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Coldwater Cafe, Tipp City, OH

Coldwater Cafe

4.9
4.9
2993 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (937) 667-0007
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Katy Evans
  • Catering
    Coldwater has limited its catering to focus on the banquet space upstairs.
  • Private party facilities
    We have two rooms available for private dining, each with its own style and personality. We will work with you to create a personalized dining experience perfect for your event.
  • Private party contact
    Jenny Swigart: (937) 667-0007
  • Neighborhood
    Tipp City
  • Cross street
    Between 2nd and 3rd Streets
  • Parking details
    A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.
  • Public transit
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,993 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Overall

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Food

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Best Service

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    American

  • Dayton

    Best Overall

  • Dayton

    Best Food

  • Dayton

    Best Service

  • Dayton

    Best Ambiance

  • Dayton

    Best Value

  • Dayton

    Great for brunch

  • Dayton

    Good for business meals

  • Dayton

    Healthy

  • Dayton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Dayton

    Great for fine wines

  • Dayton

    Romantic

  • Dayton

    Good for special occasions

  • Dayton

    Most Booked

2,995 Reviews
  1. RusselP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was not my first trip here, but when my wife and I were going to attend a concert in nearby Troy, it was the standout choice. I had made reservations when I bought the tickets some months ago. Thankfully, they send an email reminder the day before, as my wife was asking where we were going to eat. As per usual, the waitstaff was courteous and attentive, and the food was wonderful, starting with the mussels. For me these are a requirement anytime we eat here. If we get another appetizer, we will get the mussels, another appetizer and dessert. My wife calls this "going out for bookends". The grouper was fantastic, cooked to perfection, and my ribeye was also cooked to a precise medium-rare. (My only quibble: it could have used a little salt.) We split the creme brulee. It was spot-on perfect. We will definitely be back!

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  2. BryantM

    Cincinnati

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice meal with friends. Great service. Food was good, not great

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  3. AngelaS

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quiche was fantastic as usual. They were offering Spinach and cheese and it was delicious. I got a cup of the chicken tortilla soup. It was good, but not as tasty as most of the other soups I have tried. The mint tea is wonderful. Our server was the best!

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  4. CurtisR

    Cincinnati

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new Steak Frites with sweet potatoes with house made chimichurri is a must have!! Nice job!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Kelly was fantastic, kept the wine glasses full. Lobster crab cakes were amazing

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  6. lynnH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wine down Wednesday couldn’t beat the wine deal! I had the Asian chicken salad…..super yummy! Overall a nice time with my girlfriend to catch up in a peaceful atmosphere.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always fantastic food and service for a business meeting…

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  8. DaytonGal

    Munich

    196 reviews

    5.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food delicious- cherry ravioli! Fair prices Great service from the moment you walk in the door Charming place.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food always is spectacular! And, our server Zachary was excellent, making our 7 year old granddaughter feel very special.

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  10. EvaW

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband said the Coldwater Burger was the best he’d had in a long time. The quiche was excellent like always and the strawberry jalepeno margarita was refreshing and delicious!

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  11. amanda

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    worth the drive for the best quiche! The chocolate mouse cake was Devine. The only frustration is the single bathroom. Can’t offer five dollar mimosas on Mother’s Day weekend and only have one restroom! lol

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  12. BradK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zach is a great waiter! Our friends from Bozeman enjoyed the evening.

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  13. ThomasW

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It will be hard to beat the Coldwater Cafe, as they excel in all directions, starting with drinks and ending with tea cake, and a whole lot in the middle.

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  14. kims

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch ! Cherry Bread pudding dessert is amazing! Nice service.

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  15. DavidB

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service as always, that’s why I keep coming back!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get the fried green tomato grilled cheese. Cute lunch spot not to be missed

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  17. Susanamantha

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal with friends yesterday. I enjoyed the shrimp and grits with house made andouille. Others had the lobster crabcakes and pork roast. Great food! Great ambience.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening and experience. Food, service, and night.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coldwater is a regular stop for us. We love the ambience and the food is always excellent! We ate outdoors on the covered patio with beautiful weather and great service. I highly recommend! 

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  20. AndyM

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kelly is fantastic as is John and Zach!!!! You’re our favorite ❤️

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and service. The food was top tier and everything was delicious. This is our 2nd visit in 4 months.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new tempura shrimp are amazing! Steak was excellent as always. Service is awesome.

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  23. TammyS

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Bethan took care of our every need with a smile. She never let our glass get low and always stopped to make sure all is well. Food was outstanding as well. We'll definitely be back and ask to sit in Bethan's area!!

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  24. Col1020

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat in the vault -very quiet with only 2 other couples at other tables. The food was delicious, bountiful and reasonably priced.

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  25. TheatrePatron

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for diners that are concerned about Gluten (eight menu items), but not so much for vegetarians (only one).

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  26. AmyW

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect lunch spot for leisure, business, or celebratory dining. Every time I am in Tipp, I have to go! Coconut carrot soup, vegan street tacos, and carrot cake - delicious! Highly recommend. Great service, and friendly staff.

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  27. CurtisR

    Cincinnati

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want the best burger COME HERE!! Most places cannot get the temp correct. Medium could mean still mooing or burnt to a crisp…. Coldwater has it down!!! Thanks Coldwater for being awesome!!

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  28. BandD

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious & the service was great! We each had salads that were wonderfully fresh with added salmon that was moist & full of flavor. The potato and leek soup needs to be a regular offering it was so good. Kelly, of course, always makes our experience enjoyable. Thanks!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to visit. Food and people are amazing. Love the newly renovated dinning area

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  30. MikeB

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, this Gem in Tipp is always great and doesn’t disappoint!! Had to give it a 4 star on food as Mrs. Katie was enjoying a much deserved time away with Family!! See you, Nick and the Crew again soon!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have had some health issues and wad laid up the last year. Is it possible Cold Water Cafe has gotten even better? Great evening.

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  32. Shorty

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zachary did an amazing job! Food was great! Will definitely return.

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  33. RCMC

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were outstanding! I highly recommend the C-Cafe for any occasion. Chef Katy has put together an inspiring menu of well balanced tantalizing culinary delights. Prices are very reasonable including the wine list. (Cafe doesn’t put high margins on wine like most other establishments). Our server Kelly was slammed on a Saturday night but delivered great personal service without missing a beat! Anyone would be happy with the great service or the food but we got both!!

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  34. MichelleS

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place to eat! Service and food were both excellent and we will definitely return!

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  35. JudyR

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our lunch at Coldwater Cafe. Everything was wonderful!

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  36. DTemm

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zachary was our server and did an excellent job. Very attentive and knowledgeable. Always watched our table in case we needed something. Two of us had the pork ribeye. Very tender and the not so spicy jelly was a perfect glaze. Love the quant Tipp City. So nice to have an excellent restaurant downtown. Will go back again.

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  37. HazardTimeTraveler

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great place. I struggle to find places that could accommodate my Vegetarian diet, and they did not disappoint. The atmosphere of the restaurant is excellent

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  38. cksteb

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a wonderful place to eat! Sitting outside with a glass of wine & a delicious meal with your family. Doesn't get any better then that!!!

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  39. CurtisR

    Cincinnati

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just wanted to pop in for a quick bite to eat on the way to a meeting. Coldwater accommodated my timeline and I made it to the meeting full and happy!!! Thanks Coldwater!!

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  40. Charly

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Steak was grilled to perfection. Ravioli was fresh. And Kelly, our server, was a superstar! Can't wait to go back. 😁

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FAQs

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

Coldwater Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 2993 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Coldwater Cafe

19 E Main Street, Tipp City, OH 45371

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 2nd and 3rd Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Tipp City
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    A newly-designed and landscaped parking lot is in the rear of the building. Street parking is also available.
  • Public transit
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Katy Evans
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (937) 667-0007
  • Catering
    Coldwater has limited its catering to focus on the banquet space upstairs.
  • Private party facilities
    We have two rooms available for private dining, each with its own style and personality. We will work with you to create a personalized dining experience perfect for your event.
  • Private party contact
    Jenny Swigart: (937) 667-0007
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