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Coldwater Cafe, Tipp City, OH

Coldwater Cafe

4.9
4.9
2316 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 4 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 2,316 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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  1. TH

    TaylorH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate any occasion. The food is fantastic and the ambiance is relaxing!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Love this place!
  3. HW

    HowardW

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Mushroom soup was too salty to eat
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing time!! We both had the Specials, and they were outstanding. Looking forward to next time❤️
  5. SP

    SusanP

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my daughter’s 23rd birthday
  6. BS

    BSTJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food and service. However I wish we had been told there was an up charge for extra bread basket - felt like we were being nickel-and-dimed. Aggravated we were not notified of this until the bill arrived!!!!!
  7. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good meal but was surprised and disappointed that a CUP of soup was $8.95. That ridiculous
  8. ML

    MaryL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a charming and unique venue for a special occasion, or just for impressing a friend. Coldwater Cafe has become our go-to suggestion when looking for a leisurely, memorable meal.
  9. DM

    DanaM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating my Dads 90th birthday
  10. KE

    KarenE

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I prefer going to Coldwater Cafe for lunch. Personnel is friendly and make your satisfaction their first priority. We had excellent service, were encouraged to stay as long as we wanted, and enjoyed excellent meals. It never disappoints!
  11. G

    Gitpicker

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We continue to be impressed by Coldwater Cafe, which is right up as one of the best restaurants in the Dayton & surrounding area. Great chef, great staff! Friendly and professional, and the food is OUTSTANDING1 Order their Charcuterie Board and enjoy a ton of different flavors. Best I've seen. The Prime Pork Ribeye is one of the best items on the menu, as well as the Lobster Crabcakes and the Duck Breast. To be honest our group of 8-10 people have yet to order a meal that wasn't excellent.
  12. KL

    KellieL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the chicken pecan salad, nice serving size & a great value.
  13. RC

    RandallC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Coldwater Cafe for a special dinner and as expected, they did not disappoint. Wonderful food and service. Highly recommend!!
  14. BD

    BandD

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner on the patio. Even on a warm evening there was a nice breeze. The food was delicious and the service from Meg W was great! The Caprese salad in particular was amazing – very fresh and flavorful!
  15. JA

    JeanieA

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had salmon salad and it was delicious. Great wine list - many good options. The service was very good, sat on the patio. We will come back even though it’s a bit of a drive for us!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was excellent! We sat at the bar…service was professional and second to none…kudos to John for his outstanding service! I had the Pork Ribeye and my wife had the mussels. Both dishes were delicious. Drinks were perfectly prepared…I had the Bourbon Smash and my wife wine. Plus I had the Buckeye Cake, which was a new desert item, was so good. If you’re looking for amazing food and service, Coldwater Cafe is the place to go!!!
  17. R

    Rhonda

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic and the food never disappoints.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent.
  19. TS

    TraceyS

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food! Always so very good! Had a wonderful time!
  20. DC

    DavidC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I was under the impression that there was still a fried green tomato grilled cheese. It had been removed from the menu, although it still shows on the website. There should be an updated menu, when the menu changes.
  21. DA

    DianaA

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We enjoyed it as usual. Our first time taking our granddaughter. Server was nice but not as attentive as normal. Did not bring my leftovers back to our table and didn’t see her before we left to ask.
  22. CT

    CraigT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at a hi-top in the bar. It was still a nice setting. John was very attentive and gave us excellent service. Had the artichoke dip for the appetizer. It came out hot, fresh, and delicious. I had the salmon and wife had the bucatini. Both dishes came out quickly and prepared excellent. Overall, a very nice experience.
  23. J

    Jane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great. Crescent not so great; very brown and replacement when asked about was no better. I guess the cooks have bad days sometimes like the rest of us! Next time will be better.
  24. DB

    DavidB

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great as usual.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!
  26. FK

    FromKettering

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch at the Coldwater Cafe is always a treat! The food is delicious and well presented. Service is attentive but not overbearing. My companion and I each ordered the quiche of the day - a wonderful tomato basil variation. It came with fresh fruit and a basket of bread. But it was hard to decide what to have. Do give this restaurant a try! You won’t be sorry.
  27. BD

    BandD

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious entrees & desserts & great service from Joey!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff made our wedding anniversary so special! Our food was amazing and so was the service. We will have to come back soon.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our trip to C
  30. MP

    MichelleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant. Crab cakes and wedge salad were excellent.
  31. p

    pamd

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Love the grilled green tomato sandwich and Coldwater burger for lunch!
  32. AC

    AaronC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, wonderful staff, and fantastic food and drink. Yes a little pricey but you get what you pay for. For our first experience fastly became one of our favorites.
  33. S

    Steve

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a lovely evening at Coldwater. We sat on the patio and Brandon did an excellent job taking care of us. Since we were celebrating our anniversary, we even received complimentary glasses of champagne. The mussels appetizer, which we split, was excellent. In fact, on our next visit, I may have that for my entre' along with a salad. The salmon and halibut were very good. All in all, a lovely evening at a restaurant that is becoming one of our absolute favorites.
  34. DB

    DougB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ravioli my wife ordered and the Wagyu Coulotte I ordered was cooked to perfection. The service was prompt and attentive. Food was served in timely intervals. The German Chocolate cake was insane, I don’t know if it was sprinkled with fairy dust or what but it was so rich, gooey, sweet, just the perfect bite each time.
  35. B

    Bullet

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great for lunch! $5 Bloody Mary to start and then chicken pecan sandwich and crab cake salad - both excellent!! Patio dining on a perfect summer day. Must go to Bodego next door for ice cream, wine, and deli selections. Nick (owner) always hard at work one place or the other.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit coldwater cafe about twice a year and the food, service, and ambience is always perfect! The steaks (especially filets) are always cooked and paired perfectly and this time we had Duck and it was absolutely delicious!
  37. MB

    MelanieB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is wonderful. We had the mussels (can’t say enough about them!), duck and salmon. All of the food was beyond delicious. Creative preparation with a great mix of flavors. Also don’t skip dessert - try the English tea cake. You won’t regret it.
  38. EC

    EmeraldCity

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Disappointed the patio was not open for dining. No rain until after 2:00 PM and was seated in an okay area, but would not have eaten at Coldwater Cafe on this day with out of state friends if I had been notified prior to arriving that they weren't us seating outdoors. I specifically asked in my reservation for outdoor seating.
  39. Y

    Yuki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The best restaurant in this area. Their salmon is always perfect.
  40. s

    susanc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was an enjoyable experience. We loved the desserts. We have gone for years. We plan to continue to go.

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 2316 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 4 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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