Weekly buffet lunch is back at downtown Dayton historic mansion

The Dayton Woman's Club. Photo from The Dayton Woman's Club Facebook page

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The Dayton Woman's Club. Photo from The Dayton Woman's Club Facebook page

Lunch is back at the Dayton Woman’s Club every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Dayton Woman’s Club, located at 225 N. Ludlow St., is open to the public for a weekly themed buffet served by Rich Taste Catering Co. Guests can dine-in for $12.95 or get a carryout container for $10.95.

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The Dayton Woman’s Club, located at 225 N. Ludlow St., is open to the public on Wednesdays for a weekly themed buffet served by Rich Taste Catering Co.

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The Dayton Woman’s Club, located at 225 N. Ludlow St., is open to the public on Wednesdays for a weekly themed buffet served by Rich Taste Catering Co.

Credit: Submitted Photo

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The Dayton Woman’s Club, located at 225 N. Ludlow St., is open to the public on Wednesdays for a weekly themed buffet served by Rich Taste Catering Co.

Credit: Submitted Photo

Credit: Submitted Photo

Rich Taste Catering Co. started serving a weekly buffet at the historic Victorian mansion in 2021, but as coronavirus cases began to increase, the buffet was suspended.

Clarece Richardson, co-owner of Rich Taste Catering Co., described the buffet as the “best lunch in town” and a “must try.” She said guests can expect one or two entrees, a salad and a dessert. Those who are not interested in the buffet, can choose from a salad or sloppy joe sandwich.

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The Dayton Woman’s Club, located at 225 N. Ludlow St., is open to the public on Wednesdays for a weekly themed buffet served by Rich Taste Catering Co.

Credit: Submitted Photo

The Dayton Woman’s Club, located at 225 N. Ludlow St., is open to the public on Wednesdays for a weekly themed buffet served by Rich Taste Catering Co.

Credit: Submitted Photo

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The Dayton Woman’s Club, located at 225 N. Ludlow St., is open to the public on Wednesdays for a weekly themed buffet served by Rich Taste Catering Co.

Credit: Submitted Photo

Credit: Submitted Photo

“We are certainly a Dayton gem for people to come see,” said Margaret Kruckemeyer, president of the Dayton Woman’s Club.

The club was founded in 1916 as an organization that would provide women in the Dayton area a center for social, civic and literary activities. The building was constructed in the late 1840s as the private home of Robert W. Steele, for whom Dayton’s first high school was named.

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Kruckemeyer said the ambiance and environment makes the Dayton Women’s Club a special place to have lunch in the downtown area. Guest can expect to have lunch in an elegant, grandmillennial-styled space with light music.

The club also has a ballroom that people can reserve for groups of 20 or more. Richardson said the space is great for small business meetings.

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The Dayton Woman’s Club, located at 225 N. Ludlow St., is open to the public on Wednesdays for a weekly themed buffet served by Rich Taste Catering Co.

Credit: Submitted Photo

The Dayton Woman’s Club, located at 225 N. Ludlow St., is open to the public on Wednesdays for a weekly themed buffet served by Rich Taste Catering Co.

Credit: Submitted Photo

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The Dayton Woman’s Club, located at 225 N. Ludlow St., is open to the public on Wednesdays for a weekly themed buffet served by Rich Taste Catering Co.

Credit: Submitted Photo

Credit: Submitted Photo

“To me, when you come into the house you can see the heritage here,” Kruckemeyer said. “To me, it gives somebody a sense of grounding.”

“We’re just happy to partner with them in order for people to come in to not only see the space, but enjoy a great lunch with friends or co-workers,” Richardson said.

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The Dayton Woman’s Club, a nonprofit organization, is devoted to empowering women and strengthening the community educationally, professionally and individually through historical preservation, public engagement, cultural activities, and educational programs.

For more information about the Dayton Woman’s Club, visit www.daytonwomansclub.org or the club’s Facebook page.

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