Written by: Steve Stover
Date: May 4, 2017

The menu at The Eagle Food & Beer Hall features fried chicken, mac and cheese, iron-skillet spoonbread and the drop biscuits . Photo: Steve Stover

The menu at The Eagle Food & Beer Hall features fried chicken, mac and cheese, iron-skillet spoonbread and the drop biscuits . Photo: Steve Stover

The Eagle Food & Beer Hall, a fried chicken-centric new restaurant, is a nice addition to the Short North. Open since July 2016, The Eagle has developed a loyal following for made-from-scratch fried chicken, new Southern comfort food, and plenty of beer.

The Eagle originated in Cincinnati, and locations have opened in Louisville and Indianapolis.

Set in the former La Fogata location on North High Street, The Eagle has undergone a major renovation, starting with the lovely patio in front with High Street views. The restaurant features lots of wood, mostly high-top seating and communal tables and booths. The large, 24-seat u-shaped bar dominates the room.

The Eagle Food & Beer Hall features a patio with views of High Street.

The Eagle Food & Beer Hall features a patio with views of High Street. Photo: Steve Stover

The food is clearly important at The Eagle. Sam, the manager, took great care to explain all of the attention that went into each dish.

We visited on a Tuesday, and The Eagle filled up quickly. We started with two of the 16 draft beers: North Coast Scrimshaw of California and Victory Prima Pils of Pennsylvania ($6 each). We enjoyed the house pickled country vegetables — including carrots, green beans and pickles ($6).

The Eagle's snack selection includes the house pickled country vegetables, including carrots, green beans, and pickles. Photo: Steve Stover

The Eagle’s snack selection includes the house pickled country vegetables, including carrots, green beans, and pickles. Photo: Steve Stover

We especially favored the brined-and-fried Ohio chicken with spicy, hot honey ($11 half, $19 whole); the drop biscuits with house-made blackberry jam and honey butter ($4); iron-skillet spoonbread with sweet corn and maple butter glaze ($5); and the five-cheese mac & cheese – featuring sharp and white cheddar, American, smoked gouda and a touch of blue — with garlic Panko bread crumbs ($5).

The brined-and-fried Ohio chicken at The Eagle Food & Beer Hall is served with spicy, hot honey. Photo: Steve Stover

The brined-and-fried Ohio chicken at The Eagle Food & Beer Hall is served with spicy, hot honey. Photo: Steve Stover

The mac and cheese at The Eagle Food & Beer Hall features five cheeses. Photo: Steve Stover

The mac and cheese at The Eagle Food & Beer Hall features five cheeses. Photo: Steve Stover

The iron-skillet spoonbread with sweet corn and maple butter glaze at The Eagle. Photo: Steve Stover.

The iron-skillet spoonbread with sweet corn and maple butter glaze at The Eagle. Photo: Steve Stover.

The menu includes five snacks, ranging in price from $4 to $7 for the popular Southern greens and artichoke dip; three salads and soups, half or full ($4 to $9); five very large sandwiches: sloppy joe, braised pork, fried chicken, grilled cheese, and blackened shrimp po’ boy ($7 to $12); and 10 sides ($3 to $5). There are no desserts.

The Eagle is an excellent value for the quality of the food and the large portions. It was a lot of fun and we plan to return.

Location
The Eagle Food & Beer Hall
790 N. High St
Columbus, OH 43215
614-745-3397
theeagleotr.com

Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


  • Anthony J. Salamon

    Silent Woman…Main Street..Whitehall…Just east of the Lavender Pussycat.

    Also, Ciao Restaurant in Upper Arlington, Emerson’s Steak House..Bexley.. All you can eat steak on Thursday..

    Dancing…Charlie Bear’s..East Side…Dixie Electric, West Side, Ciro’s…Bexley

    Others…Sandy’s Hamburgers, Havana..Short North

  • Regular Joe

    What about the Salty Seaman on Weber/Hudson?

  • shmoopatties

    The Red Bull was on OLD Henderson Rd, not Henderson Rd. My first job was salad bar attendant there. Additionally, Big Bite and Backyard Burgers were a couple of Fast Food joints that got their start in Columbus.