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Old Bag of Nails Pub

#142 of 1,833 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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18 N Nelson Rd, Columbus, OH 43219-2935
+1 614-252-4949
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here a lot the service is great and we love the food! The quesadilla is a must try it's my favorite!

Thank Catherine H
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The clams platter was delicious....sweet, tender and golden battered...try the crisp ginger cranberry ale....packs a punch. Great service and good vibes...

Thank maat725
Bay Village, Ohio
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339 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Stopped by for lunch. Service was great. Mike was professional, informative, attentive and patient. The atmosphere was very good. Multiple TVs, music (Christmas) and yet it was very easy to converse.Typical cost of this chain and the menu was also. There were multiple groups enjoying their time, it was also good for those at the bar. We liked the place... More 

Thank jkilby13
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My coworkers enjoy stopping in here and there for the great happy hour pricing as well as the food. The food is really good, love fried pickles, wish they were pickle chips over spears but they are still delicious. And the bartender Brooke is also amazing, shes nice and never keeps you waiting.

Thank Q6253IHericab
Bethel, Maine
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Used to be one could get a "good drink" for the right price but at least here, that's changed! Seems portions have become dramatically controlled! If you are accustomed to 2oz of booze to a 12-16 oz drink, don't come here! Seems management wants to safe a few bucks so no more than 1oz (now measured) per drink regardless of... More 

Thank blaux
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We heard someone say the food here was good. We went for ourselves. It was awesome. We had the fish and chips and the unlimited soup and salad. The fish was also unlimited (on Fridays) but I was only able to eat one serving. My wife got the soup of the day which was lobster bisque and French onion soup.... More 

Thank David S
Whitehall, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Food was great - atmosphere even better. Had a table on patio overlooking the river. Aaron was our waiter and he was great. Food is delicious and prices reasonable. We were able to be there during happy hour and that made us happy for sure. $2.00 off beer/wine and appetizers. Must visit for sure. And when we return next year... More 

Thank MarWy017
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Sunny day, creek side deck and cold beer! Plus, wonderful and huge appetizers at a discount. Understand now the many neighborhood regulars.

Thank Ellen A
Bexley, Ohio
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are a fish and chips fan, this is the place! Great place to meet for lunch, cocktails after work, or dinner.We like to sit out on the patio!--Try it once and you will come back!

Thank Bary L
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful seating along the river. Plus great waitressing. Plus delicious food. Equals a return visit for sure. This place is always busy, yet our wait was less than 20 minutes. It's simply a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy some good pub food.

Thank mswiz1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 N Nelson Rd, Columbus, OH 43219-2935
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-252-4949

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