Dyers Family Dining (CLOSED)

Editor’s Note: As of 2015, Dyers Family Dining has closed.
200 Campbell Hill Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
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Opened on the site of a former banquet house and social hall, Dyers Family Dining  is sort of an old-fashioned restaurant serving up the comfort foods that make you miss mom’s home cooking. It’s got a well-rounded country kitchen menu of steaks, seafood and sandwiches. Popular with families and large groups, it’s the ideal place to spend a pleasant evening with a group of close family and friends; feasting on huge burgers, steaks, and mountains of crispy seafood. Small down Bowling Green benefits greatly from banquet hall dining like this.

Meet the Dyers Signature Burger: a massive tower of meat piled high with bacon, vegetables, a very delicious mix of steak sauce and Gorgonzola cheese. That’s a full pound of ground chuck, absolutely delicious. For me it was too much for one night, and I ended up taking half of the thing home, but some of the guys I was with ate the whole thing. Yeah, that’s a great burger. The other dishes are good too. Namely, they have an “all you can eat walleye” special some nights, which is just about perfect when you have a family group. The walleye is crispy fried and it will eventually fill you up. There are monthly specials you’ll have to check, that one isn’t on hand all the time.

It seems to be the overall trend here, that food comes in quantity. And cheap, too, as that burger is $8.79, quite a deal. On that note, the website notes a Sunday buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you’ve got a particularly big group you should give it a try. That’s all good and well, but Dyers also does fancier dishes too. Steaks? They have ribeye, T-bone, porterhouse and New York strip.  Seafood? There’s Mahi Mahi, salmon steaks, and Alaskan king crab. At the same time, you can get a sub or sandwich. Really, it’s a country kitchen with a lot of variety; you can try something simple or something fancier.

Really, that’s ideal at a place like this. Dyers specializes in group dining, and they seem very accommodating to managing lots of orders at once, and efficiently, too. You’ll really prefer this place if you have a large, hungry or indecisive group, though smaller groups might not enjoy it as much. Quality over quantity, really. I do like the food. And of course an area like this always has nice service.

Dyers has an Americana menu that would appeal to anyone, and the facility seems specialized to move food in quantity. It’s a good and safe place to bring the family, and as the menu acclaims, it’s a country kitchen with cooking like mom’s kitchen. Overall it’s a pleasant experience.


  • There’s an all you can eat fried fish special, a Sunday buffet … yeah, if you have a large and very hungry group this is the right kind of place.
  • I like the burgers, though there is a lot of seafood and steak on hand, too.
  • Reservations are recommended.

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