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NEAR OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Whether you are a college student or parent checking out the university, here to catch an OSU sporting event or just passing through this iconic neighborhood, there are many options to eat, drink and explore. 

For big meals, seek out Ethyl & Tank behind the Newport Music Hall. Ethyl & Tank serves as a coffee shop, a bar, a lunch and dinner spot and a weekend brunch haven. On Neil Avenue, Hang Over Easy employs a wry sense of humor to a menu French toast, chicken and waffles, burgers and more. At Hudson and High, classic diner Jack & Benny’s serves omelets and pancakes to hungry crowds.

Of course, a sweet treat is in order from time to time. Buckeye Donuts has been a favorite stop since it opened in 1969. The old school donut shop serves breakfast sandwiches and gyros, too. Down the street, The Little Donut Shop (operated by the same folks behind The Big Bar upstairs) covers mini cake donuts with fun toppings like crushed Oreos, bacon and gummy worms.