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“Outstanding customer service plus top quality foods.”

Dorothy Lane Market
Ranked #1 of 22 Dessert in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi, American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Dorothy Lane Market, a locally owned Dayton-area specialty food store, is a mecca for all things foodie. We're not just another grocery store, as each of our delectable departments beg to be experienced, one tasty morsel at a time. At each of our three locations, you'll be able to order food, whether you want it to-go, or you are looking to sit down and enjoy. We also offer a diverse Wine & Beer selection, always featuring new craft beer on tap, and a Coffee & Tea Bar. There's something for everyone, whether you want to enjoy a steak or piece of fresh seafood hot of the grill (just follow your nose to the Meat Dept. for Jack's Grill), a deli sandwich (served hot or cold), favorite deli salads, soups, sushi, Naples-Style Pizza (at our Centerville and Springboro locations), our amazing salad bar, or anything else our store has to offer. When you visit us at DLM-whether you are stopping in to shop or dine-we hope that you are delighted by the food experience and the passionate, knowledgeable people who make it. Visit us and experience DLM for yourself!
Kettering, Ohio
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“Outstanding customer service plus top quality foods.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

I live in the area. Their immediately available prepared foods are outstanding. From hot soups to ready in 5-10 minute Pizza which includes our favorite, the New York style Tourist Cheese. Great subs. Sushi. Breads and deserts. Oh - yes their deserts. Like walking into a nice restaurant in Paris, and viewing their deserts. Nice informal eating area with a microwave and plates. Jacks Grill - what a wonderful idea. Just the other day, we bought a pound of raw wild shrimp,in the shell and on sale. We couldn't cook it at home. Jacks Grill de-shelled it, cooked it on the grill with good seasonings, and in 10 minutes we had a great high quality shrimp dinner at a fraction of a restaurant price. No extra charge. It's Mothers day today. I think we'll celebrate at Jack's Grill. A word on their Pizza. Get it well done unless you like soft dough Pizza. We like it crisp. It is our favorite Pizza restaurant in Dayton.. The key is the high quality of their ingredients. On the smaller side, but the $ 9 tourist cheese is just right for two people without enormous appetites. Add a salad from their salad bar, and what more could you want?

I am so grateful to have this restaurant within 5 miles of our home.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank PaulStein
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Always made fresh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

The food is always made fresh daily. A packed place because locals know the quality is the best! Desserts made fresh daily not defrosted like all others. The prices are never an issue with regulars because no other store matches taste, value and superb service

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank tony n
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Centerville, Ohio
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“DLM: The Grill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

The grill in the fresh meat/ fish section is a GODSEND!

We often specify a Porterhouse, Alaskan Salmon, ELK steak,....

The grill does the order to perfection.

Great for Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas, ....

Perfect service by the "masters.'

Plus dessert buffet for the wife and a great wine for an "effortless feast!'

Dine at home!!!!!!!!!!

Add flowers and your wife shall remember why YOU are THE MAN!

  • Visited March 2013
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“Best Grocery Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

While I was shopping the other day, I heard a group of women discussing how they drive all the way from Cincinnati to shop at DLM. You can not get this level of service and value anywhere else in the Dayton area. Shopping at DLM can't help but make you eat healthier.

Visited February 2013
Thank Walkinggirls
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Dayton, Ohio
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“This is not a restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a grocery store that specializes in lots of tasty food, meats, and cheeses made in store. They also have a lot of local produce and a great bakery. It is the place you would go if you wanted a specialty ingredient that you have only ever heard of on Food Network. Think squid ink pasta ;0) This is an incredible gourmet grocery that you must visit at least once. If you go once, you will be back!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank gossamerfirefly
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