Classic Dayton restaurant's down-home smorgasbord won't break your bank

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Fried chicken is among the favorites on Rob's Hot Bar at Rob's Restaurant in Brookville. Photo by Amelia Robinson 
  • Story Highlights
  • Rob's Restaurant opened in 1976
  • Its hot bar is filled with home-style favorites
  • The restaurant at 705 Arlington Road in Brookville is open 7 days a week

The season for bean sprouts and strawberry salads has passed. (Sorry, bean sprouts and strawberry salads.)

Fall is all about comfort food.

One Dayton area restaurant serves just that by the tray, and you can eat to your heart's content.

Rob's Hot Bar at Rob's Restaurant features home-style grub that will have you thinking about chilling in front of the family hearth. 

WHAT THEY HAVE 
Dishes on my recent visited included creamy mashed potatoes, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut sausage, fried shrimp, baked fish, green beans, pork chops and crowd favorites chicken dumplings, fried chicken, beef and noodles, and turkey.

Beef and noodles is among the favorites on Rob's Hot Bar at Rob's Restaurant in Brookville. Photo by Amelia Robinson  Amelia Robinson

The restaurant can also has a full menu featuring sandwiches, Italian favorites like pizza, baked lasagna, and manicotti; and a list of dinners that include fried, grilled and charbroiled chicken and chopped sirloin steak. There was a full salad bar with an assortment of veggies and pasta salads.

And let's not forget the desserts.

Desserts on the Rob's Restaurant buffet. Photo by Amelia Robinson  Amelia Robinson

Christopher Weeks, Rob's night manager, said the pecan pie and apple dumplings are big hits. He said Rob's cooks and seasons its food. 

"Variety, customer service, freshness and quality of our food" is what sets it apart, Weeks said.

Rob's Hot Bar at Rob's Restaurant in Brookville is filed with home style delights. Photo by Amelia Robinson  Amelia Robinson

SO YOU WANT TO GO? 

What: Rob's Hot Bar at Rob's Restaurant

Where: 705 Arlington Road, Brookville

Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday 

Cost: Lunch hot bar 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday: $8.49/adults, $7.89/seniors (55+), $5.79/kids (ages 3-10).

Sunday lunch hot bar: $10.99/adults, $9.99/seniors, $5.99/kids. 

Dinner hot bar 4 p.m. to close Monday to Thursday: $10.19/adults, $8.99/seniors, $5.79/kids.

Dinner Friday to Sunday: $10.99/adults, $9.99/seniors, $5.99/kids. Children under 3 eat free with a paying adult.

Info: 937-833-3310 | robsrestaurant.com | Facebook page

Turkey, chicken and dumplings and shrimp are on the hot bar at Rob's Restaurant. Photo by Amelia Robinson  Amelia Robinson

BACKGROUND 

Originally opened in Huber Heights in 1976, the restaurant was relocated to Englewood. 

Weeks said it has been in Brookville since 1995.

Current owner Joe Swartztrauber bought it in 2002 from Bob Kilgore.

Pork chops are on the hot bar at Rob's Restaurant. Photo by Amelia Robinson  Amelia Robinson
The salad bar at Rob's Restaurant in Brookville is filed with home style delights. Photo by Amelia Robinson  Amelia Robinson
The salad bar at Rob's Restaurant in Brookville is filed with home style delights. Photo by Amelia Robinson  Amelia Robinson
Rob's Hot Bar at Rob's Restaurant in Brookville is filed with home style delights. Photo by Amelia Robinson  Amelia Robinson
Rob's Hot Bar at Rob's Restaurant in Brookville is filed with home style delights. Photo by Amelia Robinson  Amelia Robinson
Rob's Hot Bar at Rob's Restaurant in Brookville is filed with home style delights. Photo by Amelia Robinson  Amelia Robinson
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