Columbus has so many fun and unique restaurants. John and Jackie love to check them out and they take us to their favorites when we come to town. Today and tomorrow I am going to write about two of them. Today’s selection is the Over the Counter Bar and Restaurant in Worthington, Ohio.
Over the Counter is a modern diner. When I think of diners, I think of a long counter and booths with Naugahyde benches. Over the Counter has a long counter with the familiar stools in the bar area and no booths in the traditional sense. It also has a well-stocked bar and an upscale sitting area that could be a a waiting area or a bar extension.
The restaurant is located in a small strip of shops on Worthington’s High Street. I couldn’t see a sign from the outside that designated the restaurant. But there is a patio with wrought iron tables and chairs. Because it was only 20 degrees the night we went, we opted to sit indoors. We sat in a “booth” – two sides were bench seats and the third side was stools. Our waiter was friendly and fast.
The atmosphere at Over the Counter is not typical diner, but the food was more familiar. It was excellent and served hot and fresh. We had corn dog appetizers, made fresh on site. Then we had soup, salads, and sandwiches. The chili was thick and just a little spicy. The sandwiches were excellent. You can tell the chips and fries are made in house because they were so fresh. We enjoyed our meal very much.
Over the Counter is a modern, American diner serving traditional diner food. The selection is good and the food is fresh. It is open most days from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. for lunch and dinner. Saturdays and Sundays they have a special brunch menu with some breakfast-type options from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The fried chicken and waffles sounded interesting. The restaurant opened in April, so Tom and I are hoping it does well and will be here the next time we are in the area. We’d love to go there again.