Restaurants in South Columbus

From the August 2010 edition

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 2020 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 801-1100. Specialties include Perfect Portions menu with steak and unlimited soup and salad lunch. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Unlimited soup and salad combo: $6.99. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Bob Evans Restaurant, 6085 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, 834-2050; 4019 Hamilton Sq, Groveport, 834-3980; 3800 S High St, 497-2755; 1879 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 871-9799. Home-style cooking. Dinners: $6-$12. Children’s menu. Open for breakfast all day, lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 6340 Prentiss School Pl, Canal Winchester, 837-8080. Restaurant and sports bar with full menu featuring salads, appetizers, wraps, burgers and specializing in NY-style wings in 14 signature sauces. Liquor; small wine list; large draft beer selection; bar. Dinners: average $5-$12. Children’s menu. Free wi-fi. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, CB, DC, DS, MC, V.

Buffalo Wings & Rings, 1574 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 801-0900. Casual pub fare; specialties include wings, Greek gyros, burgers, salads and appetizers. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Meals: $5-$9. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Seventeen big-screen TVs. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

China Bell, 1947 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 871-2420. Szechwan, Hunan and Cantonese cuisine; specialties include steak and shrimp Chinese-style, Triple Crown, scallops with black pepper sauce, shrimp and scallops in garlic sauce and Happy Family. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $7-$16. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Chipotle, 1671 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 801-0784. Quick-service restaurant serving fresh, made-to-order gourmet burritos and tacos; specialties include barbacoa, fajita burritos and steak burritos. Domestic and Mexican beer; margaritas. Items: under $7. Children’s portions. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Checks, AE, MC, V.

Cimi’s Bistro at Pinnacle Golf Club, 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr, Grove City, 539-0722 or 539-0397. Regional American and northern Italian cuisine; specialties include wood-fired pizza, seafood pasta, portobello fries and bistro salmon. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $15-$30. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 4210 Marlane Dr, Grove City, 871-1444. Country cooking; specialties include chicken and dumplings, roast beef dinner, country ham, specialty breakfasts and grilled chicken tenders. Dinners: $6-$13. Children’s portions. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. Checks, AE, DS, MC, V.

El Vaquero, 3160 Broadway, Grove City, 801-9910. Mexican food; specialties include tacos al pastor, tacos carne asada, cuco’s special, chicken enchiladas and big burritos. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$13. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, CB, DC, DS, MC, V.

Fiesta Mariachi, 1998 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 539-4540. Mexican cuisine; specialties include fajitas, chimichangas, burrito California, rib-eye steak and burrito deluxe. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $7-$13. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Frisch’s Restaurants Inc., 3920 S Hamilton Rd, Groveport, 836-1101; 2878 Home Rd, Grove City, 539-0213. Family-style food; specialties include Big Boy hamburgers, breakfast served anytime, soup/salad bar and breakfast bar with fresh fruit. Dinners: $5-$11. Children’s menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days; breakfast buffet Mon-Fri 7-11 am, Sat till 1 pm, Sun till 2 pm. AE, DS, MC, V.

Golden Chinatown Restaurant, 3797 S High St, 491-6789. Szechwan cuisine featuring wor sui gai, General Tso’s chicken and lunch specials. Liquor. Dinners: average $7. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations accepted. DS, MC, V.

Kingy’s Pizza Pub, 7470 Hill Rd, Canal Winchester, 837-5664. American cuisine featuring wings, pizza and ribs. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $3-$16. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Live entertainment Tue-Thu during summer. AE, DS, MC, V.

Las Margaritas, 6270 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, 833-4441. Mexican food; specialties include margaritas, fajitas, chimichangas and pollo loco. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $8-$15. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Occasional live music March-Oct. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Lilly’s Kitchen Table, 4008 Broadway, Grove City, 801-0771. Diner fare; specialties include burgers, soups, pancakes, waffles and stuffed French toast. Items: $3-$7. Children’s menu. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days. Reservations accepted for large parties. AE, DS, MC, V.

Lombardi’s Dairy Diner, 6251 S High St, 491-7570. Ice cream, pizza and sandwich shop; specialties include foot-long Coneys with homemade sauce, giant pork tenderloins, homemade chili, shakes and homemade waffle cones. Meals: under $5. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. MC, V.

LongHorn Steakhouse, 1742 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 801-1980. Steakhouse featuring chicken, seafood, baby back ribs and handcut steak. Liquor; complete wine list; bar. Dinners: $13-$25. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Los Camperos, 3610 S High St, 497-8970. Mexican cuisine; specialties include burritos, fajitas, enchiladas and tostadas. Liquor; small wine list; margaritas; bar. Dinners: $10-$15. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Memories Food & Spirits, 3539 Broadway, Grove City, 875-1074. Serving a wide variety of entrees, including French onion soup, NY strip, prime rib, wings and ribs. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Entrees: $7-$16. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. AE, DS, MC, V.

O’Charley’s, 6224 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, 834-0833; 1657 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 801-1214. Casual dining; specialties include butcher’s cut premium steak, fresh salads, a variety of seafood, Chicken O’Tenders and caramel pie; curbside-to-go available. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $7-$16. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. AE, DC, DS, MC, V.

Ohio Deli and Restaurant, 3444 S High St, 497-0577. Home of the Dagwood challenge; specialties include lasagna, prime grillers, breakfast skillets and barbecue ribs. Dinners: $6-$10. Children’s menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Olive Garden, 1514 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 277-4374. Italian cuisine; specialties include a variety of pasta, chicken, meat and seafood dishes. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $7-$18. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted Mon-Thu for parties of 8 or more. AE, DS, MC, V.

Plank’s Café & Pizzeria, 743 Parsons Ave, 443-6251. Home-style items served in a German-style restaurant since 1939; specialties include complete breakfasts, roast beef, pizza, subs and a variety of casseroles. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $7-$10. Children’s menu. Occasional live music. Party rooms available. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Plank’s on Broadway, 4022 Broadway, Grove City, 875-7800. Casual dining; specialties include burgers, steak, chops, pizza and subs. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$12. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Live entertainment most weekends. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations accepted. DS, MC, V.

Ponderosa Steakhouse, 3875 S High St, 491-7552. Family-style steakhouse featuring flame-grilled steaks and lunch and dinner buffet with nightly theme. Dinners: $7-$15. Children’s buffet. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, early breakfast buffet Sat-Sun. DS, MC, V.

Rackums Sports Bar & Grill, 2118 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 871-5164. Sports bar; specialties include burgers, subs, wings, pizza and salads. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Meals: $5 and under. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 1635 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 277-9612. Specialties include Banzai burger, chicken parmigiano pasta and quesadillas. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $8-$12. Children’s menu. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Rice Bowl, 2300 S High St, 445-8828. Chinese cuisine and small sandwiches; specialties include spicy/ crispy frog legs, black pepper scallops, Happy Family and seafood soup. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $6-$22. Open for lunch Mon-Sat, dinner 7 days. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Rooster’s, 1650 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 539-8711. American cuisine; specialties include chicken wings, salads, sandwiches, subs and pizza. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Items: $2-$7. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Ruby Tuesday, 4065 Marlane Dr, Grove City, 801-1650. Upscale casual-American cuisine; specialties include chicken portobello, garden salad, jumbo lump crab cake, triple prime burger and lobster tail. Liquor; small wine list; bar. Dinners: $8-$14. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, 1615 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 277-3270. Fire grilled favorites. Liquor; moderate wine list; bar. Dinners: $7-$20. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Steak ’n Shake, 1759 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 871-9536. 1950s-style diner specializing in steakburgers, milkshakes, Frisco melts and chili. Dinners: $3-$8. Children’s menu. Open for breakfast Sat-Sun, lunch and dinner 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Sunny Street Café, 2788 London Groveport Rd, Grove City, 539-0899. Regional American home-style cuisine featuring breakfast and lunch; specialties include French toast crunch, steak and eggs, corned beef hash and chicken salad with fresh fruit. Meals: $5-$8. Children’s menu. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days. AE, DS, MC, V.

Talita’s Mexican Kitchen, 3090 Southwest Blvd (in Broadway Center), Grove City, 871-8733. Mexican and Italian food; specialties include chili-n-cheese-style and wet-n-cheesy-style burritos, subs, enchiladas and pasta. Liquor; small wine list. Dinners: $4-$10. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat; closed Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, DS, MC, V.

Taqueria la Michoacana, 3160 S Hamilton Rd, 864-4700; 534 Norton Rd, 851-5800. Mexican cuisine; specialties include tacos, burritos, Mexican sandwiches and tamales. Dinners: $8-$10. Children’s menu. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, brunch Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, MC, V.

Tee Jaye’s Country Place, 1385 Parsons Ave, 444-6291; 1880 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, 871-2596. Featuring the Barnyard Buster, breakfast served 24 hours and homemade country-style dinners including cabbage rolls, pot roast and meatloaf. Meals: under $7. Children’s menu. Open 24 hours Mon-Sat, till 11 pm Sun. MC, V.

Village Wines and Bistro, 600 W Waterloo St, Canal Winchester, 833-2828. American and Italian bistro featuring bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin medallions, orange-chipotle shrimp, spinach stuffed portobellos, signature sandwiches and seafood specials. Liquor; extensive wine list; bar. Dinners: $13-$20. Children’s menu. Occasional live entertainment. Outdoor dining. Open for lunch and dinner Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. Checks, AE, DS, MC, V.

The Waffle House, 3085 Broadway, Grove City, 539-9225; 4140 Marlane Dr, Grove City, 539-0610; 3960 S High St, 409-2721. Family restaurant; specialties include omelets, waffles, sandwiches, burgers and steak. Breakfasts: $2-$10. Open 7 days: 24 hours. MC, V.