The culinary-conversational crossroads of Gambier is Wiggin Street Coffee, where just about everybody stops for a beverage and to chat with friends. Also popular are the Village Inn, with its comfortable front-room booths and gleaming bar, and the Kenyon Inn, for more elegant, intimate outings. In Mount Vernon, formal, ethnic, eclectic, traditional, experimental, sit-down, drive-through and, of course, all the usual variations on pizza and burgers are all available within an easy drive of campus.
The Kenyon Inn Restaurant, 100 West Wiggin Street, gourmet food, bar service, breakfast, 740-427-2202. Wiggin Street Coffee, 101 Wiggin Street, coffee, tea, baked goods, breakfast, lunch, 740-233-3009.
The Gambier Deli, 110 Gaskin Avenue, sandwiches, salads, breakfasts, beer and wine for carry-out, 740-233-3031.
The Village Inn, 102 Gaskin Avenue, sandwiches, salads, entreés, bar service, 740-427-2112.
Chilitos Fresh Mex and Margaritas, 108 Gaskin Avenue, fast casual restaurant offering fresh mex, build your own meals, full bar and margaritas.
Alcove Restaurant and Lounge, 116 South Main St, 740-392-3076.
Bob Evans, 1624 Coshocton Avenue, American, breakfast all day, sausage from Bob Evans Farms, 7 am - 8 pm, 740-393-1700.
La Paloma, 200 South Main Street, Mexican, 740-393-4101.
China Buffet, 1401 Coshocton Avenue, lunch and dinner buffets, 740-392-6200.
Fiesta Mexicana, 308 West High Street, Mexican, bar service, 740-397-6325.
Fiesta Mexicana, 997 Coshocton Avenue, Mexican, bar service, 740-397-6258.
Flappers Bar and Grill, 15 West High Street, Greek and American, steaks, chicken, gyros, pasta, salads, bar service, 11 am - 10 pm, 740-392-1061.
Hunan Garden, 1516 Coshocton Avenue, authentic Hunan and Szechuan food, 740-393-1313.
Panera Bread, 1555 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon 740-399-5100.
Pizza Hut, 700 South Main Street, pizza, sandwiches, beer, 740-392-6110.
R&M's Southside Diner, 620 South Main Street, fifties-style diner with American food and some Greek specialties, 740-392-1282.
Ruby Tuesday, 1055 Coshocton Avenue, chicken, hamburgers, pasta, steaks, salad bar, 740-397-3113. Pirate's Cove, 108 Mount Vernon Avenue, pizza, subs, salads, 740-393-5000.
Mazza's, 11587 Upper Gilchrist Road, Italian restaurant, dining room, bar/lounge, 740-397-2076.
Stein Brewing Company, restaurant, brewery and taproom, 740-830-6760.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 907 Coshocton Avenue, 740-392-9464.
Arby's, 1057 Coshocton Avenue, 740-392-5010.
Burger King, 9 Martinsburg Road, 740-392-2857.
Donato's Pizza, 221 West High Street, 740-397-3336.
Coffee Island Express, 112 Mount Vernon Avenue.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 301 West High Street, 740-392-4900.
Little Caesar's Pizza, 9 North Sandusky Street, 740-393-1865.
Long John Silver's, 935 Coshocton Avenue, 740-397-6787.
McDonald's, 111 Newark Road, 740-397-5501, 674 North Sandusky Street, 740-397-5503, and 1059 Coshocton Road, 740-397-5503.
Papa John's Pizza, 855 Coshocton Avenue, 740-397-6644.
Subway, 1579 Coshocton Avenue, 740-392-8338, 100 Newark Road, 740-397-7827, 1575 Coshocton Avenue, 740-392-6336, and 661 North Sandusky Street 740-326-6651.
Taco Bell, 1015 Coshocton Avenue, 740-393-3133.
Wendy's, 522 South Main Street, 740-397-3440, and 944 Coshocton Avenue, 740-397-3407 (temporarily closed due to remodeling).
Tim Horton's, 941 Coshocton Avenue, 740-397-2913
Chipotle, 857 Coshocton Avenue, 740-392-6030.
Ron's Pizza, 506 Coshocton Avenue, 740-392-2031.
Marco's Pizza, 406 Coshocton Avenue, 740-392-9098.
Dairy Queen, 1600 Coshocton Avenue, 740-326-1271.
Buxton Inn, 313 East Broadway, Granville, American and French, bar service, closed Monday, 740-587-0001.
Cherry Valley Lodge, 2299 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, breakfast, lunch, dinner, gourmet food, bar service, 800-788-8008, 740-788-1200.
Golden Wok, 22-1/2 North Park Street, Newark, Chinese, bar service, lunch and dinner, closed Sunday, 740-349-7050.
Granville Inn, Granville, American and French, seafood, bar service, no lunch on Saturday, 740-587-3333.
Inn at Honey Run, 6920 County Road 203, Millersburg, American and continental, 330-674-0011, 800-468-6639. Reservations requested.
Hotel Tavern, Hotel Millersburg, Millersburg, American, bar service, 800-822-1457.
Newcastle Farmhaus, 32381 West State Route 36, Newcastle, Amish style cooking, open 7 am - 8 pm weekdays (closed Tuesday), and closes at 8:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, Sunday 7:30 am - 3 pm. 740-824-4624.
Watts', Route 13, Utica, homestyle, homemade desserts, 740-892-3017.
The Bad Apple Pub, 22001 Coshocton Avenue, Howard. 740-392-3326.
Whitakers Farm Market, 7427 State Route 13, Bellville. 567-772-0164
Delivery is available via DoorDash for Bob Evans, Fiesta Mexicana, Buffalo Wild Wings, Long John Silvers, McDonald's, Wendy's, Chipotle, Panera Bread, Ron's Pizza, Dairy Queen and Marco's Pizza.
There are many fine restaurants in Columbus — too many to list here. When you arrive in Gambier, ask about favorite eateries, and anyone would be glad to offer suggestions. You can search for restaurants by cuisine or location on the Experience Columbus website.