The Best Soft Pretzels In Columbus

Originally published 3/10/2017. Updated 8/23/2018.

There is something so enticing about a good soft pretzel.

Ripping the doughy, warm snack apart and dipping it in honey mustard, queso, nacho cheese, or marinara sauce. The possibilities are endless! They also happen to be the perfect, salty comfort food after a long day of dealing with other people’s bs. Here are the best places in Columbus to unwind with a food that perfectly matches your level of saltiness.

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The Olde Towne Tavern

The soft pretzel appetizer from The Olde Towne Tavern comes with three giant soft pretzel rods and queso to dip them in. If you are not wanting to eat an entire meal, these pretzels make a great substitute.

Address: 889 Oak St, Columbus, OH 43205
The Olde Towne Tavern 

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus has a unique take on the soft pretzel. Their appetizer is what almost like a fair-food version of a soft pretzel. Flakey, sweet, covered in salt, and it comes with honey mustar dipping sauce.

Address: 240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206
Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant

Wurst Und Bier

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The pretzels from Wurst Und Bier are giant and beautiful. Order one to share with a friend. You will have to pick between the Obazda, the Riesenoktoberfest Brezen and the classic Laugenbrezel. Good luck deciding. They are all delicious.

Address: 110 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH 43235
Wurst Und Bier

Mellow Mushroom

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At Mellow Mushroom, both the pretzels and pretzel bites are made from their delicious pizza dough. The pretzel bites are covered with garlic butter and parmesan and they come with a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cheese dip. The pretzels are covered with the same delicious seasoning and cheese, but they come with marinara sauce and mustard for dipping.

*Address: 2170 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Mellow Mushroom

Dirty Franks Hotdog Palace


At Dirty Frank’s you can get pretzels in two different forms: savory and sweet. They are served with spicy sriracha mustard and cheese sauce. Or you can order the dessert pretzels. These bad boys are covered in sweet cinnamon and sugar and come with cream cheese for dipping.

Address: 248 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215
Dirty Franks Hotdog Palace

Matt the Miller’s Tavern

The pretzel bites from Matt the Miller’s Tavern are very sharable, but they are so delicious you might want to order your own plate. They come with sweet honey mustard dipping sauce and roasted garlic sauce. They are seasoned to mouth-watering perfection.

*Address: 1436 Gemini Pl, Columbus, OH 43240
Matt the Miller’s Tavern

 Brezel

Brezel takes soft pretzels very seriously. In fact, they made a whole business out of selling delectable pretzels. Available in flavors like jalapeño, banana nut, and rosemary, garlic and olive oil. They have 40 pretzel flavors in total a a whole lot of dips. The combinations are endless at Brezel. It’s the soft pretzel connoisseur’s dreamland.

Address: 59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215
Brezel

Red Brick Tap & Grill

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Made from pizza dough, Red Brick’s pretzels come in two tantilizing options. The Parmesean Pretzels come with marinara sauce and the classic Salt Pretzels come with mustard. For a little bit more dough—by dough I mean money—you can get Red Brick’s beer cheese dipping sauce. It is worth it.

Address: 292 E Gates St, Columbus, OH 43206
Red Brick Tap & Grill

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