Where to Eat in Kettering: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Kettering is a city in Montgomery and Greene counties in the U.S. state of Ohio, almost entirely in Montgomery County. It is a suburb of Dayton. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 56,163, making it the largest suburb in the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Kettering

1. Dewey's Pizza

131 Jasper St, Dayton, OH 45409-2840 Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Television, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 7 - SGD 30 +1 937-223-0000
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 246 reviews

Dewey's Pizza

Reviewed By Bamajor - Rochester Hills, Michigan

The barbecue chicken pizza was slightly different than what I was used to but actually better than anything I’ve ever had in this category. It has some ingredients not normally found on barbecue chicken pizza. I think I could have eaten the whole large pizza by myself but resisted. This was a thinner crust pizza with a ton of flavor. The service was outstanding. Price was moderate for pizza and the atmosphere was OK. I will for sure go back

2. Bill's Donut Shop

268 N Main St, Centerville, OH 45459-4653 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Late Night +1 937-433-0002
Excellent
86%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

Bill's Donut Shop

Reviewed By susanhB4717MU - Dayton, United States

Have been going to Bill's since I moved here, some 40+ years and it has never been disappointing. Lots of different kinds of donuts from which to choose. Open 24/7 and any time you go, always seems to have a line. Quick service and friendly staff.

3. Dorothy Lane Market

6177 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45459-1925 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Sushi, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 937-434-1294
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 519 reviews

Dorothy Lane Market

Dorothy Lane Market, a locally owned Dayton-area specialty food store, is a mecca for all things foodie. We're not just another grocery store, as each of our delectable departments beg to be experienced, one tasty morsel at a time. At each of our three locations, you'll be able to order food, whether you want it to-go, or you are looking to sit down and enjoy. We also offer a diverse Wine & Beer selection, always featuring new craft beer on tap, and a Coffee & Tea Bar. There's something for everyone, whether you want to enjoy a steak or piece of fresh seafood hot of the grill (just follow your nose to the Meat Dept. for Jack's Grill), a deli sandwich (served hot or cold), favorite deli salads, soups, sushi, Naples-Style Pizza (at our Centerville and Springboro locations), our amazing salad bar, or anything else our store has to offer. When you visit us at DLM-whether you are stopping in to shop or dine-we hope that you are delighted by the food experience and the passionate, knowledgeable people who make it. Visit us and experience DLM for yourself!

Reviewed By HansLudwig2014 - Dayton, Ohio

Shopping at Dorothy Lane Market is actually fun; exploring interesting foods & beverages...
If I can't find it at Krogers... most likely Dorothy Lane Market has it.
Well organized and staffed with friendly and knowledgeable people, it is a pleasure to shop here. Great wine and beer assortment here.
Quality produce and meats. Check out the cheese section for international gastronomic "candy".
Overall, prices are quite high.
But you will most likely find what you are looking for.. while buying things you were not even looking for at this "friendly upscale market".

4. Mamma Disalvo's Italian Ristorante

1375 E Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45429-4925 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 937-299-5831
Excellent
54%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 194 reviews

Mamma Disalvo's Italian Ristorante

Authentic Italian cuisine made from Mamma's family recipes. Family owned and operated since 1979.

Reviewed By RoadLessTraveller - Southern US

The Good: local, different, great service, big taste and portions The Bad: small and a bit dark This is a super little local joint tucked into an older strip mall. The neighborhood is blue collar suburban. The exterior is an older little shopping area which...MoreThanks so much for your recent visit and kind words. Just wanted to let you know we do have a well stocked bar and all your favorite cocktails are available, as well as our extensive wine list and selections of craft beers.

5. Graeter's Ice Cream

2412 Far Hills Ave, Oakwood, Dayton, OH 45419-1501 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 937-534-0602
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Graeter's Ice Cream

Handcrafted for Five Generations Since 1870. Louis and Regina Graeter started handcrafting Graeter's Ice Cream in 1870. Today, generations later, we proudly remain family owned and operated. This is made possible thanks to you, our legion of loyal fans. For a century and a half, Graeter's has remained steadfast in our commitment to making ice cream in 2 gallon French Pots one batch at a time.

Reviewed By winelover128 - Tallahassee, Florida

Delicious. The staff is young kids but they are super friendly and have better customer service skills then some of the nicer restaurants I've visited. The ice cream is delightful and so many flavors to choose from. So far I've had the mint chocolate chip and the vanilla. I'll definitely be going back for more.

6. Christopher's

2318 E Dorothy Ln, Kettering, OH 45420-1148 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 29 +1 937-299-0089
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Christopher's

Reviewed By gretchen h

Met friends for lunch. There's no lunch menu which was disappointing. Food was tasty but pricey. Kids meal of hamburger and fries was expensive for the amount of food received. This will be a dinner only and occasionally.

7. Salar Restaurant and Lounge

400 E 5th St # 410, Dayton, OH 45402-2962 Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 42 +1 937-203-3999
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

Salar Restaurant and Lounge

Salar features an exciting menu of World-Fusion cuisine with strong French, Peruvian, and Mediterranean influences. In addition we offer an extensive selection of hand-crafted cocktails featuring fresh squeezed juices, fresh fruit and herbs, and only the finest spirits. Salar is a reasonably priced, upscale, yet casual style restaurant. We have created a unique dining experience with two outdoor patios, two full bars, a main dining room with full-wall windows looking out onto the Historic Oregon District, an intimate lounge space, and a private dining room. Salar is proud to be a "Green Certified" restaurant.

Reviewed By Cali50

Our server, Mark was knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurant was quiet and beautiful. We had the Empanadas, scallops and Cebiche as appetizers and various dishes as entrees, all of which were very tasty! Only misstep was one of the entrees coming out with tomato and we let them know as soon as we sat down that there was a tomato allergy at the table. Other than that the evening was perfect. Thank you!

8. Meadowlark Restaurant

5531 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45429-2225 Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 937-434-4750
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 394 reviews

Meadowlark Restaurant

Meadowlark is a chef-owned and operated neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Dayton, Ohio. Our menus feature high-quality ingredients cooked simply but imaginatively with lively, bright-tasting flavors. Our cooking is geared toward the American palate, which means fluffy, buttermilk mashed potatoes, homemade pickles and cornbread, great pancakes at brunch and yes, there will always be a burger on the menu. We also feature meat, fish and vegetarian dishes that employ the flavors and techniques from around the world that we have all come to love. This is contemporary everyday cooking, from scratch, made and served with local pride.

Reviewed By RideAMotorcycle - Lathrup Village, Michigan

Nice place to have a glass of wine and a meal. The shaved beef sandwich ( like a French Dip) with a crispy bread was good. Tabouli with Sharma Chicken was just the right thing to have. Our wait person was attentive.

9. Jimmy's Italian Kitchen

3002 Woodman Dr, Kettering, OH 45420-1140 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 937-293-9133
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Jimmy's Italian Kitchen

Reviewed By mocpgc - Union, Ohio

Saw this place and decided to stop in for a late lunch one day. I must admit their trio was out of this world. Now they are the same when it comes to Italian Sausage it is never the good spicy too bland.

10. First Watch

4105 W Town and Country Rd, Kettering, OH 45429-2833 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 13 +1 937-643-4077
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

First Watch

First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.

Reviewed By Cinbear86 - Warsaw, Indiana

We went there on a Sunday morning and were seated right away. We all tried different items and were pleased with what we got. We didn't feel rushed.Thanks for stopping by! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and had a wonderful experience with us. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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