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by Rachael Barbash

Best Barbershop

The Mug and Brush Barber Shop 11.5% of 3,173 votes Simplicity, authenticity, and quality: the founding principles of The Mug and Brush and apt tags for this 50-year old Columbus institution. Not only does The…

Best Record Store

Magnolia Thunderpussy 36.8% of 3,268 votes Serving the planet since 1969, or perhaps more importantly to this list, serving Columbus since early 2000, Magnolia Thunderpussy continues to stand as our city’s premier record shop. Whether…

by Brian Kaiser

Best Tattoo Parlor

Evolved Body Art 26.1% of 4,122 votes Holding on firmly to their position as last year’s top tattoo shop, Evolved Body Art stands as the premier destination in Columbus for expertly executed body modifications. Excelling…

by Collins Laatsch

Best Fries

Five Guys Burgers And Fries 21.6% of 11,396 votes Perhaps our love for Five Guys’ fries harks back to our days at the fair—after all, there is something indescribably charming about eating french fries out…

Photo by Tommy Feisel

Best New Restaurant

Best New Restaurant Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse 15.6% of 9,839 votes This is it, folks—the 1940’s Art Deco style steakhouse out of Cincinnati has finally landed in our city after making a culinary splash in Louisville…

Best Fast Food

Chick-Fil-A 27.2% of 12,702 votes A new contender has emerged. Plopping down a new location next to the newly-minted Nationwide Grandview Yard office complex has seemingly served this fast food purveyor very well. Despite some…

by Brian Kaiser

Best Mexican

El Vaquero 15.8%of 12,414 votes You know you’re in line for some authentic Mexican when the titles of the dishes are mostly in Spanish (and have corresponding numerals). If you are tired of white-washed Mexican…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Breakfast

Northstar Cafe –10.7% of 11,617 votes Multiple Locations | thenorthstarcafe.com 2  First Watch 10.4% 3  Katalina’s Cafe 7.5% 2016: First Watch – 16.8% of 12,043 votes 496 S High St. |  firstwatch.com 2   Northstar Cafe 14.4% 3  …

by Chris Casella

Barbecue

City Barbecue – 60.4% of 14,031 votes There is nothing quite like good ol’ fashioned American barbecue, and it’s something us C-bus natives will go crazy over. City Barbecue captures the truest essence of charred, off-the-grill,…

by Nathan Ward

Burger

Thurman Cafe – 26.5% of 10,786 votes No matter how many challengers there are, the Thurmanator will always be king. The size is overpowering, yet not as intimidating as you’d think. There’s a reason you wait…

by Megan Leigh Barnard

Hangover Breakfast

Hangover Easy – 13.5% of 10,016 votes A proper hangover cure requires the following variables: fried food, gallons of coffee, and an open bar. Hangover Easy has been curing post-party headaches for years with their delectable…

by Collins Laatsch

Fast Food

Raising Cane’s – 31.3% of 10,588 votes There’s something about Cane’s that Columbus can’t get enough of. It might be the perfect crunch of their tenders, or the fact that you can substitute the coleslaw that…

by Brian Kaiser

Quick Lunch

North Market – 22% of 10,123 votes No matter what food you’re craving, North Market’s got you covered. If you’re in the mood for Flavors of India, or you prefer a Taste of Belgium, North Market…

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