Along the major roadways lie the usual fast-food establishments and chains, with the heaviest concentration in the downtown region. Here and there, however, Dayton does possess some noteworthy eateries. These include two longstanding family-owned restaurants.
Stop in at The Barnsider for outstanding service in a relaxing environment, and enjoy meals fit for a king, like delectable horseradish crusted salmon or tasty crabmeat-stuffed chicken. They provide alternate menus for various special days and holidays throughout the year, and patrons can rent their private and semiprivate dining rooms for parties, formal dinners and corporate
Rob's Restaurant & Catering specializes in home-style cooking and a family-oriented atmosphere with a huge variety of food available both in-house and for catering. Diners can choose from a wide range of soups and salads freshly made daily from scratch, hot and cold sandwiches with a side of yummy fries or onion rings, or dozens of entrees. Tempting specials cover a wide array of selections from the restaurant's vast menu, and don't forget to have a scrumptious slice of homemade pie, fresh out of the oven.
A Dayton landmark for more than half a century and long considered one of the great steak houses
in the country, the Pine Club also bears mentioning. In the past several decades, hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers have passed through the Pine Club's doors. Start off with a half-dozen blue point oysters on the half shell or Nantucket Cape scallops for a robust appetizer, then try some broiled lamb loin chops or braised tenderloin tips with fresh mushrooms accompanied by a tantalizing selection from their wine-lovers wine list. Providing gift certificates as well as online ordering of their best-selling items, this restaurant aims to please. You can pay with cash or a personal check, and you can also open a personal house account, but except for online orders, this establishment does not take credit cards.
Roosevelt's proximity to downtown Dayton has an active nightlife, especially on weekends. The city holds a wide assortment of entertainment choices including the infamous drag shows at Masque.