Columbus has some great suburban eateries.
My personal sphere of travel keeps me around the downtown area, but never going outside of 270 would be a real mistake. In this new series, we’ll be breaking down the best places to eat in every Columbus suburb, with a goal of including a variety of restaurants so you can find one that fits your vibe.
First up is Powell. People have been living in this quaint little community since around 1801, but it wasn’t until the late 1940s that Powell became an official city. It’s been ranked by CNN as 18th in the “100 Best Places to Live in the United States” and it’s just an all-around welcoming place to visit.
But let’s get down to business. We all came here to talk about food. Here are the must-try spots around Powell.
Details: Local Roots takes eating local to a whole new level. The restaurant serves Ohio chicken, pork, bison, and hormone-free beef and the owner’s family farm provides fresh produce. Additional ingredients are purchased from local vendors and you can also find Ohio made beer, wine, and spirits on the menu.
Location: 15 E Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065
Details: Named for the iconic Liberty Tavern in Boston, this restaurant is all about American cuisine and the American spirit. The menu is described as “Casual gourmet with a tavern attitude” and includes an awesome two-tier Prix Fixe Menu.
Location: 50 S Liberty St #104, Powell, OH 43065
Details: If an evening of delicious Italian food is calling your name, then you should definitely head straight to Vittoria. From the ambiance of the restaurant to the flavorful, old-world-meets-contemporary menu, they’ve mastered the art of Italian fare. Searching for a particular classic Italian dish that you don’t see on the menu? Don’t worry. There’s a good chance the Chef will go out of his way to make it for you.
Location: 10241 Sawmill Pkwy, Powell, OH 43065
Details: Prohibition Gastro Lounge is a great place to stop if you’re on the hunt for both dinner and drinks. Downstairs, you’ll find a sophisticated cocktail lounge and upstairs you can visit the casual, sports bar-style restaurant. It’s the best of both worlds.
Location: 21 W Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065
Details: You can relax and unwind at Kraft House No. 5. The restaurant is decorated with hand-crafted Amish wood tables and chairs, adding to the cozy and inviting environment, while the menu features seasonal food items and delicious cocktails.
Location: 5 Liberty St, Powell, OH 43065
Details: What’s the secret to incredible Latin food? I’m not sure, but I know that recipes that go back five generations to Spain and Cuba probably help. Pablo’s Havana Cafe serves up iconic Cuban dishes, including Cuban sandwiches and even a breakfast menu.
Location: 9685 Sawmill Rd, Powell, OH 43065