A number of new restaurants are coming to the Dayton area

Restaurants in Dayton area: 8 new, 6 coming soon, 4 changing

Hopefully you didn’t fill up too much on candy, because there’s plenty of new food that is either already here or coming soon to the Dayton area.

Eight new restaurants have come to the region, another six have plans to open soon and four restaurants have announced big changes during the month of October.

Here is what you need to know about the constantly changing restaurant landscape in the Miami Valley.

Now open

Smiths’ Boathouse Restaurant

Smith’s Boathouse Restaurant is poised to open today in Troy’s Treasure Island Park overlooking the Great Miami River at 439 North Elm St.

This restaurant specializes in seafood and steaks, prepares a table-side Caesar salad and will have rotating menu specials.

It will serve dinner six days a week, except Sunday, have a seating capacity of about 150 and employ 20 to 25.

Smiths’ Boathouse RestaurantSmiths’ Boathouse Restaurant is scheduled to open tomorrow, Nov. 1, in Troy. Photo from Smiths’ Boathouse Restaurant Facebook page

Flight Line Coffee Company, Inc

This coffee shop was set to open at 5604 Airway Road, next to a Donato’s Pizza restaurant on Monday, Oct. 31.

Flight Line Coffee Company will be open seven days a week and offer pastries and other baked goods.

Gyro Delight

In the space that previously housed a Noble Roman’s Pizza shop, Gyro Delight moved in and opened up in late October.

This restaurant at 6008 Wilmington Pike is 3,000-square-feet, can seat about 95 and will employ 16 to 20.

You can find gyros, beef and chicken shish kebabs, chicken shawarma, falafel, moussaka and Angus burgers and hot dogs served Greek-style on their menu.

Old Scratch Pizza

Old Scratch Pizza opened its doors to the public on Oct. 18 at 800 S. Patterson Blvd in Dayton and will be open six days a week, not Mondays.

This restaurant specializes in Neopolitan-style pizza, cooked in wood-fired ovens that can reach temperatures of 800 to 1,000 degrees, cooking Naples-style pizzas in two minutes of less.

Old Scratch PizzaOld Scratch Pizza is scheduled to open to the public on Oct. 18. The restaurant offers communal seating on picnic-style tables. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Table 33

Oct. 17 saw the opening of Table 33 at 130 W. Second St. with only the restaurant’s coffee bar and bakery, which offers a grab-and-go menu, initially opened.

Table 33’s full service restaurant is scheduled to open in late November and will be able to seat 100 diners.

The plans for this restaurant were to start out primarily as a breakfast-and-lunch eatery that serves a full lineup of coffees and fresh-pressed fruit juices.

Raising Cane’s

Fairfield’s new Raising Cane’s opened Oct. 19 at 5120 Dixie Highway.

This restaurant offers “always fresh, never-ever frozen” chicken fingers, which marinate for 24 hours, hand battered and made to order.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dayton’s fifth Dunkin’ Donuts shop opened Oct. 12 at 1310 Woodman Drive, just south of Linden Avenue in Riverside.

This Dunkin’ Donuts is 1,880-square-feet, employs 45 and offers drive-through as well as dine-in service.

DonutsThis Dunkin’ Donuts on Woodman Drive just south of Linden Avenue in Riverside is poised to open Wednesday, Oct. 12. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Archer’s Tavern

Archer’s Tavern opened its second location on Oct. 10 at 2030 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering.

This new restaurant will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m until 11 p.m., and are open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Archer’s Tavern offers a variety of burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and salads as well as two dozen beers on tap including two signature Archer’s brews.

Coming soon

Mudlick Tap House

Renovations are underway for the restaurant and beer pub’s second location at 135 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton.

“This place is cool, and it’s going to be VERY cool when we’re done with it,” said Forrest Williams, co-founder of Mudlick along with Jennifer Dean.

Mudlick will have a broad menu, all dishes from scratch that range from sandwiches to entrees.

Jennifer Dean and Forrest Williams, owners of Mudlick Tap HouseJennifer Dean and Forrest Williams, owners of Mudlick Tap House, inside what will become Mudlick’s second location, this one in downtown Dayton. MARK FISHER/STAFF

La Embajada Underground

Dayton’s first “underground restaurant” has made itself known on Facebook as La Embajada Underground.

They are looking for “all gregarious, curious, fun-loving, unconventional people” for their dinner event on Saturday, Nov. 12, with the actual location still a mystery.

Ranch One – Chicken Made Fresh

The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek is welcoming a new dining option, Ranch One – Chicken Made Fresh.

Ranch One is slated to open Nov. 4 at 4474 Glengarry Drive, near the cinemas at The Greene.

This restaurant will serve chicken in a variety of ways – some marinated and grilled, breaded and friend, chicken tenders, wings and popcorn chicken.

KupBop – Korean Well Being Food

KupBop will be opening sometime in November at 3011 Woodman Drive at East Dorothy Lane in the retail center and will seat 25 to 30 diners.

They will be open for lunch and dinner options Monday through Saturday and will be closed on Sunday.

Riverside Bar & Grill

The former sports bar at 4317 Linden Ave. in Riverside has a new sign that reads “Riverside Bar & Grill.”

Montgomery County records indicate a 6,000-square-foot tavern/bar with a 24,000-square-foot outbuilding.

RiversideSignage for the Riverside Bar & Grill has been installed, but the business is not open yet. MARK FISHER/STAFF

SG 75 Gastropub

The former Soooo Good Bar & Grill at 75 N. Main St. in downtown Springboro has closed after it was sold to a company that plans to reopen it soon.

The restaurant’s owners, Jim Hadfield and Shawnette Hixon-Hadfield revealed that an illness was a driving factor behind the decision to sell the business.


Liquid SC

Liquid SC or Liquid Sports Club is the name of the casual sports-themed restaurant that is replacing The Barnsider at 5202 N. Main St. in Harrison Twp.

This restaurant will seat around 125 in its dining room and employ about 20 to 25.

“The timetable for opening is approaching very soon,” Greg Ingersoll, a familiar face on the local restaurant and country club scene for more than four decades. “It’s hard to give an exact date, because we are still waiting on final permit approvals.”

Fifth Street Brewpub

A new menu has been unveiled under the direction of Executive Chef Brandon Travis at the Fifth Street Brewpub.

Here is what Tanya Brock, the brewpub’s general manager had to say about it: “The new menu offers more than a typical restaurant’s seasonal dishes.”

Caramella’s Italian Kitchen

Murphy’s Irish Pub is transforming into an Italian restaurant, Caramella’s Italian Kitchen in early November.

The restaurant plans on hiring as many as 15 servers and three cooks to accommodate the transition.

They will also offer authentic Italian dishes from a new chef who spent a year in Italy.

Murphy’sMurphy’s Irish Pub in Sugarcreek Twp. will morph into Caramella’s Italian Kitchen in the next couple of weeks. (Source: Photo from Murphy’s Irish Pub Facebook page)

Caddy’s Tap House

Renovations have started and Cadillac Jack’s Sports Bar & Grill at 9400 N. Springboro Pike in Miami Twp. is morphing into Caddy’s Tap House by mid-November.

“This is not a goodbye to Cadillac Jack’s, but an evolution of our brand to Caddy’s Tap House,” Cadillac Jack’s owners told its Facebook followers.