BE AMAZED BY THE OPTIONS…
Use our downtown dining directory to find your new favorite place to eat!
Tap into the area’s premier independent restaurants downtown. With dozens of restaurants and cafés to choose from, you can find everything from sizzling steaks and delicious pasta dishes to hot slices of pizza and fresh sushi.
If you’re looking for the right atmosphere, downtown has you covered there, too. You can dine in an authentic Irish pub, a converted flour mill, a Thai garden, an elegant restaurant high atop a hotel tower or a city sidewalk café. And many restaurants offer live entertainment and outdoor seating. Hungry yet?
Find a new favorite spot!
Looking for somewhere to grab lunch with your coworkers, or a new spot for happy hour and dinner? We’ve put together lists and maps of downtown lunch and happy hour locations offering food, snacks, drinks, dessert, and more nearby, and a handy “Where to Eat & Drink” map that shows everything on a map that’s easy to read on your phone.
Support our independent, local businesses when they need you the most! Pick a different place go each time you go out, and see how many you can check off.
Another great way to find a place to grab lunch is by using Downtown Dayton’s new “Lunch-o-Matic.”
This fun device will randomly select a downtown lunch spot for you with each pull of the lever. Watch the options spin as you anxiously await your culinary fate and see what Lunch-o-Matic has chosen for you!
Don’t like the results? Spin it again! Lunch-o-Matic makes the tough decision about where to pick up lunch today easy and fun. You may even discover a new favorite spot.
DOWNTOWN DINING DIRECTORY
To see one or more locations plotted on the map and get directions to them, check the Map It boxes next to each location.
To display downtown parking options near your destination, check the “Show Parking…” box below the map.
*Information is subject to change. We recommend calling ahead, especially if you’re looking for live entertainment.