Crazy Mango Bar & Bistro (CLOSED)

Editor’s note: As of 2015, Crazy Mango is closed.
81 Magnolia Lane
Beavercreek, OH 45440
937.431.3822
Facebook pageCrazy Mango (Beavercreek, OH)
4 stars

Crazy Mango is a really neat concept. Founded by Julie and Bob Silva, the Dayton Restaurateurs who formerly ran Bahn Mai Thai Cafe in Washington Township, this restaurant opened just a few weeks ago at The Greene in Beavercreek, serving west Dayton. The bar serves sort of an Americana of a few different kinds of cuisine, including a few memories from their former business, but the uniting thing is that it takes a lot of the classic bar foods and classes them up big time. The experience and finesse of this restaurant’s experienced founders really shines through in the food you’ll try.

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The menu is topped with some bar favorites, pizzas, burgers and wings. The chicken chunks are excellent, they’re served with a zingy sweet-and-spicy sauce with a very slight hint of mint, and a little bit of lime to top everything off. It’s delightful. The signature Italian-style pizza, the “Classic Italian,” is topped with pepperoni and Italian sausage. A white pizza, it’s very filling and savory. The crust is good, though I wish the ratio of cheese to crust was a little more even. I’ll also suggest you get some water with it; without the tomato sauce it’ll leave you  a little thirsty. There’s a “Crazy Mango Pie” which is a little more exotic and might also be worth a try.

I was also very preferential to the coconut shrimp, which are these extra-large jumbo morsels, breaded in coconut shreds and served with a sweet chili sauce, it’s the perfect kind of appetizer if you’re really hungry. It’s a little bit sweet-on-sweet, and could use something salty or spicy to really tie the whole thing together, but personally I didn’t mind this. Also recommended are the Thai Mango, the Mango Salad and the Mango Margherita…there’s definitely a theme.

The people are nice, and I found the service to be very professional. The restaurant seems to have seen more busy nights as it has picked up steam, but the food seems to come in a relatively timely manner, and the wait staff I encountered seemed trained and prepared to handle the influx. Of course I would be remiss not to mention the outstanding porch and how highly I suggest you sit out there on a warm night for a drink. All told, it’s a shame I never got to try Bahn Mai Thai, but this place is definitely a solid yes to revisit.

Recommendations

  •  If you want to know what to try first, I suggest the wings.
  • The cocktails and drinks are different and interesting enough that you really ought to try one.
  • Just so you know, there’s a porch for warm nights.

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Comments
2 Responses to “Crazy Mango Bar & Bistro (CLOSED)”
  1. Francis says:

    This blog has become a promotional site posing as a food critic. “Really Neat” in the first sentence? Embarrassing.!

    • Hi Francis.
      I don’t know how closely you’ve been reading, but this is the only positive review I’ve written in about a month.
      Do you have an actual, specific criticism about this particular restaurant?

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