Golden Donuts & Diner in Columbus (Photos, Menu, Reviews & Ratings)

Golden Donuts & Diner

Address: 1928 Lockbourne Rd, Columbus, OH 43207

Phone: (614) 443-1766

Price: $

Menu: View Online

Rating: 4.5


What Time Does Golden Donuts & Diner Open?

Saturday,: 7:30AM to 2PM

Sunday,: Closed

Monday,: 6:30AM to 2PM

Tuesday,: 6AM to 2PM

Wednesday,: 6:30AM to 2PM

Thursday,: 6:30AM to 2PM

Friday,: 6:30AM to 2PM

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Golden Donuts & Diner Reviews

Mama Ber

Great food at perfect prices and amazing staff!! New to this place but I see now why they have very faithful regulars (whom the staff know by name!) Definitely a gem and my only regret is that it took me so long to check them out after arriving in the area.
Thanks Pete and crew!
(My pics don’t do it justice- didn’t want to photo the staff or the patrons seated at the counter on the other side of the diner)


Truly a unique place. From the album covers on the walls to the 70’s diner feel to the music playing in the background to the mom and pop feel. Our orders were delicious, not one complaint among us. Definitely try the bacon burger and an apple fritter for dessert.


It’s been awhile since I ate breakfast there for the first time, but it was a pretty cool little place. The people were really nice & both the food & prices were also pretty good. Also, be sure to try one or two of their popular Apple Fritters. They’re that good!

Geovanny Ramirez

This place has always been in my area and I never really paid much attention to it until one of these days I decided to give it a try with my little sister…BEST DECISION EVER. The food is so flavorful, the aesthetic is nostalgic, and the staff just makes the experience even better. My main reason of going was because I saw they had donuts, and I looove donuts, I was not disappointed at all. Quite literally some of the best donuts I’ve ever tried. I’m starting to go here regularly for my breakfast before heading off to work, a nice breakfast sandwich with their delicious Cajun sauce, an amazing jelly donut, and a large cappuccino, LOVE IT!!!!! For anyone curious about giving this place a try, STOP THINKING AND JUST GOOOOO.

Mike Gabriel

This review would have had 19 donuts for me to show off, but because they are so delicious they sold out of most of their inventory before I was able to get there. Honestly, it’s probably good that I was only able to score one apple fritter because it would have been a pretty overwhelming temptation to justify practicing for my next eating competition.

All I can comment on is the donuts because I’ve never had any other menu item, but I’m sure everything is delicious…

As for the donuts, they are some of THE best I’ve ever had. They still make them old school, fried in oil, out of what seems like a batter made on site, like formerly good companies like Dunkin Donuts and Der Dutchman used to do. The fritter was crispy and sweet on the outside and soft and sticky and flavorful all the way through. THIS is what a fritter should be. And the fact that I recently had such a disappointing realization of Der Dutchman’s downfall (reference my review) makes this all the sweeter.

Shop local and support this small business for serving us amazing food during the governor’s COVID restrictions!

Maggie Bartlett

The food was delicious and reasonably priced! The staff was very nice and had good music taste 🙂
Make sure to try their apple fritters and donuts!

Derby TheMuffin

Thanks Golden Donuts & Diner for hosting MINIs of Cbus! Fantastic old fashioned donuts and very friendly atmosphere. Everything was clean and fresh, and the food delicious.

Alexander Hunter

Great first experience! Very friendly owner/manager and delicious donuts at an amazing price. Looking forward to going back for a full

Joel Buchanan

Everything was amazing.

The coffee was great. The food was amazing. The tunes were out of this world.

The Golden Buster, consisting of potatoes, cheese, ham, gravy and eggs was to die for.

The donuts are made in the back and are awesome too.

I can’t wait to come back.

TC Brandt

Records on the wall, smiles on faces, apple fritter in belly: this is a pleasant place.

The music is funky and fun and sets an atmosphere that makes one feel groovy. The food all looks simple and well prepared. The prices are right too.

This is the epitome of an old time diner and I would recommend it for anyone looking for one. My only complaint is that for travelers it is out of the way and the neighborhood is not the best, though it doesn’t feel unsafe.

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