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Culp's Cafe

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1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409-2023
+1 937-299-2277
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 or a cold drink after visiting the park. I was disappointed to find the decor... More 

1 Thank Darlene D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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. No burgers, no fries, no onion rings....just quicky cold sandwiches, a few salads....really disappointing. I've... More 

2 Thank J M
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
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
Beavercreek, Ohio
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194 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 register. Meals are simple but good, and during nice weather you have the option of... More 

Thank Bergbahnn
Dayton, Ohio
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Visited for lunch with my office. The space was clean and had plenty of seating. The atmosphere was friendly. The menu had variety for a light lunch with chips and fruit available. Salads were delicious!

1 Thank Jennifer C
Beavercreek, Ohio
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312 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We stopped when we saw one of the workers grilling over a old style grill and got one hot and fresh. This paired with a root beer and bag of Mike Sell's chips hit the spot as we strolled through the park looking over the history. We didn't get any (watching the sweets) but there was a line to get... More 

Thank David W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a very casual diner-like place to eat at the Carillon Historical Park. The food, atmosphere, décor is all diner. Food is ok, kids liked it. Sweet potato fries here and the chicken salad sandwich are worth staying to eat on-site. Decent pricing - family fun.

Thank J M
Springfield, Ohio
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216 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Part of Carillon Historical Park, the café features a 40s and 50s décor. While there is a limited range of food options and the fare is more closely related to what we call fast food today, it was good and not overly expensive. The service was great, and the place was well maintained.

Thank Kent S
Eagan, Minnesota
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259 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

An adult grilled cheese. Has 2 cheeses, bacon (everything is better with bacon), and tomato. I know,sounds dull, GIVE IT A TRY. The wife had the triple-salad and thought it was great.

Thank Al H
El Paso, Texas
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291 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

This cafe is very retro, with the servers' uniforms and furniture. The food was good, service very good. If you're hungry it's an okay place to eat, but one I would not go back to.

1 Thank Jesusan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?