6 new restaurants that opened in the last month you need to try

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: 

416 Diner

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. 

'Stuffed Breakfast Pepper Rings' is 416 Diner's newest breakfast special.
Photo: Photo via Guy Fragmin

» Learn More: Brand new Oregon District restaurant is now open 

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. 

» LEARN MORE: Our first taste of downtown Dayton’s newest restaurant 

We take a look at food at Mudlick Tap House, 135 E. Second St. The restaurant is preparing for its grand opening.
Photo: Photo: Amelia Robinson


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. 

» LEARN MORE: New beer pub & music venue’s owners have deep ties to Huber Heights 

The Brick Tap & Tavern is now open in the space that previously housed the Bootlegger’s Tavern in Huber Heights. Photo from The Brick Tap & Tavern Facebook page.
Photo: Staff Writer

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. 

Victor’s Taco Shop is gearing up to open its fourth Dayton-area location in Huber Heights. MARK FISHER/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

» Learn More: Victor’s Taco Shop's newest location is now open

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. 

» LEARN MORE: Riff Raff Tavern to reopen next week in same location, new owner says (July 6)

» RELATED: Dispute over Dayton nightclub’s lease triggers lawsuit 

This photo shows the Riff Raff Tavern on Canal stage prior to its closure last month. Its new owner says it will reopen next week. FILE
Photo: Staff Writer

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. 

This Barry Bagels restaurant is poised to open in the next two weeks on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering. MARK FISHER/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

» LEARN MORE: Barry Bagels announces grand opening date