– Visit Gahanna’s local parks - All Gahanna parks and walking trails are dog-friendly, but dogs are required to be on a leash. Popular park options include:
Learn more about local Gahanna parks here: https://www.gahanna.gov/parks/
– During warm weather months, treat yourself to a peaceful and fun paddle boat or kayak ride along Big Walnut Creek. Rent a kayak or paddle boat through Gahanna Parks and Recreation. Learn more and reserve your boat at www.PaddleGahanna.com.
Legoland Discovery Center – Let your imagination and creativity run wild at the Legoland Discovery Center, the Ultimate Indoor LEGO playground! The Discovery Center features 36,000 square feet dedicated to interactive games, play areas, building challenges, rides and a 4D movie theatre – all about those famous plastic building bricks! – 157 Easton Town Center, Columbus
Gahanna's newest sweet spot is the Buckeye Candy Company! Owners Jay & Shana Sokol offer a huge selection of modern, nostalgic, sweet and spicy candy--including chocolates, gummies, sours, an extensive Jelly Belly selection, retro classics like Pop Rocks and Abba Zaba, and today’s hottest candy trends like premium dark chocolate sea salt bars and scorpion lollipops (yes, you can eat the scorpion). And don't miss the Buckeyes--in milk, dark and white chocolate.
One of Gahanna's most unique and tastiest gems is Pam's Market Popcorn! Fans travel from far and near for her amazing flavors--including Chicago Style, Pepperoni Blanco, Caramel, Dill Pickle, Rosemary Potato, Lavender and many others. And don't pass up her Windy City Eats! Chicago-style coneys, pork sliders and more.
Anthony-Thomas Candy Co.’s Gahanna Shoppe – Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to the Anthony-Thomas Candy Co.'s Gahanna Shoppe! Started in 1952 in Columbus, Ohio, the Anthony-Thomas Candy Co. is the largest family-owned-and-operated candy company in the Midwest. Chocolates are still produced locally in Columbus, Ohio. Known for their fine chocolates and buckeyes, the Anthony-Thomas Candy Co.'s Gahanna Shoppe is popular stop for candy lovers. – 80-1 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna
SuperChef’s Breakfast & More – Focusing on intense flavors, vibrant palettes, and creative presentations, SuperChef’s Breakfast & More will bring back excitement to the most important meal of the day. – 1376 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna
Cap City Diner – The Cap City menu follows suit, with recognizable favorites like meatloaf receiving unexpected and delightful upscale twists, alongside trendier chef-driven dishes with big flavors. Desserts at this Cameron Mitchell Restaurant are retro-cool, taste better than you remember, and are showstopper-sized. – 1301 Stoneridge Ln., Gahanna
City BBQ – Offering award winning barbeque served with signature sauces and freshly made-from-scratch side dishes. All their meats are smoked on-site and hand rubbed with spices. Open every day for lunch and dinner. – 108 S. Stygler Rd., Gahanna
Gahanna Grill – Known for great hamburgers and signature foods. Gahanna Grill is famous for the “Beanie Burger” which is featured in the book “Hamburger America: One Man’s Cross-Country Odyssey to Find the Best Burgers in the Nation”. – 82 Granville St., Gahanna
Hickory House – Casual eatery serving Award Winning baby back ribs basted in homemade sauce, seafood, steaks, burgers, chops, chicken, and more. Open for lunch and dinner on weekdays, and dinner on the weekend. – 550 Officenter Plaza, Gahanna
Signatures Mill Stone Tavern – A long-time Gahanna favorite, Signatures Mill Stone Tavern is a historic restaurant and offers traditional favorites including pizza, chicken wings, salads, subs, and is known for their pasta chips. In addition to a new menu and full bar, Signatures offers live band performances, bourbon tastings, special cocktail creations, 25 flat screen TV's, lunch specials, and music/entertainment trivia. – 94 Mill St, Gahanna
Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery – Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery is located in Stoneridge Plaza. Cupcakes and ice cream are made fresh everyday with twelve daily flavors and two specials! – 1249 N Hamilton Rd., Gahanna
Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard – Rita’s is a one-of-a-kind, delightfully different treat experience bringing you Ice, Custard & Happiness. Rita’s offers a variety of frozen treats including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily, Frozen Custard, Milkshakes, Sundaes, CustardCookie Sandwiches, layered Gelati, as well as signature Misto and Blendini creations. Open seasonally. – 200 Granville St., Gahanna
Cold Stone Creamery – The ultimate ice cream experience featuring the finest, freshest ice cream, shakes, cakes, smoothies and sundaes. Order your custom ice cream creation and watch as it is prepared on a frozen granite stone. All Cold Stone Creamery ice cream is hand-crafted and made fresh in every store. Every ice cream is churned from the finest ingredients and mixed to order on their frozen granite stone with your choice of Candy, Cakes, Fruit, or Nuts. – 101 Mill St., Ste. 106, Gahanna
Whit’s Frozen Custard – Made right here in Gahanna, Whit's Frozen Custard's shop crafts vanilla and chocolate frozen custard each day along with two specialty flavors of the week. Or you can create your own fabulous flavor combinations made with their fresh custard and a wide variety of candies, fruits, nuts and syrups to tickle your taste buds. The possibilities are endless! They also carry over 30 flavors in “hand packed” quarts as well as Whitties (cookie sandwiches), chocolate covered bananas. Open seasonally. – 121 S. Stygler Rd., Gahanna
Graeter’s Ice Cream – For over 150 years, Graeter's has been crafting the most delicious ice cream flavors imaginable from only the best ingredients. Still family owned, Graeter's is the last ice cream still crafted in French Pots, just 2 ½ gallons at a time. Grater's uses their signature French Pot method to blend only the finest ingredients into a rich, smooth, and dense ice cream unlike any other. Today, Graeter's has over 50 retail locations offering ice cream, candy and dessert catering! Stop in the Gahanna store located at 425 Beecher Road, Gahanna, OH 43230 and treat yourself to delicious French pot ice cream today! – 425 Beecher Rd., Gahanna
Donna's Delicious Dozen – Donna's Delicious Dozen is a locally-owned donut shop in the Gahanna area. Their donuts are always fresh and made to order. With a variety of icings and toppings, you can let your imagination run wild! – 5322 N Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH, Gahanna