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Meadowlark Restaurant

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5531 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 434-4750
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    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
Don't go in a rush

We waited over an hour for our food, which is really strange considering the menu is pretty basic and we ordered around 2pm. They didn't comp our appetizer or try to make the wait any better. The food was pretty good, you can tell the quality is a little better than most and I like that they keep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ashleigh s
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Dayton, OH
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Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I haven't found a thing on their seasonal menus that I haven't liked. Last visit I tried a Lark burger and OMG it was perfect. A very plain sounding burger, meat cheese bread- but the flavors were so spot on cooked perfectly. I look forward to going back next week.

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Thank Jessica_fannin
Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many of my friends like this place. I think the food is good, but I have always had lousy service, really lousy. The kind of I can't even get any water after asking 3 times service. I actually refuse to go here anymore when selecting a place to eat out. If you are a tree hugger, it is probably for... More 

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Thank PEB910
Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've lived in Dayton almost 15 years and never had gone here. Big mistake. Excellent, tasty dishes with unusual menu choices. Went on a pretty busy weekend night, waited about 20 minutes (in their bar) for a table to open up. Appetizers were good. Service was prompt and friendly, recommending choices. I had an unusual pork entree and my wife... More 

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Thank TomN2
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been going to Meadowlark for a few years and try to sit at the bar to dine. There is always an interesting banter and mix of customers. The food is great. I love the spaghetti carbonara from the regular menu as well and the pork jezebel but honestly everything on the regular menu is terrific. They have one of... More 

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Thank Lisa W
Lima, Ohio
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I purchased a groupon for $24 toward $40 worth of food, and I got 20% off on top of that, so I was happy before I even arrived. I had to pick our reservation time when I purchased and only 5 pm or 5:15 were available, so I chose 5:15 because we had to drive 1.5 hrs to get there.... More 

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Thank Chastity B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew that such a fine little restaurant would be tucked behind a strip mall? Search out this restaurant, if you are anywhere near the area, and you will be well rewarded. The decor is bright, the service is very friendly and helpful, the menu is eclectic, the drinks are creative but most of all the food is incredibly good!

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Thank littleredeft
Dayton, OH
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited over an hour for our food, which is really strange considering the menu is pretty basic and we ordered around 2pm. They didn't comp our appetizer or try to make the wait any better. The food was pretty good, you can tell the quality is a little better than most and I like that they keep it local.... More 

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Thank ashleigh s
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is awesome! Great food and atmosphere! Parking is an issue even at lunch but so worth it!

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Thank Jeanine S
Dayton, OH
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight my husband placed our name on the reservation list using call ahead seating and was told we could be seated in 45 minutes. When we arrived 40 minutes later we were told it would be at least an hour wait. What's the point of call ahead seating? To top it off the hostess was condescending (my husband thinks "very... More 

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Thank aebdcb
Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We've been to Meadowlark several times. I'm happy to say every meal has been marvelous, fresh, and makes us feel we are eating at one of HGTV's gourmet cooking shows. Servers are always pleasant, food always hot, the wait not too terrible — but that is easily taken care of by great service in the bar with coffee or a... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?