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Northstar Cafe

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951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 289
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  • 125
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 6
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We need this in Dallas

I moved to Texas almost five years ago, away from all my family and friends. I miss them dearly, but am almost as nostalgic for Northstar. We have nothing like it in my Dallas suburb and oh how I wish we did. Simple local ingredients, fresh and delicious food, kid-friendly options, a bar, hip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Muhamia
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I moved to Texas almost five years ago, away from all my family and friends. I miss them dearly, but am almost as nostalgic for Northstar. We have nothing like it in my Dallas suburb and oh how I wish we did. Simple local ingredients, fresh and delicious food, kid-friendly options, a bar, hip decor, fun music, reasonable prices and... More 

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Thank Muhamia
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Northstar's food is good, but incredibly overpriced. Menu is solid, but not particularly exciting. It's always packed, and I've always been a little confused at its popularity.

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Thank Semele1
Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After ordering at the counter, we were able to relax on comfortable sofas while waiting for our food. Lots of light and views of pedestrians through the huge windows. Looking forward to my next trip to Columbus in warm weather so we can sit on the outside patio.

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Thank Joe B
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is consistently delicious. All their locations have great quality of food, and the chocolate cookie is a must appetizer for any meal. you will not be disappointed. If you are looking for a more upscale/ table service version of NorthStar - try their parent owned restaurant Third & Hollywood.

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Thank Sharpie810
Dublin, Ohio
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185 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Northstar cafe is great for breakfast and lunch and even for a casual dinner out. Their adherence to farm fresh food has been why it's become so popular in Columbus. You order at a counter and they bring your food to you. The location near Clintonville has a nice patio for outdoor seating in the summer which is great. I... More 

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Thank Ness S
Gahanna, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Northstar is truly a great restaurant. They are a healthy, but tasty alternative to some of the higher fat restaurants out there. Everything is local and everything on their menu is fabulous. If you haven't found a veggie burger that you like, try it at North Star. You have never had ginger ale like the ginger ale (homemade) that they... More 

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Thank Tiffany W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast and coffee are always great!!! I stop at the N High location every couple weeks. Very consistent. I love the hash, burrito, and frittata. The staff is very friendly as well.

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Thank WColumbus
Columbus
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Northstar Cafe and have been to the Short North and Easton locations many times. Their veggie burger (Northstar Burger) is perfection. The best there is! The salad that comes with it is excellent. Many of their menu items can be made with tofu - a great place for vegetarians! I love their Shooting Star juice - organic carrots,... More 

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Thank LaineyJ4
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat this place. Literally, I have been here at least 5 times and have never had a bad meal. The staff is always super nice and the place is always filled with people. It's a tad expensive but then again it's so worth it for having great tasting quality ingredients. The dinner is great as well as the... More 

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Thank Michael F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and had a great atmosphere. Was a little shocked that lunch for two plus soup was so pricey. Overall a decent healthy choice but again a little pricey for a quick cheap lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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