In the late 1980’s TJ Cinnamon’s was located in Centerville’s Cross Pointe Shopping Center. Success lead the owners to dive into another Food Adventure. They rented a space across the parking lot and converted it to sports themed eatery. They called it Doubleday’s as a tribute to baseball inventor Abner Doubleday. The next 25 years would see packed parking lots practically every night. Talk about cult following, the loyalists here come and munch down in droves. Doubleday’s is a rarity in the restaurant industry, because the menu is huge, yet practically everything is delicious. It is one of those places you could eat at every week for a couple of years and still need more time for menu items. Like we said, “everything from soup to crusts” ..pizza crust that is ..
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Opened in the late 1980’s by a Greek family. Future ownership has kept the menu the same and built a following on consistent quality.
— Huge selection of food items on the menu. Keep in mind, this doesn’t even include the numerous specials each day. Gordon Ramsey would have a fit over this length of this menu, but it has worked here for a quarter of a century. To see the vast 16 page menu, click —>HERE
— This place is popular, so expect a short wait during peak dinner times.
— There is a connected pizza shop called “Monster Pizza,” which serves unique and creative pizza pies with exotic topping combinations. Monster Pizza is some of the most delicious and underrated stuff out there. Check out the Monster Pizza Menu —>HERE
— Doubleday’s is a great option for a quick lunch. Trademark menu items like soups, salads and sandwiches ensure a good match. Almost every item on the lunch menu is under $7
— Sunday brunch is held Sunday’s from 11am -1:30pm. The attraction here is about 7 different kinds of omelets.
The Food Adventure Crew have tried almost everything on this extensive menu over the past 25 years. We have earned our stripes, and therefore pass along to you, our patented “Must Eats.”
— STUFFED PRETZEL BITES: Yeah, stuffed ! Inside each pretzel ball is jalapeno cheese, and if that’s not enough, you get a bowl of spinach queso for dipping as well.
— BBQ CHICKEN RANCH SALAD: Doubleday’s is our favorite place to grab a salad. In a menu highlighted by salads, this is one of our recommendations. Diced BBQ chicken tops a wonderful iceberg and romaine salad. you have your typical toppings like onions & tomatoes. But, what makes the salad is the tortilla strips, black beans and lime wedge to squeeze your way to that last touch of flavor.
— SUMMER CHICKEN SALAD: A seasonal choice, this salad features romaine lettuce, feta cheese, fresh strawberries and pecans doused in a vinaigrette dressing that is to die for. Of course the salad is topped with medallions of baked chicken.
— CHICKEN POT PIE SOUP: Comfort food in a bowl. One spoonful will take you back to your childhood, but without all the homework. Fantastic, creamy taste, with flaky pieces of crust mixed throughout.
— TURKEY CLUB SANDWICH: Triple decker club sandwich stacked high and laid on its side. You can’t go wrong with this classic combo of turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato on wheat toast. Don’t eat the toothpicks holding the sandwich together.
— “NIGHT OF THE LIVING MED” MONSTER PIZZA: It is hard to pick just one Monster Pizza option, but we think this one is the best. It is a taste of the Mediterranean in every bite. IMPORTANT: We recommend you only order this Mediterranean pizza in the thin crust option.
— FRENCH ONION SOUP: Gooey cheese and saturated bread in a flavorful onion broth. You will burn your mouth every time waiting for it to cool down, but it tastes so good you can’t help it. It is hot, like a volcano, but smooth and soothing. Go ahead, make your day.
— “IT CAME FROM OUTER GREECE” MONSTER PIZZA: A unique pizza that you won’t find anywhere else in Dayton. Kalamata Olives, Grilled Chicken, Spinach and Tzatiki sauce (that white gyro sauce) top the pizza. Also feta, tomatoes and onions adorn this pie. So much flavor that, that you will feel Greek for a week. Quite simply, we love it.
Potato Soup – This creamy creation is probably their most popular soup.
Voodoo Veggie Monster Pizza: Loaded, Your choice of red or white sauce. ‘Nuff said.
Chicken Burrito: It is as massive as Big Ragu’s head and able to control Hungry Jax hunger!
Mountain Salad: This heaping salad was created by Doubleday’s regular, New York Jets Center and Centerville native Nick Mangold. A salad that satisfies protein and nutrient needs, it features iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, sauteed mushrooms, onions, cheese and jalapenos. Topping options include blackened chicken or house sirloin steak.
We love Doubleday’s Grill & Tavern because of the quality and variety of food choices. From healthy options to one’s that would fill Babe Ruth’s appetite, Doubleday’s has something for everyone. Stop in this hot spot at E. 199 Alex Bell Rd, and see for yourself why there is always a crowd.
Check out our photos below from numerous Food Adventures to Doubleday’s Grill and Tavern. This is not a drive bye .. eye eye eye eye..
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