Watermark is preparing to open its doors. Video by Amelia Robinson

7 brand new restaurants that you need to try this fall

There’s no shortage of delicious food to try in Dayton!

September saw a number of announcements of new restaurants and bars coming to the area.

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Consider this your fall bucket list for new places to eat that you need to try:

🍴 Watermark

Eric and Maria Walusis are preparing to open Watermark restaurant in Miamisburg.
Photo: Photo by Amelia Robinson

Maria and Eric Walusis have opened Watermark at 20 S. First St. in downtown Miamisburg. The pair recently closed their first restaurant, the nearby Nibbles, which opened two years ago. Watermark will offer new American and global cuisine. 

>>MORE: This hardworking couple opened a new restaurant in Miamisburg


IHOP opened its newest location at 7611 Old Troy Pike on Sept. 5 at 6 a.m. The restaurant is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and seats 192 while employing nearly 110. IHOP has another restaurant under construction in Vandalia near the Miller Lane restaurants with plans to open as early as March.

>>MORE DETAILS: New Dayton-area IHOP now open, another location on the way

>>RELATED: New IHOP in Huber Heights had already been sold

🍴Lock 27

The Lock 27 Mouth Breather IPA will be among the brewery’s beers available on draught in the Dayton area starting this week. PHOTO BY JIM WITMER, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Staff Writer

Lock 27’s second location debuted on Sept. 5 at East Monument Avenue and shares a plaza with Fifth Third Field, overlooking the Dayton Dragons ballpark.  

>>PHOTOS: Sneak peek at progress of Lock 27 Brewing in downtown Dayton  

The 12,00-square-foot restaurant and brewery will seat about 120, and will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week, according to owner Steve Barnhart. 

>>PLAY BEER! New brewpub next to Dayton Dragons field is now open

🍴 MOD Pizza

At MOD Pizza, you can build your own or try one of the restaurant’s creations, including a seasonal pie such as Ella (pictured) that holds white sauce, mozzarella, spicy chicken sausage, diced tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, a lemon wedge and Sriracha. LIGAYA FIGUERAS / LFIGUERAS@AJC.COM
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The area’s second MOD pizza opened its doors on Sept. 20. The quick-serve casual pizza restaurant, located within Cornerstone of Centerville, occupies 2,800 square feet and will serve individual pizzas, made-to-order salads, milkshakes, house-made lemonades and iced teas, and local craft beers and wine.

>>FULL STORY: Dayton-area’s second MOD Pizza is now open 

🍴 McAlister’s Deli 

McAlister’s Deli is scheduled to open Sept. 18 at the Dayton Mall. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Staff Writer

Atlanta-based McAlister’s Deli opened its third local restaurant within The Village At Dayton Mall, which also houses Bravo and Rusty Bucket. The 4,000-square-foot-space seats 158 and serves sandwiches, soups, salads, Spuds (loaded baked potatoes), desserts and sweet tea.

>>NOW OPEN: McAlister’s Deli opens third area location near the Dayton Mall 

🍴 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken has opened in Englewood, and has more locations in the works in the Dayton area. SUBMITTED
Photo: Staff Writer

The Dayton area’s newest Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen — a 2,791-square-foot restaurant that seats 46 diners — is open at 1100 S. Main St. (Ohio 48) in Englewood. The chain is known for its fried chicken and Cajun-style side dishes. 

>>FULL STORY: New fried-chicken restaurant now open in Dayton area

🍴 Asian Too

Asian Too, a new restaurant in the Mall at Fairfield Commons food court, opened to the public Sept. 1. The space previously housed Cajun Ming. The restaurant describes its concept this way: “decided to start fresh and focus on building a new company that would blend his experience, passion and knowledge of food court concepts, while allowing him the creative freedom to explore new opportunities for Asian cuisine.” 

>>MORE: New restaurant opens at the Mall at Fairfield Commons and 2 more are coming soon