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The Explorers Club - CLOSED

1586 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43212
+1 614-725-0155
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Jun 4, 2015
“Food Truck”
Apr 12, 2015
“SoloEffort”
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CUISINES
American, International, European, South American, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1586 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43212
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed June 4, 2015

We tried the Explorer's Club food truck when it was parked out front of 7th Son Brewery. The mofongo sandwich was really good, the meat was perfectly seasoned and it went well with the spicy slaw. My only complaint would be that the fried plantains...More

Thank tigerpony
Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I discovered a groupon deal for this place and decided to treat myself. The food was awesome the atmosphere was calm. The parking isn't the best.

Thank TrioTraveler
Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Just delicious! They have many interesting dishes that you are not going to find anywhere else. Service was great, portion sizes were good, atmosphere lovely, owners were welcoming. Will go again when in town next time!

Thank Marissa J
Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Explorer's Club was a great place for brunch. The restaurant has a great energy to it with its unique art and interesting menu. Match that with great service, this restaurant is one I look forward to visiting again for their dinner menu. Try calling...More

Thank Jacob M
Reviewed March 9, 2015

Decided to have brunch before going to see Shadowbox for great comedy and fantastic music. Many of the actors like this place for the unique food and atmosphere. Husband had strawberry - chocolate chip pancakes. I had a veggie omelet. Both were great.

Thank dsazimm
Reviewed January 20, 2015

I ate here Sunday with a a friend. It was our first time here as we wanted to try brunch outside of the short north area. Let me tell you the staff was 100% polite and professional. Very down to earth. The place had wonderful...More

Thank Amazon_Chocolate
Reviewed December 29, 2014

Husband and I stopped in for dinner the other night, have been here before once or twice before. The staff is incredibly warm and friendly! Nice bar space and separate restaurant. But the story here is the FOOD. We try things we've never had before...More

Thank Klaudia S
Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The family ate here last Sunday. Everything was delicious. I had the chorizo sausage gravy with jalapeño biscuits. The best I have ever had. The kids got Cuban French Toast and ate every bit. We will be coming back to try more food on the...More

Thank tw360797
Reviewed November 15, 2014

Explorer's Club is a great restaurant that is kind of away from everything (downtown and campus). It was a little hard to find; theres no large visible sign. I ordered the Grilled Mac and Cheese sandwich with bacon tomato jam. It was absolutely the best...More

1  Thank leep116
Reviewed November 4, 2014

My girlfriend and I go here any given night and sit at the bar. The staff is very friendly and the service is fantastic. The food variety is awesome and their specials are always a wonderful surprise. We even took friends from out of town...More

Thank AbhijitS1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1586 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43212
    (Morrill Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: On Bus Line
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-725-0155
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Description
Perk up your dining-out routine with an adventure over to the artsy, funky, laid-back lands of the Explorers Club. Nestled in a century-old building, the Club bubbles with a Latin and Cuban-influenced decor; there is a lot of character there. The setting seems to perfectly accent the eclectic menu, helmed by Chef Dan Varga. Vegans and vegetarians will feel as welcome as the carnivores, with many dishes aimed to please every taste and lifestyle. Explore the menu and try items like the "Sweet Plantains with Salsa Yogurt Dressing", the "House Made Hungarian Sausage and Rib Tip Platter", "Roasted Half Chicken", or "Sweet Chile and Soy Tempeh". The Brunch menu is just as delicious, offering everything from traditional breakfast items to "Huevos Rancheros" and "Cuban French Toast". Over at the bar, there are plenty of wonderfully-crafted mixed drinks, beers, and wines to accompany your favorite dishes. NOTEWORTHY: Lots of parking available.