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Barnstormer Restaurant

Jack and Benny's Barnstormer Diner

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Closed for the holidays on the following days;
Monday December 23
Tuesday December 24
Wednesday December 25
Thursday December 26
Friday December 27

Tuesday December 31
Wednesday January 1

Normal Hours;
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ramp fee waived for single-engine aircraft when you eat at the restaurant.
(Airport location only)

Geno and Hilda Garcia-Mandriotti, are the operators of the Barnstormer Restaurant and have operated a very successful diner for almost two decades. Located between Clintonville and main campus, Jack and Benny’s is a well-known diner serving the “Best Breakfast in Ohio”according to Ohio Magazine in 2008. The diner has been featured in print, online, on television and won several awards like “Best Comfort Food” and “Best Breakfast in Columbus.” You can visit their website at

Geno, a graduate of OSU with a BS in Aviation Management, obtained his Private Pilot’s license from the OSU Flight School in 1992. His main passions in life are; his family, his restaurant(s), and aviation. Together with his wife Hilda, they hope to duplicate the success of Jack and Benny’s here at the OSU Airport in the Barnstormer location.

Many have asked “Is this Jack and Benny’s from downtown Columbus?” In a way, yes. Geno’s father originally worked at that location for Jack and Benny. When that restaurant closed, Geno’s father vowed to re-open a restaurant in the Clintonville area under the same name, which he did. In the mid-90s, Geno and Hilda acquired Geno’s father restaurant and have been running it ever since.

Geno and Hilda welcome you to Jack and Benny's Barnstormer Diner or as their son says, "Jack and Benny's II."