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6 of The Best Brunches in Columbus, Ohio

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Maybe you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but brunch begs to differ. The perfect blend of savory and sweet with a dash of early morning weekend drinking makes brunch the most anticipated eating experience of the week for many locals in Columbus.

To that end, we reached out to some of our local restaurant partners and friends for their help in putting together a list of some unique brunch destinations located throughout the city. This list is a sponsored post, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the paid support of our advertising partners. We encourage all of our readers to pay it forward to these locals businesses and check out their genuinely delicious brunch offerings next time you get a chance. Find a new brunch to enjoy in Columbus!

The Woodbury

delicious brunch in Columbus
Chicken Hotcake Tacos from The Woodbury.

215 E. Town Street — Downtown Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
1-614-824-5042
Visit them online at woodburycbus.com.

The Woodbury embraces a “why not” mindset with a menu that features new takes on traditional classics like the Deep Fried PB&J – because why not? Chicken Hotcake Tacos – because why not? Brisket Biscuits & Gravy – because why not? Guests looking to extend their weekend fun or just “start the day off right” can look forward to a selection of brunch cocktails including a House Made Bloody Mary, Benny’s Cold Brew Cocktail or a Sidecar made with fresh squeezed lemon juice. Guests can also order an endless mimosa party for $25 per person to make sure they keep those good times bubbling. Plan your escape from monotony and visit them for an All-Day, everyday brunch experience at 215 E. Town St. Brunch menu is available from open to close, every day, but for the classic weekender; they’re available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m with reservations online.

Hen Quarter

great places for brunch
Shrimp & Grits (left) and Chicken & Waffles (right) from Hen Quarter.

6628 Riverside Drive
Dublin, OH 43017
1-614-905-1666
Visit them online at henquarterdublin.com.

Located at Bridge Park in Dublin, Hen Quarter is one of Columbus’ Black-owned restaurants and THE destination for sophisticated southern cuisine in Central Ohio. Trust; the brunch is no exception. From the comfort of the modern lounge-style restaurant, enjoy offerings like chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, Cajun pork chiles, crab cake sandwiches, and lobster benedict. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll undoubtedly find something on this brunch menu to quash it (and a few reasons to return). Prop tip: add a signature Hen Quarter brunch cocktail, aka, a “Daybreaker” to level up your boozy brunch game.

The Walrus

best places for brunch
El Morsa (left) from The Walrus.

143 E Main Street — Downtown Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
1-614-817-1710
Visit them online at thewalruscolumbus.com.

The Walrus Kitchen & Public House’s brunch menu is served up fresh, every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm. If you are searching for something savory, you can’t go wrong with “El Morsa,” which features two southern-style biscuits, beer battered fries, and two eggs any style, topped with chorizo gravy, cheddar, and bacon bits. If you’re in the mood for something a little sweeter, choose the Fried French Toast with fresh fruit and powdered sugar. This famous local brunch is best accompanied by bottomless mimosas or the house favorite, “Juan Pablo’s Seeing Eye Dog,” a blend of Bulleit Bourbon, carrot & orange juices, ginger beer, and a cinnamon stick.

Ty Ginger Asian Bistro

dim sum themed brunch

5689 Woerner Temple Rd
Dublin, OH 43016
1-614-889-8885
Visit them online at tyginger.com.

If you’re looking to change up your typical brunch offerings, then there’s no better way than with some Dim Sum from Ty Ginger Asian Bistro in Dublin. After launching a Dim Sum menu in 2018, it quickly became one of the restaurant’s most popular features. All dishes are individually selectable a la carte and include traditional specialities like steam buns (Bao) that are filled with various meats and seafoods, fried dumplings and spring rolls filled with pork and shrimp, baked custard buns (Ball Law Bao), and desserts like the house-made Mango Pudding and or Zha Liang (steamed rice roll with fried donut). Don’t forget to try out the selection of hot teas, or flavored bubble teas to drink! And the best part is that the Dim Sum menu is now available every day!

Pecan Penny’s

bbq brunch

113 E. Main St. – Downtown Columbus
Columbus, OH 43215
1-614-826-0750
Visit them online at pecanpennys.com.

Bbq Brunch?! Pecan Penny’s does it, and does it well! Brunch is served fresh every Saturday & Sunday from 11am – 3pm. Eager for some some fan favorites? Then check out their “BBQ Brisket Bowl,” “Southwest Quesadilla” or the house made “Chicken & Waffles,” a Belgian Waffle topped with smoked chicken, Ohio hot pepper jelly, buffalo sauce and locally made maple syrup. Pecan Penny’s offers both, a perfect brunch patio (or anytime really!) and a super cute indoor dining area. Penny’s combines wonderful service with an open and welcoming environment and delicious food, not too mention… bottomless mimosas? From 1-5pm Saturday and Sunday, Let’s brunch!

Olde Towne Tavern

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889 Oak St.
Columbus, OH 43205
1-614-252-2955
Visit them online at theoldetowntavern.com.

The Olde Towne Tavern is home to a charming neighborhood brunch served in a welcoming environment with both indoor and outdoor seating. Brunch Is served up fresh every Saturday & Sunday from 11am – 3pm and features savory items like Huevos Rancheros or the house favorite “Breakfast Bowl,” which features a base of mashed potatoes topped with caramelized peppers & onions tossed with Ohio made breakfast sausage. In the mood for something sweet? Choose from house made French Toast, Blueberry Pancakes or a Belgium Waffle topped with fresh fruit or breaded chicken & hot sauce which pairs perfectly with one of our award winning Bloody Marys or our house specialty cocktail the Juan Pablo Seeing Eye Dog, a delicious blend of Bulleit Bourbon, fresh carrot and orange juices topped with ginger beer and a cinnamon stick. Yum!

Enjoy a great brunch in Columbus!


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