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Here are 40 of the most exciting new restaurants coming to Columbus next year

Here are 40 of the most exciting new restaurants coming to Columbus next year

Jack McLaughlin

2021 is just about the books, and we’re looking forward to next year.

The new year represents a fresh start, but the bigger reason we’re eyeing 2022 is due to all of the exciting new eateries slated to open in Columbus. Do yourself a favor and check out our list below that includes 40 spots we can’t wait to try next year.

In case you’d like to learn more about the featured spots, each entry will be linked to our previous coverage of the new eatery.


A yet-unnamed concept from the owner of Bodega (Worthington)

Agave & Rye (Grandview)

American Nut Company (East Market)

Another Broken Egg (Easton)

Aracri on Gay (Downtown)

Barrio (University District)

Bubbly Hall, (New Albany)

DiCarlo’s Pizza (Westerville)

Cleaver (Shawnee Hills)

Chapala (Worthington)

Creole 2 Geaux (East Market)

Dave’s Hot Chicken (multiple locations)

Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace (Hollywood Casino Columbus)

Emmett’s Cafe (Old North) 

Goodwood Brewing (Arena District)

Hot Mess (Hilliard

International food court (Saraga International Grocery)

Kona Craft Kitchen (Dublin)

Koso (East Market)

LemonShark Poke (University District)

Macho Taco (East Market)

Myungrang Hot Dog (Short North)

High Bank Distillery (Gahanna)

Old Bag of Nails Pub (Upper Arlington)

Ohio City Pasta (East Market)

Preston’s: A Burger Joint/Honey’s Fried Chicken & Biscuits (Groveport)

Pizza Cottage (Grove City)

Sexton’s Pizza (Hilliard)

Shake Shack (Polaris)

Sheetz (multiple locations)

Taste of Greece & Moroccan Street Food (East Market)

The Butcher & Grocer (East Market)

The Roosevelt Room (Dublin)

The Rutherford Cafe (Delaware)

Trolley Barn Chicken (East Market)

Tupelo Honey (Upper Arlington)

Twinado Kitchen’s Jerk Shack (Pickerington)

Valentina’s (Bridge Park)

Understory (Old North)

Weenie Wonder (Dublin)

Winston’s Coffee & Waffles (East Market)

Yellow Brick Pizza (East Market)

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