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MCL Cafeteria

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3160 Kingsdale Ctr, Columbus, OH 43221-2000
+1 614-457-5786
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This is a cafeteria style eatery. The choices are varied, fresh and good. The mashed potatoes are made from real potatoes, the roast beef is cooked just right, the salads are made to order and the ingredients are varied and fresh. After you have been through the line and picked up your entree and sides, you are confronted with an... More 

Thank Sirspet
Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The Kingsdale MCL is the venue for monthly meetings of the Columbus-based Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The members like the broad selection and fine quality of food, and we hold our meetings in one of the nice meeting rooms. A second plus is that most of our members live in Upper Arlington or neighboring... More 

Thank Purfessor
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Every age group in our family enjoys picking out their own customized plate of favorites. Some daily changes keep it interesting but the favorites such as roast beef and fried chicken are always popular. We all love the pies...lemon and coconut cream are so good. In an open modestly decorated main room. Party room is off main dining. This is... More 

Thank Debbie R
Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here since the OLD location. Home cooked food (stuffed chicken breast #1) when u need some comfort food this is the place. Little pricey but if u can't go to Mom's place... come to the MCL!

Thank Elizabethsmom1999
Delaware, Ohio
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

First time eating here and the food was really good. I had fried chicken, cornbread, Mac & cheese, green beans, and jello. There are several entree and hot side selections. They have a lot of dessert options too. Setting is like a cafeteria go down the line and chose what you want. Food presentation was good as well.

Thank ValSullivan
Upper Arlington, Ohio
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

This cafeteria is a favorite of my family from my the elders in their 80s and 90s through the toddlers. I have gone here many times a year almost at least once a month for over 40 years. They make a lot of the food homemade and there is always something everyone will enjoy even the pickiest eaters. they have... More 

Thank Buckeye5555
Hilliard, Ohio
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015

I go to this MCL for our monthly AAII meeting on 2nd Wednesdays. I like their fish entries. This time I got the Salmon Supreme which was very good. The mashed potatoes are great. The green beans are very good but I like them well cooked. The pies are excellent. They have plenty of seating. Very friendly. Of course, be... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2015

Food id very good. We like to eat here once a week. They have great mashed potato's and fried chicken.

Thank Andywa13
Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

The food here may be not best in the city but there are many choices and they change daily. One of the best time for food is during lent when all you can eat catfish. With the catfish and sweet tea I am happy.

Thank Charles L
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

When visiting Columbus, we go to the MCL cafeteria in Upper Arlington for a good meal of affordable, quality food. We wish we could bring the friendly, courteous staff, extensive menu, reasonable prices, and attractive decor to our state. There is nothing like it...and we have been customers for over 40 years!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3160 Kingsdale Ctr, Columbus, OH 43221-2000
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-457-5786

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