Best Family-Friendly Restaurants in Dayton

We’ve rounded up our favorite family-friendly restaurants in the Dayton area for those nights when you just need someone else to do the cooking.

Here’s our guide to 10 of Dayton’s Best Family-Friendly Restaurants:

Carillon Brewing Company

1000 Carillon Blvd. Dayton | Menu

Located inside Carillon Historical Park, Carillon Brewing Company is the is the nation’s only production brewery in a museum, and the only U.S. brewery replicating the historic brewing process. This step back in time offers visitors a glimpse into 1850s-era Dayton through the authentically prepared food and drink of the times.

Dewey’s Pizza

3600 Rigby Rd., Miamisburg | 131 Jasper St., Dayton | Menu

Ask any kid what their favorite food is, and there’s a good chance they’ll say “Pizza!” In Dayton, Dewey’s reigns supreme with its soft, doughy crust and blend of mozzarella/fontina cheeses. Kids will especially love watching Dewey’s staff knead, roll and toss the dough. Large windows make the kitchen visible to patrons, so your family can watch the magic happen.

elé Cake Co Bistro

3680 Rigby Rd, Miamisburg | Menu

Don’t let the word cake in the name through you off, elé Cake Co Bistro serves up an incredible food menu. A small kid’s menu has options for even the pickiest of eaters, and the extensive wine list is great for the pickiest of adults!

Fifth Street BrewPub

1600 E 5th St, Dayton | Menu

With the tagline “Building a Community, One Beer at a Time”, Fifth Street Brewpub is not only a great place to grab a pint, but has a tasty spread of food that every member of the family is sure to love.

George’s Family Restaurant

5216 N Dixie Dr, Dayton | Menu

With daily specials after 4pm, such as free desserts on Tuesdays, you really will feel like family at George’s. Dinner now what you are looking for? Don’t worry, the breakfast menu at George’s will NOT disappoint!

Hasty Tasty Pancake House

3509 Linden Ave, Dayton | Menu

If the name itself isn’t enough to grab your attention, Hasty Tasty will take you back in time with its vintage atmosphere and tasty old-school menu. With 62 years of of business under its belt, this pancake house has perfected home cooked food.

Jimmie’s Ladder 11

936 Brown St. Dayton | Menu

This family owned restaurant has a packed menu of interesting and delicious items. From a Creole Cheesecake appetizer to a kids menu buttered noodles, you are sure Jimmie’s won’t disappoint!


5531 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton | Menu

Featuring high-quality ingredients, Meadowlark is in the heart of Dayton and serving up amazing flavors. This is contemporary everyday cooking, from scratch, made and served with local pride.

Old Scratch Pizza

812 S Patterson Blvd, Dayton | 440 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Centerville | Menu

These Neapolitan-style pies are quickly crafted in our 800° wood-burning ovens, and served with 20 taps of local and regional craft beer, in a casual and communal hall. If you are looking for more than pizza, try “not-your-average-pizza-place” salads, fire-roasted veggies, and gluten-free and vegan options too.

Spaghetti Warehouse

36 West 5th St., Dayton | Menu

Who doesn’t love Spaghetti? Get your full noodle fix at Spaghetti Warehouse! Go classic with your basic Spaghetti & Meatballs or change it up with Spaghetti with Beer Chili.

So next time your kids ask “what’s for dinner?” take a suggestion from this list and head out for some fun family dining! For more kid-friendly options, and to check out our Kids Eat Free Guide.

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