The Dublin Difference

More and more of our buyers and tenants are new to the Dublin, Ohio area. Whether they are moving from a nearby community or relocating from another state, they are always happy to get a locals opinion on where to eat, grab a drink, or take the family for a daytime outing.  As a longtime Dublin resident, I enjoy the convenience of having a wide selection of delicious dining options, numerous parks and bike paths to explore, and inviting neighborhood gathering spots to hit for happy hour. I have lived here as a young single professional, a newlywed, and a parent; and, I have loved being able to remain in the comfort of my community for many of my dining, entertainment, and family fun experiences. Here are some of my personal favorites in and around Dublin, and I hope they may become yours as well.

 

Favorite Steak House:                                                   Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse    

I’ve been wanting to try their bone-in filet or Wagyu Strip Loin for awhile now, but my go-to dish is the Steak a la Lobster with a side of their amazing Potatoes Gruyere Gratin!    hyde park steak a la lobster

 

 

Favorite Italian Restaurant:                                        Moretti’s

Making homemade noodles and sausage for over three decades now, I’ve been eating here on my birthday for many of them!  morettis italian

Favorite Pizza:                                                                  Bridge Street

Must try The Shamrock with artichoke hearts, spinach, pine nuts, feta cheese, and olive oil pesto!  bridge street pizza

 Favorite Ice Cream Shop:                                             Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

With flavors like brambleberry crisp, wildberry lavender, and birch & marshmallows, how could you resist?   Jenis-Ice-Cream-Spoons

Favorite Japanese Steak House:                                 Shi Chi

Splurge on the Kinzai Special Dinner with chicken, filet, and lobster  or stop by for lunch to save some money, enjoy the show, and still eat like a Sumo!  shi chi

 Favorite Pub:                                                                     Dublin Village Tavern

Craving some Irish staples with a twist? Try the Irish Eggrolls, Braised Beef Shephard’s Pie, and the Irish Car Bomb Brownie. They also offer great happy hour prices and specials!  irish eggrolls

 Favorite Overall Park:                                                    Coffman Park

In Central Dublin, this one has a little bit of everything: a skate park, play area, bike trails, the Dublin Recreation Center, and acres of green space.  It is a great spot for weddings and family outings, and is also the location of the Dublin Irish Festival.  coffman park

Favorite Park for Sledding:                                          Scioto Park 

In the warmer weather, it makes an idyllic place for a family picnic; yet, once the snow falls they set up hay bales and climbing ropes for the perfect sledding spot. Also, don’t forget to visit the Chief Leatherlips Monument while you are there and learn a little local history.  scioto park

Favorite Area Attraction:                                             The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Living in Dublin allows you to visit the Zoo on a more frequent basis and really enjoy each exhibit to its fullest.  Some days we just hang out with the kids at the petting zoo and take the train ride. Other days, we spend our entire visit by the Aquarium. Also, Zoombezi Bay is the perfect Summer chill spot for kids of all ages with family movie nights every Friday.  Columbus Zoo Gate

 Favorite Movie Theater:                                              AMC Dublin Village 18

The renovated recliner seats and an extended list of concession items makes it feel like you are watching movies from the comfort of home, but with the screen and sound of the theater!   dublin theater seats

 

 Favorite Spot to Dine in Historic Dublin                                Brazenhead & Oscar’s

Brazenhead offers a nice casual dining experience with great daily specials; and, Oscar’s is a wonderful fine-dining option with a nice rustic feel offering chef inspired menu items with a seasonal influence.      brazenhead

 

Favorite Place for a Girl’s Day Lunch                       The Morgan House Restaurant and Gift Shop

This quaint log cabin is a great place for lunch; but, make sure to leave time to visit the gift shop with everything from candles to clothing & jewelry.                             morgan house pot pie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bridge street complexComing Soon:

The Bridge Street District-A mecca of restaurants, retail shops, a park with an ice skating rink and rock climbing walls, bike/walk paths, and a pedestrian bridge to cross into historic Dublin. This new section of Dublin will add many wonderful dining, shopping, and entertainment venues to this already vibrant city.

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