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Meadowlark Restaurant

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5531 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 434-4750
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food & Service

The food and service at Meadowlark have never disappointed us. It is a great restaurant for gathering friend or for a couple to get out for the night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
2dhauser
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Dayton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Dayton, Ohio
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I look at the list and see Meadowlark at #16 and shake my head. Dewey's makes great pizza, but you can't compare it to a place like Meadowlark. Apples and oranges. ML is the closest thing to fine dining you will get in Dayton without putting on a coat and tie. There are places that are comparable, like Rue Dumaine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a great find. Someone recommended the restaurant, and we were hungry, so we went....unbelievable. The quality of food equals the best city or resort restaurants. The hamburger was like eating a Kobe filet. The pan-seared fish sandwich was mouth-watering; I could have eaten two. And yes, we ate all the fries and the salad. Great place!

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food and service at Meadowlark have never disappointed us. It is a great restaurant for gathering friend or for a couple to get out for the night.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Have been here many times but, felt compelled to comment on noticeable changes. Friends and I were there early, before dinner crowd. Sat at a bar table. Even though there were no other patrons, and 2 staff members behind the bar, we had to go ask for wine list. There are little pieces of paper, on the tables, instructing patrons... More 

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Mountain Top
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place has very rarely disappointed me. Their food is all prepared on site, including the ketchup -- for which I'll order french fries as a delivery device (and I never use ketchup). The menu is imaginative, and I appreciate that they DO things to the food, rather than just slapping it on a grill. Prices are moderate, and service... More 

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Latina, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love the place: either at the bar of at the table, service is always great. The decor is unique, featuring local artists. The menu is an interesting mix of classic american and modern, revisited dished that could make anybody happy. You can enjoy refreshing contemporary cocktails or a good glass of wine and have a light, quick lunch or... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Been here several times for several different occasions and each time, nothing short of superior quality. The Meadowlark Restaurant in Centerville (suburb of Dayton), Ohio is truly a gustatory gem. Whether pre-fix or al a carte, the menu smacks of gourmet delight. The place smacks of a "yellow-springs" ambiance...while delivering top notch creations for dinner and dessert. Cocktails, although made... More 

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Dayton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ate here for our 15th wedding anniversary. We ordered off the seasonal menu--the food was very good. Upgraded (extra cost) regular fries for garlic fries--yummy. The seating reminds me more of a bistro (they don't have any booth seating) but love the artwork displayed. We were seated right by the exit which wasn't ideal (not as intimate) but we didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

good food I really like their brunch the bar area is nice and they offer good appetizers their home made hot sauce is great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Was very excited to try Meadowlark on Friday night with friends. Our experience was very mixed. The Manhattans that we ordered with Four Roses bourbon were excellent but when I got the tab they cost $17 each!!! I'm sorry, but this is Dayton, Oh not actually Manhattan!!! The atmosphere was decent, but table and chairs were beat up and uncomfortable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5531 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45459
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: (937) 434-4750

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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