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.


  • shrimlock

    The Silent Woman Bar was i believe on East Main, just east of James.
    The signage in neon or lit up from behind maybe, was extremely provocative.
    It showed an image of a female with her, holding her own head or her head somehow detached.
    Depicting the female as presumably silent. And even holding the knife?
    pretty grisly, and disturbing and was evident to anyone driving around there up till the 90’s, it seems.

  • shrimlock

    The other one that was near the Motel Greg Lashutka got in trouble win he was prosecutor, And i think that was on East Broad, that was the Pink Elephant.

  • Barbara Cruz

    what about hanleys steak house sullivant ave Columbus ohio

  • Barbara Cruz

    does anyone have a copy of the menu or pictures

  • Mr.Gale.B

    I need an exact and correct answer:
    Where was “Top of the Center” located? In WHAT building?

  • Otto Gronkowski

    Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.