I figured since I started this thread I'll go too lol. I'll be listing a few of each because I have a lot of favorites.
-Buci Di Beppo in Columbus. It's a small chain but the food is better than Olive Garden so I had to list it. Pizza was amazing.
-Brio in Easton is definately worth checking out.
-Pizza Cottage in Buckeye Lake. It's also a small chain but that's the main location. Order the BLT pizza!!!!!!
-The Japanese Steakhouse in downtown Columbus. The best Japanese Steakhouse I've been to hands down.
-The Royal Thai in Heath. Pretty darn good Thai food for a little place.
-Asian Gourmet and Sushi Bar in Gahanna. If you like sushi it's pretty good. Haven't made it over to Mr. Sushi yet but it's supposed to be good as well. And sushi does NOT mean raw fish. Google it if you don't believe me. They have about 50/50% cooked/raw varieties of sushi.
-Columbus Fish Market. I have yet to be here but it's on my list. Supposed to be the best in Columbus.
-Joe's Crab Shack in Columbus. Yeah I know it's a chain too but it beats the crap out of Red Lobster. Get the crab nachos!!!!!
-Brew's in Granville. Good food, AMAZING beer selection. Think like an entire wall full of beer.
-The Thurman Cafe in Columbus. I haven't been here either but I'm dying to go. The last time I was there it was an hour and a half wait and I was hungry now lol. Supposed to be the best burgers in Columbus.
Wings: Wings Over Columbus. Small chain as well but they have THE MOST AMAZING WINGS EVER. Period. And yes it deserved a category of its own.
I'm sure there's more but that's all I can think of right now