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1039 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2401
+1 706-327-0707
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
1039 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am surprised this restaurant is so far down the list of places to eat in Columbus on TripAdvisor. My family and I had one of the best dinners we’ve had in Columbus here. The beet salad and scallops were amazing. I would definitely return.

Thank mginter
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Get the pimiento cheese fritters, you won't regret it!! Everything we had was awesome. It was a wonderful spot for date night!

Thank Tamerra R
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We could not have been more pleased with Meritage. Try the pimento cheese fritters. We shared an order but wanted more. We've had magret de canard from Marseilles to Bayeux and those French duck breasts are at a whole different level, but Meritage's duck breast...More

Thank liketogoplaces
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you are looking for a hidden gem this is your place. Quiet dinner with unique wine list within walking distance to the Springer Opera House and The River Center.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious , creative food. Beautiful restaurant. Want to go back for the wine bar. Lovely staff Banana bread French toast - oh my!

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the restaurant after being so excited to try it. We took my Mom before going to see a show at the Springer. The meal was average and I don't recall much about it.... As in nothing stands out as being...More

Thank CyndiLynnB
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My wife and I decided to go out and celebrate our anniversary at local restaurant which turned out to be full. We took a chance and stopped by the Meritage without any reservations and were quickly seated. The waiter staff was very attentive without being...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

First, I want to address a recent review of this restaurant titled "No one there on a Saturday night" because that is EXACTLY what my initial 'sour taste' was with this restaurant. I called to make a reservation earlier in the day and was told...More

Thank eirmcentee
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Attended this restaurant with a birthday party. Service was excellent and food was good. We had the shrimp for an appetizer which was $15 which I though were a little pricey for six shrimp but they were good. I had the pasta and it was...More

Thank JChris1813
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We were shocked there were so few people dining on a Saturday night and we didn't need a reservation. We had tried several other places and end up at Meritage. Food was good but it was overpriced. Would not return.

Thank Mary M
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1 July 2015|
Response from faye_meritage | Property representative |
We have quite a few items that are gluten free and others can be modified to be prepared gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1039 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901-2401 (Formerly Meritage Cafe)
    (W 11th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 706-327-0707
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Our goal at Meritage is to offer one of the best dining experiences in the greater Columbus area in a warm, friendly atmosphere. For every day to special occasions, for lunch to upscale casual dining, Meritage has something for everyone. Come taste the experience at Meritage. Share our passion and join us at the table.
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