82 Granville St.
Columbus Ohio 43230United States
This casual neighborhood pub serves the popular Beanie Burger to hungry sports fans and families.
The Gahanna Grill has been catering to local families and sports fans since 1939, and its Beanie Burger has gained a following among hamburger fanatics nationwide. Though there is much to like, including a wood-paneled denlike interior and a menu catering to all ages and tastes, our two visits to the Grill resulted in very different opinions of the food, suggesting that it's not a slam-dunk. Our Beanie Burger ($8.99 including fries) came topped with American cheese, one small strip of bacon, a nice piece of green leaf lettuce, sauteed onions, a wan tomato and creamy homemade coleslaw between a fresh egg bun. One of our reviewers loved it, the other was disappointed, saying the hamburger had a slightly gray hue and tasted a bit grainy. We sampled a side of (coated) french fries and large onion rings, neither of which was a standout. The club sandwich ($7.95) on generic toasted white bread was equally nondescript. The large tuna melt ($6.95) arrived on thick slices of buttered, toasted rye bread, bursting with nicely seasoned creamy tuna and topped with melted Swiss cheese, fresh green lettuce and ripe tomato. Menu variety includes a little something for everyone, from soups and salads to ribeye and broiled walleye (prices range from $6 sandwiches to the $16.95 ribeye). The usual domestic beers and a couple of imports are offered; we were lucky to have the Sam Adams bottled seasonal served during our visit. The Ohio State memorabilia adorning the walls and flat-screen TVs scattered about identify the Gahanna Grill as a sports lovers haven, but for foodies, it's unremarkable.