When the season changes in Columbus, stomachs begin rumbling in anticipation of autumn-inspired food and drinks. If you’re wondering where to go, we’ve got the dish on all the restaurants and bars serving up your favorite sweet and savory fall treats.
From the Arena District to Grandview Yard, here’s our list of the top seven spots in Columbus dishing out the best this fall:
Sunny Street Café | Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Breakfast lovers, this one’s for you. The limited-edition pumpkin spice pancakes at Sunny Street Café are stacked with delicious fall flavor–turning even the staunchest waffle lover into a pancake fanatic. The Café’s fluffy cakes are served with a ball of cinnamon butter and Tres Leches crisscrossed on top to ensure each bite is pumpkin perfection..
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant | Märzen BBQ Burger
Gordon Biersch, located in Columbus’ Arena District, is adding mouthwatering burgers to the fall flavor experience. Their Märzen BBQ Burger, aside from world-class beef, includes a BBQ sauce made with a full-bodied, rich and toasty Märzen beer that spices up autumn in all the best ways.
Nada | Sangria Roja
There are lots of ways to kick off a fall weekend, but one of the absolute best is with the Sangria Roja at Nada in the Arena District. With a mix of red wine, brandy, cinnamon, cranberry and orange soda, it’s safe to say that you’ll want to order two, because fall flavors like this require a second glass.
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The Half Pint | Pumpkin Beer Varieties
You haven’t had the best fall has to offer until you’ve thrown back one of the pumpkin beer varieties at The Half Pint in the Arena District. We’re talking serious pumpkin brewskis here – Rum Barrel Aged Pumking, Chai Tea Infused Pumking and let’s not forget about Graeter’s Pumpkin Pie–a yam beer which takes an old favorite to a whole new level.
Ted’s Montana Grill | Hendrick’s Mule
We all like to pack on the spices in the fall, and the Hendrick’s Mule from Ted’s Montana Grill is no exception. With this tasty drink you’ll enjoy a nice kick of spicy ginger beer, paired with a mix of natural rose and cucumber gin flavors.
Buca di Beppo | Apple Gorgonzola Salad
Salad haters, you’ve met your match. The flavor-filled Apple Gorgonzola salad from Buca di Beppo in downtown Columbus packs in a crunch with fresh Granny Smith apples, spiced walnuts, dried cranberries and Gorgonzola into one bowl–all topped with a signature Italian vinaigrette.
Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and German Bier Hall | Dunkel Bourbon Chicken
Chicken and bourbon? That’s how they do fall in Germany. Head over to Grandview Yard’s Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and satisfy your taste buds with their Dunkel Bourbon Chicken–featuring tender grilled chicken breasts slathered with a homemade Dunkel bourbon glaze.
Our list is done, but now comes the fun part–take these recommendations and challenge yourself to a fun fall food and drink adventure in Columbus!