Warning, the following may induce insatiable cravings for seafood that can only be cured by completely devouring said seafood.
Columbus, I am not a cruel man. I may taunt you with delicious looking foods and awe-inspiring meals, but it’s only because I want you to up your food game. I believe in you, and I want you to be the best food obsessed adult-child that you can be.
Now, with that said, what’s about to happen next is straight up torturous and I am oh so sorry. I’m talking mouth-watering, stomach growling, getting h’angry at your cat for meowing too loud, food torment. I’ve rounded up seven seafood dishes from seven different restaurants around the city that every fish lover should try once. So release the Kraken Columbus and let’s get- …wow, I almost walked straight into that pun, didn’t I? (crackin’, hah, god I’m good).
Bonefish Grill– Bang Bang Shrimp
Despite almost sharing the name of a truly terrible television laugh-track, this popular Bonefish dish is actually pretty fantastic.
Where: 5712 Frantz Rd, Dublin, OH 43016 and 1930 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Mitchell’s Ocean Club– Teriyaki Salmon
All of these flavors swim together perfectly like some sort of synchronized swimming routine straight out of Million Dollar Mermaid. (Sigh) I miss Esther Williams movies.
Where: 4002 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219
The Pearl– Oysters
So popular are these little guys, they occupy a whole section on their menu. And yes, the relation between the restaurant’s name and their infamous oysters have just dawned on me.
Where: 641 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Kooma Sushi– Seafood Combo
Of course, I had to add at least on sushi place to the list. Kooma’s sushi is great too but their seafood plate is shark week material- straight killer. See what I did there? I just- you know what, you’ll get it.
Where: 37 Vine St, Columbus, OH 43215
The Black Point– Tristan Cold Water Lobster Tail
If this one doesn’t get you going “humina, humina, humina”, check your pulse. You’re either dead inside or you’re reading “humina” wrong. You know what I mean, it’s the onomatopeia expression for “hellooooo nurse!”
Where: 570 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Windward Passage– Softshell Crab
Right about now I bet you’re ready to tap out, that you’ve had just about enough and you wanna scream uncle. Welp, too bad. Here’s some deep-fried crab for you because I literally know no mercy. Boom.
Where: 4739 Reed Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
Alegria’s Seafood– Tour of Nayarit Seafood Platter
Sure, it may look like someone harpooned a Gyrados and served it on a plate, but trust me, this is the good stuff and you’re going to want some.
Where: 2584 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220