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.
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.