This restaurant should be on the list for anyone new to Columbus or passing through. Worth a detour into the local community of Upper Arlington.
Started in the 50's, the Chef-O-Nette offers authentic diner cuisine, from staples such as burgers (try the Hangover), fries and milkshakes to American classics such as meatloaf, beef tips and noodles, roast chicken and tapioca pudding.
Great carry-out. Call 614-844-444 ahead and swing by their drive through to pick it up. This is historically regarded as America's first drive-through window.
Closed on Sunday, but good hours otherwise -- 7:30-8 PM 6 days a week. People have been coming for 3 generations and its a huge spot for locals, especially on Saturdays.
The restaurant even has a dedicated fan club set up on FaceBook (search for Chef-O-Nette).
Looking for hard-to-find/vintage candy brands that now have limited distributorship? They fully stock some of the best classics, such as Sky Bars, Boston Baked Beans, Lemonheads, Clark Bar, Neccos, Beeman's Gum, Junior Mints and Good & Plenty!
Pros: Over 50 years old with a huge cult following, great food
Cons: Closed Sundays