Unpack your old routine and rediscover these delectable lunch spots in Downtown Columbus. With our incredible restaurants back, we’ll save a seat just for you.
Nothing too fancy, just good food, fast. These small shops really pack a punch and are perfect for when you’re short on time, but don’t want to forgo flavor. Bring it back to your desk or enjoy a picnic lunch at one of downtown’s spectacular parks.
Argentine comfort food at its finest. Paella? Yes please!
Whether you’re buying a whole pie or by the slice, each pizza is made in the traditional Italian style for a budget-friendly lunch that’s hard to beat.
Authentic Mexican favorites, like tacos, burritos, quesadillas and build-your-own bowls, at a price point that will have your wallet saying, go ahead, get the guac.
Slinging up classic hot dogs with dozens of topping options. The possibilities are endless.
Lexi’s on Third
Best known for sandwiches piled sky-high with sliced meat. Their soups and salads are great too, especially if you’re looking for a lighter lunch.
Whether you’re eating in or getting it to go, take your lunch to the next level with these establishments that are sure to tickle your taste buds.
Inspired by the fragrances and flavors of various cuisines, you’ll find familiar lunch favorites with a flair. Bonus, plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Tiger + Lily
Asian-inspired dishes in a made-from-scratch kitchen, no shortcuts. Try their delicious noodle dishes two different ways – dry or in broth. Regardless, this is ramen like you’ve never had it before.
Custom salad creations featuring fresh ingredients chopped right in front of you. If the topping options or too overwhelming, try one of their signature salads or wraps.
Some of the best BBQ in Columbus with a retro vibe we can get behind. On warm days, glass doors roll up to create an immersive indoor-outdoor dining experience.
Sit down and catch up with new acquaintances or old colleagues, these spots are ideal for your next lunch meeting. Most offer carryout options as well but we recommend hanging around to enjoy the ambiance and atmosphere at these locales.
Nosh on High
Small plates for big appetites. American tapas made to share (or not).
Taking comfort food to the next level, enjoy classic dishes with a twist in a distinctly downtown setting overlooking the Scioto Mile.
Classic Indian dishes – including colorful curries to too-good-to-pass-up Tandoori – all made catered to the heat you can handle using the finest ingredients for food packed with Far East flavor.
Pat & Gracie's
Upscale industrial bar serving classic American fare (think burgers and hot, melty sandwiches) with comfort sides like coleslaw, mac and cheese, and hand-cut french fries.
A menu with something for everyone ranging from classic diner fare (Patty Melt) to one-of-a-kind food finds (Kimchi Meatloaf Sandwich), served in an upscale setting.