Sometimes a stadium dog with mustard and ketchup isn’t enough to hold you over to the ninth inning.
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Luckily, Dayton has plenty of delicious grub close enough to grab in time for the first pitch at Fifth Third Field. Here are some of our favorite restaurants within walking distance of the Dragon’s stadium.
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The food at Lock 27 in downtown Dayton. Pictured: Lock 27's Asian Pork Sliders served with French fries. Photo by Amelia Robinson
Photo: Photo: Amelia Robinson
⚾ Lock 27 Brewing
As close as it gets. You can’t miss Lock 27 — located beneath the Delco Lofts, right next to the stadium’s main gates.
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Their broad range of house beers make Lock 27 the perfect pit stop before the game begins. Not to mention their huge menu that includes a smoked brisket sandwich.
>> Lock 27 adds valet parking to address parking woes
LOCATION: 329 E. First St., Dayton
⚾ Basil’s On Market
Offering an upscale casual bistro right on the river, Chef Todd Uhlir has been impressing the palette’s of downtown Dayton since Basil’s opening in 2016.
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Trust us, with Basil’s portion sizes, you won’t have to worry about ordering seconds during the game.
LOCATION: 312 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton
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Canal Street Deli and Arcade's take on a Cuban sandwich.
Photo: Photo: Amelia Robinson
⚾ Canal Street Arcade and Deli
Get your game on.. before the game! In addition to their packed arcade and full service bar, Canal Street serves the freshest gourmet deli sandwiches using Smoking Goose and Boar’s Head Meats, as well as the local Rahn’s Artisan Bread that’s delivered daily.
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LOCATION: 308 E. First St., Dayton
The Dayton Beer Company signed an agreement Wednesday with Bonbright Distributors of Dayton to deliver its products to a nine-county region, making DBC the first area craft brewery to partner with an independent beer distributor, company officials said. (Staff Photographer Jim Witmer)
⚾ The Dayton Brewing Company
The Dayton Brewing Co. is about as Dayton as it gets. A short walk around the block from the stadium, this “European style” brewery is all about the local beer and crispy pizza.
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Attached to the brewery is the 2nd Street Pizza Company, which specializes in pizzas, salads and subs.
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LOCATION: 41 Madison Street, Dayton
Members of the Olt family -- descendants of the family that operated Olt Bros. Brewing Company in Dayton from 1907 to 1942 -- attended the bottle release party of Superba Hoppy Pils at Warped Wings Brewing Company on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 in downtown Dayton. The "Superba" name comes from one of Olt Bros. Brewing Company's flagship beers during the brewery's heyday. MARK FISHER/STAFF
Photo: Mark Fisher
⚾ Warped Wing Brewery
The decked-out-in-Dayton warehouse that is Warped Wing Brewery is one of the best places for the whole crew to pregame and fill up on food before the game.
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With long beer-hall styled seating and an authentic brewery atmosphere that can’t be beat— we never miss an opportunity to grab a pint at Warped Wing.
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LOCATION: 26 Wyandot St., Dayton
⚾ Arepas & Co. Colombian Comfort Food
A piece of “Colombia in downtown Dayton”, this comfort food dive is most known for their Colombian Platter that includes a delicious combination of rice, your choice of beans and meat and a fried plantain. And with all that for just $6.95, you’ll definitely have enough money left to splurge on that 7th inning stretch ice cream cone.
LOCATION: 416 E. Third St., Dayton
If you REALLY want to walk to the game:
Troll Pub Dayton hosted its grand opening on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17, 2018.
⚾ Troll Pub Dayton
Recently opened this St. Patrick’s Day, this 6,500-square-foot restaurant and bar is just the second location for the popular “Troll Pub Under The Bridge” from Louisville, KY.
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Nestled in the Wheelhouse building on Wayne Ave., Troll Pub is a brisk 15-minute walk to the ball game.
>> Brave souls: Troll Pub Dayton opened on St. Patrick’s Day
LOCATION: 216 Wayne Ave., Dayton