We are finally unveiling all the best this city has to offer. This year, you, the readers and voters, highlighted all the popular spots we’ve all grown to love, familiar faces who have consistently achieved excellence, and of course, a few new places that have changed the way we go about our lives in Central Ohio. We’ve had our hands full tallying the totals, crossing our T’s, and dotting our I’s. But, without further ado, this is your definitive list of the champions of Columbus.

This is ColumBEST.

Editor’s Note: Formatting has been adjusted and information added or omitted to provide clarity on the Grove City-area winners.

Best [Grove City] Neighborhood Bar

  1. GROVE CITY BREWING COMPANY · 3946 Broadway · grovecitybrewery.com
  2. Hop Yard 62 · 4057 Broadway · hopyard62.com
  3. Zassy’s Tap Room · 3940 Harrisburg Pike · zassystaproom.com

Best [Grove City] Neighborhood Restaurant

  1. ROOSTERS · 1650 Stringtown Road · roosterswings.com
  2. Plank’s on Broadway · 4022 Broadway · grovecityohiobarandrestaurant.com
  3. El Vaquero · 1566 Stringtown Road · vaquerorestaurant.com

BIBIBOP Best Quick Lunch (3rd place)

Grove City Location: 1726 Stringtown Road · bibibop.com

City Barbeque Best Barbeque (2nd place)

Grove City Location: 2261 Stringtown Road · citybbq.com

Connells Maple Lee Best Florist 

Grove City Location: 2033 Stringtown Road · cmlflowers.com

El Vaquero Best Mexican Restaurant + Best Grove City Neighborhood Restaurant (3rd place)

Grove City Location: 1566 Stringtown Road · vaquerorestaurant.com

Five Guys Burgers and Fries Best Fries + Best Traditional Burger (2nd place)

Grove City Location: 1790 Stringtown Road · fiveguys.com

Giant Eagle Best Large Grocery Store (3rd place)

Grove City Location: 2173 Stringtown Road · gianteagle.com

Kroger Best Large Grocery Store

Ohio-based Kroger continues to run the grocery store game with its organic and local offerings, superb customer service, and new technology, like Instacart and Scan, Bag, Go to help make the shopping experience easier and faster. Kroger, you the real MVP (most valuable produce).

Grove City Location(s): 5965 Hoover Road + 2474 Stringtown Road · kroger.com

Local Cantina Best Tacos (2nd place) + Best To-Go Cocktail (3rd place)

Grove City Location: 3937 Broadway · localcantina.com

Massage Envy Best Place to Get a Massage 

Grove City Location: 5907 Hoover Road · massageenvy.com

Massey’s Best Traditional Pizza

Grove City Location: 4015 Parkmead Drive · masseyspizza.com

Metro Parks Best Free Family Attraction

When you realize your feet have only made contact with cement/blacktop for the last several weeks, it’s time to hit up one of Columbus’ 19 Metro Parks. And with its new passport program, you can collect stamps from all the parks and trade them in for a free t-shirt to rep your awesome Metro Parks all over the city.

Editor’s Note: Grove City has 2 Metro Parks; Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and Scioto Grove Metro Park!

Battelle Darby Creek Location: 1775 Darby Creek Drive (Galloway, OH 43119) · metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/battelle-darby-creek

Scioto Grove Metro Park Location: 5172 Jackson Pike · metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/scioto-grove

Mid-Ohio Foodbank (Mid-Ohio Collective) Favorite Local Charity

Mid-Ohio Foodbank continues to win best local charity year after year because of its noble mission: ending hunger in Mid-Ohio. According to statistics, Franklin County residents miss about 69 million meals each year. The Grove City-based charity provides enough food for about 140,000 adults and children so that they may work, play, and thrive without fear of starvation.

Location: 3960 Brookham Drive · midohiofoodbank.org

Ohio Thrift Best Thrift Store (2nd place)

Grove City Location: 3060 Southwest Boulevard · ohiothriftinc.com

Rooster’s (Best Sports Bar + Best Wings + Best Grove City Neighborhood Restaurant)

Grove City Location: 1650 Stringtown Road · roosterswings.com

Strader’s Garden Center (Best Plant/Garden Shop/Nursery – 2nd place)

Grove City Location: 2625 London Groveport Road · straders.net


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