If you work or live in Downtown Dayton and you’re looking for a new lunch place to try, do yourself a favor and check out Carmen’s Deli at the former Fifth Third Center (across the street from the Kettering Tower on Second Street). Formerly Swishers II Cafe (whose original location is still open), this newest lunch eatery to open downtown is already a hit with customers! They’ve got a simple yet full lunch menu that is quite inexpensive – price range is between $4.29 for a Hamburger to $4.99 for a Wrap Sandwich – wow! Get a Hero Sub and a drink for only $5.59!
But that isn’t even the best part… Haitham is the owner (he named the restaurant after his wife) and this guy has a magical ability to put a smile on just about anybody’s face! His electric personality is infectious – something that is unfortunately quite lacking in most places these days. I’ve been in about half a dozen times and everytime Haitham acknowledges me by name and always tries to strike up conversation with me. He sincerely appreciates every customer and goes out of his way to make everybody happy. Yes, Haitham at Carmen’s Deli truly gets the meaning of the word “Hospitality”!
Check out their Facebook Page, and next time you’re downtown looking for an inexpensive but delicious lunch be sure to give Carmen’s Deli a try.