We've all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Why not use that as an excuse to try some of these fantastic local breakfast/brunch spots?
1. Golden Nugget Pancake House
Why: You can definitely expect a wait on a weekend morning at the Golden Nugget, but their large signature omelets and hearty pancakes make the wait worth it. Bustling breakfast fixture cooking up pancakes, omelets & baked goods in a diner-style atmosphere. Locally owned restaurant offering American style cuisine. Golden Nugget Pancake House has been a favorite in the Dayton area for many years.
When: Tuesday - Thursday 7:00am - 3:00pm; Friday - Saturday 6:00am - 2:00pm; Sunday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Where: 2932 S Dixie Dr Dayton, OH | 937 298 0138
2. Bill's Donut Shop
Why: Bill’s really needs no introduction. Recognized as one of the top 50 donut shops in the U.S. by Saveur Magazine and one of the top 10 in the country for glazed doughnuts by USA Today in 2013, Bill’s is a Dayton institution even though it moved to its current Centerville location in 1979. Just recently, their devil's food cake doughnut's decadence earned it a spot on the Huffington Post's "Best Donuts in America" list.
When: Open 24/7
Where: 268 N Main St Centerville, OH | 937 433 0002
3. Tank's Bar & Grill
Why: Are you ready to eat more than you ever thought was possible in one sitting? No one will judge; we’re all in the same boat at Tank’s. Play it safe by splitting a plate of face-size pancakes with a friend (or three) and order a “girlie size” of Biscuits and “Bull Dog” gravy, made with Oakwood possum. You’re raising one eyebrow, but we swear it’s delicious. And of course, the Tankburger is always a feat to defeat.
When: Monday - Sunday 7:00am - 2:30am
Where: 2033 Wayne Ave Dayton, OH | 937 252 2249
4. Christopher's Restaurant & Catering
Why: Christopher’s provides large portions of great quality food at the right prices. Cater them for your early morning work meeting and make all of your coworkers’ days a little brighter. Try anything with the veggie gravy on top. You won’t be disappointed.
When: Monday - Saturday 7:30am - 9:00pm
Where: 2318 E Dorothy Ln Kettering, OH | 937 299 0089
5. Butter Cafe
Why: We’ve never met a pancake we didn’t like at Butter Café, but maybe that’s because you can create your own. On the days we’re not looking to overdose on sugar so early in the day, the Mexican Omelette fills you up perfectly.
When: Monday 8:00am - 2:00pm, Tuesday - Sunday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Where: 1106 Brown St Dayton, OH | 937 985 9917
6. Meadowlark Restaurant
Why: If you’re a seafood for breakfast kind of person, then we hope you’ve already fallen in love with the Hangtown Fry, which combines eggs with breaded oysters and bacon. For the veggies, the mushroom omelette is a must-try.
When: Brunch served Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: 5531 Far Hills Ave Dayton, OH | 937 434 4750
7. Sunrise Cafe
Why: Sunrise Cafe is an eclectic and quaint cafe in the heart of downtown Yellow Springs. They believe in "from scratch" cooking, with as many local ingredients as they can get their hands on. Sunrise cafe believes in seasonal creativity, which is featured in everything from their specialty pancakes and daily omelet specials, to their fresh baked biscuits and gravy made with local cream and sausage.
When: Breakfast served Monday - Sunday 7:30am - 2:00pm
Where: 259 Xenia Ave Yellow Springs, OH | 937 767 7211