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Dining in Dayton and Kettering – Great Options for Retirees

The greater Dayton area is rich with dining options that embody its spirit and diversity in both casual and elegant surroundings. For those who love to cook and enjoy the local bounty, there are also plenty of wonderful farmers markets brimming with products and other products. Check out what’s in store when dining in Dayton.

Casual dining at its best

Dining in Dayton includes one of the best Italian restaurants anywhere: Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen. Featuring authentic Italian cuisine and a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, Jimmy’s menu offers something for every taste for lunch, dinner or something in between. Whether craving classic Italian pasta, a gourmet pizza or sub, a salad or appetizer, the many options make it difficult to choose just one. Jimmy’s kid’s menu also makes it a great place for fun family get-togethers.

Can’t make it to Mexico? Try Mode X Tequila Bistro for truly excellent Mexican cuisine crafted from the freshest ingredients by gifted chefs. The amazing fare at Mode X includes mouthwatering appetizers, salads and soups, favorites like specialty tacos, enchiladas, and chimichangas, and a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Patrons also love the excellent mixed drinks (especially the tequila choices!) and the many beer options.

When dining in Dayton one more casual option is the Meadowlark Restaurant offering unique and tempting lunch and dinner menus. This chef-owned restaurant serves American favorites as well as dishes influenced by cuisine from across the globe. Enjoy the simplicity of a burger or chicken pot pie, an in-house-cut strip steak, luscious spaghetti carbonara, a yummy sandwich, or one of the daily specials and decadent desserts.

Finest dining around!

Fine dining in Dayton includes many wonderful fine dining venues to sample. Among the best is the  Oakwood Club, a favorite since 1962 known for its surf and turf with seafood flown in fresh daily and aged Angus beef. Other menu options range from salads and appetizers to sandwiches to classics like beef stroganoff and veal francaise. With flawless service and sophisticated ambiance, the Oakwood Club is an excellent choice for fine dining in Dayton.

Club Oceano is another outstanding option for fine dining in Dayton. Specializing in fresh seafood, the menus offer unique and delicious choices for lunch, dinner and brunch. From the soups and appetizers to the raw bar and delicious entrees, Club Oceano offers meals ranging from fish and seafood to steaks and pasta, each sure to please the most discerning palates.

Delve into New American cuisine at Coco’s Bistro, a favorite for fine dining in Dayton. Featuring seasonal menus for lunch and dinner, Coco’s Bistro maximizes locally sourced produce and products to craft menu options that are not only visually appealing but truly delectable. Patrons also appreciate the light and airy atmosphere, range of seating and large patio.

For those who relish artisan coffee and desserts stop by EPIC Coffee Shop and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, or try a sandwich and a freshly brewed pot at Central Perc European Cafe. Join friends for a relaxing break at Eudora Brewing Company for a pint and a meal in the taproom or on the patio, or for a touch of casual elegance, experience the Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants for a wine tasting or a meal.

At One Lincoln Park, we offer both casual dining at our Bistro with deli-style lunches and snacks and fine dining in our elegant dining room with more than 20 daily menu choices and specials. Our residents also appreciate our fun Happy Hours and full-service bar.

Get fresh in Dayton!

When dining in Dayton means whipping up something special at home, don’t forget to check out the many excellent farmers markets. One of the best is the Oakwood Farmers Market which was created to bring fresh local produce, gourmet foods, art vendors, and food trucks together for the community. Enjoy excellent local offerings as well as fun family events like Fall Feast and Kid’s Market from June through October.

Another great choice is 2nd Street Market a European-style gathering of local vendors of plants and produce, baked goods and arts and crafts, with events and celebrations offered year-round in the refurbished historic freight house. Make a day of it at The Fairborn Farmer’s Market open May through October and featuring a wide variety of farm-fresh products including, produce, plants, flowers, and baked goods. Also not to be missed are the special Night Markets with food trucks available.

The great dining in Dayton is just one of the many reasons to make One Lincoln Park home. To learn more about all that we have to offer contact us today and schedule a tour of our beautiful independent living community! Find out more about why we think Dayton is such a great place to call your home in retirement – check out our Guide to Living Well During Retirement in Dayton and Kettering, Ohio.

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