43 New Restaurants That Opened In 2017

One of the best things about 2017 in Columbus was all of the new grub.

Dozens of new restaurants opened this year, covering every food genre from diner eats to high-end, fine dining. Here are the best restaurants that opened around the capital city.

Spoiler Alert: This post will 100%, without a doubt, make you hungry.


Biscuit & Branch

Address: 685 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Opened: January 24

via Facebook

Watershed Kitchen & Bar

Address: 1145 Chesapeake Ave STE D, Columbus, OH 43212
Opened: January 24

via Facebook

Acre Grandview

Address: 1717 Northwest Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212
Opened: February 13

via Facebook

Northstar Cafe Westerville

Address: 109 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081
Opened: March 7
Navigator Story: Northstar Cafe Opens Its Doors In Westerville

Over the Counter

Address: 5596 N High St, Worthington, OH 43085
Opened: March 23

via Facebook

The Keep in Hotel LeVeque

Address: 50 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Opened: March 24
Navigator Story: Hotel LeVeque Is The Newest Star In Downtown Columbus

via Facebook

Boiling Seafood Crawfish

Address: 1446 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
Opened: March 30

via Facebook

Kung Fu Tea

Address: 7370 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
Opened: March 31

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Dada Empanada Upper Arlington

Address: 1724 Northwest Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212
Opened: End of March
Navigator Story: Dada Empanada Announces New Location

via Facebook

Dakshin Indian Bistro

Address: 8380 N High St, Columbus, OH 43235
Opened: End of March

via Facebook

Red Door BBQ

Address: 177 S Cypress Ave, Columbus, OH 43223
Opened: April 1
Navigator Story: New BBQ Joint To Open In Franklinton Neighborhood

via Facebook

Rapid Fired Pizza

Address: 3646 Fishinger Blvd, Hilliard, OH 43026
Opened: April 3

Combustion Brewery & Taproom

Address: 80 W Church St, Pickerington, OH 43147
Opened: April 15
Navigator Story: Combustion Brewery & Taproom Grand Opening Scheduled For April 15

Taproom Manager Andy Norris (left) and Brew Master Keith Jackson (right) at Combustion Brewery.

Mosley’s Eats and Treats

Address: 2410 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
Opened: Middle of April

via Facebook

The Olive Branch Coffee & Pizzeria

Address: 5600 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Opened: April 20
Navigator Story: The Olive Branch Coffee & Pizzeria Opens Today In Canal Winchester

Tastings – A Wine Experience

Address: 958 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Opened: May 6

via Facebook

Delaney’s Diner

Address: 5916 Westerville Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Opened: May 8

via Facebook

Borgata Pizza Cafe

Address:2285 W Dublin Granville Rd, Worthington, OH 43085
Opened: May 11

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Address: 88 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Opened: Middle of May

via Yelp

Grandview Cafe

Address: 1455 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
Opened: May 18
Navigator Story: Grandview Cafe Is Opening Its Doors On May 18 To Reveal A Modern Speakeasy

Mad Moon Hard Cidery Taproom

Address: 2134 Britains Ln, Columbus, OH 43224
Opened: May 20
Navigator Story: Mad Moon Taproom To Celebrate Grand Opening May 20

Condado Tacos Easton

Address: Easton Town Center, 4077 Fenlon St, Columbus, OH 43219
Opened: May 27
Navigator Story: Easton Town Center Will See Many Changes In 2017: New Stores, New Locations, And More

South Village Grille

Address: 197 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206
Opened: May 29

via Facebook

Tiger + Lily

Address: 19 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215
Opened: End of May

via Facebook

Johnsons’s Ice Cream Dublin

Address: 55 W Bridge St, Dublin, OH 43017
Opened: June 1
Navigator Story: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream Because Johnson’s Ice Cream Is Opening In Dublin

via Facebook

Hot Chicken Takeover Clintonville

Address: 4203 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Opened: June 2
Navigator Story: Hot Chicken Takeover Previews Clintonville Location And Even The Mayor Couldn’t Stay Away

Hot Chicken Takeover Founder Joe DeLoss with Mayor Andrew Ginther.

Blaze Pizza Worthington

Address: 7166 N High St, Worthington, OH 43085
Opened: June 6
Navigator Story: Earn A Free Pizza From Blaze Pizza By Following Their Social Media

via Facebook

The IKEA Restaurant

Address: 1900 IKEA Way, Columbus, OH 43240
Opened: June 7
Navigator Story: 27 Amazing Pictures Of IKEA Columbus That Will Make You Want To Be First In Line On June 7th

Soulshine Tavern and Kitchen

Address: 266 E Main St, New Albany, OH 43054
Opened: June 12
Navigator Story: Soulshine Tavern & Kitchen Just Opened In New Albany. See The Menu Highlights, Including Chicken And Waffles Covered In Maple Bacon

via Soulshine Tavern & Kitchen Facebook.


Address: 1636 North High St, Columbus, Ohio
Opened: June 12
Navigator Story: You Can Have Guilt-Free Food With Flavor At TRISM

City Egg

Address: 1478 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
Opened: June 8

via Facebook

N.E. Chinese Restaurant

Address: 2620 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Opened: Middle of June

via Yelp

Giordano’s Pizza

Address: 2137 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Opened: June 27
Navigator Story: Not Only Is Giordano’s Pizza Incredible But So Is The Service

Drunch Eatery

Address: 995 North 4th St. Columbus, Ohio
Opened: July 11
Navigator Story: Drunch Is The New Perfect Spot To Cure Your Sunday Morning Hangover

via Facebook

Smoked On High

Address: 55 S High St, Columbus, OH 43206
Opened: August 10
Navigator Story: Smoked On High In The Brewery District Will Be The Next Big Thing In Local BBQ

Pub Mahone

Address: 31 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215
Opened: August 20

via Facebook

Hai Poke

Address: 647 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Opened: September 22
Navigator Story: Hai Poké Is Celebrating Their Grand Opening Weekend From September 22-24

Fukuryu Ramen

Address: 4540 Bridge Park Ave, Dublin, OH 43017
Opened: September 24

via Facebook

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Address: 479 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Opened: October 16
Navigator Story: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop In The Short North Will Be Your New Addiction

Little Eater

Address: 4215 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Opened: October 19
Navigator Story: Little Eater Clintonville Will Open This Week


Address: 2973 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202
Opened: November 7

via Facebook

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Address: 89 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
Opened: December 8
Navigator Story: Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Is Audacious, Excessive, And Outrageous … And You’re Going To Love It

Everest Cuisine

Address: 652 High St, Worthington, OH 43085
Early December

via Facebook

Cheers to 2017. We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings in the Columbus food scene.


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