The places that I'd drive hours out of the way just for a meal at...
1. Plank's Cafe & Pizzeria
Danny Sauter: best pizza in Columbus, hands down.
2. Hyde Park Steak House
Danny Sauter: everything is great, but my favorite is the steak rahal. also, make sure you consume insane amounts of pretzel bread.
3. Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
Danny Sauter: Z Man and Fries - the path to true happiness.
4. Café du Monde
Travel Channel: Start your day off with a classic taste of New Orleans; coffee and a beignet. As seen on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation.
5. Bruno's Pizza
Brian Mitchiner: This pizza is best at just after 2:00AM
6. The Thurman Cafe
Matt Dopkiss: Legendary, epic, historic, important and greasy. Life. Soul. Immortal.
7. Shake Shack
Travel Channel: “Hard to beat for price and quality.” – Anthony Bourdain
8. Montgomery Inn Boathouse
Max: A Cincinnati landmark - everyone has to go here at least once.
9. Bagel & Deli Shop
Anna Norman: MESSY KATIE!
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