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Supporting Hilliard’s Hospitality Industry During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The global COVID-19 pandemic is unsettling, and our thoughts are with those who are affected by the virus and the uncertainty surrounding it. Although it is vital that we stay healthy, not gathering in crowds, and washing our hands, there are still many ways to support Hilliard hospitality businesses while also still enjoying spring and summertime recreational opportunities at Hilliard’s outdoor parks.

Hilliard Expands and Extends DORA

Hilliard’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) has expanded in both its frequency and footprint. From now until October 31, the DORA will be active from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and beginning August 2, Sundays from 11am – 9pm. The boundaries of the DORA also have expanded, most notably to include the closure of a section of Center Street (between Main and Wayne Streets) and the new Crooked Can Brewery and Center Street Market. During the DORA hours, additional outdoor dining tables will be set up along the one-way section of Center Street, and at Hilliard’s Station Park. The DORA boundaries will also include both sides of Main Street.

During scheduled DORA times, the City of Hilliard will provide staff responsible for placing trash receptacles, the sanitation of tables, overseeing social distancing, and working with the Hilliard Division of Police and local businesses to keep everyone safe and healthy. This year’s DORA participants include: Abner’s Casual Dining, 4051 Main St.; Otie’s Tavern & Grill, 5344 Center St.; Sports on Tap, 4030 Main St.; the Old Bag of Nails Pub, 4065 Main St.; Local Cantina, 3975 Main St.; Starliner Diner, 4121 Main St.; Legacy Smokehouse, 3987 Main St; and Crooked Can Brewing Company & Center Street Market, 5354 Center Street.

For the most up-to-date information on those hospitality businesses that are open and offering dining room & patio options, carryout, delivery or other special services, please click on the link below. Also, check out the Event Finder. While many spring/summer events in Hilliard have been canceled, postponed or altered, some are moving forward.

So please support Hilliard’s hospitality industry by dining out when you feel it’s safe or order carry-out or delivery — and tip well! And, as always, one of the BEST ways to support any of these businesses, is to purchase gift cards to re-gift or use at a later date! Stay Healthy!

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In Hilliard, we pride ourselves on genuine hospitality that makes strangers feel like neighbors.

Join the locals at one of our unique restaurants where you’ll feel right at home. Don’t be surprised if we strike up a conversation, share stories about our rich history, invite you to attend one of our special events or draw you a map to our favorite Hilliard parks and museums.

Whether you’re attending a corporate event, planning a wedding, traveling for your kids’ competitions, or getting away for the weekend, Hilliard has the amenities you need with the hometown welcome you deserve.

We look forward to seeing you and helping you discover why Hilliard residents come for the schools, but stay for the community.


All Hilliard Has to Offer

Come hang out with the locals — You’ll feel right at home. Take advantage of our extensive park system, paved scenic bike trails, one-of-a-kind museums, cultural offerings, unique dining, and special events.

Upcoming Events

Aug 08

Reptile Show

Fairgrounds, Columbus, Franklin...
Aug-089:00 am-3:00 pm
Aug 08

Motivation at...

Hilliard's Station Park,...
Aug-087:00 am-9:00 am
Aug 08

Girls Day...

Franklin County Fairgrounds,...
Aug-0810:00 am-3:00 pm

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