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It’s well known that all the athletes that come into Columbus, Ohio for the Arnold Sports Festival have specific dietary needs. Those muscles need fuel! Well we are here to say, look no further, we have compiled a list of the best tasting and healthiest protein packed meals that you can find just a short walk outside of the Convention Center in downtown, Columbus.
bd’s Mongolian Grill – 295 Marconi Blvd. 614-586-0077
Mongolicious Beef Bowl – Juicy 3 oz. Ribeye on a bed of customizable stir fry. Usually includes bean sprouts, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, onions, Mongolian Ginger, and Asian Black Bean Sauce. Unlimited lunch bowls for $11.99, unlimited dinner bowls. Or see their FULL MENU

Boston’s – 191 W. Nationwide Blvd. 614-229-4275

Buca di Beppo – 343 N. Front St. 614-621-3287
NEW Chicken Inferno – Fire-roasted tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers, red and green bell peppers, yellow onions and spicy rosa sauce.. Or see their FULL MENU

Gordon Biersch – 401 N. Front St. 614-246-2900

Gorgonzola Ribeye – 12 oz.  Grilled boneless ribeye with gorgonzola butter, served with your choice of two sides. Also thry their simply grilled seafood and steaks with your choice, seasoned and grilled to perfection. Served with your choice of two sides. Top your steak with a classic chef sauce for $0.99: Mushroom beer, red wine reduction, gorgonzola garlic or béarnaise. Or see their FULL MENU


Jimmy John’s – 171 W. Nationwide Blvd. 614-715-8401

The J.J. Gargantuan –  It’s huge enough to feed the hungriest of all humans and athletes! Tons of genoa salami, sliced smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey & provolone, jammed into one of our homemade French buns then smothered with onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato, & our homemade Italian dressing. Or get it as an “unwich” which subs the bread for lettuces and makes this a huge meat wrap! Or see their FULL MENU


Max and Erma’s – 55 E. Nationwide Blvd. 614-228-5555

Grilled Chicken Apple and Pecan Salad –  Spicy candied pecans, crisp apples, cranberries and bleu cheese tossed with Maple Vinaigrette and topped with a balsamic glaze. Or see their FULL MENU


nada – 220 W. Nationwide Blvd. 614-715-8260

Grilled Salmon tacos or el plato largo – corn + fregola sarda + jalapeño pesto + tomato vinaigrette. Or see their FULL MENU

Grilled salmon taco at Nada, 220 W. Nationwide Blvd, seen Thursday, January 8, 2015. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Fred Squillante)
R Bar – 125 W. Nationwide Blvd. 614-241-4400

Turkey Bacon Ranch Wrap – Thinly sliced turkey, crumbled bacon bits, lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing drizzled inside.  Or see their FULL MENU


Rodizio Grill – 125 W. Nationwide Blvd. 614-241-4400

The Full Rodizio – A variety of rotisserie grilled meats like the Picanha Top Sirloin: A lean, juicy cut of beef with a mild and sophisticated flavor, glazed pineapple, a gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian appetizers, and an experience like nowhere else. Or see their FULL MENU


Sunny Street Cafe – 227 W. Nationwide Blvd. 614-222-3008
Country Ham & Cheese Omelette – A classic you know and love – diced country ham and Jarlsberg cheese, served with your choice of side and toast. Or see their FULL MENU

Ted’s Montana Grill – 191 W. Nationwide Blvd. 614-227-0013
Ted’s Bison Filet – Aged, hand-cut in our on-premise butcher shop, seasoned and finished with lemon butter with a choice of sides.The health benefits of bison include; high in protein and iron, rich in omega-3s, low in sodium, cholesterol and fat, helps to build lean muscle and burn fat, fewer calories than beef and helps maintain a healthy heart.  Or see their FULL MENU

Three-Legged Mare – 401 N. Front St. 614-222-4950
Arnold Burger – It is 2 half pound beef patties stacked on top of each other with provolone & cheddar cheeses and topped with bacon and a fried egg. Or see their FULL MENU


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