Restaurants in Columbus

Columbus is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of America's up-and-coming culinary destinations. Its restaurant scene is creating a buzz with its creativity, diversity and one-of-a-kind experiences, from classic diner fare, to fine dining, to offbeat, ethnic and funky cafes. With farms, heritage livestock and artisan producers just minutes away, Columbus chefs have easy access to the best local ingredients from which to craft their menus.

Columbus is home to restaurateur Cameron Mitchell and the James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Jeni Britton, the mind behind Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, both with locations located throughout the city.

Check out the best of Columbus restaurants here!

North Market

Central Ohio's historic public market since 1876, featuring fresh groceries, authentic international cuisine, and unique gifts.

FYR Short North

The use of fire & smoke is incorporated into every dish to bring the historical ritual of cooking over an open flame tableside.


A bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. The lively atmosphere is perfect for sharing a meal with friends or family.

The Guild House

An artisan eatery featuring creative American cuisine and proudly sourcing locally grown ingredients whenever possible.

El Segundo

Inspired by Mexican street food, El Segundo offers made-from-scratch tortillas, sauces, and signature ingredients.