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More than 75 Columbus-area restaurants and food trucks closed this year; Here’s the list

More than 75 Columbus-area restaurants and food trucks closed this year; Here’s the list

Jack McLaughlin

While Columbus is growing as a city—and a food scene—no place is immune to restaurant closures. Now with the end of 2023 before us , we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the eateries that have closed this year.


94th Aero Squadron

American Nut Company (East Market location)

Barrel & Boar (Westerville location) 

BeYoutyFit Nutrition

Black Box Fix (Easton location)

Bleu & Fig (Franklinton location)

Blystone Farm Steakhouse

Borgata Pizza Cafe (Northland location)

BREaD Bakery + Cafe

BurgerIM (Downtown location)

The Butcher & Grocer (East Market location)

Buzzsaw Brewing Co.

Chick’inCone (Westerville location)

Cove: A Seafood Joint

The Crest

Dan’s Drive-in Diner

Dragon Donuts (Grandview location)

Del Taco (Circleville location)

-E Burger (formerly Eden Burger)

-Fantasy Cupcake

Feed Me Sandwich Kings

Figlio (Upper Arlington location)

Goody Boy Burger Club (reopened under new ownership)  

Great Harvest Bread Co. (Hilliard location)


Greenhouse Canteen

Holy Trinity Brewing*


The Hummus & Pita Co. (Hilliard location)

Icarus Sandwich Shop

Jack’s Corner Pub

Jasmine Fusion Grill



Kona Kraft Kitchen

Little Ice Cream Shoppe

Lola’s Kitchen & Bar (became Downtown Tavern)

Mama Nancy’s Pizza

Mark Pi’s Express (University District location)

McCormick & Schmick’s

Mellow Mushroom (Polaris location)

Meshikou Chickin

Nativo 614

Old Bag of Nails Pub (Clintonville location)

Omega Artisan Baking

OP Bar & Grill

Pablo’s Havana Cafe (Powell location)

Platform Brewing Co.

The Pit BBQ Grille (North Market Bridge Park location)

Rice Bowl

Rudy’s Food & Drinks

Safia Sweets

The Seasoning Crab

Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn

Short North Piece of Cake

Shorty’s Pizza (Powell location)

Sideswipe Brewing Co.

Smokehouse Brewing Co. (closing on Jan. 2) 

Strawser’s Ice Cream, Soda & Candy Shop (Hilliard location)

The Suisse Shop Bakery

Tasi Cafe

Texas Roadhouse (Bethel Road location)

Tim Horton’s (corner of Broad Street and High Street location)

Toroya Moroccan Cuisine

Tudie’s Cookies & Sweets

The Royce

Velca Grill

Wings, Etc. (Grandview location)

Winking Lizard Tavern (Westerville location)

Woodhouse Vegan (Italian Village location)

Woody’s Wing House

Yabo’s Tacos (Powell location)

Zaftig Brewing Co. (Italian Village location)

Zoup! (multiple locations)

Food Trucks 

The Angry Weiner

The Cheesy Truck

Cosmic Fusion Mobile Cafe

Mya’s Fried Chicken


*Holy Trinity Beewing Co. is technically only closed temporarily, but there’s been no word about the fate of the brewery after owner Tim McFeely passed away this Fall.

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