3 places where you can eat local near The Greene

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If you’re heading to The Greene, you might want some locally owned dining options after you finish with shopping or entertainment.

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Here are 3 of the best local restaurants nearby for any palate.

🍝 1. Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen

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Many delicious plates at Jimmy's Italian Kitchen. Photo source: Jimmy's Italian Kitchen

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Many delicious plates at Jimmy's Italian Kitchen. Photo source: Jimmy's Italian Kitchen

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Many delicious plates at Jimmy's Italian Kitchen. Photo source: Jimmy's Italian Kitchen

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Why it rates: In a remodeled Taco Bell restaurant, Jimmy's has been serving authentic Italian food in Dayton since 1975.

Dinner comes with a free serving of tomato basil soup, and everything is made fresh daily, including homemade pizza dough with the Troni family’s secret sauce. Jimmy’s is rated the No. 1 restaurant in Kettering on TripAdvisor.com, and it’s just 1.2 miles from The Greene, off East Dorothy Lane.

WHERE: 3002 Woodman Drive, Kettering

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday

MORE INFO: (937) 293-9133 | WebsiteFacebook

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🍲 2. Christopher’s Restaurant & Catering

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A bowl of chicken and rice soup from Christopher's in Kettering. Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen

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A bowl of chicken and rice soup from Christopher's in Kettering. Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen

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A bowl of chicken and rice soup from Christopher's in Kettering. Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen

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Why it rates: This cozy family-owned restaurant tucked away in Woodman Plaza (just over a mile from The Greene) has been a Dayton gem for 25 years. The Christopher's menu is designed to accommodate any palate or budget, prepared with local and naturally raised meats, fresh salmon from the Faroe Islands, local cage-free brown eggs, locally baked breads and locally grown fruits and vegetables when available. The menu changes monthly.

WHERE: 2318 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering

HOURS: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday

MORE INFO: (937) 299-0089 | WebsiteFacebook

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🍣 3. Sky Asian Cuisine

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Sky Asian Cuisine’s Pacific Roll, with yellowtail, lobster salad and fresh jalapeno pepper wrapped with soybean nori and topped with tuna, salmon, black tobiko, drizzled with a creamy, spicy sauce. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Sky Asian Cuisine’s Pacific Roll, with yellowtail, lobster salad and fresh jalapeno pepper wrapped with soybean nori and topped with tuna, salmon, black tobiko, drizzled with a creamy, spicy sauce. MARK FISHER/STAFF

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Sky Asian Cuisine’s Pacific Roll, with yellowtail, lobster salad and fresh jalapeno pepper wrapped with soybean nori and topped with tuna, salmon, black tobiko, drizzled with a creamy, spicy sauce. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Why it rates: A stylish and modern restaurant with Japanese decor, this place features traditional sushi and Asian dishes, as well as some new twists on classic Asian cuisine. The menu offers a large selection of sushi rolls and other items. Sky Asian Cuisine is located 1.4 miles from The Greene.

WHERE: 4090 Wilmington Pike, Kettering

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday

MORE INFO: (937) 949-9883 | WebsiteFacebook

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