Foy’s in Fairborn

Eureka! I found it. A truly vintage diner, like stepping back in time. Foy’s Rock and Roll Grill is located in downtown Fairborn “on the circle”. It appears not much has changed inside this time capsule. Just the way a local dive diner should be. I couldn’t have been more surprised or pleased stepping into…

One Eyed Jack’s

While eating at the Fairborn location of national chain First Watch, I noticed a sign proclaiming “pub burgers”. The place is One Eyed Jacks across from the Nutter Center. It’s not a diner. It’s barely a dive. At first glance it is a college bar with all the trappings. Cheap afternoon beer, a menu full…

Tanks

A true college dive with white collar appeal. Until recently I hadn’t been into Tanks since my days at the University of Dayton. Long known for its “couch potatoes”, great beer selection and chili burgers, this UD institution attracts a hearty lunch crowd even when school is out. Burgers and sandwhiches are the common fair,…

Bourbon St. Grille

There are few places to get a great burger downtown. This is one of those places. Perhaps the best burger shy of heading to a steakhouse in or near downtown Dayton. A favorite of the court crowds, lawyers and blue collar alike wait in line for the great bourbon chicken, burgers, beans and rice and…

East 5th Grill and Carryout

What a dive. A great,  hole in the wall  tucked out of the way, place. I didn’t get the coffee greeting that attracted me to this classic dive diner. With a u-turn after the rail road tracks, I parked next door and left my sportcoat on the seat. I bellied up to the counter, close…

The Hasty Tasty Pancake House

Known to the locals as Bunny’s this East Dayton spot is a diamond in the rough. Located on Linden Ave between  Smithville  and Woodman.  Bunny’s is an East Dayton staple. Breakfast anytime and great lunch plates too. I have never been there after 2:00 p.m. to attest to the dinner menu. I have heard that…

New Foodie Blog

Hat tip to Esrati for the link to Diving through Dayton. A great foodie site for those of us who love the out of the way spots here in town. Great reviews, great sense of humor and hopefully a new place to lunch. Link is in the blogroll. Or here. Diving Through Dayton