Do you have a date or just looking to grab a quick bite in a Circleville Ohio restaurant?

Don’t worry, you have no shortage of options! Here’s our team’s list to help narrow down your choices to some of the best restaurants in Circleville, OH.

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Top 6 Circleville Ohio Restaurants

1. El Palomar

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  • Address: 1412 Circleville Plaza Dr, Circleville
  • Price range: $8- $25

As soon as you walk into the Mexican restaurant El Palomar, whether you’re with your family or on a date, the amazing smell will be enough to drag you to the table and grab a menu. This is one of the best restaurants in Circleville, OH, not just one of the best Mexican restaurants, and is located not far from North Pickaway St.

El Palomar is open for lunch or dinner with an extensive menu. Take a moment to appreciate all the options they offer and maybe try something new. If you can’t make up your mind, consider a combination plate that includes a few different dishes at just under $10 a plate.

2. Gibby’s Eatery and Sports Bar

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  • Address: 126 W Main St, Circleville
  • Price Range: $7-17

This is a family-owned business that’s been open since 2002, located in downtown Circleville OH, focusing on bar food and pub grub. Gibby’s was last remodeled in 2013 to add in more features for sports fans, including a bunch of televisions to watch a game or two.

As the name says, Gibby’s is more than just a bar or restaurant. It’s broken up into three spaces: a private room that is available for rent, a sports bar, and an outdoor patio for those beautiful sunny days.

The food is typical bar fare with burgers, salads, and excellent macaroni and cheese, but the true star is their ribs. They have fantastic blackberry BBQ ribs that are worth every penny.

3. Goodwin’s Family Restaurant

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  • Address: 214 Lancaster Pike, Circleville
  • Price range: $6-12 (family packs of chicken are more)

Established in 1979, Goodwin’s Family Restaurant serves Pickaway County. They offer home-cooked comfort food, including a weekend breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday mornings (from 7 am to 10:30 am) and the occasional dinner-time prime rib buffet.

Even if you aren’t up for having a full meal at Goodwin’s, drop in to grab a piece of coconut cream pie—you won’t be disappointed.

4. Richie’s New York Corner Deli

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  • Address: 206 S Court St, Circleville
  • Price Range: $9-15

This is technically a sandwich shop and deli counter, but that doesn’t mean it can be one of the best restaurants in Circleville.

Richie’s takes the humble sandwich and makes it something that you’ll want to eat every day, and there are so many options for people with dietary restrictions or preferences. They have dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy choices, and vegan options, all of which actually taste good.

All their subs are New York style, but on a french baguette, so you get the crisp outside and fluffy inside of the bread to compliment the variety of fillings they offer. They also have antipasto salads and cannoli to turn just a sandwich into a filling lunch.

5. Thirsty Parrot Bar and Grill

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  • Address: 706 S Washington St, Circleville
  • Price range: $5-12

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, if you’re looking for a place to grab a cheap cocktail and try possibly the best bourbon chicken in the state, look no further than Thirsty Parrot.

The Parrot has been around since 2010, offering appetizers like gator bites, deep-fried pickle spears, as well as dinner options like gyros and homemade burgers. While they aren’t the fanciest bar and grill in Circleville, they lean more towards a well-done dive bar; they know their menu and execute it well.

6. Zanzi’s

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  • Address: 509 E Main St # 513, Circleville
  • Price Range: $5-12

Pizza! You can’t forget about pizza, and you won’t forget about Zanzi’s after you try one of their delicious hand-tossed pizzas or oven-baked subs.

There are many different pizzas to choose from, starting with their build your own pizzas that can have as many or as few toppings as you want, right up to their specialty pizzas options.

A couple of tasty and different options are the Mac ‘n Cheese pizza and the bacon double cheeseburger pizza, both of which are great if you can’t decide on pizza or something else. Why have just a bacon double cheeseburger when you can have a cheeseburger pizza!

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