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Jun 11, 2012 07:29 AM

Visiting Columbus, OH for a couple days in August for the Dublin Irish Festival - where should I try?

I love small, local joints with decent food (especially regional favorites), not too expensive. I'll be a vendor selling my art at the Irish Festival in Dublin, so nearby would be best. I'll likely be bloody tired after a long day at the festival, so posh is right out. I love all foods, though Mexican is not on my favorites... what do you suggest? Also, I can't eat large portions or buffets, as I've had stomach surgery... and likely won't have a fridge in my hotel for leftovers :)

Thanks in advance!

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  1. If nothing else, stop by the Dublin location of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Easily some of the best ice cream I've ever had.

    1. Bethel Road is near Dublin and has a fun bar called Gallo's Tap Room. The bar is in a strip mall near MicroCenter and behind Wendy's. It's nothing fancy but they have great burgers, sandwiches and wings. Their bar food is a step up from what most places have, and it's an easy place to go by yourself.

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      1. re: Lauren in OH

        Since the festival was all day (10am to 10pm) I didn't get out to explore as much as I would have liked, however, joy of joy, Jeni's had a booth at the festival! I tried their salty caramel and dark chocolate... OMG! Fantastic!!!!! Thanks for recommending them, I likely wouldn't have thought about trying them without it. There was also some fantastic haggis there, but I know most people don't like that as much as ice cream :)