| CRAIG CHADWELL & MIKE MOFFO
THE TASTE BUDS UNDERSTAND the price of gas and know how inconvenient it can be to drive a distance to dinner. We get it. We would only recommend something out of the city if it was worth the trip and Signatures Mill Stone Tavern on Mill Street in Gahanna is definitely worth the six mile trip!
Signatures is a sports bar. There are TVs everywhere playing every game you can imagine. The owners, Tim and Corey, are straight guys who truly love their customers - straight, LGBTQA or otherwise. During your visit it is pretty likely they will come to your table and strike up a conversation. They genuinely want to know about you: Who you are, what brings you to their establishment. This care for the customer carries over to the rest of the staff, too. This is a pretty busy restaurant with a wide mix of customers, but you never feel ignored or rushed. The place is just plain good.
Did we mention they also have bacon? They have an appetizer: It is a bacon skewer. We call it bacon crack. They take thick cut bacon and bake it. When it is almost ready, they drizzle it with a housemade brown sugar glaze and then fry it the rest of the way. It is to die for!
We could go through their entire menu but we would need to add extra pages to the magazine. They have a huge menu. While we can’t tell you about everything, we will highlight a few of our favorites.
If you like wings and you like them hot, their hot option won’t disappoint. All of their sauces are made in-house and they are all amazing. They have milder options, but the hot is SO good. If you are bold enough to think the hot isn’t hot enough, ask them to have the chefs bring out their special sauce. You won’t breathe right for a week.
They make pasta chips, which are really fried dough triangles covered in garlic, served with a side of marinara. They are addicting! You just can’t stop eating them and will want more when they are gone.
Everything on the menu is outstanding but the pizza deserves the blue ribbon. Their thin crust is worth going back for. They also have a wide selection of toppings, some of which may surprise you.
You also won’t want to miss their nightly events. From karaoke to live music to trivia, they have something for everyone! And with spring right around the corner it’s worth mentioning they have a fantastic patio.
We give every part of this old-time tavern our traditional four thumbs up. It is clean, it is delicious and you will be hard-pressed to find better service in the city. Check em’ out!