Stack City Burgers opening in Short North

Beth Stallings, Columbus Crave

Stack City Burgers will open in the Short North tomorrow, Aug. 6, in the former Cup O' Joe space (600 N. High St.). Hyde Park Restaurant Group announced the launching of their new burger-centric eatery in April, promising a fresh take on burgers in an urban setting.

The menu is a collection of smash-style burgers made with Ohio grass-fed beef served mid- to mid-well and sandwiched between a brioche sesame seed bun. "Non-burgers" sub out traditional beef for other proteins (think turkey, lamb and chicken). And the rest of the menu is filled out with boozy milkshakes, salads and burger-friendly sides including onion rings and High Street Fries topped with pulled pork, Cheez Whiz and diced dill pickles.

Behind the bar, diners will find $7.50 craft cocktails, 16 beers on tap (with an emphasis on Columbus brews) and growler fills for those on-the-go. There's also a Saturday and Sunday brunch menu (including a Benedict Burger) and $5 bloody mary menu.

Stack City will be open seven days a week.

Here's a quick look at the burgers and "non-burgers" on the opening menu:


RED WHITE & BLUE ($8): American Cheese/Lettuce/Tomato/Red Onion/B & B Pickles/Ketchup/Mayo

EARTH ($9): Wild Mushrooms/Red Wine Onions/Swiss Cheese/Truffle Mayo

PHILLY ($8.5): Shaved Sirloin/Grilled Onions & Peppers/Cheez Whiz/Mayo

EAST COAST ($9): New York Pastrami/Coleslaw/French Gruyère/Grainy Mustard Mayo

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN ($8): Avocado Tomato Relish/Watercress/Jack Cheese

BIG STACK CITY ($10): American Cheese/Lettuce/Special Sauce

GRASS-FED BISON ($11): Goat Cheese/Dried Cranberries/Grilled Onions/Sweet Balsamic Glaze

COWBOY ($9): Jalapeños/Lettuce/Tomato/Smoked Bacon/Aged Cheddar/BBQ Sauce/Onion Straws

BBQ ($9): Pulled Pork/Malt Vinegar Slaw/BBQ Sauce/Smoked Gouda/Mayo


GRASS-FED LAMB BURGER ($9.5): Greek Slaw with Feta/Tzatziki Sauce

STACKED PIG ($8): Piled High Mortadella/Pimento Cheese/Grilled Onions/Fried Egg/Mayo

TURKEY BURGER ($8): Thai Mango Pineapple Slaw/Lettuce/Smoked Swiss

VEGGIE ($7.5): House Recipe/Yuzu Soy Glaze/Melted Jack/Baby Kale/Tomato/Onion/Pickles

BRAT BURGER ($6.5): Drunken Onions/Aged Cheddar/Creole Mustard

CRISPY CHICKEN ($7.5): Tomato/Lettuce/Havarti/Sweet Pickle Mayo

FRESH SALMON ($12): Seared/Lettuce/Fried Lemon/Dill Mayo