743 Parsons Ave. Columbus, OH 43206 (614) 445-7221
If Ohio has indigenous food, Plank’s Cafe is a purveyor of some of the finest there is. Their finger foods (poppers, mini tacos, etc.) are superlative examples of the magic that a deep fryer can work. The sandwiches are stuffed, sometimes to the point of being too full for a top bun or second slice of bread, in which cases they are covered with gravy. Then, there are the salads, some of which are big enough to be a full meal and the side dish of a second one. But, most importantly, Plank’s Cafe has Pickled Tongue Sandwiches ($4.95).