Highest-rated restaurants in Columbus, according to Tripadvisor

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August 10, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in Columbus, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Columbus using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. Trattoria Roma

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (217 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1447 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
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#29. Barley's Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (465 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 467 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-2007
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#28. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (508 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Wine Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4230 The Strand, Columbus, OH 43219-6187
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#27. Milestone 229

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (380 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 229 Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215-4194
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#26. Eddie Merlot's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (320 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1570 Polaris Pkwy Lyra Drive, Polaris Fashion Place, Columbus, OH 43240-2042
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#25. J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (363 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1 E Campus View Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235-5691
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#24. Marcella's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (557 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 615 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
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#23. Tommy's Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (151 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $
- Address: 914 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43222-1444
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#22. Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (372 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $
- Address: 248 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-5215
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#21. Hofbrauhaus Columbus

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (414 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: German, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 800 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212-3825
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#20. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (264 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8760 Sancus Blvd Polaris Towne Center, Columbus, OH 43240-2140
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#19. Wolf's Ridge Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (347 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 215 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-2510
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#18. Katzinger's Delicatessen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (497 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Deli
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 475 S 3rd St Parking available behind deli, corner of Blenkner & Livingston ave, Columbus, OH 43215-5701
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#17. Barcelona Restaurant and Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (522 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, European
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 263 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206-2323
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#16. Polaris Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (356 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1835 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240-2049
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#15. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (393 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 569 N High St The Cap at Union Station, Columbus, OH 43215-2080
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#14. The Guild House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (391 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 624 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-2010
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#13. Cap City Fine Diner and Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (736 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1299 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-3135
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#12. Scotty's Cafe

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 2980 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43209
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#11. Schmidt's Sausage Haus und Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,779 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, German
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
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#10. The Melting Pot

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (540 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 4014 Townsfair Way, Columbus, OH 43219-6069
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#9. The Thurman Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,235 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
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#8. The Pearl

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (612 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 641 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
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#7. Martini Modern Italian

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (532 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 445 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
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#6. Lindey's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,174 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 169 E Beck St, Columbus, OH 43206-1182
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#5. Mozart's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (431 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: German, Hungarian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4784 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-1554
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#4. Mitchell's Ocean Club

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (688 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 4002 Easton Sta, Columbus, OH 43219
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#3. Lola & Giuseppe's Trattoria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (305 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 100 Granville St, Columbus, OH 43230-3000
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#2. The Refectory Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (498 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, European
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2610
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#1. Z Cucina di Spirito

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (907 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2803
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