Be sure to patronize those spots that remain open for takeout during this challenging time

Editor's Note: The city has shut down amid the growing COVID-19 crisis, with restaurants being restricted to takeout only, which has led to many places temporarily closing. Indeed, even those business that have moved to the carryout model are likely struggling to match previous numbers. So times feel bleak now, obviously, but we're hoping that Best of Columbus can serve as a reminder of the good things the city has to offer, which will hopefully be again available to all of us in the near future. In the interim, continue supporting local eateries by ordering takeout, and read on to see our 2020 Best of Columbus Readers' Poll dining winners.

Best restaurant 

First: The Refectory

Second: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing 

Third: Comune 

Best new restaurant 

First: Natalie’s Music Hall & Kitchen 

Second: Woodhouse Vegan Cafe 

Third: Gemut Biergarten

Best Mexican 

First: Los Guachos

Second: Cuco’s Taqueria 

Third: Mi Mexico 

Best tacos 

First: Los Guachos 

Second: Junior’s Tacos 

Third: El Ranchito Taqueria

Best Latin American 

First: Arepazo

Second: Si Senor 

Third: Sidebar

Best Chinese 

First: Sunflower Chinese Restaurant 

Second: China Dynasty on 161 

Third: Peking Dynasty

Best Vietnamese 

First: 6-1-Pho

Second: Buckeye Pho 

Third: Lan Viet Market

Best Korean 

First: Gogi Korean Barbecue 

Second: Min-Ga Korean Restaurant 

Third: Japanese Oriental Restaurant 

Best Thai

First: Lemongrass 

Second: Nida's Thai on High

Third: Bangkok Grocery & Restaurant

Best sushi 

First: Akai Hana Restaurant

Second: Blue Ginger Asian Fusion Bistro 

Third: Sushi Ten (Tensuke Market)

Best Indian 

First: Aab India 

Second: Rooh

Third: Tandoori Grill

Best Himalayan/Nepalese 

First: Momo Ghar

Second: Himalayan Grill 

Third: Everest Cuisine

Best African 

First: Hoyo’s Kitchen 

Second: Addis Restaurant 

Third: Lalibela Restaurant

Best Mediterranean 

First: Lavash Cafe

Second: Aladdin's Eatery

Third: Mazah Mediterranean Eatery

Best Italian 

First: Carfagna’s Kitchen

Second: Basi Italia

Third: La Tavola

Best pizza 

First: Massey’s Pizza 

Second: Harvest Pizzeria 

Third: Hounddog’s Pizza

Best burger 

First: Preston's: A Burger Joint

Second: Swensons 

Third: O’Reilly’s Pub

Best barbecue 

First: Ray Ray's Hog Pit 

Second: Smoked on High

Third: Legacy Smokehouse

Best seafood 

First: Columbus Fish Market

Second: Mitchell's Ocean Club 

Third: The Pearl

Best steakhouse 

First: The Top

Second: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse 

Third: Mitchell's Steakhouse

Best vegetarian 

First: Brassica 

Second: Comune 

Third: Portia’s Cafe

Best breakfast 

First: Northstar Cafe 

Second: Tommy’s Diner 

Third: Katalina’s

Best coffeehouse 

First: Stauf’s Coffee Roasters 

Second: Fox in the Snow Cafe 

Third: Crimson Cup

Best doughnuts 

First: Buckeye Donuts 

Second: Schneider's Bakery 

Third: Jolly Pirate

Best food truck 

First: Ray Ray's Hog Pit

Second: Cousins Maine Lobster 

Third: The Little Kitchen

Best of Best of Columbus poll kingpins 

A battle royal between the businesses that win every best-of poll in every publication year after year 

First: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams 

Second: Rooster’s

Third: Thurman Cafe