I read all 8 of the reviews for The Gahanna Grill on City Search’s sight. All of them were 4 or 5 stars, except the last one. There is an almost 3-year gap between the last 5 star review, and the one and only disenchanted customer’s 1 star review. Perhaps the quality of Gahanna Grill’s hamburgers has diminished over the past 3 years. I don’t know, but then I am a seafood person. I do know my guest, a discriminate individual, was always pleased with any of the variety of burgers she had.
My first visit to Gahanna Grill was in November (Thanksgiving Week) 2007. I had reconnected with a dear friend who now lives in Gahanna, and she recommended we have lunch there. Cathy had the Bacon Cheeseburger with Onion Rings, and I ordered the Fish Sandwich, and as Cathy did, I also substituted Onion Rings for the French Fries. My Fish Sandwich arrived as described on the menu, “A huge haddock fillet with tartar sauce on the side”.
My friend Cathy and I both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The haddock filet was as they said it would be, almost the size of the boat it was caught from; we’re talking a mini aircraft carrier. It was nicely battered, perfectly fried, and was hot, and extremely tasty; I had absolutely nothing to complain about! Cathy was quite pleased with her meal also.
I’ve revisited Gahanna Grill 6 times, since my initial visit (December 2007, March 2008, June 2008, September 2008, December 2008 and September 2009). Each time I ordered the Fish Sandwich, and Cathy ordered one of the many varieties of burgers, including Gahanna Grill’s famous “Beanie Burger”. Every Fish Sandwich I ordered was identical in size and quality of the first one I had. Cathy also enjoyed all of her meals.
In short, whether we dined inside, or out on the patio, the setting was warm, comfortable and cozy. Every meal was excellent! They were served quickly, and hot, by always pleasant, attentive, and willing to please wait staff!
I eat out often, and if a Gahanna Grill opened up its doors near my neighborhood, a Philadelphia suburb, I’m sure I’d be a regular customer. Lastly, their pricing is so low that I wonder how they can be making any profit!
Pros: Pleasant and eager staff. Excellent food. Moderate pricing.
Cons: 431 miles from my home!