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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Market
“Dozens of local shops with a variety of foods from organic vegan to homestyle kitchen-cooked, ramen and sushi to Nepalese dumplings and pho, grab-and-go favorites like soft pretzels and doughnuts, and lots more. Head upstairs for the Columbus favorite Hot Chicken Takeover! There's something at North Market for everyone.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“This is ~20 mins for the AirBnB but is worth the trip. Lots of shops, bars and restaurants in a pedestrian-friendly area. Lots to see and do!”
  • 105 locals recommend
Park
“My favorite park in Columbus. Walk the loop around the park (1 mile). Visit the pond and fountain, play tennis, or take the kids to the playground. Also right next to short north arts district so grab a bite to eat after!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“An upscale casual vibe in here but you will be able to find something on the menu for everyone. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“I can't recommend this place enough. Marcella's is an Italian restaurant and EVERYTHING on the menu is incredible.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Pint House is a staple of the Short North! It has been voted as the, "Best Bar in Columbus," for 5 years straight. They also have one of the finest craft beer selections in the city.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“20 Minute Walk: Fast-casual local Mediterranean food. Get their french fries as a side. They serve beer too.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A nicer restaurant in Columbus. Known for their oysters, but have great choices all around. Plan to spend a little more on dinner here ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Food
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“Must-try local ice cream parlor. Creative flavors and a spunky atmosphere make this a Columbus favorite.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Want to experience downtown at an upscale restaurant? Head up to the Guild House, perfect place for a date night or just a unique classy dinner with friends.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A cute and cozy restaurant for classic American eats (they're breakfast is especially good!). ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cafe
“LBGT friendly bar/restaurant. Strongest cocktails in the Short North. The Long Island Iced Teas are deadly... drink with caution lol!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“You have to checkout Forno. It is a Forbes Top 100 restaurant. Their happy hour is one of the best in the city and if you get the opportunity, stop in for brunch. The Chicken and Waffles is out of this world.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“less than a 2 min walk - Brick-walled coffeehouse brewing specialty beans in an industrial setting with handcrafted tables.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you like beer than you can't miss this spot. With over 150 beers you're sure to find one you like.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“short drive Grilled cheese doesn't get better than this. . Approx. 10 min drive (30 min walk) down to the Short North.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“An upscale casual vibe in here but you will be able to find something on the menu for everyone. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“I can't recommend this place enough. Marcella's is an Italian restaurant and EVERYTHING on the menu is incredible.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Pint House is a staple of the Short North! It has been voted as the, "Best Bar in Columbus," for 5 years straight. They also have one of the finest craft beer selections in the city.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“20 Minute Walk: Fast-casual local Mediterranean food. Get their french fries as a side. They serve beer too.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A nicer restaurant in Columbus. Known for their oysters, but have great choices all around. Plan to spend a little more on dinner here ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want to experience downtown at an upscale restaurant? Head up to the Guild House, perfect place for a date night or just a unique classy dinner with friends.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A cute and cozy restaurant for classic American eats (they're breakfast is especially good!). ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cafe
“LBGT friendly bar/restaurant. Strongest cocktails in the Short North. The Long Island Iced Teas are deadly... drink with caution lol!”
  • 25 locals recommend

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