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:
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
🍴 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
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.”