"A quick connection between Hilliard and Dublin with "stuff" along the way"
Emerald Parkway, with all of it's expansion in the last few years can get you from Hilliard to Riverside Dr. west of Dublin fairly easily if you don't want to bother with I-270 (and it will eventually get you all the way to Sawmill Rd., north of I-270. On or near it you get the restaraunts and shopping near Tuttle (Best Buy, Galaxy Golf, WalMart, Pizzeria Uno, Steak n Shake, P.F. Chang's, Chipotle) and Tuttle Mall just over the bridge on Tuttle Rd. Is usually moving pretty good except for some traffic at Post Rd. and Coffman in Dublin around afternoon rush hour.