Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, lived for years in Lebanon and often patronized The Village Ice Cream Parlor on South Broadway Street.

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Dayton has a lot of fantastic restaurants, and there are great finds in some of the smaller towns in the surrounding region. 

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Here are three hidden gems to try next time you want something away from the hustle and bustle.

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Sam & Ethel's in Tipp City is a small-town diner that oozes charm. It's worth the drive for the pie alone.
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Sam & Ethel’s Restaurant, 120 E. Main Street, Tipp City

This quaint little Mom and Pop diner tucked away in the heart of downtown is a Tipp City staple. You’ll find your typical diner and comfort foods but prepared very well, and be sure to save room for some homemade pie. It’s a cozy spot in a nice, though small, downtown. 

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Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, lived for years in Lebanon and often patronized The Village Ice Cream Parlor on South Broadway Street.

The Village Parlor Restaurant & Ice Cream, 22 S. Broadway Street, Lebanon

If you’re looking for a more upscale option, hit The Golden Lamb just down the street, but The Village Parlor is a great old-fashioned soda shoppe that you have to try at least once. It’s a taste of local charm among great shopping and makes for a great lunch spot with delicious sandwiches, burgers and of course ice cream in a family-like atmosphere. 

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Sunrise Café, 259 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs

An all-day hangout, they believe in “from scratch" cooking, and almost everything is made in house, including all breads, burgers, gyros, jams, dressings, soups, sauces and more. They source from 20-plus local farms that refrain from use of pesticides, GMOs, antibiotics and growth hormones for top quality ingredients.

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