Winking Lizard Tavern - Crosswoods
Taps: 25 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeerBelcher:
3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
I don't think I'll be returning to Winking Lizard. My experience there wasn't terrible, but there just wasn't anything there that will drive repeat business from me. It wasn't a great beer experience, and it wasn't enough of a good restaurant experience to cause me to drag the fam and non-beer lovers back there either.
Ambience reminded me of a Joe's Crab Shack or a Dixie Grill...bright, modern, glitzy. There are a lot of TV's, so this would be a fine place to watch the big game, but I usually do that at home.
We sat at the bar. The wait-staff seemed a little disorganized...it seemed like there were 10 people behind the bar (on a Tuesday afternoon), and there seemed to be some confusion over who was waiting on us.
There were maybe 10 beers on tap, but no real standouts. The draft list was sort of thoughtlessly populated - not a lot of diversity among the choices. The bottle list was long, but again there wasn't anything I had to have. My tendency is to drink what's on tap, drinking bottles only if there is something REALLY interesting on the bottle list. The food was pretty lousy. I had wings, a patty melt, and shells and cheese. I thought the wings would be terrific in a place like this, but honestly all the food was marginal.
To sum-up - OK ambience, a large but not really appealing beer selection, confused service, and marginal food. Why would I return?
08-31-2009 13:46:13 | More by BeerBelcher
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
sometimes it is overcrowded, but that means they are doin a good job, right?! some of the service can be slow at times. but over all i love the place and will always stop in every chance i get. everyone i have taken there loves this location as well.
09-05-2013 15:30:57 | More by amhatfield3
4.04/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
I made my way here on the way home from Cincinnati. This was about my third visit to this location. It is conveniently located off US 23. I met a buddy there, and we had a few beers and lunch. It is in an area with several chain restaurants. I think it used to be a Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Once you enter you get greeted by a hostess. The place has a chain restaurant/sports bar feel to it. There are lots of TV's with sports on them.
They have a lot of beer, so it took me a while to decide what to get. I got a local selection, Columbus Brewing Summer Teeth. I also got a Kulmbacher Pils since it was the glass of the month.
I ordered a couple of appetizers. The deep fried macaroni and cheese wedges were okay, but the southwest egg rolls were excellent. The bar was not packed, which is how I like it. The bartender was very friendly.
I was kind of surprised by the mediocre score this bar has. I have always found it enjoyable and have liked the selection of beer. I have only had appetizers here, but they were all adequate. I think this is a good place to stop on the north side of Columbus.
07-01-2013 00:37:23 | More by buschbeer
2.98/5 rDev -22.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75 | $
Don't go too late, it gets too drunk and too young. Also, the food quality suffers. Stopped in here when we got into town late one night and we were beyond hungry and worn out from traveling. The waitress tried and was beyond polite but the food suffered due to the late hour. The Philly Cheese Steak sandwich was absolutely a hideous dried up piece of beef mess. Best advice for food? Go with the chicken items, this is after all a wing place. I've been here many times for blacked out Browns games. It gets crowded but overall, once you get a seat, an alright atmosphere.
06-09-2013 23:14:59 | More by RHWeir
Winking Lizard Tavern - Crosswoods in Columbus, OH
87 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.