Elevated American Classics

At Degrees restaurant, you’ll find familiar favorites with a gourmet twist. We invite you to join us for lunch and dinner at Columbus State’s campus in the heart of the Discovery District. Here, students in our award-winning culinary arts program work with industry professionals to deliver carefully crafted food and outstanding hospitality.




250 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

Parking is available on the street and in the lot directly behind Mitchell Hall




House-made Ricotta – 7

peach preserves, sourdough toast

Warm Cheddar Biscuits – 6

pimento butter

House-cured Salmon – 9

rye toast, egg salad, pickled onion

Chicken Meatballs – 8

sweet ‘n sour, lime, crushed peanuts

Soup of the Day – 4 | 6

chef’s selection


Shrimp Cocktail – 11

Shrimp ‘n Grits – 13

roasted poblano, tomato pan sauce

Oysters on the Half Shell – 9

Baked Oysters – 11

chorizo, scallion

Entrée Salads

Salmon Caesar – 13

romaine, lemon, Parmesan, garlic croutons

Chopped – 11

iceberg, black kale, avocado, corn, dates, Brioche crouton, almonds, white balsamic vinaigrette

Columbus Cobb – 14

smoked turkey, avocado, tomato, egg, bacon, blue cheese

Thai Steak* – 15

marinated flatiron steak, buckwheat noodles, mango, cucumber, edamame, sesame vinaigrette

Trio – 11

half chicken salad sandwich, soup of the day, and house greens


Beets and Pickled Blueberry Salad – 4

Sea Salt and Pepper Fries – 4

Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts – 5


Served with sea salt and pepper fries, house greens, or soup of the day

Cheeseburger* – 12

ground daily, aged Cheddar, LTO, sweet pickle mayo

Fried Chicken Havarti – 13

Havarti, cole slaw, sweet banana peppers

Smoked Turkey Grinder – 12

mozzarella, iceberg, onion, red wine vinaigrette

Grilled Cheese – 11

brie, mushroom duxelles, walnut pesto, sage, apple jam


Margherita – 11

mozzarella, burrata, tomato, basil

Vegetable – 12

mushroom, artichoke, feta, olive, pesto

Pepperoni – 12

marinara, red onion, Provolone


Braised Chicken – 15

cheddar grits, glazed root vegetables, roasted garlic jus

Pan-seared Salmon* – 18

roasted Brussels, sweet potatoes, pecans, pomegranate vinaigrette

Fish ‘n Chips – 14

Atlantic cod, beer batter, smashed rosemary fingerling potatoes

Handmade Pasta – 14

toasted garlic, hand crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, burrata, basil

Short Rib – 19

seared polenta cake, broccolini, swiss chard, natural jus


Carrot Cake – 6

Chocolate Espresso Torte – 7

Crème Brûlée – 6


We offer an extensive wine list, craft beers, and specialty cocktails, including non-alcoholic “low proof” cocktail options.

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. Please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy or special dietary need (e.g. gluten intolerance). While we will do our best to accommodate your needs, please be aware our restaurant uses ingredients that contain all the major FDA allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, milk, soy & wheat). We offer gluten-free friendly options, however our kitchen is not completely gluten free.

Dining at Degrees

Training the next generation of hospitality professionals

Degrees restaurant at Columbus State Community College is part of our award-winning School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. Located in Mitchell Hall, the restaurant is run by a full staff of professional chefs, servers, and managers, which provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for students in our culinary arts and restaurant management degree programs.

Hours and Schedule


Degrees serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The restaurant is closed on weekends and during College holiday and semester breaks, which will be reflected in the reservation system.

Eat Well. Do Well.

All tips from Degrees are donated to the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State, helping to provide free food and personal care items to students and community members in need. Additionally, restaurant staff earn a living wage, so you’re supporting fair pay for employees when you dine with us.