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Roy Rogers - east of Cincy

A friend just called me and said this place has closed up. Does anyone know what happened?

Jun 08, 2014
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Jersey Mike's -- Yays, Nays, and Best Subs

I hate to say it, but Jersey Mike's is better than our local sub shops that have been around for 30+ years. It is also better than other chains that have recently moved into the Dayton, Ohio area: DiBella's and Fire House Subs.

I really like both the Italian and the Cheese Steak.

Jan 15, 2014
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RIP: World Cafe @ DAY

Here is a link to the Dayton Daily News regarding their closing:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/b...

Jun 28, 2013
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RIP: World Cafe @ DAY

I think I read that they are moving downtown, can anyone confirm that?

Jun 28, 2013
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Findlay:Cincy/I75 - BPTS ?

A couple of taverns in Dayton serve BPTS. Theres a place called the Chateu Club at 4302 Webster St. (937-277-8209) not too far from I75. It used to be a factory bar for the old Delco/Delphi plant on Needmore Rd., but the factory has been torn down. The Chateu was well known for it's pork tendorloin, but they have seen better days. The sandwich was a pork tenderloin that was pounded flat, breaded and then fried. Served on a white bun with your choice of toppings. After it was pounded flat it was about the size of a large paper plate. They also served a broiled pork tenderloin which wasn't pounded flat, wasn't breaded and wasn't fried, but it was really good, too.

Jun 13, 2013
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Louisville, KY - Mexican

A long time ago (in the 70's) I ate a couple of times at a Mexican restaurant that was on Bardstown Rd. in an older section of Louisville. I think it was called the Pa Que Neu or something like that. It was the first Mexican restaurant I ever ate in and have fond memories of it. Does anyone know if it still is open or not?

May 31, 2013
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Fried Bologna sandwiches in metro Detroit

RE: where else but Detroit would you find a topic about fried bologna sandwiches?

Heck, there's a thread for the best fried pork tenderloin sandwhich in Indianapolis. Maybe it's just the Great Lakes Region.

Aug 17, 2012
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Roy Rogers - east of Cincy

I ate there over the weekend and heard the same story about the new ownerhsip. They (the new owners) should be studying the Cincinnat location to find out what he is doing right. Everytime I go there he is busy. He has kept his collection of Roy Rogers memorbilia (mostly photos) up on the walls.

Aug 14, 2012
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Dayton - Blue Nile Ethiopian

I think this is the place that openned next to my barber shop (Shiloh Barbers) at 5415 N. Main St. in Harrison Twp. It's about 500 ft. south from where the Shuckin' Shack was located. I didn't notice the name, but it was an Ethiopian restaurant and how many could there be on N. Main St.? I haven't eaten there and have never had Ethipoian food before. If I get a chance to tyr it I'll let you know.

Jun 26, 2012
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Is it just me or are burgers getting expensive?

Yeah, the price of burgers might be getting high. Worst yet is that they're spoiling me where I won't eat cheaper burgers. Won't eat burgers at the big fast food chains like McD's, Wendys or Burger King. nothing less than 5 guys, Smash burger or Red Robin is worth eating. And I'm guessing your talkeing about burgers more expensive than the 3 I just mentioned.

Jun 26, 2012
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Roy Rogers - east of Cincy

Maybe my statement that the chain is dead is a little strong, but this might be the only location in the whole state of Ohio. It is also a better represantation of how good Roy Roger's resturaunts used to be than any of the ones I've eaten in on the Penn. Turnpike or the Garden State Parkway in NJ.

Apr 17, 2012
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Roy Rogers - east of Cincy

I've heard that this location has changed it's name to Rooney's or something like that. Evidently the Roy Roger's chain is dead and this owner has broken any association with it. He is serving the same menu he always has.

Different name, same good food.

Apr 16, 2012
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Dayton - Pho Mi Vietnamese Restaurant

While I was there I asked the young man who served me about the connection with Wah Fu. He said his parents were the original owners, but had sold it to his aunt about 10-15 years ago. I don't think I was there when his parents owned it, the first time I went was maybe 9-10 years ago. He said the lady who was always there when I went was probably his aunt. He also said his uncle who did all the cooking at Wah Fu is now working in the kitchen of Pho Mi.

I had the Pho with meatballs and a soft shrimp roll. To me it was very similar to both LInn's and Little Saigon. I usually add Sirachi and Hoisin sauce to my pho and that would probably cover any defieciency in flavor.

Being as I live near WPAFB and both Linn's and Little Saigon are a lot closer to me I will probably continue going to those places more often than Pho Mi.

Apr 16, 2012
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Dayton - Stars at the Crowne Plaza

I guess the lack of any replys speaks volumes about this place.

Apr 09, 2012
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Dayton - Pho Mi Vietnamese Restaurant

Just read the review about a new Vietnamese restaurant in the Dayton City Paper. The name of the place is Pho Mi and was wondering if anyone has tried it yet? It's behind the Dayton Mall and I wasn't even aware of it until I read this article. What really blew me away was the line saying it's "operated by the same family that ran Wah Fu".

I can't wait to try this place, the Wah Fu was a very interesting place to eat for a variety of reasons, but mainly because it was a cheap tasty lunch in the downtown area.

If anyone has tried Pho Mi, what did you think?

Mar 28, 2012
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Double decker sandwiches in Cinncinati?

Fibber: what was the last chili parlor that closed in Dayton? Just curious, I'm only familar with the Goldstars and Skylines.

Mar 15, 2012
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[Dayton OH] Smash Burger

Most of my life. Worked at the Sub House on Brown St. along time ago (a year after they first openned) and knew the original owner well. I still think they have the best cheese steak in Dayton.

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Brown St Cafe
1090 Brown St, Akron, OH 44301

Sep 13, 2011
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[Dayton OH] Smash Burger

NikkI - I just had a pizza from Marion's and ordered it to be made in the 'old oven' and I noticed it was printed on the receipt 'old oven'. There must be a few people who order it to be made in the 'old oven'.

Another similar tip if you enjoy cheese steaks from the Submarine House is to order it made the 'original way'. They now normally toast the sub bun (like Quizno's) where as they used to place the split bun over the grilling meat and cheese. The new sandwich is a little drier where as the original way made a tastier sub from absorbing some of the steak flavor that is in the steam comming off the grilling meat, it also helped completely melt the cheese.

Sep 06, 2011
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Best Sushi in Dayton, OH

Where in Fairborn is Saya?

Aug 22, 2011
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Dayton, OH, need rec's for Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi/Asian or your favorite, any cuisine

Pine Club is a good place to go for a steak. It's like stepping back in time to the 60's (I don't think it's ever been remodelled). You will need cash as they don't take credit cards. You shouldn't have any problem on a Wednesday night. Try the stewed tomatos for a local favorite side dish.

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Pine Club
1926 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409

Apr 06, 2011
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A German, two Italians and two Americans walk into a restaurant... [Dayton]

I know it's late, but if your staying at the Crown Plaza and want to try a local institution go over to Brown Street near the UD campus and go to the Pine Club for a good steak. And for the full Dayton steak house experience get the stewed tomatoes, no joke. One thing to remember is they don't take plastic, bring cash.

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Pine Club
1926 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409

Mar 22, 2011
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Hot Dog Help!

I agree, s/w Ohio especially is more burger centric than weiner. I recommended Tony Pacco's and Schmidt's because of their uniqueness as opposed to being like Pink's in LA. For that matter Skyline and Gold Star are unique to s/w Ohio and I for one appreciate them for what they are. The hotdogs they use aren't that good, but when you top them with Cincy style chili, cheese and onions, their a pretty damn good dog! And what I've heard about Pink's it's the variety of toppings that you can get that is one of the things that makes them so special.

If you want a pretty good tasting hotdog without all the special adornments, try the hotdog and coke deal offered at most Sam's Club's snackbar. For about $2.00 you get a 1/4 lb. Kosher hotdog and a big Coke. I don't remember if it has a natural casing or not, but it does taste pretty good.

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Gold Star
219 S Winemiller, Batavia, OH 45103

Aug 13, 2010
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Hot Dog Help!

I stand corrected.

Aug 12, 2010
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First time ever in Ohio - Springfield questions

A short 20 minute drive to the East Dayton area (take I70 west to State Route 4 south) you'll find a couple of good choices for Vietnamese get off Rt.4 at the Harshman Rd. exit, turn left onto Harshman and right at Airway Rd to Linh's Vietnamese at 4770 Airway Road near Wright Patterson Airforce Base. For East European go to the next exit south on Rt. 4 (Webster St) turn right to Valley St. right on Valley St. to the Amber Rose, 1400 Valley Street.

Remember it is the Dayton/Springfield Metro Area.

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Amber Rose Restaurant
1400 Valley St., Dayton, OH 45404

Linh Restaurant
4770 Airway Rd, Dayton, OH 45431

Aug 12, 2010
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First time ever in Ohio - Springfield questions

One thing good about this part of Ohio is that your per diem will go a lot farther than in other areas of the country.

Aug 09, 2010
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Hot Dog Help!

I've never been to LA or Pink's, but Pink's is on my list of hotdog places to visit someday. I don't think you'll find anything quite like Pink's anywhere in Ohio or the rest of the country for that matter. However, Ohio has a couple of it's own one of a kind hotdog(?) stands that are also quite unique. Try Tony Packo's in Toledo or Schmidts Sausage Haus in Columbus.

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Tony Packo's Cafe
7 S Superior St, Toledo, OH 43604

Aug 09, 2010
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Need a Deli in the Dayton OH area

Just wanted to say I had lunch at Katzinger's in Columbus Saturday (7/10). Had a pastrami on rye and a potato latke. Both were pretty good, I still like Sappiro's better, but I would definely eat there in the future.

Jul 13, 2010
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Cincinnati Chili Parlors

Most of these places have either table or counter seating and are very, very casual.

Jul 13, 2010
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What can I get in Dayton, OH I can't find in LA?

Heck, you should ask if they have old ovens at any pizza place you eat at, not just Marion's. Marion's at least give you a choice.

I have requested this at the Marion's on N. Dixie Dr., the one in Beavercreek and as well as the Shroyer/Patterson store.

Jun 24, 2010
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What can I get in Dayton, OH I can't find in LA?

Amen to the "old oven", I always request this when I eat at Marion's. Dewey's and Flying Pizza also use old style ovens.

What Chinese buffets have done to Chinese food, conveyer style pizza ovens have done to pizza.

Jun 22, 2010
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