7 24-hour Restaurants In Columbus, Ohio

24 hour restaurants in columbus ohio
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Visitors to Columbus will enjoy being able to spend time exploring the Columbus Museum of Art’s American and European collections, its world-class zoo and aquarium, the American Museum of Natural History Gallery where you can have the chance to encounter T-Rex very up close and personal, and the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens where horticulture and art combine in a stunning glasshouse. Besides these attractions, Columbus has a thriving live music scene, a lively theatre district, and some fine shopping and dining choices to investigate during a visit to the state capital. If exploring the outdoors is more to your liking, parks alongside the Scioto River connect the city to nature. Miles of trails can be found throughout the city. In order to keep you fueled during your trip to Columbus, check out the 24-hour restaurants in Columbus, Ohio, prior to your arrival.

1. Tee Jaye's Country Place Restaurant

Posted by Tee Jaye's Country Place on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Stop in at Tee Jaye’s Country Palace Restaurant for some fine comfort food specialities such as country fried steak, fried chicken, BBQ ribs, cornbread, and other southern classics while in Columbus. Daily specials offer diners a unique change from the a la carte choices consisting of six entrees served each day. Thursday’s specials include cabbage rolls with cornbread, ham and scalloped potatoes accompanied by biscuits and applesauce, and Salisbury steak served alongside two sides and biscuits or a dinner roll. Besides lunch and dinner, Tee Jaye’s serves up breakfast options such as tropical fave, pineapple upside down French toast, pancakes, omelettes, and savoury classic chicken and waffles along with many other favourites.

Tee Jaye's Country Place Restaurant

Address: 4048 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43228, USA

Website: Tee Jaye’s Country Place Restaurant

Opening hours: 24/7

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IHOP Breakfast
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Drop by this American franchise famous for its short stacks and silver dollar pancakes served up all hours of the day in locations throughout the U.S. Choose from sweet treat, Nutella and banana crepes, chocolate chip pancakes, stuffed cinnamon french toast topped with strawberries or peaches, or a stack of fruity blueberry pancakes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner while visiting Columbus. Besides breakfast, IHOP serves sandwiches, wraps, salads, and burgers including the newest limited time offer, The Big Pancake burger, which is a buttermilk pancake smothered in melted cheddar squished between two steak patties with bacon and special sauce. When dining at IHOP, make certain to ask for the senior’s or children’s menu which will help trim your dining budget while checking out Columbus.


Address: 7130 Sawmill Road, Columbus, OH 43235, USA

Website: IHOP

Opening hours: 24/7

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3. Fitzy's Old Fashioned Diner

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Pull up a stool and dine at the bar alongside silver screen siren, Marilyn Monroe, in this classic American diner complete with black and white checkerboard flooring. Sip on a bottle of Coca Cola while admiring the numerous classic cars housed at the diner. Kick back and enjoy one of Fitzy’s delicious burgers, grilled cheese, BLT, cajun chicken sandwiches or a hot dog while dining at this unique find in Columbus. For families dining on a budget, make certain to check out the children’s or senior’s menus prior to placing your order.

Fitzy's Old Fashioned Diner

Address: 1487 Schrock Road, Columbus, OH 43229, USA

Website: Fitzy’s Old Fashioned Diner

Opening hours: 24/7

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4. Jack and Benny's Downtown Diner

Posted by Jack & Benny's Old North Diner on Thursday, March 17, 2022

While visiting Columbus, be sure to check out this modestly priced diner specializing in over 30 omelette choices, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and traditional breakfast options. At Jack & Benny’s, you will be able to make your dollar stretch a long way with most items being in the USD 5-10 price range. Make certain to work up an appetite before trying out their famed special, The Gutbuster, which consists of hash browns, a potato pancake, two slices of bacon or ham, two eggs, and two sausage links topped off with cheese, gravy, and accompanied by a side of toast. If you miss the breakfast hour, don’t worry since Jack & Benny’s serves their breakfast menu specials throughout the day.

Jack and Benny's Downtown Diner

Address: 2563 N High St Columbus, OH 43202

Website: Jack and Benny’s Downtown Diner

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 3pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 3pm

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5. White Castle

Grab a Chicken Breast Slider, dunk it in cheese and raise it high. It's FONDUE Year's Eve and it's time to toast—to a bigger, brighter and crazy delish 2022!

Posted by White Castle on Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Make certain to check out Columbus’ location of this famous franchise which began in 1921 with a small burger we refer to as a slider. Choices range from the classic beef slider to brisket, fish, or chicken and waffles sliders. Be sure to order a side of crispy crinkle-cut fries or onion rings to accompany your sliders. Combos are available and consist of fries, a soft drink, and single or multiple sliders which as other menu items can be ordered in the restaurant for dining onsite or online for a casual dining experience at your own home.

White Castle

Address: 965 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201, USA

Website: White Castle

Opening hours: 24/7

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6. Denny's

Are you looking for the perfect date night meal? Stop into Denny’s for our NEW Slow-Cooked Pot Roast with sautéed...

Posted by Denny's on Monday, February 18, 2019

Check out one of the famed American franchise locations while dining in Columbus to experience all day breakfast or entrees such as meatloaf, country fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, salmon accompanied with wild rice and broccoli florets, or bourbon sizzlin’ chicken skillet full of onions, peppers, chicken, and broccoli. Taste our sweet options such as double berry banana, chocana, or salted caramel banana fluffy pancakes or try one of their grand slam specials consisting of meat, eggs, waffles, french toast or pancakes. Don’t forget to top off your meal with a thick, creamy milkshake in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cake batter, peanut butter, or horchata. For those dining with children or seniors, make certain to ask for the applicable menu upon being seated at your table.


Address: 3025 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202, USA

Website: Denny’s

Opening hours: 24/7

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7. The Plaza Restaurant

Looking for a way to cool off on this Tuesday? Come join us in the Plaza Restaurant and Lounge and try this refreshing Bourbon Lemonade.

Posted by Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Before heading out to explore Columbus, sit back in either a cosy leather or velvet chair while taking in views of Columbus Square. Diners can enjoy a vast selection of choices on the Plaza Restaurant’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Breakfast options include ham and scrambled egg sliders, eggs benedict, brioche french toast, or buttermilk pancakes amongst other favourites. For those interested in experiencing the Marriott ambience for dinner, visitors can indulge in entrees such as the sauteed shrimp in angel hair pasta in a spinach garlic cream sauce or the ribeye accompanied by horseradish fingerling potatoes, asparagus, and wild mushrooms drizzled in herb butter.

The Plaza Restaurant

Address: 75 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215, USA

Website: The Plaza Restaurant

Opening hours: 24/7

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All day dining in Columbus

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Upon arrival Ohio’s state capital of nearly 900,000, visitors will find themselves with numerous attractions and activities to keep their attention during their vacation to Columbus. Between travelling one of the many nature trails, walking through the botanical gardens, or taking the family to meet the exotic wildlife at its world-class zoo or aquarium, guests can refuel for their adventures throughout the city. From comfort food classics to all day breakfast and everything in between, visitors will find Columbus has much to offer choosing a place where they can sit back and enjoy a meal. Maybe T-rex will even assist you in devouring some sticky, barbecue baby back ribs at one of the many 24-hour restaurants in Columbus, Ohio, during your visit.

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Celeste is a writer based in British Columbia with a profound passion for travel and the exploration of new destinations. Her adventurous spirit leads her to engage in exciting activities during...Read more

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