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Jul 29, 2011
10:07 AM
I had two...the "Goody Goody" restaurant, where we always went to lunch long after our move East...Hanburgers with "goody, goody" sauce, cream of onion soup, and "Easy Way" for dessert...we all (including aunts and grandparents) always ordered the same lunch. I think there was a fishtank at the entrance....Years ago, I learned that it burned down....and still haven't understood why it never was rebuilt.
The second...the lunchroom at Rikes! Even after moving East, and Christmas shopping in NYC, there never was, or will be, a deparment store like Rikes...the wonderful lunchroom where we ordered our chicken soup and it came out in white ceramic chickens...the Christmas department for children, with everything structured to their small size...Such fond memories.....
5 posts
Jun 04, 2012
7:46 PM
You've picked a couple of winners Carole. I went to Fairview HS 1941-1944. If you brought a note from home saying the cafeteria food was upsetting, you could give up your study hall period and add that time to your lunch period to go home for lunch. I brought the note, but went to Goody's instead, where it was a hamburger with PO and mayonnaise or occasionally a seed bun and Pie the Easy Way.
luv my dayton
25 posts
Jun 06, 2012
10:38 AM
Would have to say that Rikes and all that was Rikes would still after all these years be my favorite.Its what drew you to downtown where you could go store to store and window shop, dream big dreams and savor good eats.
4 posts
Nov 09, 2012
4:04 PM
The Grubsteak was my favorite. I loved their house salad with pumpernickle rolls and pork chops on a popsicle stick!
79 posts
Nov 10, 2012
11:50 AM
Talking about house salad how about Old Hickory on north main? I grew up eating there my dad was good friends with the owner, also El Greco's has a great house salad, George was the owner and a great guy:)

Last Edited by on Nov 10, 2012 11:50 AM
16 posts
Nov 10, 2012
4:50 PM
El Greco's! The place looked like a dive but the food was awesome. The tacorito! Is the place still there?
80 posts
Nov 11, 2012
5:24 AM
El Greco' is still there, I make 1 or 2 visits every Christmas when I come home from NC:)
3 posts
Jan 13, 2013
10:20 PM
I have been gone from Dayton for 40 years but get back to visit frequently. My two favorite places, that have not changed in 40 years are the Old Hickory on Brown Street and the Pine Club. It is my opinion that nothing has changed in either restaurant but the prices. The food and service has remained and its still a treat to go there for dinner.
1 post
Apr 28, 2013
5:00 AM
My wife and I have just moved back to the Dayton area after an absence of nearly ten years and am trying to remember the name of, we believe, a Hungarian restaurant that was once in or around Beavercreek. If anyone remembers this, please let me know. It seems "Papa Time" is quickly catching up to me! Thank you so much and we enjoy your site VERY MUCH! Thank you.
511 posts
Apr 28, 2013
5:33 AM
I know the food quality wasn't top notch but I miss the old cafeterias. There was one on the N side of 4th or 5th street between Main and Ludlow late 60's early 70's. I worked at E F McDonald and ate there quite a lot. Just miss that atmosphere for some strange reason. Also ate a lot of lunches at the Chinese place on Ludlow that was like down in the basement. We called it the Ho Chi Min Trail.
95 posts
Apr 28, 2013
8:58 AM
MajorGriz, Are you by any chance talking about the old Lamacheys(SP?) that used to be on Dayton Xenia Road, near Factory Road, just east of Beavercreek High School? If that's the place, it burned down a number of years back and there is a Ritter's ice cream store there now. Hope this helps.

Last Edited by Syxpack on Apr 28, 2013 8:59 AM
512 posts
Apr 28, 2013
12:11 PM
Syx - I believe the building where Ritters is now was an old brick school house that about 1966-67 was a Studebaker Car dealership. I worked for Data Corp at the time and we bought the place and the basement was full of Stude parts and tires. Not sure what it was or what was there between the late 60's and the Ice Cream place.
96 posts
Apr 28, 2013
8:23 PM
turbo, I thought Lamacheys was in an old school house. I may be wrong and my memory is not so good, but Lamacheys allowed some of the Beavercreek High School students to park in their parking lot during the day. I'll have to ask my kids who used to park there.
513 posts
Apr 29, 2013
6:08 AM
Caulfield - sounds vaguely familiar. Do you remember what dept? My first job was in CORN, then shipping and receiving, then when they built the data center down in that Research Park area, I went there as a computer operator. I was there probably mid 1966 to late 1967. I had a silver 66 corvette convertible.
Another Data Corp employee visits here occasionally. Carol Mancini, worked in main office.
2 posts
Apr 29, 2013
3:55 PM
Thank you Syxpack! YES, it was LaMachey's! My wife and I were only there once, but WE LOVED THE PLACE! Can you tell me...is there anything close to that in or around the Dayton area? Thank you EVERYBODY!
99 posts
Apr 29, 2013
6:51 PM
I don't know of any similar restaurant myself, but maybe another person will. I'm glad to have helped you. Welcome back to to the area!

Last Edited by Syxpack on Apr 29, 2013 6:53 PM
3 posts
Apr 30, 2013
7:29 AM
Thanks again, Syxpack. Are there ANY good Hungarian restaurants in or around the Dayon area? We now live north of Dayton, but still close enough! Thanks again.
100 posts
Apr 30, 2013
5:33 PM
MajorGriz, A suggestion. Why don't you get in the Dayton Memories Blog here and ask Hungarian Mike who just posted today that he is researching about old Hungarian restaurants. Maybe he knows where there is a good one that is currently open.
74 posts
May 01, 2013
4:21 AM
There is an article in the Dayton Daily News today. It says "Amber Rose is located at 1400 Valley Street in Dayton and specializes in German, Lithuanian, Polish, Hungarian, Russian and Italian dishes."
4 posts
May 01, 2013
5:42 PM
Thank you jfox68! We'll be paying Amber Rose a visit very soon! I'll let you know the treasures we discover!
13 posts
May 08, 2013
3:08 PM
And even as a Beavercreek boy, one of my favorites was either the Key Hole on Salem Avenue, not just because of the food, but the ambiance, or Me Casa un Su Casa on Far Hills because of their fresh yeast rolls. As a kid, I also liked the Carillon Cafeteria and the little restaurant on Brown Street next to the Hickory Restaurant, Westward Ho, that had great pies....

Last Edited by BeaverDavid on May 08, 2013 3:10 PM
4 posts
Jun 04, 2013
10:50 AM

My father owned several Studebakers and I remember him taking us for rides in the countryside on weekends. One place we would stop by was a little brick blding in that area. It was a small Studebaker dealership, so small it had room for only one car in the showroom. It was usually closed on the days we would drive by. J.V. motors in Dayton was the last
dealership that my dad bought a Studebaker from.
44 posts
Aug 26, 2013
2:44 PM
Two places immediately come to mind. KB 1967 mentioned The Pine Club, which was one of them. The other was Marion's, the one in Kettering as, I have been led to believe, there is now more than one but at the time it was the only one. I had my first taste of pizza there and I have been spoiled ever since.I don't know what it is like today but if I ever return to Dayton that would be the first place that I would go.
Next would be The Pine Club. There was something about standing around in that mob of people waiting to hear your name called for a table that was just part, or all, of that place. It was always worth the wait as the steaks and hash browns made it all worthwhile. I've read, on here, that the place remains the same today which I am glad to hear. It's nice to know that some things remain the same throughout the decades.
blue J
113 posts
Aug 28, 2013
1:53 PM
Ared60- I can tell you that Marion's hasn't changed at all. The pizza is exactly the same (read: just as good) as it was when I was in high school, which was 20+ years ago, so I would venture it hasn't changed in the 20 or 30 years prior to that, either.

As for the Pine Club, we just drove by there last weekend- haven't been there in many years, so we need to go again. The same can be said for the Oakwood Club- haven't been there in many years. I worked there washing dishes when I was a teenager, back when Ray Stewart was still alive and running it (his son Lance took over the restaurant and still runs it today, I believe). I have great memories of getting to eat their food every night for free, when I worked there.
48 posts
Aug 28, 2013
5:13 PM
blue j, it's good to know that some things never change. I was trying to remember when it was that I last ate at Marion's and I'm guessing it to be 1972. About the same for the Pine Club. As an unsolicited testimonial I will state that, while I have eaten many pizzas in many places including Italy, I would categorically place Marion's pizza at the top of the list. It's a shame that it is so far away because I would really enjoy trying one again after so many years. I suppose that's one of the items to add to the bucket list. Damn, I'm getting hungry.
80 posts
Aug 29, 2013
4:26 AM
Ared60, I copied this from Marion's web site:
Marion's has been sending smiles around the country for years!
Now you can send some smiles and have Marion's Pizza sent to select area's in the continental United States.
Important points to remember
•The minimum charge is $117.00 plus the cost of pizzas
•Pizza's are shipped via scheduled airlines. Arrangements must be made to pickup your order immediately upon arrival
•Please provide a minimum of 2 weeks notice so that we may evaluate and schedule your order
•We can't be responsible for orders delayed for reasons beyond our control including flight delays and weather.
•Payment by cashier check or money order
For more information or to have an order shipped please contact our corporate office at (937) 293-6993
49 posts
Aug 29, 2013
7:42 AM
Thanks jfox68. It's good to know that I can enjoy a Marion's pizza for the low, low price of $117.00 plus. That and the fact that the nearest airport with scheduled airline service is a 2 hour drive away brings the total up just a little bit more. I'm sure there are those that actually take advantage of that offer, or should I say they are being taken advantage of by that offer. I know I said that it has always been my favorite but I do feel that a $150.00 Dollar pizza would only leave a bad taste in my mouth.
But thanks for the info. I got a good laugh out of it.
18 posts
Nov 14, 2013
1:04 PM
I have to say that all the places that have been mentioned are great. And that some of them are still there is awesome. My favorite has to be Marion's. I started working at the Shroyer store in the mid-60's and continued until I graduated from UD in '72. Ate pizza everyday I worked and still can't get enough. Everytime I come back, Marion's is the first place I want to go. It's not quite the same without Marion roaming around straightening things and schmoozing with the customers, but the pizza is, and always will be, my all time favorite. Cabbage rolls at the Amber Rose are topnotch. Hope you enjoyed it, majorgriz!
2 posts
Nov 16, 2013
1:49 PM
I loved everything downtown and stil miss it after 30 years.ricks elder mcormicks my school and my teacher who I loved with all my heart my Patterson always on my mind rip anyone have any pixs of van cleve in the 70s I would love to get a call from you my number is 480-577-4079

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