Columbus After Dark: Where to Go for Late-Night Eats

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Till Dynamic Fare

It's tough to find post-10 p.m. fare that's not greasy or delivered through a drive-thru window. Enter Till: the vegan-friendly, omnivore-loved Victorian Village eatery that serves its full menu until the stroke of midnight Monday to Saturday. Go for the pizza special or lamb burger if you've got an appetite, or the Salty Caramel Mud Pie if you need a sweet nosh.

Easy Street Cafe

On Friday and Saturday, this German Village mainstay serves up grub until 2 a.m. And Monday through Thursday, you can get in a burger, pizza or authentic Greek gyro until midnight. Looking for something sweet rather than savory? Dig into the homemade bakalava. And do look around; the cluttered but lovable decor is a definite conversation

Little Palace

The impressive beer list should be enough to get late-night revelers inside Downtown's Little Palace, but it's the appetizer list that especially entices after the clock strikes midnight. The restaurant serves food until 2 a.m. on weekends, and the sloppy poutine or gastronomically golden cheese curds are killer choices for soaking up booze

Buckeye Donuts

Since 1969, this 24/7 Campus institution has been turning out 32 varieties of doughnuts, plus coffee and no-frills fare (think gyros and tater tots) at the corner of High and 18th streets. If you stumble in after a few drinks, know this: The regular doughnuts are 99 cents; the fancy ones are a buck fifty. Do be fancy and get The Buckeye Donut, the cafe's namesake chocolate-and-peanut-butter-glazed confection.

CondadoIf you're looking for food late, this Short North spot's brightly painted back patio is extra fun under the stars. The build-your-own taco joint serves food until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and until midnight every other day of the week. Try at least one taco with the spicy portobello mushrooms as the base. Carnivores, just trust