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Northstar Cafe

951 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
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Ranked #4 of 1,946 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Organic
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Columbus, OH
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy the food from Northstar, but I hate the hard benches and noisy atmosphere. I either do take-out or go during "off" times. The chocolate cookie is to die for!

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Columbus, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I dine at Northstar about every other month. It is a tough decision to get something I have ordered in the past or try something new. Neither disappoints. The portions are good sized for the price. The quality of ingredients is amazing. Brunch is my favorite hands down here.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Although Northstar is a bit on the pricey side for the laid-back atmosphere, the food is always worth it. The menu is full of great vegetarian and vegan options, but meat-loving friends tell me their omnivorous offerings are delicious as well. Personal favorite: Sweet Basil Burrito with sweet potato fries!

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Love the burgers! salads, sandwiches, desserts...its all very flavorful, fresh, local and incredibly delicious. Have tried many dishes over the years and have always enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We found our first in the Short North on High Street. It became a regular. Even and excuse to make the 2 hour drive to Columbus from Marietta. Then we were told of another, further north on High. Same great food, bit different atmosphere. And wonderful. Then the Easton version opened and being a bit closer to home became our... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Top place to eat in Cbus! Sweet pot. Hash is to die for...love breakfast and lunch here. Scratch everything! A MUST eat-stop in Cbus!! Multiple loctn's.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We always get a great meal at NorthStar. Great attention to detail and quality that gets reflected in the flavors. And some palate stimulating combinations, like the Buddha Bowl or the home made Ginger Ale (wonderful on a wrm summer day!).

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Northstar Cafe is a longtime favorite in the Short North that offers a varied menu that can accommodate just about any type of eater - carnivore, vegetarian, etc. They have an awesome veggie burger, really good meatloaf, great brunch with Niman Ranch sausage & bacon and incredible fresh-baked cookies!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Always a delicious and healthy meal for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. You can't go wrong with this restaurant.

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food...their Northstar burger is the best veggie burger I have had in the US and I am a lifetime vegetarian (it can also be made vegan). Their vegetarian/vegan options are great, the buddah bowl is another really good option and their ricotta pancakes in the morning are super tasty. They are a bit pricey and the lines can get... More

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