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 original charm, with splashes of bright color, eclectic artwork, and vintage furnishings.
The real star here is the food. The regular menu (which itself evolves quite often) is full of excellent choices like the Mofongo Burger (had, excellent), Half Roasted Jerk Chicken (had, excellent), and a rotating Hungarian plate (had, awesome!). But it’s always hard to resist the monthly “explorer” menu. Just this month was a Hawaiian inspired menu. I had the Loco Moco, which is a dish found all over the Oahu, but is done to the highest foodie degree here. It and the monthly dessert special of Mango Donuts w/ Salted Carmel Sauce and Macadamia White Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream are home runs. You can tell every dish is fresh cooked to order with a lot of passion and rushed to the table, and made with the best ingredients.
I love this place. Everything about it. The staff are all great too. Always super friendly and professional. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough. It’s worth the drive from anywhere in Columbus, and people in the Short North, downtown, or anywhere south of the city (Grove City!) have no excuse not to get themselves in here.
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