Best Cheap Lunch Spots in Columbus
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April 20, 2010 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #81278
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?April 20, 2010 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #363029
The OSU Union
$1 burger nights at Bar Louie
Bar menu at Lindy’s
potbellysApril 20, 2010 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #363030
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.April 20, 2010 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #363031
These are all downtown, that is usually where I go out for lunch.
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PotbellyApril 20, 2010 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #363032
Hot Dog Carts
Serenity CafeApril 20, 2010 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #363033
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.April 20, 2010 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #363034
J. Gumbo’s.April 20, 2010 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #363035
Piece of cake
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
NorthstarApril 20, 2010 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #363036
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.April 20, 2010 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #363037
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 GumbosApril 20, 2010 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #363038
BONO will soon be open for lunch!April 20, 2010 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #363039
$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)April 20, 2010 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm #363040
El Arepazo can be a little over $5, but ’tis my favorite downtown spot along with Lac Viet at the North Market.April 20, 2010 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #363041
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.April 20, 2010 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #363042
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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