Abner’s

Abner’s sits in the seediest part of East Third in Dayton. Off the beaten path but shouldn’t be ignored. Sitting on the south side of East Third Abner’s is a local’s greasy spoon. A few highlights. Breakfast all day. Great prices. Friendly wait staff, one girl working the small counter and the 8 booths. Any…

Tipp O’ the Town

On occasion the search for the perfect burger lands you in the most unlikely of places. This week that place is Tipp City Ohio. Being north of town on the backside of the lunch hour left me scrambling for a bite to eat. Leaving exit 68 off of I-75 I had the option of hitting…

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,…

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…