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Old Bag of Nails Pub

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1099 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-3601
+1 614-299-7211
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We had the fish & chips. It was awesome! Cooked to perfection and plenty of it! $12.95 all you can eat. I could only devoir 2...huge pieces. Very cold beer, cool atmosphere and great attentive service.

Thank Stuart K
Marietta GA
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I had the large pub house salad and my wife had the a bowl of clam chowder and an order of onion rings. All of our food was fantastic and to say the least, we had tons left over for lunch the next day. The staff was very friendly and the service was very good. Could ask for nothing more.... More 

Thank Mark333
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I am not a huge fan of fried food. somewhat limited menu. a bit pricey for what you get. It's bar food.

Thank dagnytag
Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

It's been years since I have had Old Bag of Nails. That being said I am smacking myself for that. I truly forgot how much I love their New England Reuben. At $8.99 you will never find a bigger sandwiche with more flavor. For those who are not familiar with what a New England Reuben is, it is a classic... More 

Thank Jacky F
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150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Great fish! This place is awesome ! Great food, good service and plenty to eat! Goodale Ave Blvd had a lot of construction. Come in from the west on first Ave. We have come here for years and have NEVER been disappointed. Awesome good and good service....you can't go wrong!!.

Thank Stuart K
Norwalk, Ohio
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Really had an enjoyable time at this place. Their fish and chips are delicious, and my dining partner had the Mahi Mahi and raved about it. Will definitely return.

Thank Kath317
Columbus, Ohio
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

I have not found any better fish tacos there here at the Old Bag of Nails. Nice atmosphere great place for lunch or dinner.

Thank ToddandMindy
Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Old Bag of Nails is one of our favorite restaurants. We come on date nights and with our kids. The service is always great and there's a wide variety of food choices for everyone's palate. If you come on Kids Eat Free day - Sunday - they usually have a fabulous balloon artist who can make anything. He's incredible! I... More 

Thank Lora M
Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Late part of the lunch hour was not crowded. Food was good and the noise level was quite acceptable so that you can have a conversation.

Thank 1niceguy2014
Columbus, Ohio
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This review refers to the Nelson Rd. location of Old Bag of Nails. Our last visit there was a very big disappointment. A "trainee" was waiting on our table and had to keep checking with the actual waiter on everything before she could answer our questions or place an order. As if that were not irritating enough, the waiter was... More 

Thank KAMColumbus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1099 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-3601
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-299-7211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?