If you’re touring in the United States, Ohio is one of the best places because of its historic, family-oriented, informational, and entertaining attractions and locations. The heart of these is Dayton, OH, home of the Wright brothers.
But the food in Dayton is just as important as the attractions! Here are 5 amazing restaurants in Dayton that every food-lover should visit.
Coco’s Bistro is a family-friendly, upscale eatery offering everything from specialty pan pizzas to grilled cheese sandwiches and hearty burgers. And for dessert? Peanut butter and jelly ice cream!
They have a full-service bar, spacious private dining rooms for events or reservations, and a list of local vendors and producers on their website that help them supply Dayton, OH with an amazing array of seasonal dishes. Did I mention the menu changes with the seasons?
If you’re looking for something a little more specific, Spaghetti Warehouse specializes in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine but still has a family-friendly atmosphere to enjoy! 15-layer lasagnas, meatball sandwiches, Italian creme torte, and an extensive drink collection are offered daily.
Spaghetti Warehouse offers catering and on-site banquets on request. They also help Dayton’s local food drives by donating a portion of each sale on certain days.
Formerly called Lily’s Bistro, Lily’s Dayton is well-known for using local ingredients to create unique seasonal dishes that include American Southern and Polynesian cuisines. From shrimp and grits and famous fried chicken to bao bun sliders and ramen, they have a little bit of everything!
Visit on Tuesday nights for their Tiki Taco Tuesday and celebrate Happy Hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday with bao buns and discounts on wine and select beers.
Wheat Penny Oven & Bar
Rustic food and a chic atmosphere combine at Wheat Penny Oven & Bar. They have classics like pizza and burgers, a nearly-outrageous number of customized vegetable dishes (they have a kale salad 2.0 with roasted garlic lemon vinaigrette!), and call-ahead family pack dinners.
If you’re looking for a place with food from California to Chicago and beyond, with enough new food to never get bored again, visit Wheat Penny Oven & Bar in Dayton, Ohio!
Do you know what’s missing from this list? Asian cuisine!
Thai 9 has authentic Thai and pan-Asian dishes, as well as classic seafood platters and sushi. The restaurant has a minimal online presence – you can find their extensive lunch and dinner menus online, and they have a Facebook page – but plenty of stellar reviews!
Locals swear dishes like Pad Thai and Garlic Chicken with Tempura Vegetables are the best in town and rave about the attentive wait staff and roomy seating area.
Next time you’re in or near Dayton, OH, make sure to stop by these 5 must-see restaurants – and tell your friends to visit, too!
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