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 Bauer, the mind behind Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, both with locations located throughout the city.

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Dine Originals Columbus, locally owned and operated restaurants, chefs working with locally grown ingredients, seasonal menus, fresh goodness

Taco trucks, late night pizza, Dinin' Hall, gourmet grilled cheese, cupcakes, Korean, Indonesian and more.

Local micro-distilleries and breweries, gin, vodka, bourbon, Belgian beers, honey mead and more.

Macaroons, brownies, award-winning ice cream, Belgian waffles, cream puffs and more.

Fresh roasted, single-origin beans, espresso, small batch roasts, coffee tours and more. Participate in The Columbus Coffee Experience while you are in town!

If you can’t find excellent places to eat in [Columbus], you’re no food enthusiast.
— Food Republic