Lost Shepherd, The

Bar, Eatery

345 W. Olentangy St.
Powell, Ohio, 43065
United States

(614) 792-5678 | map

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nrbw23 from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We checked this place out for the first time the other night. Quite a bit of parking in the back and like other guys have said I drove right past this place.

Atmosphere was pretty laid back. A big brick wall, stone and wood. The place reminds me of The Old Bag of Nails.

Service wasn't too bad at all. Waitress was busy and did really well. Never really got to talk to her about anything.

Beer selection wasn't bad either. Probably about 15 taps or so and a fairly good sized bottle list around 40 or so. Good variety in their brews too.

I thought their food was really good too and better than most places. Quite a bit of different plates to choice from, and all were reasonably priced.

Jun 12, 2010
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beer1018 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by on a late Saturday night.

It is hard to find because the entrance is in the back and also mapquest/google was showing it on the wrong side of the road.

The place is very clean and you can see it has been remodeled in the last couple years. My wife said it was to dark but i didnt notice.

Service was the only thing lacking, the guy was nice but we went the whole meal without our water glasses being re-filled. Also when i tried to chat him up about the place he wasnt very responsive and seemed to not give a shit.

Beer selection was average, you can see their whole beer list by going to their URL. The highlight for me was getting the St Bernardus 12 which they served in one of their oversized St Bernardus glasses which looks like a giant wine glass. I was exspecting an 8oz pour but the glass that came out looked to be about 16oz, for $6 you cant beat it.

Food was beter then your normal pub chain around here. I got the Pan Roasted Walleye for $13 and it was very good along with the side it came with.

Oct 12, 2009
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Fezfreak from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I once was a regular customer at The Lost Shepherd.

But I digress... the thing that jumps out at you right away when visiting the wealthy, conservative town of Powell, Ohio is the white fencing that surrounds all the neighborhoods. Exactly who is it keeping out? More importantly, who is it trying to keep in?

Don't forget. The fence is white.

That said.

The striking thing about the restaurant is the sign. Their slogan "Divine Drinking & Dining" looks like it says "Divine Drinking & DRIVING" when viewed from a passing vehicle!!!

Since the entrance is in the rear, the building does not look like a restaurant, and is easy to miss. My suggestion: Put up a gaudy, lighted-sign. Let people know you're there.

I'm amazed at the amount of money they must have spent building it. The bathrooms alone probably cost a fortune.

The service at the bar is knowledgeable and friendly. The food I get from there used to be excellent and reasonably priced.

I recommend you forget about eating here if you want good food. They claim to be this beacon of freshness, when really it's nothing but industrial food.

The beer selection is what I call "Powell Good". You have to understand, that around Powell you are really happy if you can find a good Pale Ale or IPA on draft. Thankfully they have both (Great Lakes Burning River, Dogfish Head 60 and Bell's Two Hearted). They even have St. Bernardus Abt. 12 (Belgium) on draft, augmented by a nice selection of bottled micros.

Jul 26, 2009
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Dogbrick from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Lost Shepherd is a much needed addition to Powell. The bar is right off Powell road/Sawmill Pkwy not too far from the downtown area. They have a parking lot behind the building.

The interior features lots of brick and stone work, with table seating in the front and the bar in the rear. The atmosphere is a more or less typical upscale Irish-type pub.

The beer selection is decent. There are around 11 draughts featuring beers from Columbus Brewing, Great Lakes, DFH and St. Bernardus. As for bottles there are about 50 with highlights from Stone, Great Lakes and Bell's domestically and Chimay and most of the usual suspects internationally.

Service was pretty good on a Tuesday evening during a snowstorm. They were actually closing early due to the weather but still sat us which was nice. The server had a fairly good understanding of the beers too.

Lost Shepherd's food is segmented into entrees and small plates. A lot of it is organically grown and naturally raised. We tried the fish & chips based on our server's recommendation and were not disappointed. It did not quite stack up to Old Bag of Nails but was still enjoyable.

Overall this is a worthwhile stop in Powell, especially considering there are not many other places where you can get both decent food and craft beer selection.

Feb 04, 2009
Lost Shepherd, The in Powell, OH
Place rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 5 ratings