If you’re on the hunt for a dining experience that’s not just delicious but also loads of fun, look no further than Star Kitchen Cafe, nestled in Merion Village. This place is the culinary lovechild of the creative minds behind Gahanna Grill, and it’s incredible.
Long before this space was Star Kitchen Cafe, it was a Kentucky Fried Chicken. And while it’s always fantastic to have a local restaurant step into a space that a chain restaurant left behind, it can be a tricky line to walk when it comes to fitting into the neighborhood.
But Star Kitchen Cafe isn’t going to have any problems attracting restaurant-goers from the surrounding neighborhood. The cafe itself is gorgeous and the menu is super approachable and affordable.
Alright, let’s get down to why Star Kitchen Cafe is a must-visit. It all starts with “The Mack Daddy,” a friend chicken sandwich that’s practically legendary. I couldn’t resist ordering it during my visit, and boy, was it the perfect choice!
The chicken was fried to crispy perfection, and it had that delightful juiciness that makes your taste buds do a happy dance. But here’s the kicker – the cheese sauce. Now, I’ll be honest, I’m not usually a fan of cheese sauce, but this one was a delightful surprise.
It added an unexpected layer of savory goodness that took the sandwich to a whole new level. And let’s not forget the tater tots on the side, because what’s a party without some awesome tots, right?
The menu at Star Kitchen Cafe isn’t huge, but it’s got a good variety and it’s very affordable. For example, my sandwich was $8.49 and my tater tots were $2.99. From mouthwatering sandwiches, wraps, and pitas to hearty breakfast options, they’ve got it all. They’re not just serving food; they’re crafting unforgettable culinary experiences. And those experiences happen to include serving breakfast All. Day. Long.
But wait, there’s more! Star Kitchen Cafe isn’t just about the eats; they’re serious about their coffee too. Picture yourself sipping the perfect latte while basking in the cafe’s cozy ambiance. It’s a great spot to chill with friends, dive into a book, or simply enjoy a cup of joe.
Before you wrap up your flavor-filled adventure at Star Kitchen Cafe, make sure you grab a plate of their killer onion rings. These golden, crispy wonders are like the ringmaster of the culinary circus – they steal the show every time!
Star Kitchen Cafe is located at 1471 S High St, Columbus, Ohio, 43207. You can check out the menu at starkitchencafe.com.