Short North Arts District has a lot to offer. With its rich history, modern and traditional art galleries, mouth-watering food and live music festivals, there is just so much to see, visit and taste, especially when it comes to restaurants. Hence, we made a list to narrow down your options to the best Short North restaurants that you just can go without testing. These restaurants cover a lot more than candy and ice cream. Whether you are settled here or just coming for a visit, the suggestions below must figure on your list. From award-winning restaurants to worldwide cuisine, we will guide you through some of the hidden gems that make the Arch City astonishing.




One Line Coffee amongst best short north restaurants

One Line Coffee


Starting with the first meal of the day, and a new favorite for the caffeine enthusiasts: One Line Coffee. After walking around discovering the unique arts of the city, you can stop by to enjoy what this place is best at a sense of belonging with a touch of modernity, and a taste of heaven served in a cup.


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The Lox is one of the Best Short North Restaurants for Lunch


What comes after coffee? A cheesy bagel with eggs and lox or pastrami, and the perfect amount of seasoning and salty/sweet mixture. This bagel shop is stealing the locals’ attention! Once you are in Short North, you must stop here for breakfast. The staff will give you a warm welcome.


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Happy Greek


Savor the Mediterranean flavors without leaving Short North, in this Certificate of Excellence winner. The tasty meals, the friendly staff, and the lovely patio all contribute to making this restaurant one of the best in town. Moreover, it is vegetarian-friendly and offers vegan menus. The ideal choice anyone should go for!


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Thai restaurant Short North


Nida’s Thai on High: one of the best Asian Short North Restaurants


From Greek, we now stop on the other side of the world: Asia. With the most delicious Thai food in a modern-designed atmosphere, Nida’s Thai serves a fusion of Western, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine, so you can get a taste of the whole Asian gastronomy in every bite. On top of that, the menu offers vegetarian and gluten-free options, which makes this one of the best spots in the city!


If you have never tried Vietnamese food before, we also highly recommend you to do so. We do find it very difficult however to find good Vietnamese food outside of Vietnam. Since it is a wonderful country to visit, we suggest you fly over there if you get the opportunity. Traveling to capital city Hanoi and the North Vietnamese province of Lao Cai is something we extensively discuss over here.


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Bakersfield Taco’s


You hear Mexican food, we hear tacos! This other Certificate of Excellence winner is famous for its delicious food and amazing atmosphere. You can set high expectations when visiting Bakersfield, knowing that their wonderful service and tasty tacos, along with the spicy drinks and the vibrant music, will surpass each one of them. From the variety of tacos to the different Mexican options like their addictive queso, Bakersfield should definitely make it to your list of must-visit restaurants in Short North, without worries about your vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free diet.


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Spoil yourself with tasty meals in these Short North Columbus restaurants, and let yourself emerge in the exceptional flavors. You deserve it! In case you are also excited to see some great restaurants in other places, such as New York City, check out the best Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn.