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“Cool vibe not food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Danube Restaurant

Blue Danube Restaurant
Ranked #393 of 2,212 Restaurants in Columbus
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Mexican, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cool vibe not food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

I love dives. This place had a cool vibe but the food was just ok at best. My eggs were brown. You can't serve breakfast and serve brown over cooked eggs. Loved the jukebox.

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  • English first
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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260 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“I love to stare at the ceiling but the food is okay.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

I have dined at Blue Danube a couple times and the food is decent but more than that is the idea that you can decorate their ceiling tiles. You just bring one in and it gets put up. There have been marriage proposals done on them and some really great paintings. Looks like they are just about full since I was there last. The food isn't bad but not memorable. The staff is friendly enough and check on you often. It is a great place to relax at the bar, enjoy a cocktail and stare at the ceiling.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Grove City, Ohio, United States
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

The Blue Danube is a fun place to go! You want breakfast, lunch, or dinner - they got it. Everything from scrambled eggs - to a reuben - to gyros... if you're craving it, they can probably make it for you! Most stuff is kind of greasy - but it's a bar, grease is a given! Be sure to check out the really cool ceiling art!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Dallas, Texas
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178 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Above average campus spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

The Dube has been an institution just north of the OSU campus for decades. It has doubled in size since my student days, but still delivers a reliable combination of Midwest comfort food and some specials.

You're as likely to run into local Near North side residents here as students. I kind of like that vibe. It is a little on the "dive-y" side, but in a good way.

There are surprisingly few "real" dining options along this part of North High Street, unless you want basic cheap student food (pizza, burgers, wings, etc.). The Blue Danube may not be pretty, but it is a good neighborhood place. And every neighborhood needs something like that.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Rabat, Morocco
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510 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
“a fun insider Columbus place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

There diner food here, but also the Dube Dinner Deluxe which features your own bottle of Dom Perignon and a grilled roquefort cheese sandwich. this funky place has great pie, excellent fried things of all sorts, and a full bar.

a plus is the display of decorated ceiling tiles that are painted by regulars.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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