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Northstar Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
09:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to dinner here on a recommendation of a friend and was very pleased with the quality, service, and atmosphere. I had the Northstar burger (non meat burger) with a simple salad side and it was fantastic. My son had the chicken avocado wrap and he loved it also. His wild rice side was delicious. I would definitely go back... More 

Thank Tim G
Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a vegetarian I adore the North Star Cafe (I prefer the original Short North cafe only because it is less hectic than the larger Easton restaurant). They have all types of foods but I especially love the vegetarian burger which could fool the most ardent carnivore! It's on a wonderful bun with greens & Gorgonzola cheese. They also have... More 

Thank Andrea L
Columbus, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend had supper at North Star in Clintonville. Food was good, service was good. However, I was stung by a wasp that was sitting on my side of the table. I mentioned it to my server and she looked at me with an expression that read "what do you want me to do?"

Thank Arlene J
Columbus, Ohio
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited, or ordered takeout, from Northstar 50+ times. On each instance the food was delicious and the service great. The prices are steep for some items, especially for the type of food it is, while other items reasonable. I would recommend Northstar to friends, with a heads up on the prices.

Thank jayse80
Upper Arlington, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pick one, any one, of the three Columbus locations. I frequent the one on North High the most but they are all consistently incredible. Staff are educated in their menu offerings, customer service, and efficiency. No worries about the food. The owners know their discerning audience. The veggie burger is like no other I've had--tasty, tender and flavorful. Sweet potato... More 

Thank Leslie D
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Northstar is an original restaurant concept. It's casual and family friendly and service is always premier. The food is a little pricey but is completely worth it. Much of it is locally sourced and I think its all organic. Everything is fresh and nicely presented especially considering its a casual restaurant. Some of my favorites are the fish sandwich, burger... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorites include the cloud nine pancakes and the prosciutto eggs. Don't forget to get a real ginger ale while there. I have not been disappointed yet.

Thank MurphyGirl465
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

High quality food and better coffee attracts humans like flies on a turd. Great place to sit outdoors weather permitting, ample parking out back. A bit pricey compared to other options but it is my spouse's favorite spot so it gets five stars for that.

Thank autostick
Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Northstar Cafe was an immediate success upon opening and continues to draw visits by locals. Easy parking in the back on busy North High Street. Breakfast menu is diverse with creative touch. Sunlit room, very pleasant.

Thank wrmohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is great. There are no bad meals on their menu. It seems that each location has some minor variation to their menu.

Thank Kevin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?