5019 Olentangy River Rd. (614) 457-2394 (COLUMBUS)
Gallo’s Tap Room serves classic American bar food, but what sets them apart from your garden-variety tap room is the quality of the food. It’s all homemade, from the apple coleslaw to the teriyaki citrus wasabi wing sauce. This joint’s take on a BBQ Burger ($9), for example, is one for the ages. Order a cold tap beer (as expected, there are many from which to choose) and get ready to feast on a giant burger topped with bacon, cheddar and slightly tangy, slightly savory BBQ sauce. Simple but bold, indeed.