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Hang Over Easy is always a good place to eat early in the morning. It can get pretty crowded, but I would say it's very, very good!
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Hang Over Easy. Booze and home-cooked breakfast. You cannot go wrong. Place is the epitome of a hole-in-the-wall diner, with a bar thrown in for good measure. Very filling stuff, definite fuel for an early-afternoon autumn matchup. Get here early if you don't like waiting (though they have a bar in the waiting area).
Katalina's. If you dig on a bit lighter fare, give this place a try. Local ingredients, smaller portions (mainly sandwiches, though the breakfast tacos are to die for), and coffee from Stauf's mean that you cannot go wrong. Be warned, the place has maybe 3 tables and a counter inside, their patio offers a lot more space, but a blustery fall morning may put the kabash on al-fresco dining.
NorthStar Cafe. All-natural and organic ingredients, think Panera without the pre-made food. Haven't had their breakfast, but I hear tell it's legendary. Word to the wise, this joint fills up fast.
DK Diner. DK = Donut Kitchen. Owned by a Michigan fan (I know, I know), this place serves up hearty breakfast fare and homemade donuts. Haven't had this one, either, but I've heard nothing but good things.
Buckeye Donuts. Famously visited by Dave Attel on his old Insomniac television show (Comedy Central's early days), this place has been serving donuts and diner food 24/7/365 since 1969. Good donuts, solid coffee, tater tots, french fries, and breakfast sandwiches combine to make this place a simple, but awesome, breakfast stop.
My recommendation? Go out drinking the night before the game, swing by Buckeye Donuts to help sop up the poison in your stomache, then wake up early on gameday and hit up Hang Over Easy for either a greasy hangover cure and coffee or just some good ol' fashioned "hair of the dog".
Checked out the hang over easy's website...looks great! How long do you think I should be prepared to wait?
Jack and Benny's..not super close to the stadium, but well worth it.
I also think its wise to mention I am taking my finance and her grandma to their first game and want to make it a very enjoyable and festive experience for them to enjoy.
@THORVATH22 - If you're there before or around nine, you should be able to score a table in under twenty minutes. Anything past that and you're looking at 30-60+.
**Pertaining to Hang Over Easy, the joint is definitely skewed toward the collegiate demographic. You'll find menu items like "Dirty Sanchez" and "Cleveland Steamer". Now, I see people of all ages there--and I don't think the place is ever really "rowdy", per se--but just a heads up for you. Personally, I think it's the quintessential breakfast stop before an OSU game.
Also, at Hangover Easy they serve draft PBR for $1. Can't beat that!
i second Jack and Benny's - its not *really* close, but its close enough. the walk will help clear up the hangover.
Another vote here for Jack and Benny's, or Nancy's. Both in Clintonville, but J&B is closer to the shoe. Take the #2 bus north from campus if you don't want to walk that far, but both have great breakfast.
Northstar Cafe or Jack and Bennys Easy drive down High St to campus especially if the Ackerman/ Dodrige bridge is still down. Support student parking.
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Jack and Benny's is on the corner of Hudson and High Street. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from the stadium.
If you go into Clintonville (farther up N. High St.) give Nancy's a try.
Get the Chicken and Waffles from Hangover Easy. You won't be disappointed.
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Wait Hangover easy??? where is this place? Haven't been to the area but it looks like it's next to the athlete's success center?
Hangover easy is on Neil Avenue between 10th and 11th. It is magical.
Buckeye Doughnuts! Great doughnuts and the Hash Browns are to die for. The breakfast sandwiches especially the Kielbasa, egg, and cheese are very good too. Bonus, they serve breakfast till 5 pm
DK diner is head and shoulders above Hang Over Easy for me. Its cheaper and more filling. $3.50 for a breakfast sandwhich, 1 for home fries, and 4 for a couple pancakes. Hwoever, it has been a couple of years since ive been to Hang Over, but I remember hating the hash browns and being disappointed at the price. But Hang Over does have the advantage of being walking distance to the shoe which DK does not.
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Evan Turner suggests the new Waffle House on High Street.
I say you can't go wrong with Hangover Easy.
Don't forget Bernies on High across from the Wexner Center. They serve breakfast and have a bloody mary buffet.
Hang over easy also has an eating challenge that is ridiculous. It is called 'the challenge' or 'the ultimate hangover challenge.' In 30 minutes, one person must eat: five biscuits, sausage gravy, 12 eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and a ton of cheese. Supposedly weighs over 7 pounds! If you do it, you get 12 free meals. If you don't, you get your picture on the wall of shame. I wonder if any of the buckeye linemen have tried it. I'd take Big Hank!
@OREGONIANBUCKEYE - They actually quit doing that last year (or maybe it was earlier this year). Some guy at the table next to mine tried, and they wouldn't let him order it. They said that since no one--out of 40+ challengers--had even come close to completing it, it wasn't worth the waste of food it caused.
@Hodge Thanks for the heads up, but how sad! They offered to me about a month ago, for what it's worth. Probably for the better, although I still think a football player could do it.
Whoa, there's a Waffle House now on High Street? I miss my old bars, but that qualifies as an improvement.
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Another vote for Jack And Benny's; was my favorite breakfast spot.
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