Mellow Mushroom sprouted up here in Central Ohio a little more than two years ago, but this national chain is already a big hit with local families.

2170 Polaris Pkwy., Polaris, 614-885-6355; 6505 Dublin Center Dr., Dublin, 614-389-5445; mellowmushroom.com

Mellow Mushroom sprouted up here in Central Ohio a little more than two years ago, but this national chain is already a big hit with local families. The first one opened near Polaris in 2009 and a second opened in Dublin this winter. Maybe it's the wild and crazy mushroom-forest dcor, or the multitude of TV sets (even in the men's bathroom).

No, probably it's the thick and chewy crust pizzas with a bajillion topping possibilities. Or the dozens of craft beers for

Mom and Dad to choose from. Or all the tasty nibble foods. Well, whatever it is, families love it!

Runners-up: Catalfino's Italian, Plank's on Broadway