The Original Gahanna Grill

★★★★☆

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I read all 8 of the reviews for The Gahanna Grill on City Search??s sight. All of them were 4 or 5 stars, except the last one. There is an almost 3-year gap between the last 5 star review, and the one and only disenchanted customer??s 1 star review. Perhaps the quality of Gahanna Grill??s hamburgers has diminished over the past 3 years. I don??t know, but then I am a seafood person. I do know my guest, a discriminate individual, was always pleased with any of the variety of burgers she had.

My first visit to Gahanna Grill was in November (Thanksgiving Week) 2007. I had reconnected with a dear friend who now lives in Gahanna, and she recommended we have lunch there. Cathy had the Bacon Cheeseburger with Onion Rings, and I ordered the Fish Sandwich, and as Cathy did, I also substituted Onion Rings for the French Fries. My Fish Sandwich arrived as described on the menu, ??A huge haddock fillet with tartar sauce on the side?.

My friend Cathy and I both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The haddock filet was as they said it would be, almost the size of the boat it was caught from; we??re talking a mini aircraft carrier. It was nicely battered, perfectly fried, and was hot, and extremely tasty; I had absolutely nothing to complain about! Cathy was quite pleased with her meal also.

I??ve revisited Gahanna Grill 6 times, since my initial visit (December 2007, March 2008, June 2008, September 2008, December 2008 and September 2009). Each time I ordered the Fish Sandwich, and Cathy ordered one of the many varieties of burgers, including Gahanna Grill??s famous ??Beanie Burger?. Every Fish Sandwich I ordered was identical in size and quality of the first one I had. Cathy also enjoyed all of her meals.

In short, whether we dined inside, or out on the patio, the setting was warm, comfortable and cozy. Every meal was excellent! They were served quickly, and hot, by always pleasant, attentive, and willing to please wait staff!

I eat out often, and if a Gahanna Grill opened up its doors near my neighborhood, a Philadelphia suburb, I??m sure I??d be a regular customer. Lastly, their pricing is so low that I wonder how they can be making any profit!

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★★★★★

I read all 8 of the reviews for The Gahanna Grill on City Search??s sight. All of them were 4 or 5 stars, except the last one. There is an almost 3-year gap between the last 5 star review, and the one and only disenchanted customer??s 1 star review. Perhaps the quality of Gahanna Grill??s hamburgers has diminished over the past 3 years. I don??t know, but then I am a seafood person. I do know my guest, a discriminate individual, was always pleased with any of the variety of burgers she had.

My first visit to Gahanna Grill was in November (Thanksgiving Week) 2007. I had reconnected with a dear friend who now lives in Gahanna, and she recommended we have lunch there. Cathy had the Bacon Cheeseburger with Onion Rings, and I ordered the Fish Sandwich, and as Cathy did, I also substituted Onion Rings for the French Fries. My Fish Sandwich arrived as described on the menu, ??A huge haddock fillet with tartar sauce on the side?.

My friend Cathy and I both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The haddock filet was as they said it would be, almost the size of the boat it was caught from; we??re talking a mini aircraft carrier. It was nicely battered, perfectly fried, and was hot, and extremely tasty; I had absolutely nothing to complain about! Cathy was quite pleased with her meal also.

I??ve revisited Gahanna Grill 6 times, since my initial visit (December 2007, March 2008, June 2008, September 2008, December 2008 and September 2009). Each time I ordered the Fish Sandwich, and Cathy ordered one of the many varieties of burgers, including Gahanna Grill??s famous ??Beanie Burger?. Every Fish Sandwich I ordered was identical in size and quality of the first one I had. Cathy also enjoyed all of her meals.

In short, whether we dined inside, or out on the patio, the setting was warm, comfortable and cozy. Every meal was excellent! They were served quickly, and hot, by always pleasant, attentive, and willing to please wait staff!

I eat out often, and if a Gahanna Grill opened up its doors near my neighborhood, a Philadelphia suburb, I??m sure I??d be a regular customer. Lastly, their pricing is so low that I wonder how they can be making any profit!

Pros: Pleasant and eager staff. Excellent food. Moderate pricing.

Cons: 431 miles from my home!

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I was under the impression this place had good burgers.
I ordered the "mushroom swiss burger" The description boasted sauteed shrooms, swiss cheese and a 1/3 pound burger cooked to order. This is what I got:

1) A huge bulkie roll, ice cold right out of the bag

2) A slab of burger, no where near 1/3 of a pound, cooked beyond well done, dry and breaking apart, yet oddly it was only warm in temperature, which leads me to believe it was reheated.

3) The slab of meat was topped with cold canned mushrooms i.e. the "cook" placed mushrooms directly from the can on top of my burger.

4) The "Swiss" was actually two pieces of white American cheese which never came close to melting.

5) To accompany my onion rings, which in all fairness were really good, I squeezed out some ketchup from the red plastic bottle on the table. The ketchup was spoiled, i would estimate it to be between 80 and 100 proof. Upon looking around at the bottles on the other tables, I noticed they were all caked with old, dried ketchup.

To "top it all off" my burger was crowned wit the "piece de la resistance": A dark hair!!!
I can look past the hair because I work in a restaurant and it happens, BUT I cannot believe there is someone who would put out a piece of garbage like this. Whoever plated this poor excuse for pig slop does not have one ounce of passion for cooking. As I left, I noticed the place was boasting about being included in a book about the "Best Burgers in the Country!!!" My only question is, how much did it cost to get in that book? It must have cost enough that they had to make up for it by serving dung for food. If you think these are great burgers, you need to have your head examined, or at least try getting out of Ohio once and a while.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was under the impression this place had good burgers.
I ordered the "mushroom swiss burger" The description boasted sauteed shrooms, swiss cheese and a 1/3 pound burger cooked to order. This is what I got:

1) A huge bulkie roll, ice cold right out of the bag

2) A slab of burger, no where near 1/3 of a pound, cooked beyond well done, dry and breaking apart, yet oddly it was only warm in temperature, which leads me to believe it was reheated.

3) The slab of meat was topped with cold canned mushrooms i.e. the "cook" placed mushrooms directly from the can on top of my burger.

4) The "Swiss" was actually two pieces of white American cheese which never came close to melting.

5) To accompany my onion rings, which in all fairness were really good, I squeezed out some ketchup from the red plastic bottle on the table. The ketchup was spoiled, i would estimate it to be between 80 and 100 proof. Upon looking around at the bottles on the other tables, I noticed they were all caked with old, dried ketchup.

To "top it all off" my burger was crowned wit the "piece de la resistance": A dark hair!!!
I can look past the hair because I work in a restaurant and it happens, BUT I cannot believe there is someone who would put out a piece of garbage like this. Whoever plated this poor excuse for pig slop does not have one ounce of passion for cooking. As I left, I noticed the place was boasting about being included in a book about the "Best Burgers in the Country!!!" My only question is, how much did it cost to get in that book? It must have cost enough that they had to make up for it by serving dung for food. If you think these are great burgers, you need to have your head examined, or at least try getting out of Ohio once and a while.

Pros: I was able to walk out alive

Cons: everything

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The burgers at Gahanna Grill put the Wendy's across the street to shame. So, you can then imagine what the rest of the home-cooked food choices on the menu do to it! It's great for during- and after-work stops for a couple of AWESOME burgers or a couple of beers or drinks. Next time you want a warm atmosphere, friendly service, and of course....great food, make Gahanna Grill the place to go!

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★★★★★

The burgers at Gahanna Grill put the Wendy's across the street to shame. So, you can then imagine what the rest of the home-cooked food choices on the menu do to it! It's great for during- and after-work stops for a couple of AWESOME burgers or a couple of beers or drinks. Next time you want a warm atmosphere, friendly service, and of course....great food, make Gahanna Grill the place to go!

Pros: Aside what I said in the review, it's got 3 or 4 widescreen TVs to watch football games on too...

Cons: N/A

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Gahanna grill has been around for a long time and I never knew it living on the east side! I found out about them at our work Christmas party and thought that they were awsome! Especially their prime rib! It is to melt in your mouth good!! I haven't had prime rib like this ANYWHERE else in the city! Relatively reasonably priced and the atmosphere is excellent.

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★★★★☆

Gahanna grill has been around for a long time and I never knew it living on the east side! I found out about them at our work Christmas party and thought that they were awsome! Especially their prime rib! It is to melt in your mouth good!! I haven't had prime rib like this ANYWHERE else in the city! Relatively reasonably priced and the atmosphere is excellent.

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The hamburger was OK. the Fries were OK. It just doesn't compare to Johnnies on Trabue. Johnnies isnt as nice in decor but the quality of the burger is far superior to the Gahanna Grill. If you deal with the old time decor (a real 1950s phone booth) and a staff that will dress in a t-shirt, Johnnies on Trabue is my choice. I have been to Thurman Cafe, Gahanna Grill and Max & Ermas. Johnnies still is the best TASTING burger in Columbus.

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★★★☆☆

The hamburger was OK. the Fries were OK. It just doesn't compare to Johnnies on Trabue. Johnnies isnt as nice in decor but the quality of the burger is far superior to the Gahanna Grill. If you deal with the old time decor (a real 1950s phone booth) and a staff that will dress in a t-shirt, Johnnies on Trabue is my choice. I have been to Thurman Cafe, Gahanna Grill and Max & Ermas. Johnnies still is the best TASTING burger in Columbus.

Pros: Clean place, decent service, Ok taste

Cons: Not a great taste, generic atmosphere, not Johnnies

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Gahanna Grill is your typical good neighborhood bar to go and get a good sandwich and beer and
have a nice time

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★★★★☆

Gahanna Grill is your typical good neighborhood bar to go and get a good sandwich and beer and
have a nice time

Pros: good park

Cons: need non smk area

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A burger with coleslaw? Yeah, right! It was great! The burgers in this place are awesome...well, okay, I pass on the bleu cheese, but that's a matter of preference. The academy burger is excellent.
Hey, don't skip the Jalepeno Poppers, especially the sauce that goes with them!! And home fried potatoes, just like Grandma used to make on the farm.
Love the look--never renovate!

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★★★★★

A burger with coleslaw? Yeah, right! It was great! The burgers in this place are awesome...well, okay, I pass on the bleu cheese, but that's a matter of preference. The academy burger is excellent.
Hey, don't skip the Jalepeno Poppers, especially the sauce that goes with them!! And home fried potatoes, just like Grandma used to make on the farm.
Love the look--never renovate!

Pros: Inexpensive, Great burgers, Friendly staff

Cons: Parking crowded

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There are many hamburger joints out there that claim to have the best burger, but only a chosen few can truly brag and one in Gahanna Grill. Incredible size and taste. Everybody should try one (if you can handle it).

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★★★★★

There are many hamburger joints out there that claim to have the best burger, but only a chosen few can truly brag and one in Gahanna Grill. Incredible size and taste. Everybody should try one (if you can handle it).

Pros: Inexpensive, Great taste, Friendly atmosphere

Cons: Old building, Small bar

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I like the casual, friendly, small town atmosphere.
Agreat place to takethe kids and still enjoy the beer and the football games.

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★★★★★

I like the casual, friendly, small town atmosphere.
Agreat place to takethe kids and still enjoy the beer and the football games.

 

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