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5202 N Main St, Dayton, OH 45415-3641
(937) 277-1332
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

So, started the evening with a wait for anything. In an hour before close and maybe 5 tables filled but leaving. Only one waitress still on. It was a Sunday and slow. Still took almost 10 minutes to get a drink order. We then ordered appetizers. Shrimp cocktail, onion soup. Escargot. Soup was great! It beat everything else to the... More 

Thank MarkKumpf
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We used to have to wait for a table on Friday or Saturday night. Now, 5 tables filled at 7:00. Ordered a shrimp cocktail.....not edible....previously frozen, dried out shrimp.Wife and I both ordered Filet mignon ordered medium came out raw, had to put on a saucer for waitress to take back to be cooked. She says "you can eat your... More 

1 Thank Legreat
Troy, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We wanted to celebrate my teenage son getting all A's, and take him somewhere special, somewhere his father and I had always gone alone, for special occasions, for decades, without him, but share with him now. I told him it would be good (our son). He ordered the jumbo shrimp, single version for $13, include two sides. My husband and... More 

Thank Sarah S
Miamisburg, Ohio
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166 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Was are first trip to the Restaurant and not sure we would come back. The decor felt like you were walking back in time to the late 70s or early 80s. Carpet felt like you were walking on waves on the water. The Employees were friendly and attentive. Food to me was average at best. Vegetables tasted like they were... More 

Thank jwcorbett
Richmond, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Service was good. Food was also very good. 9 of us had the prime rib and 1 had salmon and all were very pleased with their meal.

Thank mak1725
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

filthy if I wanted a tv dinner I'd stayed home. Ran out of potatos at 6 took us to 8 to be seated with res empty table. Food canned cold awful!! Husband got shrimp over cooked over priced no more prime rib night which we alway went jacked the price up thanksgiveing 10 bucks never ever go back never,,,,,,I;d been... More 

1 Thank Mitzi S
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Excellent Jumbo Fried shrimp. Barnsider's custom cocktail sauce is unique and delicious. The prime rib and NY strip are always on point; would definitely recommend to friends.

Thank Dfuls
Dayton, Ohio
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

This is kind of a hole in the wall. It's been around for a long time, and you get that feeling when visiting. The food is spectacular. Highly recommend the prime rib. I used to go all the time when they had the prime rib special on Monday.

Thank gossamerfirefly
Des Plaines, Illinois
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133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Though the Barnsider prides itself on its steaks, you will not get a bad dinner there. It is a great place for a quiet dinner or a quick lunch. Prices are generallly midrange, but some of the more exotic cuts tend to be pricey. The atmosphere is great for couples or people who just want to relax.

Thank ColConnie
West Milton, Ohio
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Mary, Nice to see you are growing on other areas, but "The Barnsider" needs some attention too!! Place could really use some TLC in and out! Miss the Monday night special ~ Service is definitely lacking - past few visits have not been up to par from what it use to be... Years gone by had to wait ~~ now... More 

2 Thank Jada F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5202 N Main St, Dayton, OH 45415-3641
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: (937) 277-1332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?