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Coldwater Cafe & Catering

4.9
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1661 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1661 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AustinMT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at this restaurant and I was blown away by how great everything was. I've eaten at a lot of restaurants in various states over the years and while I enjoy most places I visit, it is rare that I would deem a place exceptional, but Coldwater Cafe is, indeed, exceptional. Everything was fantastic. I ordered the salmon salad, and it was one of the best salmons I've ever eaten.

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SherylG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My meal alone was $72.00. Meal wonderful, beautifully prepared. A long skinny booth for 5 older people not so much. Ones on end couldn’t hear us in other end.
Expected a regular table so we could hear each other. And White Fabric Tablecloths PLEASE! Disappointed in that!

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salmon salad and beautiful atmosphere. Friendly staff

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MaggieM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience @ Coldwater Cafe. Wish they were located in Kettering/Oakwood area.

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vipTiti
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on the outside patio. Our server, Kelly, was outstanding. She somehow remembers our favorite drinks and food and always has suggestions for something new or a different preparation. I had the salmon blackened this time and was not disappointed. My husband had the filet which was cooked perfectly and even better then we remembered. Coldwater is a gem that we will continue to frequent often.

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JoAnnB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never get a bad meal - it is so incredibly good.

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JoyH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet was cooked to perfection for both of us. We agree it was the best we’ve ever had. We couldn’t resist getting desserts or eating it all. The outdoor alley seating was enjoyable. Even though we were able to see the traffic, it wasn’t intrusive. Service was top notch. Everyone was friendly and worked exbiditiously

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outside dining experience!!! Fantastic food and drinks and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great overall. Lovely sheltered outdoor eating area.

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lovetogooutfordinner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat outside. The mussels are the best!!

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DebA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to sit outside! The food was all amazing! The service was friendly & attentive. Thanks for a fun afternoon!

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KathyK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Great caramel appletini.

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Scoob
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome like always

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JaneH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was perfect, from salads to dessert. Our server, Bridget, was great. Very friendly and helpful. We love Coldwater Cafe. It's our favorite place for a special dinner.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love me some Coldwater Cafe! Had the mussels and a wedge salad. Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Food was fantastic and our server Jill was amazing. 5 stars!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Anniversary and got a complimentary desert and glass of Champagne.

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vipNicoleS
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal and drinks were delicious. I appreciate that Coldwater Cafe is following state safety orders. This made me feel very comfortable. I would like to see them add some outdoor heaters to their patio. I think this would make this area more able to be utilized more months out of the year. Hot Toddy, soup and salad were all amazing. And definitely make room for desert. Their carrot cake and chocolate mouse cake were amazing. We'll be back!

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elizabethg
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This past Saturday we went to the Coldwater Cafe to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff made sure we had a special evening starting with a complimentary Prosecco. Our meals were cooked to perfection, and we ordered Nicks carrot cake to go we could enjoy it later.

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SadAnn
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We were seated next to the elevator, stairs and the drink refill area. High traffic area for this busy night. Loud and very "in the corner" feeling. Service was poor due to large number of guest. Even though we arrived early to beat the evening guest. ( 5:15) we were celebrating our 30th Anniversary and it was the most un-romantic spot in the restaurant. It was very disheartening to spend over $100.00
( including tip) for this evening. Portions were rather small for the price. The food was good. However I don't think we will return. First impression make a huge impact. Just because it is only two of us dinning, we tip very well. Therefore we should be treated just as well as the larger parties. I wish the business well.

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made reservations on line and still had to wait to be seated. Thought having a reservation in advance would get us seated when we arrived (and we arrived early).

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MaggieM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply, the best non-steakhouse restaurant in the DAYTON area. Coldwater Cafe runs circles around their competitors. They have an exceptionally creative menu.

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Jean
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My lobster crab cake salad was outstanding. Each person at our table of 4 had a different entree. My grilled cheese aficionado friend said "This is the best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever eaten". THANK YOU COLDWATER!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. I continue to have great food and good service

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vipPamela1
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! Mussels are the best ever! Always fantastic food and friendly service

MB
MindyB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service for lunch at a table in the bar area! Our server, Hannah, was very knowledgeable about the menu, let us try the soup of the day, and offered suggestions for our entrees, drinks, and desserts. The bar area was not as quiet as the dining room, but was a pleasant environment for lunch with a friend. The food was delicious as always and our desserts were amazing! Coldwater Cafe desserts are always scrumptious and we look forward to trying new featured desserts as well as their classics each time we come!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the staff are impeccable. The food is delicious and everything is made fresh. The ambience is very sweet and welcoming. I would not go anywhere else to celebrate a special occasion.

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Paulaw
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wonderful meal, never had anything I have not liked. Visit a few times a year. Our server was fine, just not as enthusiastic as I have experienced. The is a very unique restaurant. Price is what i would expect to pay due to the superior quality of food.

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Gigi
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually are in the Tipp City area this time of year and never pass up the opportunity to lunch at the Goldwater Cafe. The food is excellent , wait staff very attentive and the ambiance Wonderful . It is always a treat to take friends there to dine and catch up with each other

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Putty
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very please with the food, drinks, service and outside seating

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect evening, great food, great service, all the help couldn't have been more pleasant, love the new whiskey glasses

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DarenR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

There were six of us and the booth was a bit cramped with six older adults. My husbands lamb shank was tough but his friend ordered the same and his was tender. Go figure.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat in the vault by ourselves. It was nice. The past with shrimp was outstanding along with the wedge salad. My wife had the Tilapia and it was good as well. Coldwater Cafe is her favorite and it was her birthday. Our waitress was so nice and attentive.

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ErikM
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the lobster crabcakes were very good. so were the steaks

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EmilyK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Will be back for sure. Super convenient to reserve the table online instead of a long wait. Great service and I can’t say enough about the food! Have already told quite a few people they have to stop in!

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DarenR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband wears a hearing aid in one ear and a cochlear device in the other, so noise level is very important to us. We had a pleasant lunch with our granddaughter. Everything was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well organized and prompt, the service and food was amazing and dessert was heavily enjoyed. Best restaurant in the Dayton area, by far.

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DeeS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was perfect for an outdoor lunch.
The service was perfect and so was the food.
Hope you get the squash soup back soon!

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LoraK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only gave 4 stars because my husband ordered the Lamb Shank and he felt if was over cooked and didn't care for the flavor. We had Kelly as our server and she was outstanding. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and just a very good server.

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BandD
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was delicious and our server was friendly and professional. The salmon with couscous and citrus vinaigrette tasted fresh and flavorful. (The only minor hitch was that the entree came out half way through the salad course but the server was apologetic and this is not typical of our experiences here.)

FAQs

Coldwater Cafe & Catering offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 667-0007.

Coldwater Cafe & Catering is rated 4.9 stars by 1661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.