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Coldwater Cafe, Tipp City, OH

Coldwater Cafe

4.9
4.9
2449 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 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:15 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

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What 2,449 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    American

  • Dayton

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    Best Food

  • Dayton

    Best Service

  • Dayton

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    Best Value

  • Dayton

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  1. R

    Ross

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for special occasions or just romantic dinner
  2. B

    Brooke

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary dinner. The host and server were very nice, and both wished us a happy anniversary. The inside was nice and quite, giving you space from the other guests. The food was very good as well. I would recommend.
  3. AW

    AlisonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as was the service. Never disappointed at Coldwater Cafe!
  4. LD

    LoraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of Dayton’s best restaurants! We have made a visit to the Coldwater Cafe a a holiday tradition.
  5. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and we were treated so kindly!
  6. MK

    MikeK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was very accommodating, food was great! I had a filet and my wife had the salmon. Would highly recommend this place.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious from start to finish. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a high level meal with fresh ingredients.
  8. DS

    DavidS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary with first time to Coldwater Café. It was a great experience from start to finish. An excellent meal and our server, Morgan, was both knowledgeable and attentive. We'll be back.
  9. t

    tammyc

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was outstanding. We highly recommend the mussels and prime pork ribeye.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got together with friends for a birthday. Food was awesome as usual. Service great. Dessert outstanding.
  11. S

    Susanamantha

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A memorable meal, as usual. What a surprise to find linen cloth on the table, silver chargers, champagne flutes. They knew it was an anniversary celebration and they did it right, complementary taste of bubbly! The food was great. We enjoyed the airline chicken and the brie ravioli with dried cherries and shared the chocolate mousse cake, an indulgence not to be missed!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    EXCELLENT!!
  13. WM

    WendellM

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Morgan was wonderful! The four of us had great entrees, tuna, chicken, curry and crab cakes. They were all just perfect. Morgan was attentive and very helpful with our drink order, martinis, Old Fashioned and red wine. The drinks were well made and generous! We have never had a bad meal at Coldwater!
  14. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Very pleasant environment in a small town.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service and ambiance
  16. BD

    BandD

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the airline chicken and pork entrées which were both delicious. The mushroom soup also tasted great on a cold night. Kelly did a great job of providing friendly and professional service as always.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The folks at Coldwater are fantastic!! Have been many times and will return many more times!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely in every way
  19. M

    Mike

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and menu…a favorite place for my husband and I to come to when we travel to Dayton from Indpls.
  20. NF

    NoFluff

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Seems the restaurant has changed over the years. I used to live in Tipp. Coldwater was a great place and never had a bad meal…Until now. Their crab cakes used to be the gold standard. This time the crab cakes were blackened and I didn’t finish them. Overpriced food. Parking lot is very confusing. The restaurant ambiance was wonderful. Cucumber dill dressing is still fabulous.
  21. OJ

    OliverJ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THIS PLACE IS NEVER A DISAPOINTMENT. WE HAD JOHN AS A SERVER. I WILL EAT AT THE BAR AGAIN!!!
  22. C

    Chard

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our server was very attentive. Lunch menu kinda limited. Sandwich wasn't pressed enough for a true panini.
  23. l

    lisas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the experience my colleagues had at the coldwater was outstanding. Sherry was very nice and helped me out a great deal.
  24. S

    Silverking

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, you have provided 5-star service and food. From the crisp, cold wedge salad to the tender filet mignon, our experience was superb!
  25. TB

    TommyBear

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant. Food is always delicious and we ask for Zach as our waiter, who is the best.
  26. A

    Anniecat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and brought to the table quickly after we ordered it. Our waitress was excellent. One of the best restaurants in the area.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We moved to the area about 6 months ago and have been wanting to try it out. The food was amazing! We had the lobster crab cake as an appetizer, pork loin and brie and cherry ravioli as our mains, and split the frozen peanut butter pie with hot fudge. Everything was perfect. Did I mention the $5 glasses of wine on Wednesday?
  28. SA

    SusanA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    My lunch entre was very disappointing: a huge pile of un trimmed spinach with a scattering of nuts and feta was almost impossible to eat gracefully. Some falafels and sauce thrown alongside and you have a lousy but expensive experience.
  29. MM

    MiMi

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience! My all time favorite restaurant!
  30. KP

    KimberlyP

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible as usual! Service was excellent!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love this restaurant. Our all time favorite. Fabulous service and food.
  32. J

    Jeannie1950

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to the Coldwater Cafe for years and it never disappoints. It is always my restaurant of choice when entertaining friends, celebrating a special occasion or just enjoying a quiet lunch.
  33. f

    foodisfun

    Cincinnati

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thank you for helping us celebrate with your delicious tea cake dessert😁
  34. SK

    SusanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was prepared perfectly and the Atmosphere was Great.
  35. VS

    ValerieS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    This was my first time coming to Coldwater Cafe even though I live just around the corner. Although the food was delicious, I felt very unwelcome. I immediately was given looks by the host as I walked in as if I wasn’t good enough to be there. Then when she sat us, she told me that she was judging me when I came in but she liked my boots. I was shocked at the audacity of the backhanded compliment. I’ve never had someone be so rude to my face for me just existing. Although the food was great, I won’t be back because of this.
  36. MS

    MatthewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from our waiter Zack. The food was outstanding and timing of the courses was perfect. Relaxed warm atmosphere. Really pleased with the entire experience. We will return!
  37. T

    Todd

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good! Never disappointed when we go! Zachary is an amazing server!
  38. C

    Chris

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoy Coldwater - it's become our go-to for birthdays, anniversaries, or just for a really nice dinner.
  39. T

    Trixie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For that little extra special occasion you can't beat the Coldwater!! You cannot beat their Quiche and English Teacake for a wonderful lunch!!
  40. C

    Cake

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We Will go back soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2449 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 40 times today
Google Map for Coldwater Cafe

19 E Main Street, Tipp City, OH 45371

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Tipp City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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