Eat Like A Local

The Centerville, Miamisburg, and Springboro areas each have thriving restaurant scenes that offer a range of quick, casual, and fine-dining options. Here, we share some local picks for favorite restaurants and eating experiences that will satisfy a variety of taste buds.

Archer's Tavern
9496 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, Centerville, (937) 401-1015
2030 E. Dorothy Ln., Kettering, (937) 291-1015
Archer’s Tavern features fabulous American staple food, craft beer, and a full bar. Select from a range of simple, clean selections and made-from-scratch items such as soups, desserts, wings, and wing sauces.

Carvers Steaks & Chops
1535 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Dayton
(937) 433-7099
Carvers Steaks & Chops serves the finest midwestern, aged steaks and innovative appetizers, expertly prepared seafood, unique salads, daily fresh-baked bead, and in-house specialty desserts.

China Cottage
6290 Far Hills Ave., Centerville
(937) 434-2622
China Cottage has been voted as the best Chinese restaurant in Dayton for years by local patrons. The restaurant features an array of in-house, chef-prepared products and is known for its award-winning Cottage Chicken, Rock Salt Prawn, and Sizzling Steak

The Chop House Steakhouse
7727 Washington Village Dr., Dayton
(937) 291-1661
The Chop House Steakhouse is an upscale steakhouse serving generous portions of premium cuts of beef and fresh seafood made with the freshest ingredients for a superior dining experience. 

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
752 Gardner Rd., Springboro
(937) 550-4826
Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the country's largest barbecue chain eatery, offers seven slow-smoked meats and eight savory sides, including signature slow-smoked briskets, St. Louis-style ribs, and smoked sausage.

Doubleday's Grill & Tavern
199 E. Alex Bell Rd., Centerville, (937) 436-4666
766 N. Main St., Springboro, (937) 514-7755
Doubleday's Grill & Tavern is a dining staple with offerings from "Monster" pizzas to legendary burgers and steaks. This family-friendly restaurant, with its energetic and passionate team, is obsessed with quality and hustle.

El Meson
903 E. Dixie Dr., Dayton
(937) 859-8229
The family-owned and -operated El Meson, which describes a type of restaurant in Spain, is a full-service establishment of dinners, tapas (Spanish for "small bites"), desserts, and a full wine list and bar. 

El Toro Mexican Bar & Grill
6770 Miller Ln., Dayton
2335 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Dayton
(937) 415-0940
El Toro Mexican Bar & Grill serves authentic Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner and takes reservations for large parties. Food are drink specials are customary at this local favorite.

Elsa's Restaurant 
6318 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, (937) 439-3897
6204 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, (937) 310-1373
Elsa's is famous for its Super Burrito®, one of the largest Mexican menus around, and the Bad Juan® Margarita. Bad Juan® is Ohio's favorite margarita, which is so popular it is now bottled and sold in local grocery and liquor stores.

K&W Drive-In Ice Cream
450 S. Main St., Springboro
(937) 748-1621
The K&W is an iconic hometown shop offering burgers, chili dogs, ice cream, and more. Good for lunch and dinner, for groups, for kids, and for take-out. Outdoor seating and street and parking-lot spaces are available.

Mamma DiSalvo's Italian
1375 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering 
(937) 299-5831
Rinaldo and Elena DiSalvo opened Mamma DiSalvo's restaurant in 1979 and have been dishing out the finest made-from-scratch Italian meals ever since. They also offer daily specials and a great selection of Italian and domestic wines.

Marion's Piazza 
241 N. Main St., Centerville
(937) 433-3993
Marion’s Piazza serves award-winning pizzas, giant sandwiches, and other Italian specialties in a relaxing old-Italian-courtyard atmosphere for more than 50 years. Dine-in, carry-out, and special-event accommodations available.

Mr. Boro's Tavern
495 N. Main St., Springboro
(937) 806-3105
With locally hand-crafted tables, house-made smoked chicken, craft beer and cocktails, and a warm and inviting atmosphere, Mr. Boro’s is exactly what you’d expect from your favorite neighborhood gathering place.

Oakwood Club
2414 Far Hills Ave., Dayton 
(937) 293-6973
The Oakwood Club features a classic surf 'n' turf menu in an old-school setting with booths and white tablecloths in a warm and inviting atmosphere. All stocks, soups, sauces, dressing, breads, and most desserts are homemade.

The Pine Club
1926 Brown St., Dayton
(937) 228-7463
An iconic institution of the Dayton community since 1947, The Pine Club is considered one of the great steakhouses in the United States. The team cuts, ages, and meticulously prepares steaks with an emphasis on unparalleled flavor and quality.

Sea Jax Tavern
5900 Bigger Rd., Kettering
(937) 439-1664
Sea Jax Tavern specializes in fresh beer, fresh food, and local flavor; locally sources its products whenever possible; and proudly serves food made from scratch with a dedicated staff that loves to cook.

Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill
28 W. Franklin St., Centerville
(937) 291-3474 (FISH)
Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill, located in the heart of Centerville’s Historic District, offers the best and freshest fish, seafood, appetizers, and soups in the Greater Dayton and Miami Valley area. 

Thai 9
11 Brown St. in Dayton’s Historic Oregon District
(937) 222-3227
Located in Dayton's Historic Oregon District in astounding atmosphere, Thai 9 offers Thai cuisine, sushi, and an extensive wine, craft beer, and spirits list.

The Hamburger Wagon
12 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg
(937) 847-2442

The Hamburger Wagon has been serving great-tasting burgers to the Miami Valley areas since 1913 when Sherman “Cocky” Porter, a Miamisburg resident, volunteered to provide hot, tasty hamburgers the victims Great Flood of 1913.

The Paragon Supper Club
797 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Dayton
(937) 433-1234
This locally owned and operated restaurant has been providing the finest in food and service since 1978. Enjoy appetizers and sandwiches, steaks and seafood, entrees and a la carte, desserts, drinks, coffee, and wonderful wine.

Treasure Island Supper Club
4250 Chief Woods Lane, Moraine
(937) 299-6161
This favorite gathering place since 1961 is an independently owned restaurant known for its prime rib, steaks, and fresh seafood, as well as a separate banquet facility and a full-service bar for your next special occasion.

Watermark Restaurant
20 S. First St., Miamisburg
(937) 802-0891
Watermark offers more than just a meal; it provides an experience that leaves guests completely delighted. American-style dishes are freshly prepared to order, and sauces, dressings, and desserts are all house-made.