3 Crazy Places to Eat on the Riverway

There are hundreds of places you could choose to eat. There are places on the water, on the trail, and in a quaint downtown. Good food is everywhere on the Riverway. But where are the craziest places to eat AND experience? Check out our top 3. 

1. Canal Street Arcade and Deli

Located in downtown Dayton, this former dive-bar-turned-cool-again is likely to be jam-packed every weekday with guys (and gals) in suits. The weird thing? They are all playing arcade games. That's right! In addition to their amazing deli sandwiches, with veggie and gluten free options, Canal Street Arcade and Deli offers free play arcade games on Atari, Simpsons, Donkey Kong, and so many more. 

Canal Street Arcade and Deli is family-friendly all day long. After 5pm though you have to be 21 to enter. Twelve rotating taps and a full bar make it a great place for us adults to hang out after a long day at work. 

2. Proto Build Bar

Proto is the world's first BuildBar, a creative experience center featuring hands-on technology experimentation with 3D printing, electronics kits, and micro-computing in a full service café environment. In a nutshell, makers should rejoice. This is completely different from your typical maker space with membership fees and initiations. You won't find any of that here. It's the perfect place for adults, kids, and events.

Located in Webster Station, also home to the Dayton Dragons, Second Street Market, and just minutes from Riverscape on the Great Miami River, this is a must-visit. Who knows, you may even go home with your own video game!

3. Spoken Bicycles

Ok, technically this qualifies as more of a liquid lunch. It's all about bikes and beer. Not only is Spoken Bicycles a full service bicycle repair shop and retail store, it is also a bar. Because as they say, beer and bikes just go together. They have a rotating tap, a cocktail list, and some small snacks - perfect for while you wait for your tune up. 

Spoken Bicycles is located in Middletown, just minutes from the Great Miami River Recreational Trail.