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Culp's Cafe

1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409-2023
+1 937-299-2277
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
2 weeks ago
“The first A/C restaurant in Dayton”
20 Jun 2017
“Good for quick lunch”
Closes in 10 min
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe
1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409-2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu choices are very limited, and the service is slow, as everything is cooked as ordered. But this is the main spot to stop and rest after an outdoor exhibit tour ar Carillon. Limited seating, but a very nice outdoor patio. Clean. Period decor.

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many other buildings here in the Carillon Historical Park, this represents an actual business in historical Dayton, this one. The Culps were food purveyors in Dayton from 1902 until 1960. It was the first air conditioned restaurant in Dayton, and it featured the first...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 20 June 2017

They have a limited menu,sandwiches & soup. The food was good and the service quick. We had the chicken salad and soup.

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Or at least it was. I th as been closed for renovations. but should reopen soon. It is located in the hisotrical park. Dayton History runs a good operation, so when it is ready, it will begood, and the prices reasonable for the location.

Thank LDinerguy
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The lunch food is bland at best and way overpriced to boot. Think wonderbread and no condiments. My husband had a ham sandwich, and no one had peeled the casing off the meat before putting it in the sandwich! My $5 hotdog was small and...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is located at the Dayton Historic Park. It serves great sandwiches with generous portions. There is also icecream and soft drinks available for a break in exploration.

Thank russlyna
Reviewed 9 October 2016

When they said "Enjoy a taste of history" on the beautiful sign out front, I didn't think it would be in the literal sense -- day old or older sandwiches that would make a truck stop seem gourmet. This is good only for ice cream...More

1  Thank Darlene D
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Culp's used to be good. A real American meal kind of place. Fun diner atmosphere, but now (June 2016) it is really a major let down. They might as well hang a sign pointing to the Carillon Brewery and just tell people to eat there....More

2  Thank J M
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Just came across this brewery museum restaurant and found the atmosphere to be charming. Really enjoyed the experience and food... all at a reasonable price

Thank David J
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Culps is located near the entrance to Carillon Park, which is a well done condensed history of Dayton's accomplishments and history. Take a break for lunch while learning about many inventions that originated in Dayton such as the airplane, the automotive self-starter and the cash...More

Thank Bergbahnn
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Don M
Hi there . I have been taking care of my mother now for 5 months up in Pleasant Hill every since my step father passed away. He was a very good man whom she misses greatly. On top of that she had to get a complete hip replacement 8 weeks ago and fell outside 3 days ago and I had to call an ambulance and send her to the hospital to get her hip that she dislocated put back in. Well finally she is tiered of setting around doing nothing. You see, I am from Indianapolis, and my brother who is from Madison is coming into town for a week. We were both born and raised in Dayton and graduated from Meadowdale, '73' & '74' but have not been to Carillon Bells Park since we were young boys. My mother wants to go but wants to know if there is any place that she will not be able to go because of rough areas on paths or something to that effect. Also like to know if the restaurant and brewery are on the grounds? She uses a walker with 4 wheels so is the area set up for partially disabled visitors? Looking forward to the info she ask for. Thank you much Don Meerhoff
24 June 2016|
Response from J M | Reviewed this property |
The Carillon Historical Park is handicapped friendly. It is easy to get around. Yes, the brewery and Culp'so are on the park grounds. It is a great way to spend a day. Lots to see outdoors so if the weather is warm, be... More
25 February 2016|
Response from Bergbahnn | Reviewed this property |
They probably have room for 30, but you will have to ask them directly about reservations.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409-2023
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-299-2277
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