5 Columbus Area Food Spots for Father’s Day!

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

Spoil your dad this Father's Day with a delicious meal from a local restaurant. Here are some members of ECDI's Food Fort in Columbus, Ohio we recommend:


Hot Chicken Takeover

Where? North Market Columbus, Clintonville, Easton Columbus, Westerville, Crocker Park (Westlake), Strongsville (Cleveland)


What better way to kick off the summer than with Nashville-style fried chicken! Hot Chicken Takeover offers thighs, drumsticks, wings and more, all served with free sweet tea and house ranch. Grab their banana pudding for dessert, and you’ve got a meal that will please the whole family.


Satori Ramen Bar

Where? North Market


The founder of Satori Ramen, Seigo Nishimura, is proud to bring his Michelin-starred restaurant background to Columbus with a colorful variety of ramen bowls. Affordable and delicious, get their noodles ready-to-eat or cook-at-home. You can’t go wrong here.


Third Way Café

Where? Westgate, South Side


Is dad a coffee aficionado? Surprise him on Sunday morning with a trip to Third Way Café, a local staple supporting Central Ohio coffee roasters. Check them out at Westgate or their brand new South Side location, both with charming interiors perfect for a relaxing start to the weekend.


Zaki Grill

Where? Check out their food truck calendar: https://streetfoodfinder.com/ZakiGrill


The pandemic has made travel difficult, but you don’t have to leave Columbus to experience some great international flavors. Zaki Grill is a Mediterranean food truck serving shwarma, falafel, and gyros made with love by owner Ahmed Quaraja.


Modern Southern Table

Where? Budd Dairy Food Hall


Modern Southern Table will fill your Father’s Day with southern flavor. Their signature catfish and shrimp sandwiches are great picks for a summery dinner, especially alongside Auntie Shyne’s Red Drank – a refreshing mix of red tropical Kool-Aid and pineapple juice.



Think local this Father's Day! Local businesses are owned and operated by your neighbors, who care about the well-being of your community. It is more important than ever to support your local restaurants, ever since they've been hit by the pandemic in 2020.

ECDI is proud to support dads in our community. See what these local restaurants have to offer and give your father the day (AND meal) he deserves. Happy Father’s Day!


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