The long awaited opening of the burger chain from Michigan has opened it’s first store in Ohio. “Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern” will officially open to the public on Monday, but Dayton Most Metro and Food Adventures have a little sneak peek.
Thank you to Dayton Dining’s Lisa Grigsby for setting up the special tasting! As our loyal followers know, we usually hit a place many times before highlighting the eatery. But in this case, we will be grand opening chasers, and have only got to go twice before the public goes.
Thanks to manager Ed and the staff. The service is already exceptional and high tech.
So here it is, the Food Adventures Crew take on the legendary Bagger Dave’s….
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— Bagger Daves is a chain restaurant out of Detroit, Michigan with 24 stores. They are planning to open more locations in West Chester, Beavercreek and Springboro
— The Centerville eatery is located at 5299 Cornerstone North Blvd., near the new CostCo.
— Features are specialty burgers and Ohio beers. Look at it as a mix between Red Robin and TGI Fridays.
— High tech, hand held ordering system ensures accuracy and speeds up the kitchen process.
— Bagger Dave’s boasts they are “cool” but have no frozen items except ice cream, and no walk in freezers on site.
— All of their soft drinks are “in-house” mixtures and brands.
— Thursdays are 50% off craft beer days. HOLY COW this place is gonna blow out Thursday nights.
When we write about feature restaurants, we usually tear up the whole menu on multiple trips. This is a rare grand opening story, so here are the MUST EATS from our two trips to baggerville…
MUST EATS from the SNEAK PEEK :
— TURKEY BLACK BEAN CHILI: Healthier spin on chili, but we doctor it up with cheese and sour cream for a full blown Food Adventure. Sorry, but the toppings made this delicious bowl of chili. Perfect for a fall day, and perfect to start your visit.
— DEEP FRIED ARTICHOKES: One of the most unique appetizers we have ever seen. We love artichokes and Hungry Jax and Big Ragu’s Italian heritage prepared us for this day! Please dip them in the Asian sauce, and thank us later.
— SWEET POTATO CHIPS with CINNAMON HONEY DIPPING SAUCE: Light, airy with the most important thing being the dipping sauce. One of the most incredible chip dips we have ever tried. AMAZING !
— GREAT AMERICAN CHEESE BURGER: The old, rock solid standard, this is the flagship burger. Try this grilled godness and the sesame bun it is on will have you spinning in lip smacking fun.
— CRISPY BACON CHEESEBURGER: Served on a kick ass on a grilled sesame brioche bun. The burger is topped with Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar and Parmesan cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. So good, and so filling. Bet you have trouble eating half of it.
— BLACK CHERRY CREAM SODA: An “in-house” soft drink that is delicious and refreshing. Love Dr Pepper? This is for you…
— BROWNIE DELUXE: Not too big, not too small. A just right serving of a rich, chocolate brownie with whipped cream. This could definitely be a chocolate overload for some people. For others, it is just another chocolate Food Adventure.
We were impressed with the food, beer and the service! The atmosphere is a fun and bustling spot.
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