4739 Reed Rd. Columbus, OH (614) 451-2497
If you’re not looking for the Windward Passage, you might miss it. A discreet facade hides the cozy, nautical-themed interior. Plug the coordinates into your GPS and head to Upper Arlington because the Rib Tickler ($8.50)—a rack of ribs with meat tender enough to rival the most notorious of BBQ joints and served with Saratoga potato chips—is not to be missed. And since seafood is the name of the game at this hotspot, try the Catfish Sandwich. A thick bun is topped with blackened catfish, tomato and lettuce and served with a side of fries.