The Wandering Griffin

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The Wandering Griffin will be the first independently owned microbrewery restaurant in Beavercreek, Ohio. Phase One was completed with the Grand Opening of our restaurant in December 2016. Phase Two will include construction of a 10 BBL brewing system in mid-2017. Our goal is to present a unique full-service restaurant offering the best craft beer, food, coffee, and entertainment in the Miami Valley. The building has the feel of a comfortable neighborhood pub through the use of historic building materials expertly installed by local craftsmen. The menu includes freshly made soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees including vegetarian items with a special menu for weekend brunches. An event room is available for private parties and a large patio will provide a comfortable spot to enjoy our fine weather days.
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CherylR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was attentive and took us to our seats. Waitress was very pleasant and was always up on top of our drinks.
Very nice service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and drink

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The bartender/waitress was great. The food was really good and the selection of beers was spot on. The host was the whole reason that I gave 3 stars. Had a reservation at 7 for a table. Got there 15 minutes early. Was told that our table would be ready in 20-30 minutes. No big deal. Was told we could go to the bar and get a drink. Asked if they were going to page us when our table was ready. Blank stare. 10 minutes later after at the bar, host comes up and says our table is ready. Told him we had to close out our tab as we found seats at the bar. Big sigh from the host “You can just sit here then”. Then was charged twice for our meal on the card. Food was good, beer was great, but the host ruined our experience.

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AngelaH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

OK place but have no desire to go back again. The menu consists of your average typical bar food with a selection of IPA and stout style beers. Nothing special here.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had steak and salmon and both were very good, though the food was a little salty overall. Our server was great. This was the first time we'd eaten there but we'll go back to try other dishes.

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dn325ci
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A mildly positive recommendation. The beer selection was fine (hard to get this wrong anymore) but the food was just OK. I had the Cuban, and the bread was stale and fries were a bit undercooked. My wife had the flatbread, and the crust was thicker than she expected for a flatbread, but it tasted fine. Service was friendly but pretty slow. Ambiance was nice on a Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, huge portions, nice beer selection!

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HollyL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I made reservations for a high top and they never looked at the reservation. Got sat at a low top table. Tried to change my reservation to add one person but open table said they couldn’t do within 2.5 hours of my reservation. So I wasn’t able to bring the extra person. But the restaurant was half empty the entire time we spent there. What’s up and who had it wrong b

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JillE
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waited several minutes to be seated and when we finally did get seated , she was rude . Didn’t tell us about the specials and sat us at a dirty table . She wiped it down and left it soaking wet . We had to ask for a towel to dry it off ourselves . We left .

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vipFriendsandfamily1
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent atmosphere, great menu and nice selection of in-house and guest beers.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great environment and great food! Will be back.

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vipJillK
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

After looking forward to coming here to meet up with friends, we were disappointed that it took 1:20 to receive our food. Our server would not check on our table. We had to finally ASK her to clear the table after all of the dishes had piled up and left little room to actually eat. Unfortunately, none of us will return here to eat which is unfortunate because a few of us are in Dayton often to meet up for dinner/drinks.

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TomD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service from our server was fine but it took a long time to get our food. It was a surprise party for my wife and we had to sit in a crowded bar area. Some of our guests did not get food for over a hour.

We have normally had good trips here so maybe this was just a fluke.

Thanks!

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Emme
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were good! The ambiance was good and they have a good beer selection. It was pretty loud in there, but the patio was pretty quiet and I would probably opt to sit out there next time if the weather is ok.

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JoannC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is pricey & not worth the money. Server was good though.

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StephanieJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Our server was very nice. But they were having major issues (maybe no kitchen staff?) because we waited for an hour after ordering our food. Our server was running around like crazy, and even made the cocktails some of us ordered. This was our first time, and I’m not sure if it was a fluke, but they were super unorganized/lacked employees. We also made a reservation on Open Table, and the person at the front said they are “locked out of their account on open table, so we can’t see reservations”. Eek

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service was sub par

They “couldn’t” find my reservation.

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MargaretG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed the outdoor patio for dinner, especially with the duo playing 8/23 who were awesome. Shredded pork tacos were very good ( fish taco bland)

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CynthiaW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The resteraunt wss quaint with wonderful staff along with great food and a bar that offers a great drink selection and an amazing beer selection with local, national and international beers to choose from.
I'll most definitely visit again!

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Nicolem
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I would definitely go back again despite the lack of appetizing food options and unpleasant dish I ordered. Although it was dead, it seems like a decent venue to watch a sports game

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated us right away but beware because they told us they cannot see the Open Table reservations

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LIAMN
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The party going on seemed to take full control of the location but that cant really be helped I suppose. Protein was excellent but the chef's choice of vegetables was absolutely bizarre and didn't really work at all, leaving us with half full plates.

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None
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was extremely slow. It was very loud hard to have a conversation. Food was good

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Chris
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation on OpenTable. When we got there 5 min before our selected time we were informed that they do not receive OpenTable reservations. There was not a table available. We left without eating and do not plan on returning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outside patio is great

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EdwardC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It took ~50 minutes to get 6 light meals for burgers and such, even though on only ~8 people were eating in the business that night. The food was okay to fair and nothing to rave about. The ice tea we got was extremely bitter, such that for the first time in my life I sent a drink back. I still got billed for the tea. The only reason I would suggest someone eat there is because my first experience was very good. However at $100 for six people for burgers and such, this restaurant would not be my first choose in the future.

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vipVenice
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This was our first time to visit. The ordering process was not written down anywhere. I had to ask an employee. There were only 4 (total) food menus in the whole place. Other than that, it was great.

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vipWendyC
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was very average or below average. The fries were cold and seemed like they had been sitting all day.
The chicken was chewy and not good.
The roasted potatoes and veggies were hot and satisfactory.
Decent sports bar atmosphere but we won’t be rushing back.

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CarolT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

much too noisy, much too slow, and the food wasn't that good

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was poor. Dry omelette, dry pancakes, potatoes tasted liked they came out of a freezer bag. Overall, low quality.

Service was good. Waiter was attentive, filled drinks, provided good service.

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MikeW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to meet a group of friends. We had the pizza, which was actually better than most of the places known for pizza. And a wonderful beer selection.

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davidb
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, I got a spinach salad and was asked if I wanted chicken or salmon on it, I added salmon and it cost more than the salad, which surprised me a bit. It was good though. The band was Until Rust, which I had seen before and was the main reason I went to dinner there. I enjoyed the band, the service was good, nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Cheese curds are surprisingly different than most - very good. Had burger and sweet potato fries. Pleased with both. Will definitely go back.
Coffee bar was closed - no barista - that was the only negative.

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TravisH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat there for over 25 minutes and no server came to greet us or ask for drink orders. We then went to the host to let them know and still nothing. After 10 more minutes, 35 total, we left. Terrible service

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit...we really enjoyed the live music and the cheese curds were delicious. Not overly crowded. I think a lot of people don't know about this place due to not being right on Fairfield. I hope it stays quiet as I hate waiting for a table. I will definitely be back.

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StewartP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was not good. Green beans had more bacon than beans. Over priced and under quality food. Good beer selection, reasonable pricing.

Would recommend stopping by for a beer or two, but go somewhere else to eat.

SJ
SusanJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week, but have been many other times. I thought the fish was slightly overcooked, but their beef meals are always great. The sweet potatoes were amazing as were the desserts. We love their Griffin Burger. Their beer list is terrific too. We enjoy their outside seating in the warmer months.

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NicolR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. 6 of us enjoyed a nice meal and obviously good beers! Service was great.

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ErinS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chelsea was great working with our group. Reservations were easy to setup online and the tall bar table was good for our group of what became 11 (reservation was for 10).

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

We had a large party of 12. There should have been 2 servers for our table. The waitress knew nothing about the coffee bar. I ordered black coffee with skim milk and splenda. Coffee came out cold , no skim milk or splenda. And was nasty tasting.

FAQs

The Wandering Griffin does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. The Wandering Griffin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 956-5216.

The Wandering Griffin is rated 4 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.