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Business Details

56

years

in Business

BBB Rating:
A+
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Hours:

Regular Hours

Payment method:
amex, discover, master card, visa, cash, all major credit cards, diners club
Location:
German Village
Neighborhoods:
Brewery District, South Columbus
AKA:

Plank's Garden, Inc.

Plank's Bier Garten--- Pizza Delivery and Carry Out

Categories:
Pizza, Bar & Grills, Take Out Restaurants, American Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: American Restaurant, American, American Food

Cuisines: Family Style, American, Take Out, Seafood, Bar & Grills, Pizza

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09/05/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Disgusting!

The atmosphere is actually not that bad. That's where we got hooked...sorta.
I should have known something was up when everyone there was ordering pizza and not other food.
My wife had ordered the fish (cod) and I ordered the sausage. Both were a mistake. She ordered onion rings as well that ended up being fairly good.
Everything else was terrible.
We both stopped eating after a while knowing it would be a mistake to keep eating.
I'll never visit that place again.

08/25/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Authentic homestyle faire

Uh...I just moved here from Chicago, looking to have a homey comfort food experience after a long day of moving in and unpacking and I happened upon Plank's.

I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. I had the pork cutlet and navy bean soup. It reminded me of the German restaurant I used to go to back in Milwaukee where they served the authentic Ham hock and sauerkraut. The navy bean soup was PERFECT, sweet from the root vegetables and salty from a gorgeous piece of ham with the creaminess of the white bean---magic! The Pork cutlet was seasoned beautifully, juicy and tasty! It felt like authentic German food or better yet like my childhood friend Betsy Diekfuss' Grandmothers Sunday meal.

Of course there are a few things that could use some finessing but I like laid back places with a bit of an edge to it! Less uptight more neighborhoody kinda bar!

I can deal with snark, sarcasm---even bad service, but when it's good---it's just plain good. It's a family establishment for geez- sakes it's not a white table cloth kind of place.

Staff was friendly as a busy bar can be on a week night. Try it you may like it, you may love it...if the service is going to turn you off from enjoying good food, you probably shouldn't eat there, otherwise, Have at it!

03/01/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Surprisingly good considering the reviews

I saw a lot of negative reviews here saying things like the place smelled like bathroom and the service was awful, but me and a buddy decided to check it out anyways and thank god we didn't listen to those reviews. The waitress was very nice, came to ask us how we were doing atleast 5 times. The pizza was fantastic, and my buddy ordered the bratwurst which he said was awesome too. We also got a pitcher of Warsteiner and 2 frosted glasses. We ended up spending a total of $26 on 2 meals and the pitcher of beer. I'd definitely go again. And the place didn't smell like bathroom at all, so maybe they sprayed Febreze before we went or something

Overall
BEST pizza and beer around!!!

Me and my husband have been coming here for years. I can barely even stomach the taste of ANY pizza but Plank's. My husband goes more for the burgers, he swears by the mushroom swiss burger, I'm always stealing his fries (they have the most awesome fresh cut fries)or as he likes to call them(fair fries). All of this on top of the fact that they have great waiting service. We're usually there for lunch but we've been a few times at night. Daytime is great if you're on the go, we're usually in and out within 30 minutes if we get there before lunch rush.

12/24/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
JUST AWFUL

The whole place reeks of bathroom smells. The employees are smart alecks and sarcastic. The food is tasteless at best even the so called pizza.

07/14/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Stick To The Pizza!

I just experienced yet another dissappointing lunch at Plank's. I should have followed the advice of a friend who said, ""stick to the pizza""! But I opted to have the ""Roast Beef & Chedder Sub"" described as tender, juicy, roast beef piled high with melted cheddar and banana peppers. Well ... if having one piece of roast beef folded over three times is ""piled high"", I must have been mistaken to actually expect some serious roast beef on this sub. Not only was the beef portion anemic, but the sub roll was so dry that the top was flaking off in big chunks as I choked this lackluster Saharian creation down ..... note to self = free refills of drinks a must with this effortless creation.

The other consistency with this place is the slowwwwwww, dispassionate service ... seems like ""whatever???"" rules here as I have never gotten outta here in under 1 1/2 hours for lunch! It took three trys to get my Dr. Pepper selection correct!!

Bottom line ... I'm done!! Unless I am in no hurry at all, plan to have only pizza, and drink beer on their outside patio (which is nice, except for the ever present bathroom smell), I will go to their Parson's Avenue location where the service is friendly and the food is far superior!

Sorry, Plank's!! No Subs For You!!!

06/24/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Half Price apps mon thru fri... pizza night tues 4-7 ... sooooo worth it!!!

Their food is really good and very affortable. It could just be im German and love German food and culture...but their pizza is so good you wish they would make it accomidate the days of the week better.

10/15/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Yuck

Recently ate at Plank's. First of all the entire place reeked of bathroom smell. It was really bad. The food was so averagely awfully I won't be going back.

08/12/2004

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Part of the OSU experience...

This bar captures the aura of 'old Columbus town' including the German heritage and the OSU experience. Plank's is a no-nonsense beer and food joint. Beer-selection consists of standard domestics and a good selection of imports (bottles and draughts). Menu includes pizza, German cuisine and standard American dishes. Pizza is of the highest standard and I can only think of 1 or 2 other places in the world with better pizza. Crowd consists of a mix of alumni, German Village locals and softball players. Game days (and especially post-game hours) are the best. Alumni are sure to appreciate its like taking a step back in time to those OSU days of old. Warm weather months can be spent in the garden itself. My wife and I never miss a chance to visit Planks when we return to Columbus for games or family visits.

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Planks Bier Garten

888 S High StColumbusOH 43206

(614) 443-4570

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