Music and Food Collide at Skully’s

On my recent trip to Columbus, Ohio, I decided to sample more than what is familiar to me and branch out without TasteBudA on my side.

I was attending some meetings in Columbus and looking for some lunch options.  After pulling over on North High Street to pull up my new Yelp app for Android and get some suggestions, I actually had pulled over right in front of Skully’s.  The exterior reminding me of a cross between an old-school diner and a movie theater.  Browsing over the reviews I decided I’d give it a shot.  Despite being the only patron in the restaurant for the majority of the lunch hour, I was surprised that this restaurant-turned-music-venue could produce food worthy of my lunch money.

I started with a side salad which contained fresh vegetables and a nice dip-able balsamic vinaigrette – with only a little pepper it was perfect for me.

As per the suggestion of the server, who doubled as the bartender, I tried the Skully Burger with curly fries – partly because I was in the mood for a burger and partly because it was listed on the menu as Tuesday’s lunch special for only $4.95.  The half-pound cheeseburger with pepperjack cheese satisfied my burger-craving and the curly fries added some “fun” to the plate.

Skully's Music Diner on UrbanspoonI would definitely go back, especially on a Tuesday for the lunch special.  Alas, as it turned out, when I got my bill I double checked and I was there on a Wednesday, so I paid full-price ($6.95) for my Skully Burger – which is still well worth it!  And if I am ever in town again looking to try out the music scene, I may have to check their music schedule at and see what will be playing on the big stage inside.


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