New restaurant opens in Bellbrook

A new restaurant called Third Season has opened near the heart of Bellbrook, and it’s very much a family affair.

Owner Karen Freeman is assisted by her son Avery Williams, who oversees the kitchen, and another son Marshall Williams, who manages the front of the house. Her husband Ervin Freeman also pitches in.

Freeman, who lives in Spring Valley, said she has wanted to open a restaurant for decades. She purchased a building at 135 E. Franklin St. on the east end of Bellbrook that had been vacant for about five years — it previously held an ice cream shop called the Frosty Eagle — and started making substantial renovations last year.

The new restaurant seats 36 inside, and when the weather improves, will accommodate another 20 on a front patio. Plans call for adding seating on a back patio, Freeman said.

Three employees have been hired in addition to family members, and another five employees will likely be hired in the months ahead, Freeman said.

Third Season offers “an eclectic menu of comfort food cooked fresh daily,” Freeman said. Entrees include baby back ribs, fettuccine Alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, and “Magnificent Meatloaf” topped with brown gravy. Sandwiches include a one-third-pound burger, a BLT and three Panini sandwiches. A kids menu and desserts are also offered.

Hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., closed Sunday. A web site is under construction at The restaurant offers carryout and dine-in, but is not yet taking phone orders; an information-only line can be reached at (937) 912-4412.

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