The first meal of the day is a big deal in the University District and you are sure to find something to suite your tastes. While we do not expect you to visit all of these spots in a single outing, if you have a few days and need a place to eat, visit these!


What you will discover: 
Diner classics, artisanal baked goods, donuts of every variety, hearty eats

20 min 1 mile

20 min
1 mile

5 min 1 mile 

5 min
1 mile 

Public Transport:
COTA Bus - 2 E Main/N High
COTA Bus - 7 Neil-OSU/Whittier

Parking: 
On-street parking is available at all destinations or use the Ohio Union South Garage, 11th Ave Garage (weekends only).

Stop #1  | Jack & Benny's

This classic diner serving breakfast and lunch has been a staple in the Old North Columbus neighborhood. It's filled with Ohio State University sports memorabilia collected by the long-time family owners the Garcias. 2563 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43202 Map & Info

This classic diner serving breakfast and lunch has been a staple in the Old North Columbus neighborhood. It's filled with Ohio State University sports memorabilia collected by the long-time family owners the Garcias.

2563 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43202
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Stop #2 | Buckeye Donut

Buckeye Donuts have been serving fresh donuts for over 40 years. Now a University District institution, you can get a donut or their famous gyro and fries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 1998 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201 Map & Info

Buckeye Donuts have been serving fresh donuts for over 40 years. Now a University District institution, you can get a donut or their famous gyro and fries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

1998 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
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Stop #3 | Ethyl & Tank

This restaurant and bar serves a mean brunch on Saturday & Sundays from 9:00am - 2pm featuring a self serve bloody mary bar. Arcade games are located upstairs. 19 E. 13th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201 Map & Info

This restaurant and bar serves a mean brunch on Saturday & Sundays from 9:00am - 2pm featuring a self serve bloody mary bar. Arcade games are located upstairs.

19 E. 13th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
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Stop #4 | The Little Donut Shop

With donut flavors such as "cookie dough," "milky way," and "raspberry lemonade" The Little Donut Shop serves up unique and unusual toppings. 1716 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201 Map & Info

With donut flavors such as "cookie dough," "milky way," and "raspberry lemonade" The Little Donut Shop serves up unique and unusual toppings.

1716 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
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Stop #5 | Hang Over Easy

As their motto says..."Breakfast Cures All," Hang Over Easy's hearty menu can help you pull through those difficult mornings. Breakfast served all day. 1646 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201 Map & Info

As their motto says..."Breakfast Cures All," Hang Over Easy's hearty menu can help you pull through those difficult mornings. Breakfast served all day.

1646 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
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Stop #6 Angry Baker

This bright and cheery cafe serves delicious breakfast and even more delectable baked goods. 247 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201 Map & Info

This bright and cheery cafe serves delicious breakfast and even more delectable baked goods.

247 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
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