Just in downtown and the surrounding entertainment districts, you’ll find more than 100 restaurants — most locally-owned. In fact, many are located in the Short North Arts District,  less than five miles from The Ohio State University.

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

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

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

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

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

WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING:
“[Columbus is] a certified food lovers’ town.” — Washington Post
“When it comes to restaurants, Columbus has almost too many good choices.” — The New York Times
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is “America’s best.” — Time Magazine
“Watershed Gin is a serious contender for the best gin in America.” — Foodista
“One of the best meals of my life” — Anthony Bourdain, Travel Channel on dining at Kihachi in Columbus