5 reasons to visit the last lunch counter in Dayton

It's a sign: you are meant to stop at Falb’s Restaurant in Old North Dayton. Good food for prices straight outta the 1970s.

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It's a sign: you are meant to stop at Falb’s Restaurant in Old North Dayton. Good food for prices straight outta the 1970s.

Falb's Restaurant is one of the last of its kind.

The old lunch-style counter, which was geared toward serving on-the-go factory workers with short lunch breaks, serves its food cafeteria style. It's ready to be eaten in minutes, and customers can add their own toppings like onions, horseradish and more.

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Here are five reasons you should visit:

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Dwayne (left) and Joe Falb are the third-generation owners of Falb’s Restaurant, which has been around in Old North Dayton since 1920. CONNIE POST/STAFF

Dwayne (left) and Joe Falb are the third-generation owners of Falb’s Restaurant, which has been around in Old North Dayton since 1920. CONNIE POST/STAFF

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Dwayne (left) and Joe Falb are the third-generation owners of Falb’s Restaurant, which has been around in Old North Dayton since 1920. CONNIE POST/STAFF

1.) It's a true Dayton Original. It's been owned by the same family for three generations.

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Look at the size of this pork tenderloin at Falb’s. CONNIE POST/STAFF

Look at the size of this pork tenderloin at Falb’s. CONNIE POST/STAFF

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Look at the size of this pork tenderloin at Falb’s. CONNIE POST/STAFF

2.) The food is fresh and homemade. It includes hearty staples like meatloaf, polish sausage, pork tenderloin, soups and sloppy joes.

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You can get beer and high-balls at the bar at Falb’s Restaurant. CONNIE POST/STAFF

You can get beer and high-balls at the bar at Falb’s Restaurant. CONNIE POST/STAFF

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You can get beer and high-balls at the bar at Falb’s Restaurant. CONNIE POST/STAFF

3.) There's a bar. It's not fancy, but beers and high-balls are the standard.

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Behold, the sloppy joe at Falb's. It’s a copious amount of ground beef, tomato sauce and seasonings.

Credit: Staff photo by Connie Post

Behold, the sloppy joe at Falb's. It’s a copious amount of ground beef, tomato sauce and seasonings.

Credit: Staff photo by Connie Post

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Behold, the sloppy joe at Falb's. It’s a copious amount of ground beef, tomato sauce and seasonings.

Credit: Staff photo by Connie Post

Credit: Staff photo by Connie Post

4.) It's cheap. SUPER cheap. Lunch for two can clock in at under $10.

5.) Cabbage Rolls and oh, cabbage ROLLS 

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Credit: Falb's Restaurant

Credit: Falb's Restaurant

September through March, Falb’s famous, crowd-pleasing rolls are available every third Friday of the month starting at 9:30 a.m. until supplies run out. Rolls are $5 and dinners are $8.

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Want to go?
WHAT: Falb's Restaurant
WHERE: 201 Kiser St., Dayton
INFO: 937-224-4496

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