Betty's Fine Food & Spirits
680 N. High St., Short North
Liz Lessner's first restaurant, Betty's in the Short North, is the shop that launched thousands of fans. They cram in at all hours to take in the crazy, kitschy digs and to dig into Betty's famously bold comfort vittles. We're partial to the tortilla soup for a snack, but if you've done yourself the kind of bar-hopping damage that demands more substantial fare, the Parmesan Herb Crusted Pork Loin cannot be beat.
Runners-up: Hounddog's, Buckeye Donuts