinner and drinks in this historic landmark.  Meet friends downstairs in The Tavern that was once a part of the Underground Railroad. 

Boards by Brooke (1400 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43215) Looking for a light lunch or a fun appetizer before going out to eat?  Order online and pick up a charcuterie board from Brooke to enjoy while you stroll along the Scioto River downtown. 

Lindey’s (169 E. Beck St. Columbus, Ohio 43206) Stop in for lunch or dinner and learn more about the story behind this family owned German Village restaurant.

The Meatball Mafia (5354 Center Street, Hilliard, OH 43026) A meatball you can’t refuse! Located inside the Crooked Can Brewery.

Kitchen Social (8954 Lyra Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43240) Serves lunch and dinner. Check out their Dublin location and try one of their signature dishes: cheddar and scallion biscuits, whipped feta, or crispy Thai shrimp.

Ghostwriter Public House (49-1/2 S. Main Street Johnstown, OH 43031) Serves brunch and dinner. P.S. you can also stay overnight in one of their guest suits during your visit!

Veritas (11 W Gay St., Columbus, OH, 43215) Featuring Chef Dalton’s carefully curated global dishes and innovative cocktails.

Budd Dairy Food Hall (086 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201) A Columbus food hall filled with 10 different local chef partners.

Forno (721 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215) American cuisine finished in their stone fire oven.  Available for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Sweet Treats:

Bakes by Lo (5354 Center Street, Hilliard, Ohio 43026) Located inside the Center Street Market, Bakes by Lo offers delicious sweet treats on a weekly rotating menu.  Be sure to check them out each week for a new surprise!

Bake me Happy GF Bakery (500 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206) Need a sweet treat that’s gluten free?  Check out Bake me Happy at their Southside Columbus location or Bridge Park in Dublin. 

Bumbles Bake Shop (9220 Dublin Rd, Powell, OH 43065) Offering delicious cakes, cookies, pies, and other various baked goods.

Grocery + Afternoon pick me up:

The Butcher & Grocer (1089 West 1st Avenue, Grandview Heights, OH 43212) Your new favorite local grocer filled with the highest quality Ohio beef, lamb, chicken, pork, beef, cheese, and select grocery items.

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