The much acclaimed Oakwood Club has been a mainstay of the finer things in south Dayton for 50 years. Classy and elegant, you already know you’re in for a great experience once you set foot into the low-lit interior, glimpse the rich polished wood bar and the intimate recesses where Dayton’s food lovers converge. Grab a drink and expect to wait – especially around the holidays – but prepare to be impressed by what you taste. There’s a good reason this place has existed for so long, and you’re about to discover it.
Predating the famous Chicago chain of restaurants, Dayton’s Golden Nugget Pancake House is more of a daytime diner than anything else; serving breakfast favorites and sandwiches all day long in a family-style restaurant which regularly sees people lining up to get some delicious comfort food. The Golden Nugget is well-known around Dayton and is a very popular place; take a visit and try one of the many daily specials, and you’ll soon find out why. People come here for delicious meals, and even the simple dishes really rock.
It’s a longstanding and old-fashioned mainstay of downtown Cincinnati, and as you’ve seen this city’s core revitalized with hundreds of new businesses, Main Street Diner has been the old reliable breakfast spot. It’s got that hole-in-the-wall charm, sort of a quiet local place where they still use old cash registers, where old men sit around and chat on a Sunday morning, and where you can get just about anything for breakfast that you could imagine. It’s nice to find a place like this in downtown Cincinnati.
Eateries close to college campuses frequently sport progressive menus and dishes which cater to a variety of students and locals alike. Butter Cafe, nestled a few miles from downtown Dayton and a block from University of Dayton’s campus. This place totes its sustainable menu, environmentally conscious as well as “animal friendly.” Butter Cafe does a lot of breakfast and lunch items, and it seems packed to the gills with people of all ages looking for a pleasant atmosphere and some good breakfast or lunch food.
The Court Street Diner fits the mold of a classic 50′s classic American rail car diner on the outside. However, the flavors the local charm offer are anything but outdated. Court Street Diner offers classic food at all times of the day, and it’s just so good. There are more than a few reasons to come back to the restaurant, from its outstanding daily specials to the very comfortable, classic environment.