THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Most known for their football program, led by head coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State football is always a force to be reckoned with. Come fall in Columbus, the Ohio State University campus is filled with die-hard fans ready to cheer on their team to victory. The Buckeyes play at Ohio Stadium, otherwise known as the "Horseshoe" and are part of the Big Ten Leaders Division. Whether you have tickets to the game or not, the experience on campus on game day is well worth it.
If you're looking for places to eat before, during or after the game, Campus and the surrounding areas offer something for anyone in your group!
For big meals, seek out Ethyl & Tank behind the Newport Music Hall. Ethyl & Tank serves as a coffee shop, a bar, a lunch and dinner spot, and a weekend brunch haven. Up the road the new Chop Shop offers a big menu of burgers. On Neil Avenue Hang Over Easy employs a wry sense of humor to a menu French toast, chicken and waffles, burgers and more. At Hudson and High, classic diner Jack & Benny’s serves omelets and pancakes to hungry crowds.
Varsity Club on Lane Avenue is the place to be to tailgate. Don't expect to find a place to sit before a home game unless you get there early. Eddie George’s Grille 27, in neighboring Grandview is a haven for sports fans in search of good grub.
Of course, a sweet treat is in order from time to time. Buckeye Donuts has been a favorite stop since it opened in 1969. The old school donut shop serves breakfast sandwiches and gyros, too. Down the street The Little Donut Shop (operated by the same folks behind The Big Bar upstairs) covers mini cake donuts with fun toppings like crushed Oreos, bacon, and gummy worms.
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