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Best Cheap Lunch Spots in Columbus

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    After trying out the Downtown High School Cafe recently, I was thinking a bit more about some of the cheaper lunch options Downtown. While it’s not hard to find a lunch entree in the $5-10 range, the addition of drink and tip can sometimes bump it up in the $12-15 range.

    So… the cheaper the better without sacrificing quality too much… what are your favorite cheap lunch spots in all of Columbus?

    #363029

    Tenzo
    Participant

    The OSU Union
    Coney Island
    North Market
    $1 burger nights at Bar Louie
    Bar menu at Lindy’s
    potbellys

    #363030

    misskitty
    Participant

    Mmmm Jack’s Double Cheese burger special for 5.50 is pretty good. If you don’t want the double you can get the single for 4.75. Pretty good deal. Way better then subway that is just a personal preference though.

    http://www.jacksdowntowndiner.com/Lunch.html

    #363031

    honavery
    Member

    These are all downtown, that is usually where I go out for lunch.

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    Potbelly

    #363032

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Warehouse Cafe
    Hot Dog Carts
    Serenity Cafe

    #363033

    misskitty
    Participant

    Almost forgot The cafeteria In Nationwide. Yes it is open to the public and they have tons of options.
    Also Danny’s because you can split one sandwich and have lunch for two days.

    #363034

    Jimbo Jones
    Member

    J. Gumbo’s.

    #363035

    JoeMitchell
    Member

    <$10

    Piece of cake
    ZPizza

    >=$10

    Basil, $7.5 lunch special
    Rigsby’s, $10 lunch blue plate, but they increased price on salmon club and burger about 6-9 months ago
    Level, cowboy diet
    Betty’s, betty’s best salad, can’t seem to try anything else
    Lemongrass, tuna wrap
    Northstar

    #363036

    lisathewaitress
    Participant

    out in the burbs a bit, Dosa Corner is a great place for a cheap lunch. I think the dosa are around $3 each.

    Also in the summertime when the Pearl Market is happening, you can find lots of great street foods for under $5.

    #363037
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    off of henderson you have Hong Kong buffet which is under 5 bucks at lunch and has all you can eat crab rangoon. (crack in food form)

    Downtown, I would say J Gumbos

    #363038

    catnfiddle
    Participant

    BONO will soon be open for lunch!

    #363039

    lifeliberty
    Participant

    $5 menues(drinks are extra)downtown; and by downtown, I mean actually DOWNTOWN

    cinco; most choices
    cafe napolitana; salad and slice for $5
    J Gumbos; most choices
    subway; $5 footlongs
    Potbelly; $4.50 subs
    dirty Franks; dog and fries for $5

    Not Downtown: today i went to Marinos in Grandview $5.50 fried clams. I’m stuffed. came with clams, fries and hushpuppies(I subbed extra HP instead of coleslaw)

    #363040

    CheeseFoodie
    Participant

    El Arepazo can be a little over $5, but ’tis my favorite downtown spot along with Lac Viet at the North Market.

    #363041

    TaraK
    Participant

    Frutta del Mondo on N. 4th. Amazing paninis, pleasant place, good service.

    My usual order:

    1/2 He Man Panini (a half is the size of a normal sandwich): $3.50
    A side salad (greens, two kinds of olives, peppers, tomatoes, croutons, red onion): $2.50
    A can of coke: $1.45

    And seriously, this is a big lunch! The half-panini is huge AND it comes with chips. On a not-super-hungry day, any normal person could easily get full on a 1/2 panini and chips and soda for $4.95. Their side salad is really good. Plus it’s super close to where I work.

    http://www.fruttadelmondo.com/

    #363042

    Columbusite
    Member

    Captain Cream Cheese: fresh, delicious and filling. They have always-changing lunch options (if you only eat bagels for breakfast) like soups and pasta salad.

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