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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Dayton

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Dayton? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Silas Creative Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (405)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Versailles
About the restaurant
Fresh + Unexpected Dining
Serving up an eclectic mix of globally inspired cocktails, wine and chef-driven cuisine, one would never guess that the key ingredients to Silas's success are sourced from a farm just down the road.

A bright sunlit space by day and a cozy candlelit venue by night, our main dining room makes an impact with contemporary decor and comfortable seating that’s swanky and sophisticated yet approachable to all.

Top review
ewoodvip
Dined 5 days ago
Very nice place for a business lunch. Menu is limited and service was not quick, but the food was excellent.
A photo of Coldwater Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3033)
$31 to $50
American
Tipp City
About the restaurant
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.


Top review
AmandaT
Dined 6 days ago
We love Coldwater Cafe. Food and service is always exceptional.
A photo of Coco's Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2169)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Dayton
About the restaurant
You'll always feel welcome at Coco's.

We're a Dayton Original, an independent restaurant where you can have your power lunch, a rehearsal dinner, a fun night, or a place to propose. You'll enjoy contemporary American food, always with amazing service, and reasonable prices for wine and spirits. Thank you Dayton - we love you as much as you love us.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food was good, the service was average. Overall, we enjoyed the dinner.
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Beavercreek restaurant
4.8
4.8 (254)
$30 and under
American
Dayton
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Service was great, good food. And 1/2 price wine on Tue
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Centerville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4905)
$30 and under
American
Centerville
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
SACTrndKlr
Dined 5 days ago
Went for the Happy Hour and tried their "flight" of 4 sangria blends. Our favorites were "Papa Don't Peach" and "Raspberry Beret" but all were tasty and refreshing. For appetizer we had the Southwestern Egg Rolls which had a good balance of spicy heat without being overbearing. The scallop and shrimp were broiled perfectly and lightly seasoned. Like the way they have the recommended wine pairings by bin number on the food menu to their wine list We were on a business trip and heard about Coopers Hawk from some of the locals. Wish there were one closer to our home. We would be regulars
A photo of SKY Asian Cuisine and Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (260)
$30 and under
Asian
Dayton
About the restaurant
Sky has been dedicated in offering the memorable dining experience! We use only the freshest natural ingredient in a way that is healthy and to provide the bet food we can. With traditional Japanese decoration filing up the restaurant, you will not only enjoy your meal but also the authentic atmosphere. Visit us at 4090 Wilmington Pike, Kettering Ohio.
The staff greet everyone with the warmest welcome. We have made painstaking efforts to create the tidiest and cleanest dining area, especially during Covid 19. We sanitize daily and after every use of every surface. We have placed hand sanitizers around the restaurant for public use as well. We guarantee you with friendly and timely service. We welcome you to experience the best dinner in our fairyland!

Top review
Calgourmetvip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Great service, great food. We appreciate the fact that Tracy walked us through the menu and mentioned a few sushi items that were available but not on the menu.
A photo of Rusty Bucket - Dayton restaurant
4.5
4.5 (243)
$30 and under
American
Dayton
About the restaurant
Rusty Bucket is a casual neighborhood tavern serving the highest quality food and beverage in a “come as you are” setting. Scratch kitchens, fresh cocktails, and the perfect pour are our craft. Our associates are welcoming, and our hospitality naturally makes us the local hub where friends and family frequently gather to share in a good time.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Good food, good service. Love being able to book through Open Table. We will definitely be back.
A photo of Mode X Tequila Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (67)
$30 and under
Mexican
Beavercreek
About the restaurant
A sophisticated twist on the Tequila bistro style of informal eating and drinking.........Welcome to Mode X Tequila Bistro, a place that praises the vibrancy of Mexico. Here you will find a fun and casual dining experience. At Mode X, we emphasize on using quality ingredients, from fresh-pressed tortillas to housemade sauce.

Top review
DrKLKBvip
Dined 3 days ago
Definitely a step up from the average Mexican restaurant! The space is beautiful with many different table/bar/seating options. It was a gorgeous night and we dined in the shade next to the open air patio - perfection! We had chips and queso, shrimp tacos, and chicken fajitas and all were wonderful. The Paloma and spicy margarita were also yummy and a great size. We will absolutely dine here again!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Dayton restaurant
4.9
4.9 (757)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Dayton
About the restaurant
Enjoy an unforgettable interactive dining experience with friends and family with fondue at The Melting Pot in Dayton. We believe in celebrating the everyday, so you don’t need a special reason to come out for our delicious menu offerings. Whether you’re here for drinks, cheese, and chocolate, or you want to dig into our four-course fondue experience, we know you’ll love every bite! From artisan cheeses to our decadent chocolate fondue desserts, there is something to tickle your taste buds in each pot. Let our friendly staff help you choose the right fondue experience for your table tonight. Make reservations for everyone at The Melting Pot and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Great experience. Isaiah was fantastic. Superb experience.
A photo of The Chop House - Dayton restaurant
4.5
4.5 (901)
$30 and under
Steak
Dayton
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Chop House® restaurants, where we strive to provide each guest with friendly service in an inviting environment. Our service and our food is guaranteed!

Established in 1992 by Mike Connor with the help of family and friends, The Chop House® has become one of the premier casual restaurant concepts in the Southeast, with 12 locations spread across 4 states.

Our number one goal is to provide a superior dining experience to every guest. We do this by providing guest-obsessed service and generous portions of delicious food using the freshest ingredients.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
First time at The Chop House and I had a big group. We were greeted and seated promptly when half of our group arrived. Chuck, our server, knew the menu extremely well and gave great suggestions. He accommodated my group of high school students with ease! Our food was delicious starting with the appetizers all the way to our desserts. Each steak was cooked perfectly and surprisingly a great value. Overall great experience and most likely will return.
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