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, but salads and their famous chili shouldn’t be missed. Recent renovations and an expanded dining room will alleviate the common 5-10 minute wait for lunch soon. On a recent lunch visit the dining room was full and a small line formed near the door. No college students could be seen, blue collar and white collar sat side by side enjoying burgers and great sandwhiches.
I enjoyed the Turkey Club, not pretentious, but rather stuffed full of turkey, bacon and american cheese. My companion enjoyed a plentiful reuben on rye, a mound of chips and a pickle spear completed the plate. Both of us eating for less than $8.00 with a drink.
This place is no frills, but delivers a great sandwhich and the best loaded fries in Dayton. Upon the advice of Esrati I will be back to give breakfast a try in the near future.
The wait staff was great and excellent service is the norm at this dive.
Tanks. Wayne Avenue on the backside of UD. Just up the hill from Downtown. (937) 252-2249
Before a Dragon’s game, hop a ride on Tanks Dragon Wagon.