Pre-show Dining and Hotels

There’s often more to a trip to the theatre than just getting to the show. If you’re looking for a place to grab a bite beforehand or if you’re coming in from out of town, you might want a place to rest your head afterwards.

Here are just a few restaurants and hotels near the Loft Theatre and beyond to help your plan your trip. We strongly recommend you contact restaurants and hotels in advance for reservations and hours of operation.

Courtyard Dayton

  • 2006 Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
  • Dayton, OH 45417
  • (937) 220-9060

Crowne Plaza Dayton

  • 33 East Fifth St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 224-0800

Dayton Marriott

  • 1414 South Patterson Blvd.
  • Dayton, OH 45409
  • (937) 223-1000

Dayton Grand Hotel

  • 11 South Ludlow St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 461-4700

Flying Pizza

New York-style pizza.

  • 223 North Main St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 222-8031

Fifth Street Brewpub

Beer co-op in a renovated timber house with a beer garden serving gourmet pub fare & house brews.

  • 1600 E. 5th St.
  • Dayton, OH 45403
  • (937) 443-0919

Proto BuildBar

Proto has a full coffee and espresso bar as well as unique sodas and juices for the little makers. Older, wiser guests (+21) will enjoy a great selection of craft beers, wine and select bourbons. They also feature snacks, fresh pastries and organic wraps and sandwiches from local chef Jenn Disanto of Fresco so you can stay stoked and focused on creating from the crack of dawn until last call.

  • 534 E. 1st St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 222-6253

South Park Tavern

Craft beer tavern serving creative pies and pub fare, plus arcade games and live music on weekends.

  • 1301 Wayne Ave.
  • Dayton, OH 45410
  • (937) 586-9526

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Well-known for its Chicago style deep dish pizza. But also encompasses favorite dishes that diners expected from a high quality, full-service restaurant.

  • 126 North Main St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 910-8000

Spaghetti Warehouse

Italian Grill combines the traditions of Old World Italian favorites with American abundance in hearty, made-from-scratch dishes.

  • 36 West Fifth St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 461-3913

The Wine Gallery

Wine Shoppe, bistro and gathering place.

  • 5 West Monument Ave.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 224-9463

Old Scratch - Neapolitan Pizza and Craft Beer

Every ingredient—from the classic dough we knead, to the fresh mozzarella we select, to the sausage and red onion jam we hand-make—is carefully selected and crafted, because we know the devil is in the details. Pizzas are artfully prepared to order and cooked in a wood-burning oven until perfectly flame-kissed. Pair your pie with a specialty house cocktail or regional craft beer in our open-air, casual, and communal hall.

  • 812 S. Patterson Blvd.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 331-5357

The Barrel House

The Barrel House is an independently owned and operated, bar and bottle shop for carft beer and fine wine.

  • 417 E. 3rd St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 222-4795

Brixx Ice Company

Our menu has a wide variety of items. We offer everything from Cream Penne Pasta to California Fish Tacos, hand pattied certified Angus burgers to jumbo chicken wings, and of course our famous Turkey Melt sandwich. No matter what the craving, there is something to satisfy every taste bud - like another Brixx original, the Dayton Cuban sandwich.

  • 500 East First St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 222-2257

Citilites

Soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, full bar and gluten-free options! Casual dining restaurant. (Located in the lobby of the Schuster center.) Dinner service available only when there are evening performances at the Schuster Center and at Victoria Theatre.

  • 109 North Main St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 222-0623

The Brunch Club

Breakfast, lunch and now dinner! The Brunch Club is a family diner in Dayton, OH that is known for made-to-order homemade meals that will have you coming back for more. Great Customer service and hot food.

  • 601 North Main St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 222-7411

De'lish Café

We offer American cuisine with a Cajun/Creole spin along with other hearty menu items all served in an elegant café atmosphere.

  • 139 North Main Street
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 461-2233

Franco's Ristorante Italian

Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in an upscale-casual atmosphere.

  • 824 East Fifth St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 222-0204

Jay's Seafood Resturant

Ohio’s premier Seafood Restaurant.

  • 225 East Sixth St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 222-2892

Lily's Bistro

Seasonal American meals, like free-range fried chicken with Southern sides, in an elegant setting.

  • 329 East Fifth St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 723-7637

Corner Kitchen

A neighborhood restaurant where classic and familiar dishes are updated and served fresh from the farm to the table.

  • 613 East Fifth St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 719-0999

Oregon Express

Offers a pleasant and unique atmosphere with delicious food, drink, and fun entertainment with Dayton’s best live music nightly.

  • 336 East Fifth St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 223-9205

Roost Modern Italian

A refreshing, upscale take on traditional Italian dishes.

  • 524 East Fifth St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 222-3100

Smokin' Bar-B-Que

Authentic Texas-style slow hickory smoked bar-b-que.

  • 200 East Fifth St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 586-9790

Thai 9

Dayton’s premium Thai and Sushi Restaurant.

  • 11 Brown St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 222-3227

The Trolley Stop

This tavern, dating to 1839, offers American eats, craft beers & cocktails, plus pool and live music.

  • 530 E. 5th St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 461-1101

Wheat Penny Oven & Bar

California-style pizza and more.

  • 515 Wayne Ave.
  • Dayton, OH 45410
  • (937) 496-5268

Blind Bob's

Casual tavern serving burgers, sandwiches and finger foods, with trivia, karaoke and live bands weekly.

  • 430 E. 5th St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 938-6405

Dublin Pub

Dayton’s only authentic Irish pub. Wonderful Irish food and lively music.

  • 300 Wayne Ave.
  • Dayton, OH 45410
  • (937) 224-7822

El Meson

From the moment you step through the door at El Meson, you will think you are in the heart of the Latin world. Serves a wide variety of traditional Hispanic food.
903 E Dixie Dr.

  • Dayton, OH 45449
  • (937) 859-8229

Marion's Piazza

Marion’s Piazza has been serving award winning pizzas, giant sandwiches and other Italian specialties in a relaxing “old Italian courtyard” atmosphere for over 45 years.
With 8 locations in the greater Dayton area, including:

  • 711 Shroyer Rd.
  • Dayton, OH 45419
  • (937) 293-6991

Pine Club

Since 1947, the Pine Club has developed a national reputation as one of the great steak houses in the country and a tradition in Dayton.

  • 1926 Brown St.
  • Dayton, OH 45409
  • (937) 228-7463

Jimmie's Ladder 11

Great appetizers, home made soups, salads, big wings,sandwiches, burgers, quesadillas, pizzas, fresh seafood, steaks chops and pasta.

  • 936 Brown St.
  • Dayton, OH 45410
  • (937) 424-1784

Coco's Bistro

An independent restaurant where you can have your power lunch, a rehearsal dinner, a fun night, or a place to propose.

  • 250 Warren St.
  • Dayton, OH 45402
  • (937) 228-2626

Dayton's Original Pizza Factory

Liberate yourself from chain pizza. We also have calzones, sandwiches, and salads.

  • 1301 Wayne Ave.
  • Dayton, OH 45410
  • (937) 586-9526