Coldwater Cafe & Catering

4.7
1312 reviews
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This restaurant housed in a former bank building in the heart of downtown Tipp City offers quality dining in a small-town setting. The decor is warm and welcoming and is a delight for the senses. The fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere while the full bar allows patrons a relaxing stop while awaiting a fabulous meal. The inviting atmosphere encourages relaxed conversation. You may be surprised to find that a restaurant in such a small town has some rather sophisticated choices on the menu alongside your more normal fare, with entrees such as ostrich being offered. If you are looking for a decadent dessert, look no further than the butter-drenched English Tea Cake! An easy drive from all points in the Dayton area, words cannot do it justice. A visit is a must and will be the first of many.

Reservations accepted for dinner only.
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JH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a wonderful experience at Coldwater Café!!! It has become a tradition for my husband and I to go and celebrate our wedding anniversary at Coldwater, they always make us feel very special!! This past Saturday was no exception, actually it probably was one of our best experiences yet, and that is saying a lot for the number of times we have been to Coldwater. The waiter and food was excellent, can't say enough good things!!! Thank you for making our 35th anniversary memorable!!!

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BS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coldwater Cafe prepares the most delicious fish dishes. Hosted friends visiting from Colorado who had nothing but praise for their meal and the restaurant experience.

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BP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. The food was s delight and the service exceptional.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AlwYs good but exceptional tonight

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and pleasant service as always

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Food and service is always fantastic!

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EM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Limited menu and very pricy. Too much loud noise from the bar which is next to the dining area.

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DF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb. Ate in The Alley area for the first time and couldn’t have had a better time.

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MJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As mentioned in other reviews, the food was excellent. Unfortunately the service was very slow throughout the meal, from getting cocktails to ordering dessert. The staff was friendly but I candidly wonder if the restaurant is understaffed. For the price you pay at the restaurant you expect the staff to be attentive and not to have to search out people to help you, check on orders, etc.

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ES
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for our anniversary dinner. Couldn't have been better experience. Food was amazing as was the service. We will definitely be coming back here again and hopefully soon.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Coldwater Cafe delivers one of the best dining experiences in our area. From the waitstaff to the Chef's execution of the meal, it is always outstanding.
Coldwater rivals any experience I have had at high quality restaurants throughout the United States.

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M
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Coldwater Cafe has been a favorite of ours for several years and we have taken both family and friends with us to enjoy a great meal and great ambiance! They also have a huge room upstairs for both parties/functions that is perfect for large groups!

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CE
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Coldwater Cafe and have gone there for years. This was our first time on the patio and we loved it. The atmosphere is very different, more relaxed and less formal. Service was great as was the food. We will be sitting on the patio soon

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DK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed the food, service and ambiance of the Coldwater Cafe and we (there were 5 of us) were certainly not disappointed once again.

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OT
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Consistently excellent service, food, and plate presentation. Live music on weekends.

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R
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Coldwater is amazing. We had dinner with friends and enjoyed drinks (excellent mojitos), appetizers (crab cakes, olives, cheese plate, spinach artichoke) and a variety of entrees, including the special . Crystal was our server and she was attentive and friendly. Fabulous night.

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P
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal! They took us to our table 20 min before our reservation, our waitress was knowledgeable and could provide menu recommendations. Excellent grouper and homemade gnocchi. Next time we’re trying the peanut butter pie!!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Coldwater to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary after a couple other friends recommended it. It was perfect! We started off right with the artichoke dip appetizer-delicious! Love the pita bread they serve it with. Although I’m not a big seafood fan, I tried the pecan crusted tilapia served with coconut jasmine rice & it was amazing! My husband totally enjoyed his Salmon. It has a smoky flavor along with a sweet sauce which he loves. We finished off with Creme Brûlée and the Chocolate Moose cake- both were to die for!! Needless to say we waddled out of there 😉 The waitress knowing it was our 1st time there even gave us a sample of their signature tea cake to take home- what a nice added touch! Our experience and food were amazing and we will definitely be back! Thanks for making our 24th great!

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PG
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our anniversary there. Great choice. Food was excellent! Complimentary champagne was a thoughtful touch. Would recommend everything especially the shrimp cocktail, She Crab soup, Lobster Crab cakes, and the Frozen Peanut Butter Pie.

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TJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coldwater is a must if you live in the Dayton area. Amazing food and the service is always perfect. Kelly was our server and she was incredible! We had the duck special with a coffee and cinnamon rub and homemade marmalade. It was so good that I seriously considered ordering another. Best meal I have had in my life! Not joking!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated wonderfully! Food was superb as always!

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D
Cleveland
256 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real jewel. Outstanding wine list and a wine person who knew her wines. The food was excellent with deserts to match. This will be our go to restaurant when we are in the Dayton area.

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OT
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and Megan was a great server! The cocktails were done quite well, and their wine selection is well thought out!

I would recommend them for any special occasion, and I’ll be definitely returning!

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b
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great~! The staff is wonderful and Kelly was our waitress and she is AWESOME as usual!

I travel over an hour to come to this restaurant and i am never disappointed!

thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were excellent. My husband and I enjoyed our evening out.

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l
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated to complementary champagne, fancy table setting the other tables didn’t have. We didn’t tell anyone at the restaurant of our special occasion, but our Open Table profile gave us away. We were pleasantly surprised & delighted. Dinner was delicious, as it always is at Coldwater Cafe. The service was fantastic. Overall a great experience we would highly recommend to anyone!

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KF
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary at Coldwater Café with filet mignon and New York strip steaks, they are both perfectly prepared and delicious and the service was impeccable!

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SH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. Great food without driving to a big city...

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LF
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I love this place...hope it was just an off night?

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been visiting Coldwater Cafe for the last 4 years and it has never disappointed us. The Filet Mignon is always delicious.

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f
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Glad they had a delicious for Friday during Lent

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NB
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first visit and we went for my husband's birthday. The food was fabulous and my husband had chocolate mousse cake and he said it was one of the best desserts he has ever had. Just a minor complaint was it took quite a while for our server to show up. Not sure what the issue was. The hostess finally got our drink orders and someone else brought them.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit to Coldwater Cafe is wonderful & delicious! The food choices are never ordinary and always yummy. The atmosphere is joyful, but calming. The service is good. I love the bread pudding for dessert! It makes the meal extra-special. Dining at Coldwater Cafe is such a treat!

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely!! The food and service were phenomenal!!

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MW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I’ve been there many times but the food wasn’t up to their usual standards. My steak was over cooked as well as the salmon. Hoping next time will be better.

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s
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat.

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M
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Traveling with my friend from MI to Dayton, OH. Timed the travel to stop by for this special dinner event.

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CH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Dayton, Coldwater has a small but excellent selection of food and non-alcoholic beverages!

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ZR
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service by Meg, pretty good food and served quickly. Even the owner Nick stopped by to say hi.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The flavors and presentation were refined, complex, and perfect.

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