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Some of The Famous Restaurant’s other “House Favorites” as identified on the menu include Fish & Chips; a “Pottsville Style Coney Burger” with two patties topped with chili, grilled onions and white cheddar cheese; Famous Bone-In Wings, Breaded Boneless Wings and Naked Grilled Boneless Wings; a “Shoulder B.L.T.” that uses pecan-wood-smoked shoulder bacon; and Golden Nugget Chicken & Waffles, a nod to the popular Kettering Golden Nugget Pancake House that another branch of the owners’ family owns and operates.
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The new restaurant’s retail space, just south of Spring Valley Pike on Ohio 48, operated for 13 years as an Irish-themed pub, the first 10 years as Beef O’Brady’s, then briefly as Tavern on the Main, and more recently as Paddy’s Irish Pub. Paddy’s shut down in April 2017.
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According to The Republican-Herald — the newspaper in Pottsville, PA — The Famous shut down in June 2016. It operated as The Famous Diner from the late 1960s until closing in the late 1970s, was leased out to a health-insurance company for several years, and reopened as The Famous Bar in 1992. A restaurant called Wheel, which specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches, opened in the space after The Famous closed.
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Doubleday’s operates a long-standing restaurant in the Cross Pointe Center in Centerville, and last year, the Thomases launched a second Doubleday’s in the Settler’s Walk retail center in Springboro.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., seven days a week.
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WHAT: The Famous
WHERE: 953 S. Main St., Centerville
HOURS: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily