Milkshakes, burgers and more: Culp’s Cafe, a Dayton institution, now open

Culp’s Cafe at Carillon Historical Park.
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Culp’s Cafe at Carillon Historical Park.

Credit: Lisa Powell

Credit: Lisa Powell

Culp’s Cafe, tucked away on the grounds of Carillon Historical Park, opened Monday, April 1, and is serving delicious delights all season.

Culp's Cafe is now open for the season, serving a variety of sandwiches, sides, soups and ice cream treats. PHOTO / Contributed by Dayton History
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Culp's Cafe is now open for the season, serving a variety of sandwiches, sides, soups and ice cream treats. PHOTO / Contributed by Dayton History

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According to daytonhistory.org, the restaurant, which is open from April through October, "pays homage to Culp's Cafeteria — a renowned Dayton lunchroom that specialized in home-cooked food. Housed in the legendary downtown Arcade, Culp's was Dayton's first restaurant to offer air-conditioning, and featured the first electronic Hammond organ in the area."

You can enjoy a variety of sandwiches and sides, including burgers, hot dogs, and homemade soups.

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Bonus: they have some great ice cream treats, including traditional scoops, sundaes, milkshakes and root beer floats.

The best part? It’s a great value: you can get a sandwich, side and drink for well under $10.

Culp's Cafe is now open for the season, serving a variety of sandwiches, sides, soups and ice cream treats. PHOTO / Contributed by Dayton History
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Culp's Cafe is now open for the season, serving a variety of sandwiches, sides, soups and ice cream treats. PHOTO / Contributed by Dayton History

Culp's Cafe is now open for the season, serving a variety of sandwiches, sides, soups and ice cream treats. PHOTO / Contributed by Dayton History
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Culp's Cafe is now open for the season, serving a variety of sandwiches, sides, soups and ice cream treats. PHOTO / Contributed by Dayton History

Admission to Carillon Park is not required to dine at Culp’s. Just enter through the Kettering Family Education Center. Dayton History members will receive a 10 percent discount.

Want to go?
WHAT: Culp's Cafe
WHERE: 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton
HOURS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 12-4 p.m. Sunday
INFO: 937-293-2841 | daytonhistory.org