5 unique places to eat, drink and visit in historic downtown Miamisburg

Nov 13, 2017
Downtown Miamisburg offers a number of ways to spend leisure time. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF PHOTO

Downtown Miamisburg offers several ways to spend leisure time for those choosing to drive to the city on the banks of the Great Miami River or stop in while cycling along the regional path winding through the area.

Eateries such as Bullwinkles Top Hat Bistro, the Hamburger Wagon and Ron’s Pizza have long been standards for visitors to downtown Miamisburg.

Here are five other spots to hit:

1. Baum Opera House. Built in 1884, the opera house hosts theater productions, teas, weddings and wedding receptions, Christmas parties, musical events and other community activities. Located at 15 S. First St., the site was originally named the Star City Opera House and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Phone: (937) 859-8120.

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2. Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop. Located at 42 S. Main St., the shop has a vintage feel as well as wide selection of candy and old fashioned glass sodas. The site owned by Bill and Tiffany Kelly offers gourmet chocolate candies and soda flavors ranging from ranch dressing to pickle juice to buffalo sauce. Phone: (937) 247-5938.

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3. The Plaza Theatre. Originally opened on Dec. 25, 1919, the Plaza site was dormant for decades before reopening on Christmas Day 2015, featuring classic films dating back to the 1930s in an intimate, nostalgic setting on weekends. The theatre at 33 S. Main St. is also available to rent for special occasions or business functions. Phone: (937) 247-5980.

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4. Star City Brewing. One of two breweries in downtown Miamisburg, Star City is a craft micro-brewery located at the historic Peerless Mill Inn. Opened at 318 S. Second St. in 2013, it allows craft beer enthusiasts to enjoy a casual atmosphere that includes wood beams and several stone fireplaces. Phone: (937) 701-7827.

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5. The Watermark. Formerly Nibbles, the restaurant reopened this year under a new name and a new location at 20 S. First St. The eatery features local ingredients and a rotating menu. Larger than the former location, the rustic setting seats up to about 75 diners. It also has a private party room for 40. Phone: (937) 802-0891.

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