THIRD WAVE: Many local restaurants reopen — and more are on the way

A third wave of restaurant dining-room reopenings were on Monday June 1.

Gov. Mike DeWine and state health officials lifted their mandatory shutdown of all dine-in services effective May 21, and many restaurants and pubs began serving diners that night. Some restaurant owners waited until just after the Memorial Day holiday and reopened last week. Today kicks off a third wave of reopenings.

>> ALSO NEW TODAY: One of Dayton's longest-running food trucks is for sale; owners plan restaurant

Here’s a partial list of restaurants reopening today, followed by a mention of a few planning to reopen later this week. We’re certain this is not a full, comprehensive list; if you have a favorite, give them a call or check their social-media pages to find out their reopening plans.

-- Basil's on Market:  Both the downtown Dayton location and the Troy restaurant will reopen at 11 a.m. today, June 1, and will be open for lunch and dinner six days a week, closed Sundays. The Dayton location will re-launch its "all-you-can-eat" crab special this Friday, June 5, and it will likely be coming soon to the Troy location, Basil's co-founder Todd Uhlir said in a phone interview.

>> PHOTOS: Damage in the aftermath of Saturday protests in Dayton

-- First Watch (multiple locations): The breakfast, brunch and lunch chain reopened its dining rooms nationwide, including all Dayton-area locations, at 7 a.m. today. In addition, First Watch restaurants are also open for take-out, which can be ordered online at or by calling your local restaurant. Delivery is available through UberEats and DoorDash.

-- Flyby BBQ in Beavercreek: This fast-casual barbecue restaurant at the Mall at Fairfield Commons was among the first restaurants to shut down its dining room, before the statewide order to do so. It reopens today, June 1 for dine-in, carry-out, and delivery via DoorDash, UberEats or Postmates.

Credit: Mark Fisher

Credit: Mark Fisher

>> Dayton restaurant to open location in Springfield

-- George's Family Restaurant in Harrison Twp.: The restaurant opened its dining room this morning and is also offering online ordering at or by phone at 937-275-0705. Curbside pickup is available.

-- Kabuki in Centerville: This sushi and Korean restaurant will reopen its dining room today, and is still offering curbside takeout as well as delivery through DoorDash and GrubHub.

Credit: Kimberly King

Credit: Kimberly King

-- Marion's Piazza (Shroyer Road/Dayton location only): The CEO of Marion's says the dining rooms at the nine Marion's locations in southwest Ohio will reopen in a staggered fashion throughout June, starting today with the original Dayton location. Reservations are required.

>> RELATED: Here's how things will change as Marion's Piazza begins to reopen its dining rooms

-- Nick's Restaurant in Xenia: This popular Greene County eatery will reopen its patio and its dining room today for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

-- Phebe's Cafe in downtown Dayton, a breakfast and lunch spot, reopened this morning.

-- Skyline Chili (Kettering): This Cincinnati-based chili chain has remained open for drive-through carryout, and at least one location, on Wilmington Pike in Kettering, is reopening its dining room today, starting at 10:30 a.m.

>> BACK TO BUSINESS: How fitness centers are finding new normal

Coming later this week, tentatively, are Lily's Bistro in Dayton's Oregon District on Tuesday, June 2 (keep an eye on Lily's social media to confirm); Sunrise Cafe and Calypso Grill in Yellow Springs on Wednesday, June 3; the Oakwood Club in Oakwood and Giovanni's in Fairborn on Thursday, June 4.

About the Authors