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Ringside Cafe

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19 N Pearl St, Columbus, OH 43215-3511
+1 614-228-7464
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“onion rings” (5 reviews)
“burgers” (17 reviews)
“reuben” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
19 N Pearl St, Columbus, OH 43215-3511
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Good simple food at very reasonable prices. This is the oldest bar in Columbus. The interior is quaint.

Thank AnneKing446
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Wow, one of the best burgers I have ever enjoyed. Super character for a small place. Hard to beat, so walk down the ally and enjoy. Really good food and a fun atmosphere.

Thank T2ABQ
Reviewed June 3, 2017

I don't usually frequent restaurants that are "down-an-alley." I guess technically this is a street (Pearl Street) but - - - not really. Walked in late p.m. to a dark, dingy, dumpy interior that has seen much better days (lots of construction going on to...More

Thank DaCheez
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Don't be put off by the somewhat off-street location. (My son was wary because it was down an alley). It's a beautiful old place with great atmosphere. The wooden booths and paneling along with the stained glass windows are a throwback to the old days....More

Thank Surly-Hillbilly
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We were going to get a Subway sub and we found the Cafe instead. Glad we did the food was amazing. Small place and small menu but big taste!!! Had one of the best burgers I ever had!

Thank popuppal
Reviewed February 8, 2017

This is a quiet little place off the beaten path. It retains the old town atmosphere while providing great sevice, and great food. I highly recommend stopping in for some great food.

Thank Randy B
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Ring side is a quaint throwback to the proverbial hole in the wall. It is small and dark, but they have a large outdoor patio. The burgers are varied, generous and flavorful - the best downtown. Their kettle style chips are excellent, but so are...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Love their burgers and loved it even more seeing it in the movie 'I am wrath' with John Travolta (2016). It's not a large cafe but has friendly staff and good food. Burgers are the best I have found around Columbus. Outside dining in the...More

Thank Traveling_Scouter
Reviewed December 8, 2016

The burger was cooked to perfection and had good flavor. The "Smokin' Joe" burger has a nice tasting BBQ sauce. The staff was attentive and very friendly. The history of the building is cool as well.

Thank Thomes1993
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I really liked the location and feel of this place. It's very old and very dark. The food and service were lackluster though. Very tiny open kitchen, we both had burgers which were dry and overcooked. Nothing special, but we would return again just because...More

Thank Roger C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 N Pearl St, Columbus, OH 43215-3511
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-228-7464
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