Top 11 Restaurants To Visit In Columbus, Ohio

Top 11 Restaurants To Visit In Columbus, Ohio

They will not disappoint you.

If you are from Columbus or are just visiting, you need to hit up these top ten restaurants that will have you craving more. In no particular order, here are the top 10 restaurants in Columbus, Ohio.

1. TAT Ristorante Di Famiglia

Located at 1210 S James Rd, Columbus, OH 43227-1802, this Italian restaurant is definitely one to treasure. It is an old favorite of mine, and though I do not frequent there as much as I used to, whenever I do, the taste is always the best. I would have to say that this restaurant's Italian cuisine is one of the best I have ever had.

"We stopped in here after a nearby football game on the recommendation of friends. We were not disappointed. From the service to the food, this was old school Italian. We were five for dinner and we had everything from pizzas to dinners, and everything was great. A small desert was included, either ice cream or a piece of cake. I will be back again when in the area." -David S

2. Villa Nova Italian Ristorante

Located at 5545 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-1125, this Italian restaurant is another favorite. I grew up dining at this restaurant and I can remember my brother and I playing the pac man machine and sneaking over to the bar area to fill up a basket of popcorn. The food is delicious, and I definitely recommending giving this a try. Who knows, maybe your kids will end up growing up here.

"Service has continued to be impeccable; quantity and quality have been unsurpassed; there is a distinction between flavors of the sauce depending on the entree chosen (rare in a run-of-the-mill restaurant); tiramisu is extraordinary; mild volume of background music actually encourages a great time where conversations can be held without screaming at others at your table or booth (so very rare these days of sensory overload!), no freezer burn or reheated taste; just the most customer oriented food provider we've been fortunate enough to visit! This is our fave place for out of town visitors and we're around 60." -helpfullness2017

3. The Top Steakhouse

Located at 2891 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2614, this steakhouse is one to try. If you are craving a good steak and exceptional sides and appetizers, I would recommend The Top Steakhouse. I have only visited this establishment once but it was an experience I would like to have again. The menu is a bit pricey so come prepared.

"I'm absolutely surprised I've never heard of or been to the steakhouse before and I've lived in Columbus for 20+ years. Going out to have dinner with friends we made reservations for us, and we were not disappointed. It's definitely old-school steakhouse, probably not decorated since the 1960s. I kept looking for Don Draper to come in at any time. The food was absolutely amazing. The service was great; we will definitely be back again." -A TripAdvisor Member

4. Bonefish Grill

Located at 1930 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240-2020, this is seafood heaven. But, if you are not totally into seafood and are with friends and family that are, there are plenty of other options on the menu. I would recommend the steak with crab cakes and for an appetizer, the famous Bang Bang Shrimp.

"Excellent service and meal. Dinner started with Bang Bang Shrimp. Spicy and Crunchy. Enough to share. I had the Bourbon Cedar Plank Salmon. Glaze was wonderful. Large portion so I could not finish. Entree came with carrots and crab fried rice. Hubby and I shared Grand Marner creme brûlée. WOW!" -Hurricane Gal_11

5. Yin Yue

Located at 1236 E Hudson St, Columbus, OH 43211-1310, this is the best Chinese food EVER! Seriously, if I was on death row and had to choose my last meal, it would be the Wor Su Gai from Yin Yue. I have been coming here since I was in the womb. Even though it is a little hole in the wall, this place is my treasure.

"If you are looking for the BEST War su Gai in the City of Columbus, go to YIn Yue Restaurant. The staff is so friendly you feel like you are part of their family. Good portions / great prices." -Andrea B

6. York Steakhouse

Located at 4220 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43228-1617, this is another place I have been coming to for years. Not only do they have great baked fish and chopped steak, but you also get a great salad bar. I am so craving the macaroni salad right now!

"York is a great Old School steakhouse with a supper club kind of feel. The decor has been updated. It's near the casino, but there is no gamble with York. It's a winner every time. I loved my steak." -eobert

7. Ted's Montana Grill

Located at 191 W Nationwide Blvd, Ste 100, Columbus, OH, I could not get by this one without revealing this amazingly juicy bison burger. You know, the kind that melts in your mouth. This place is great, old western type style. I have been going here for about 10 years, and it never disappoints. Especially those pickle sours they leave on the table.

"Just happened to walk by this place, and it looked interesting. The restaurant takes reservations, other than nights when there is a Bluejackets game at Nationwide Arena, across the street. It wasn't a game night, so reservations were in order, and accepted. The restaurant is "cozy," long and narrow with really nice booths along one wall. The restaurant specializes in bison burgers, steaks, etc., but also has a nice selection of fish/ seafood. Our group of four had buffalo meatloaf (excellent), crab cakes, grilled salmon, and a grilled fish sandwich. All were really good, and paired with salads, or veggies, that were unusual, but really good. Service was awesome, including a visit to our booth by the Manager." -Bruce C

8. Frank's Fish and Seafood Market

Located at 5251 Trabue Rd, Columbus, OH 43228-9564, this a great place not only to dine in and eat but also to shop. I have not been to this establishment myself, but I am willing to give this place a try, especially since our local TV station awarded them with the clean plate award. Nope, cannot go wrong here.

"Have eaten here two times, and it was fantastic! The lady who works the register at the restaurant is a doll. She is truly one of the friendliest people I have met at a restaurant. My husband and I get the variety platter and share. We never leave hungry. So glad we found this place!!! We are now hooked." -Angela B

9. Tommy's Diner

Located at 914 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43222-1444, this is one classy place. If you are in the mood for diner food and want that realistic diner feel, I mean the one where you feel like you are living in the 1950s and 1960s, then this is the place to go. I have come here for breakfast for many years, and recently the owner decided to keep the restaurant open for dinner on certain nights. The iced cinnamon bun and the burgers with curly fries are heavenly.

"If you want a place with consistently great food, a fun atmosphere and a real Cheers kind of place where everybody knows you name, this is it. Great prices! The best!!!" -sun95flower

10. Hunan Lion

Located at 2038 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-1813, this Chinese restaurant is definitely worth a go. I have eaten here for a very long time and it really is a nice treat. The prices are a bit high, but the dining area is a pleasant sight. This could be a great date night location.

"Always a dining pleasure in this subtle hushed atmosphere. Each dish was perfectly done. Best Chinese in Columbus. Excellent service and clean. We enjoy couples and small groupings here." -Debbie R

11. Schmidt's

Last but not least, located at 240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188, I could never forget this German restaurant. Not only can you order great food off the menu but everyday a buffet is offered. I usually opt for the buffet if it's in my budget. After you finish that, you must try the vanilla or chocolate cream puff. Their cream puffs are very well known at their establishment.

"We got the Buffet. It was delicious. Plenty to choose from, all fresh and so good.. And dont forget a Cream Puff... They are heaven.. This place is small and most likely you will have to wait, but the wait it worth it.. Highly recommend.." -Debbie P

I hope you enjoyed this list, I know I have. If it makes you hungry just head down to one of these fine places and enjoy yourself.

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10 Food And Drink Spots To Try In The Boca Raton, Florida Area

Discover the hidden gems.

If you're in south Florida or visiting, there are many hidden gems in the Boca Raton area to dine at. As a resident who has been living here for 14 years, I've seen new places pop up but I have also discovered places that have been here for a long time and man, was I missing out. As a self-proclaimed foodie, I'm always on the hunt for obscure places to try.

So, foodies, this one is for you! Here are 10 spots to try in the Boca Raton area:

1. Cinnaholic

Located in East Boca. This is every Vegan and non-vegan's place to go. Create your own cinnamon bun! You get to pick your frosting and topping.

2. Boon's Asian Bistro

Located in West Boca. If you love sushi and well-priced food, this is your go to. Located in West Boca. This is my all time favorite place to go. I have never disappointed with any of the food choices and the employees are friendly and provide swift service.


Located in Central Boca. This is liquid nitrogen ice cream on crack. You can get your ice cream in a cup OR on a cookie. And not just any cookie-- one of your options is a smores cookie.

4. Pizza Rustica

Located in East Delray Beach. A great place to get pizza after the beach or after a late night out with friends (They're open until 3 A.M!). My favorite is their smores pizza. Oh, and their prices are amazing!

5. The Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery

Located in East Boca. A great place to grab a drink with your friends and listen to bands play or even see a comedy show. Not into alcohol? No problem! They have a selection of teas to choose from. My personal choice is their caramel apple tea.

6. Fit Foodz Cafe

Located in West Boca. This is a great place if you want to eat healthily. You have vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and gluten-free options to choose from!

7. Yaxche Tea Room

Located in East Delray. A great place to sip on some coffee or tea. They are organic and green and a portion of the proceeds goes back to organizations that are doing good things around the world.

8. Pho Boca

Located in West Boca. Get a taste of Vietnamese food if you want something different. Great service and they even serve bubble tea!

9. Burgerim

Located in West Boca. If you're a burger person, this one is for you! You have a variety of burgers to choose from and you can customize it to your liking. Get some burgerim fries when you're there. You won't be disappointed.

10. J & J Fresh Kitchen

Located in East and Central Boca. Healthy food and juices are what you will find here. It's all made to order, too! Juice and Java and Fresh Kitchen have united so you have many locations to choose from.

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7 Ways You Know You Come From A Family Of "Foodies"

My family is food-centric, and that brings us together.

Growing up, it has always been rather apparent that my family lives a rather food-centric lifestyle. There are certainly no complaints here--from a rather early age I acquired an appreciation for food and I've gotten to eat in a number of incredible restaurants.

My family definitely wears the title of "foodies" proudly, although my dad certainly champions this concept. Whenever friends and family are taking a trip to somewhere we've been, my dad's the go-to guy for recommendations. I've taken on this role slightly as well by giving recommendations to non-local friends in the Philadelphia area.

Growing up in a family of foodies comes with a unique appreciation for food as not only sustenance but as a way of bringing people together. So, here are some of the characteristics that make foody families so unique:

1. Vacations aren't planned around the sights you see, but rather the restaurants you eat in.

Anytime anyone asks me where to eat, I'm flattered. Apparently, my reputation precedes me. Not only am I well-versed in Yelp when I don't know an area, but when I do know the area I always have favorites. When I am asked for recommendations, however, I have a tendency to go a little overboard and send far more than the circumstance warrants.

4. Your camera roll is filled with food pictures.

Birthdays. College acceptances. Reuniting with old friends. No matter the occasion, the best way to celebrate is with good food.

6. Meals are a form of stress-relief.

This picture was taken the day I finally decided where to go to college--a decision that had bee plaguing me for months. Nothing helped cure the stress of that decision better than a good meal.

7. Food brings your family together.

With crazy schedules to coordinate, meals are one of the times my family gets to get together and catch up on everything. Growing up, we always had family dinners almost every night (when schedules allowed), and we've continued this into college as often as we are able. Having a family who values food, we see it as a time to connect with one another.

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