Igloo Dining in Columbus


Due to the pandemic, restaurants have gotten creative on how to keep patrons coming to their outdoor spaces. Enter— dining in an igloo!

VASO in Dublin was actually ahead of the trend when the debuted their igloos last season. This is a popular dining experience and most restaurants require reservations. In many cases, there’s also a reservation fee and/or minimum amount needed to be spent. If this is something that interests you, scroll through the options below and book quickly. As always, be sure to contact the restaurant directly for the most up-to-date information.

Igloo Dining in Columbus


The views on the rooftop at VASO are stunning. Blankets are provided and there’s ambient lighting. To keep things as safe as possible, new electrostatic disinfection technology is used in-between each use.

Location: Dublin-Bridge Park Area

More Information: The maximum number of guests per igloo is 8.

Website: VASO

dining in an igloo in Columbus

The Royce

The menu at The Royce is great!

Location: Polaris Fashion Place

More Information: Read this post for even more details: The Royce Winter Park

Website: The Royce

There are THREE Igloo Dining Experiences at Easton.

Forbidden Root

Location: Easton

More Information: There are two outdoor dining igloos and they must be reserved in advance. One igloo seats 4 and one seats 6.

Website: Forbidden Root

Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce

Location: Easton

More Information: Pricing varies based on lunch versus dinner.

Website: Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce

The Beeline

Location: Easton

More Information: There is a two-hour booking and the minimum spent depends on the day of the week. Beeline serves beer, wine and cocktails only. You may bring outside food into the Egloo.

Website: The Beeline


Location: German Village

More Information: Head to their Instagram page for a photo of their Winter Cabanas or give them a call at 614-443-3699.

Website: Barcelona

Amato’s Wood Fired Pizza

Location: Delaware, Ohio

More Information: I couldn’t find information about the igloos on their website but did find the details on their Instagram page. Each igloo can accommodate up to 8 people, has a space heater, HEPA air filters, zippered windows for circulation and will be fogged with an EPA approved disinfectant after each use. First come, first served. No reservations at this time.

Website: Amato’s Wood Fired Pizza

1808 American Bistro

Location: Delaware, Ohio

More Information: Details on their socially distanced outdoor dining couldn’t be found on the website but it is on their Instagram page. Each greenhouse has their own heater, air filtration and music. These are greenhouses and can be booked on Opentable under “outdoor dining”.

Website: 1808 American Bistro

Restoration Brew Worx

Location: Delaware, Ohio

More Information: Details weren’t on their website but this article discusses what to expect: Igloos in Downtown Delaware. These are smaller in size than an igloo and are shaped more like a greenhouse or gazebo. There are two structures on their patio that each seat up to four customers.

Website: Restoration Brew Worx

DK Diner

Location: Grandview

More Information: Check out their Instagram page for pictures and more information not found on their website such as their special Igloo menu. The igloo seats six comfortably but could fit up to eight guests. The igloo has a space heater, air filter and zippered windows for air circulation. There is a speciality menu featuring small plates. Email: [email protected] for additional details.

Website: DK Diner

Igloo dining would make a fun date night activity! If you know of other restaurants with igloo or greenhouse type dining, comment below so we can update the list. Stay safe!!

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Amy Onifer
Amy is an "on the go momma" to two spunky and fun loving kids (ages 9 & 8). She came to Columbus to pursue a career in elementary education and decided this was home. She’s an avid traveler, yet can’t master the art of packing. Her philosophy is bring it all because you don’t know if you’re going to need it. If you ever decide to take a trip with her, don’t worry about bringing a camera because she’ll take enough photos of the experience that it will likely crash your hard drive. Before kids, you could find everything neatly organized and straight vacuum lines in her carpet, but these days she's not bothered with worrying about the small stuff. You can catch her belting out her favorite song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and using her two left feet to bust a move with her family during their frequent impromptu dance parties. She loves living in such a family-friendly city!


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