On my continued quest to find the best burger in Columbus I finally had a chance to grab a burger from Ringside Cafe, and I am impressed.
Down what on first look is an alley off Broad Street is the Ringside Cafe, an elusive but much lauded burger joint serving the downtown lunch rush and doing it well. The boxing theme carries through it's menu, with a large variety of burgers named after famous boxing greats.
I had the The Duran Cajun Bleu Burger A 1/2 lb patty with bleu cheese crumbles, grilled red onions & smoked bacon. My burger was perfectly cooked, with strong if a bit salty seasoning and that signature crust you look for on a well cooked burger. The onion rings were perfectly fried, with the onions cooked through but holding together well.
Overall it was great, but the extra salt puts it behind Preston's for me. We'll see if I can find someplace to beat either of them soon.