The sticker shock at one of Dayton’s trippiest restaurants might just make you think you are hallucinating.
A whopping $100 for a protein shake?!?
But don’t despair. Stoney’s Munchie Bar co-owner Teresa Seiber told this writer and other customers there is a “secret” to getting a massive discount on their shakes made with HerbalLife powder and flavoring.
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“Tell them ‘mom said they were $5, so give me the $95 discount’,” Seiber said Saturday.
Seiber said the restaurant’s creative chef, Derek Gad, and her son and business partner, Jesse Seiber, don’t like making the shakes that come in flavors ranging from CinnaBun to peanut butter cup to caramel apple to banana split, so they jokingly list the price as $100 on the menu.
My dining companion and I tried the tiramisu variety and agree with Teresa Seiber. The thick and tasty shakes are well-worth the effort and actual price of $5.
As good as they are, the shakes are far from the main reason to give Stoney’s a try.
The menu is filled with inventive and affordable takes on lunch and breakfast grub with tongue-in-cheek and flavorful twists.
The biscuits that come with the biscuits and gravy for instance are airy hush-puppy like treats filled with cheddar cheese and deep fried.
A full serving of the dish on the menu listed as Limp Bizkits and Gravy is $7. A half order is $4.20.
A handful of other jokes Cheech and Chong fans would appreciate fill the menu such as the Half Baked Mac and Cheese (fresh pasta, Monterey Jack sauce, cheddar bread crumbs and garlic toast) and of course the price is appropriately $4.20.
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The restaurant’s chicken and waffle game is also strong.
The buttermilk fried chicken is tender, and the cornbread waffles are kicked up with jalapeno. The whole thing is topped with maple syrup and garlic aioli. The combo was surprisingly good.
My dining companion ordered a half order for $9 and wondered how large the full order ($14) would be if a half order was that large.
In the mood for breakfast, I went with the $9 classic breakfast with three eggs, bacon and hash (cubed potatoes) and an order of Limp Bizkits and gravy for an additional $2.
I got a piece of sausage on the side.
The bacon was thick and nice and crispy with a slight sweetness, and the herbed sausage was savory.
Stoney’s has a $5 daily breakfast special with two eggs, sausage or bacon and toast.
The independent restaurant opened at 1929 E. Fifth St. in Dayton — the former home of The Spot restaurant — on April 20.
Jimi Hendrix streamed from an app on the chef’s phone during our visit.
Teresa Seiber said the restaurant came about because she wanted a breakfast spot and her son, an avid concert-goer, wanted an food truck.
The pair seized the opportunity to open Stoney’s when The Spot closed. A companion food truck is still in the works.
The eatery’s furniture is painted in red, green, orange and yellow. The restaurant is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
Seiber urged us to watch the Stoney’s Facebook page and website for special music themed days.
Want to try it?
What: Stoney’s Munchie Bar
Where: 1929 E. Fifth St. in Dayton
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.
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