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“Delicious” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Danube Restaurant

Blue Danube Restaurant
2439 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202-2923
614-261-9308
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Ranked #532 of 1,994 Restaurants in Columbus
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Greek, Hamburgers, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
Grove City, Ohio, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Blue Danube is a fun place to go! You want breakfast, lunch, or dinner - they got it. Everything from scrambled eggs - to a reuben - to gyros... if you're craving it, they can probably make it for you! Most stuff is kind of greasy - but it's a bar, grease is a given! Be sure to check out the really cool ceiling art!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
“Above average campus spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Dube has been an institution just north of the OSU campus for decades. It has doubled in size since my student days, but still delivers a reliable combination of Midwest comfort food and some specials.

You're as likely to run into local Near North side residents here as students. I kind of like that vibe. It is a little on the "dive-y" side, but in a good way.

There are surprisingly few "real" dining options along this part of North High Street, unless you want basic cheap student food (pizza, burgers, wings, etc.). The Blue Danube may not be pretty, but it is a good neighborhood place. And every neighborhood needs something like that.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rabat, Morocco
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268 reviews 268 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“a fun insider Columbus place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

There diner food here, but also the Dube Dinner Deluxe which features your own bottle of Dom Perignon and a grilled roquefort cheese sandwich. this funky place has great pie, excellent fried things of all sorts, and a full bar.

a plus is the display of decorated ceiling tiles that are painted by regulars.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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61 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

It didnt look like much from the outside and we were not sure if it was a bar first or a restaurant first. We had a late breakfast / early lunch. The huevos rancheros were excellent and everyone finished their food. Good service, good prices, pleasantly surprised.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Kentucky
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31 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“great casual comfort food, cheap and fast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you ever went to college at Ohio State, then you have probably eaten here at some point in your college career. Just north of campus on High Street, I have been going to the "Dube" since the early 70's when I lived near campus. Always a good hot meal, cheap and fast. Not great mind you... this is not gourmet food.

I recently revisited the place a week ago while visiting Columbus, OH. Three of us went for lunch. The place has not changed since the last time I was there in the early 80's. Same booths, same menu, same bar. We all ordered the Blue Plate Special which this day was open face turkey sandwich, gravy, steamed cauliflower and mashed potatoes. As I said in the title, we got hot, decent food fast, and for less than $6. We all ordered draft beers to go with the meal. Nice waitress. The place brought back lots of good memories. If you get hungry, and are tired of pizza or burgers, then try the Blue Danube for a sit-down meal change of pace. A sit down meal, from a 4 page menu, lots of choices, for not a lot of money. But remember, this is cheap comfort food, not gourmet... don't expect your taste buds to be blown away. But you should get full and your wallet will not get empty. This place gets full during the dinner hour and later in the evening as hungry party animals go there for another beer and a meal, but you shouldn't have to wait too long.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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