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Old Bag of Nails Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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24 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081-2119
+1 614-794-6900
11:00 - 12:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We agree that the Old Bag of Nails is a great place to eat. We stop in often and is very friendly. We have to the Worthington, Westerville, and Gahanna locations. All the same good food. They are very kid friendly!!! We go almost weekly and in the over four years we have maybe had to pay for my Son's... More 

Thank Antonio T
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you go there for lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed. The food is great and reasonably priced. There can be a wait especially in the evening. Monday-Friday from 5-7pm is happy hour which means $2 off appetizers, domestic bottles, and import drafts which is a plus for the budget. If you love sea food this is the... More 

Thank rd_shorty
Columbus, Ohio
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has been a bit shaky over the years but now the kitchen has sorted itself out again under Geoffs management it produces the absolute best fish and chips and very reasonably priced lunches. The soup and sandwich option is a must. Excellent staff. Parking nearby.

Thank 539_Keith_P
Springfield, Ohio
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great Service and wonderful food. I had the french dip and it was delicious. Another one in our party had the Reuben and he said it was the best he'd ever had. Yummm....

Thank twinsgma
St. Louis
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Party of seven for dinner Sat 11/26. Plates to share appetizers - 3 were dirty. Spoons to share dessert - 2 were stuck together with dried food. Unacceptable to us, otherwise I would have given a very good rating for food & service. Note to owner / manager: NO EXCUSE for serving dirty plates & utensils = health issue!!

1 Thank 8BALLSt_Louis
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Remember when you were young and everything was a great adventure? Sunday drives with the family and a dpecial afternoon when you went out to dine? Our families favorite spot was Hensons fish fry in Lewiston New York! Superb fried fish! Well Old Bag of Nails met the benchmark of fish and chips! Perfect crunch to the breading, steaming thick... More 

Thank Diane S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great place....good food....good beer selection. Restaurant closes at 10pm....keep that in mind. Good for lunch or dinner...have had both and would return.

Thank Chuck P
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here for an early dinner. We both had drinks and the white fish dinner. The food and drinks were good. I would have given a higher rating if I hadn't been to the restroom. There is only one restroom, which can result in a wait. The toilet wobbles, and unless you take the top of the tank off... More 

Thank Judy H
Westerville, Ohio
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A staple go to bar with decent food in uptown. The first site specific pub in this dry town... The founding town of prohibition. Attracts a somewhat older crowd of locals on weekends. They wander to and from the uptown bars ... Have the fish and chips

Thank billroebuck
Westerville, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We visit here frequently for their Fish & Chips. They serve all you can eat but the pieces of fish are so large I have never been able to finish the first serving. My husband and son, on the other hand, have taken advantage of the all you can eat option and no one ever walks away hungry. It's a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Westerville
  • Phone Number: +1 614-794-6900

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