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The Explorers Club - CLOSED

1586 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207-1803
+1 614-725-0155
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
6 Sep 2017
“The explorers club”
4 Jun 2015
“Food Truck”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, International, European, South American, Hungarian, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1586 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207-1803
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

My girlfriend and I go here any given night and sit at the bar. The staff is very friendly and the service is fantastic. The food variety is awesome and their specials are always a wonderful surprise. We even took friends from out of town...More

Thank AbhijitS1
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I have had brunch here twice and have to say the fried egg tacos are delicious. Would highly recommend this place for brunch - it is quirky and unique, just like a brunch place should be. And the fried egg tacos are delicious with fresh...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

My husband (who is not a vegan) like to come here when we are in Columbus. The menu varies and there is always something new to try. Their vegan selections do seem to have lessened over time but I can always count on something great...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Service was excellent, appetizers and food were superb. Great chef, lovely ambiance very good wine selection. I did not find anything overpriced for a fine dining establishment. Casual attire. I would go back in a heart beat.

1  Thank Don P
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Our dinner club selected The Explorer's Club for our August dinner. We had a reservation and were seated in the funky dining room. The place is comfortable, though a bit loud. The service was quite good, though our food took awhile to arrive. We were...More

Thank Jbauer1210
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I've been hearing about the Explorer's Club since moving to Columbus two years ago... this week we were looking for a casual alternative for brunch, and it hit me: "Let's try the Explorers Club". Four of us each chose different dishes, and everyone loved theirs....More

Thank JohnC33
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I reviewed them two years ago as "a sweet and honest place"; not even a chemistry teacher could break bad so fast. Weird AND bad. The weird: arrange 5 grapefruit and orange sections in a star. Drop half of a large avocado on it, fill...More

Thank vputin
Reviewed 29 April 2014

I’ve enjoyed dining at Explorers Club no less than a half dozen times since they opened. With each experience, I become more hooked on the experience and their outstanding food. They have a beautiful historic building in Merion Village. I love the interior that’s retained...More

Thank lucky_bunni
Reviewed 11 April 2014

I keep trying to give this place a chance and am disappointed every time. Every time I come here, I decide what to order from their weird menu composed of some super healthy vegan dishes and some ridiculously unhealthy dishes (Mac and cheese on a...More

Thank Barna1
Reviewed 30 March 2014

My husband and I have eaten here twice. Both times I ordered the grilled macaroni and cheese sandwich. It is great. I will try to get something different the next time. Service is great. Worth driving down S. High for a great dinner

Thank Softtailrn
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1586 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207-1803
    (Morrill Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: On Bus Line
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-725-0155
  • E-mail
Perk up your dining-out routine with an adventure over to the artsy, funky, laid-back lands of the Explorers Club. Nestled in a century-old building, the Club bubbles with a Latin and Cuban-influenced decor; there is a lot of character there. The setting seems to perfectly accent the eclectic menu, helmed by Chef Dan Varga. Vegans and vegetarians will feel as welcome as the carnivores, with many dishes aimed to please every taste and lifestyle. Explore the menu and try items like the "Sweet Plantains with Salsa Yogurt Dressing", the "House Made Hungarian Sausage and Rib Tip Platter", "Roasted Half Chicken", or "Sweet Chile and Soy Tempeh". The Brunch menu is just as delicious, offering everything from traditional breakfast items to "Huevos Rancheros" and "Cuban French Toast". Over at the bar, there are plenty of wonderfully-crafted mixed drinks, beers, and wines to accompany your favorite dishes. NOTEWORTHY: Lots of parking available.
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