July was an important month for restaurant openings in downtown Dayton with old favorites coming back.
Take a look at some of the best restaurant openings from July:
The newest addition in the Oregon District, 416 Diner, opened its doors on July 7 at 416 E. 5th St. The diner serves breakfast, lunch and late-night options. The late-night comfort food, which is served out of the walk-up service window, includes pepperoni rolls, hoagie sandwiches, omelets and burgers.
Mudlick Tap House, originally located in Germantown, opened its doors in downtown Dayton at 135 E 2nd St. on July 22. The gastropub offers its customers made-from- scratch food within a restaurant that pays tribute to the building’s start as a Ford Model T dealership.
The newest addition to the Huber Heights pub scene is a craft beer pub and live music destination: Brick Tap & Tavern. The new pub opened its doors on June 30 at 7113 Taylorsville Rd. in the space that previously housed Bootlegger’s Tavern. The 3,200-square-foot space was updated with eight flat-screen televisions and a draft beer system with 10 taps.
On July 19, the area’s newest Victor’s Taco Shop opened at 6416 Chambersburg Rd. in Huber Heights. The taco-and-burrito carry-out chain offers its customers a menu that includes tacos, enchiladas, burritos, taquitos, and tostadas.
Riff Raff Tavern is back with a new owner after shutting down in early June. The downtown bar reopened at 130 N Patterson Blvd. on July 15 and is now owned by Grant Dixon, whose plans to open Evolution 804 Nightclub are on hold. Dixon emphasized the newly reopened bar will retain the musical focus on rock/southern rock/country/blues that it predecessor had.
The area’s first Barry Bagels restaurant is located at 4313 Far Hills Ave. in Kettering. The 1,800-square-foot bagel shop celebrated its grand opening on July 25. The shop will offer delivery and catering, its franchise owners have said.