Igloo Dining in Columbus


During the pandemic, restaurants got creative on how to keep patrons coming to their outdoor spaces. Enter— dining in an igloo! For many spots, they have chosen to continue the igloo offering for 2022!

VASO in Dublin was actually ahead of the trend when the debuted their igloos a few years ago. 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: The Winter Park Igloo dining has an hour and a half time limit. There is a $150 minimum for 4 guests or less during dinner hours beginning at 4 PM and all day on weekends. For 5-6 guests, there is a $200 minimum beginning at 4 PM and all day on weekends. The minimums go towards your order (not in addition).

Website: The Royce

Land Grant Brewing

Location: Town Street

More Information: Food trucks on site. Brewery Curling is available too!

Website: Land Grant 

There are TWO Igloo Dining Experiences at Easton.

Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce

Location: Easton

More Information: $5 per person to rent the igloo during the week and $10 per person to rent the igloo on the weekends. Call to make an “eggloo” reservation.

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

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 as of December 2021. 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: To Be Determined if this tradition will continue in 2022! 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. They are hopeful for the return for 2022!

Website: Restoration Brew Worx

Cherry Valley Hotel

Location: Newark

More Information: Parties of 2-6 can reserve igloos for 90 minutes, Thursdays thru Saturdays. There is a 15-minute time frame between parties to allow a complete cleaning before the next reservation. Pricing begins at $65 per person.

Website: Cherry Valley Hotel

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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