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Coldwater Cafe, Tipp City, OH

Coldwater Cafe

4.9
4.9
2380 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 21 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 2,380 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • Dayton

    Best Service

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  • Dayton

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  1. I

    Itsme

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandon is a rock-star server - we will certainly ask for him next time!
  2. LT

    LisaT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and experience made even better by our exemplary waiter Zach!! We love this restaurant but this time was the best experience yet! We will be back soon!
  3. CR

    CRW13

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I went out for our anniversary. We had a delicious meal. Everything was cooked perfectly. Our service was reliable and attentive, if lacking a little in personality. The only downside to our meal was being seated by the drink station. It is probably the worst seating in the restaurant, as servers are constantly busy working right next to your table.
  4. AH

    AlexH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Our friends enjoyed their experience at Cold Water Cafe
  5. CC

    ChadC

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top match all around! One of our very favorites.
  6. SM

    ShaunM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch everything.....food service setting menue
  7. M

    Minners50

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The filet mignon was excellent, didn't see the chilean seabass this time
  8. BS

    BrendaS

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Tuna Crudo and the Halibut- delicious as always!
  9. TC

    ThomasC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is our new go-to place for those special meals that celebrate our lives and our friends. Superb menu and wonderful service!
  10. D

    Diana

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John an excellent server. The Quiche is delicious and the large serving is plated with fresh fruit. We started our meal with an appetizer, Artichoke Dip. It was wonderful. A glass of Wine and lunch was exceptional.
  11. B

    Bones

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night dinner
  12. D

    Dej20

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was accurately priced for some of the food items. I think they can expand their menu a bit more for the price. The experience was well worth a try. I recommend for something different from the typical franchises in the area.
  13. J

    Jilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Zach was amazing! Our first vist to Coldwater he made us feel very welcome
  14. BT

    BrianT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Be sure to make reservations on Friday and Saturday. Chef Katie has specials on those two days. Varied menu (look online) full bar and big wine list. Attentive and helpful staff. Hope they have some Prime Rib as a special in the near future.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my mom and grandmas birthday and lunch was wonderful. I am pregnant and once we were seated our hostess asked me if I was comfortable and offered me a pillow which is incredibly thoughtful. Our server was very sweet and we had a relaxing and great time.
  16. CJ

    CharlesJ

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    reservation - seated promptly, server to table quickly, good service throughout our meal, very good food quality and presentation, have come to expect this from Coldwater. thanks all the best keep safe Charlie
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Team lunch
  18. G

    Ginger

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service and food. The atmosphere was wonderful. We sat outside which made for a very nice evening. We shared the brussels sprouts and the soup. Which was enough . I ordered the halibut and he had the barrel cut fillet, which he wanted well done and it was done to perfection.
  19. MA

    MikeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I told my team to Coldwater Cafe. We sat outdoors. The food was great, the service was great and the atmosphere was great. Everyone had a good time.
  20. AJ

    AJB14

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  21. BN

    BarbieN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely lunch with a friend; a small nuisance was a couple of gnats flying around our food (inside seating).
  22. JB

    JB20

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service great drinks, the whole evening was just wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any body that enjoys fine dining.
  23. BD

    BandD

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was delicious and the service was excellent! I particularly liked the salmon with the cilantro tamarind sauce, the mushroom soup and the desserts. Zachary was attentive, professional and courteous. We particularly enjoyed how welcome everyone including Kelly and Nick made us feel.
  24. S

    Steve

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal. The mushroom soup appetizer was delicious. Halibut and tuna pasta were excellent
  25. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The level of service was top notch. The intimate ambiance was most welcome as were the exquisitely prepared entrees
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coldwater is always an amazing experience! This is my birthday go to and it always makes my day so special! Aside from the food being top notch, the staff are all amazing and take extra care to make your dining experience one to remember.
  27. MI

    MIKEV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Was disappointed to no get a vault table as requested in the reservation. Hostess stated that vault isn’t open when outside is open.
  28. K

    Kenzie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and outstanding food! Definitely a must if your in the area!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a great experience
  30. B

    Birthdaygal

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch date outside and local shopping with my Bestie for my birthday. Had dinner here the night before (got my usual - filet mignon and tea cake for dessert), but got the Taco Salad for lunch today and the frozen peanut butter pie for dessert and it was AMAZING! I’m already thinking about when I can get my next piece!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the gorgeous alley seating with patio lights and blooming plants. It was wonderful.
  33. AS

    AngelaS

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent lunch at Coldwater Cafe! Our server was very nice and attentive.
  34. S

    Shorty

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was AMAZING! Dessert list was impressive. Branden took such good care of us. We'll definitely be back to work through that dessert list!
  35. N

    Nancy

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seating in a quiet booth. Food was excellent as usual and our guests who were there for the first time were most impressed. Brandon did a great job of serving us and his pace was perfect for our conversation. We ended up closing the restaurant! Total win all around. No wonder this is one of our favorite places in greater Dayton!
  36. JR

    JonR

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal and a restaurant for any occasion.
  37. C

    Celebrating

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday, the food was unusually not up to par. They served an ok Quiche. Normally better. Worse than that we were served fruit that was undesirable. Brown grapes? Deflated blueberries? Unacceptable for this restaurant. They offered to credit us one of the quiches. Disappointing, for this establishment.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday on the patio. Just beautiful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Your restaurant is quickly becoming our favorite spot. We like to sit at the bar. John aways makes our stay so enjoyable. He’s the most professional restaurant pro I’ve ever known. A perfect mix of knowledge, class, politeness, and humor. Oh, and the food.is really, really good. Chris
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fiid excellent. Ate outside-There was a car show which made it very loud. They said no bearing on the restaurant. Our food and service and drinks were excellent

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 2380 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 21 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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