Reviews of Dayton Coffee Shop (Coffee Shop)

280 2nd Ave #1, Dayton, TN 37321, United States

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At the present the business receives a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 and this score has been based on 274 reviews.

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This Coffee Shop is classified in the category of Diner.

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REVIEWS OF Dayton Coffee Shop IN Tennessee

Kathy Deblonk

I loce the plate lunches I recommend the chicken and dressing best turnip greens and cornbread .

Melissa, Little McMahan


Mary Lee

Best in town .Great food ,friendly people ,clean ,. Its a home away from home. I love the hamburger steak.and the breakfast grill on Wednesday night.

Christopher Henderson

Not for sure why all the 5*; chocolate fudge pie is good, though.

Jen Moon

Awesome country cooking and atmosphere

Judy Steele

Always have a good experience here! Mother's Day draws a crowd!

Kathy Sena

Was a pleasant place to eat

William Browder

My mom is a Dentist in Dayton and I grew up there. Anytime I have to get my teeth cleaned I make sure to have lunch at the Dayton Coffee Shop. It is a local favorite and their home cooked meals are out of this world. They always have fresh home grown vegetables on the menu and specials daily.. Usually a meat and two veggies. I can't say enough about this place. I love it.


Have been going for years and have never had bad food or a bad experience. I love this place, some of the best biscuits and gravy I've ever had. Will continue to give my business to the coffee shop.

Deborah Evanyk

Friendly, hometown folks, and great cooking

Marie Nixon

Chicken and dumplings and cornbread.

Lynda Cather

I can count on this menu & quality. Consistently GOOD!

Virgie Rice

Very good

Bernie Rubin

Always friendly, great food. Local place where they know you by name. You truly feel like family from the time you go in til the time you leave. This is the type of restaurant small towns are all about.

Garry Heater

The food was good, it was warm lots of flies and the bench seat was wore out.

Spencer Long

I like the Dayton culture they bring to the restaurant atmosphere. Good food, well priced, but I wish it wasn't cash only, because as a college student, we don't normally carry cash.

William Lusk

Excellent food and service

Sue Pringle

Good food, great prices

Kimberly Crowdis

Good food and a lot of it. I had enough left for dinner and a midnight snack. I had homemade chicken and dumplins. The dumplins came in a big soup bowl. It would take four trips to cracker barrel to get even close to the amount and it was a lot cheaper. You could taste the love they put in it.

Stephanie Guynes

Great food

Randy Miller

If you like good country cooking, you will love this place. Family atmosphere. Fast, friendly service.

Ted Ridley

We stopped in for lunch, and this has to be some of the best southern style food I have had. Extremely friendly staff and prompt service. I am looking forward to visiting again one day.

Warren Pederson

Great place to eat

Phyllis Bloxson

Wonderful down home food. The waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. I had the hamburger steak and it was cooked perfectly!

Marti Fielden

Great food and service.

Brenda Requarth

Great food. Quick service

Debbie Maynard

My family and I ate here last week and it will be our last. They don't have a kids menu so my son and daughter who are 4 and 6 ordered chicken strips and French fries. My husband ordered the chicken and dressing with mashed potatoes and pinto beans with cornbread and I order the chicken and dumplings with mashed potatoes and Mac and cheese and corn bread. The chicken strips and French fries were under cooked and my kids would not eat them. The mashed potatoes were cold and had way too much salt in them. The mac and cheese was not good at all. The noodles were over cooked and they tasted more like water then cheese. The cornbread was ok till I found an egg shell in mine. The pinto beans tasted spoiled. The dressing tasted too much like sage and both the chicken and the dressing was cold. The dumplings were nasty as all get out. It was like they weren't cooked long enough didn't matter how much salt and pepper I put on them i had to spit them out. Let's just say we were very disappointed and will never eat there again!

Kari B

Just moved into the area and was super excited to have a small hometown diner down the road from us. Was sorely disappointed. Visited 7/9/18. The gravy for the "gravy and biscuits" was bland and had no meat, which was incredibly weird. I've never seen just gravy and biscuits for breakfast without meat like sausage in the gravy. My mom couldn't even eat hers. The grits were soaking wet and tasted instant and bland, even with butter and salt and pepper. Pancake was like a desert despite loads of syrup. The biscuits themselves were good though, so there's that. Breakfast wise we won't be back, but we really want to give their lunch menu a chance.

Jeff Brown

Great food

Becky Sullivan

Home cooking friendly clean

Ruthann Finch

Great place for Sunday lunch!!

Cherri Gravitte

Old fashioned diner in downtown Dayton. Wonderful food, friendly staff. Nice relaxing place to have good meal

donald sharpe

Friendly service and great people. Banana pudding and coconut pie are my favorites. John Carlton says that lasagna day is Wednesday!

Debra Stephens

It was before 11 n n breakfest was over lunch stunk

Charles Howell

Very delicious food especially their desserts. Staff are friendly and courteous


Country food is good but a bit salty. *Didn't get a dessert but I bet they're really good. I had the country steak and it was FAIR . I'll try something different the next time.

Nonez Yoz Biz

Great food an the place is huge

Brian Jones

This is an awesome diner for breakfast lunch or dinner. Super friendly waitresses and great home cooking!

Debra Wallace

Best chicken and dressing ever

Kenneth Vandergriff

Good food. Nice place.

Tony Arena

Quite possibly the worst meal I've ever had. I wanted Chick Fried Steak, but they were out. Thank goodness they had 1 serving left of catfish (which was cold and soggy). I wanted hush puppies (got a slice of cornbread instead, I guess that's close enough). Mashed potatoes were below average. Okra was good. I left the mac & cheese for last, knowing good and well its virtually impossible to screw up mac & cheese. Low and behold they screwed up mac & cheese. The noodles were soggy and there was no cheese flavor at all, all I tasted were noodles which were wet overcooked noodles. 1st visit ever to The Coffee shop and the last visit ever to The Coffee shop. Thank you for narrowing down lunch choices in the fiture.

Bridget Collins

Best food around

Jo Murray

Cook place to visit

Sabrina Hayes

It was amazing. Chicken fried chicken and the pecan pie are to die for.❤️❤️

Chris Cotter

Their Chicken and dressing is great!

Hailey Short

Good food

Lisa Dunn

This restaurant is my husband's dining room. He eats there almost every day they are open, and he gets carry out for his mother and me at least once a week. Helpful family and friends is a better description than restaurant. They are caring people with good food and service.

Idaly Roark

I would give it a 5 for taste and quality of the food but unfortunately for me when my food is served and the mashed potatoes, turkey, dressing are barely warm, it is a BIG no no. When I get my food I like it to be HOT. Otherwise, it is great food.

Lou Ann Headlee

Great hometown cooking with a friendly southern charm atmosphere. The best kept secret for the residents of Dayton . Very under priced and desserts to die for. No credit cards accepted. Only cash or checks. View hrs or they me closed as hr are from Sunday to Friday . NOT OPEN ON SATURDAYS. HRS 10-2. DON'T FORGET THE UNANNOUNCED SPECIALS LIKE OPEN FACED ROAST BEEF ON BREAD, ROAST BEEF. POTATOES AND GRAVEY. THE FULL ORDER WILL be enough for 2 or a second menu for supper!!

Larry Palmer

Great Chicken n Dressing

Michael Whitlock

On Mondays there is fried chicken that is THE BEST fried chicken I have ever had. The cornbread is perfect, and their sides are all around phenomenal, and all for low prices. Great local flavor in both food and clientele. Highly recommended.

Jack Curtis II

Could not get what I want

Kathy G

Hard tough fried chicken, cold mashed potatoes. Asked for fresh fried chicken... The breading tasty but the meat was still tough! This isn't the first time, I'm just tired of hoping for the best Everytime I go in there. Just won't be back.

Barbara Thomas

Very good place to eat.

Pam Simmons

Fantastic people and great food.

Chuck Breeding

Great food good people

idella garrison

Good food.

Nicole Perry

Great BLT club sandwich

Darrell Finley

Great place to eat. Home cook food.

Candi Owensby

Always great service and food

Kayla Green

Good southern food and excellent waiting staff.

Valerie Fullerton

Great breakfast omlettes!

Melody Yearwood

The chicken and dressing is the best ever❤️A great friendly atmosphere and family feel.

Michael Talent

Food and price was good service best in the area so far

Chris Allen

This used to be one of my favorite places in dayton, but when the owner sold it to her daughter they switched to what seems like canned food instead of homemade, and it tastes completely different. I used to go here because it was like eating with my grandparents, but now it's just another place to avoid.

Mark Ransom

Always a great breakfast

Toni Jenkins

It's a place to eat where you don't have to wash the dishes...

Mary Williamson

Good food!

Shelbygrace Linzey

Love the food the onion rings are amazing

Esther Dillard

Great good friendly staff. Very comfortable.

Tom Trew

Quick friendly service. Tasty food!

Dorothy Pelfrey

Food n service is great

Patsy Horton


Sharon Tiller

Good southern cooking

melissa grimes

Love their Thursday menu

Jimmy Roark

Really good food

Austin Dotson

Best food on planet Earth and they take cards now!

Russell McPeake

Open face Roast Beef sandwich is unbelievable. Great food and reasonable.

pauline ansley

Most down to earth place to eat with great home cooked meals. Absolutely the best.

Betty R. Collins

A friend and i had lunch here and the food was great the waitresses were very friendly and came and made sure we were taken care of. We will go back again.

Samantha Bickford

Whenever I visit my hometown, I immediately want to go to "the coffee shop". It really is like coming home. I live in Knoxville and sometimes even call on Sundays to see if it is chicken and dumpling day because it's worth the 1.5 hour drive. If I do end up there and it's not chicken and dumpling day, I can highly recommend the open faced roast beef, as well. Actually, I just love everything there. :-) Yum!!!

Luci Mize

Very good dinner but too big of portion. Wait staff was very nice and the lady behind the counter was pleasant and real fun.

General Cool

We come here regularly and love the homestyle meals! My favorites are the Fried Chicken or country fried steak!

Jason Anderson

Great local place. Try the pecan cobbler

John Davidson

OK and fair price.

Carrie Hickman

Good home made food

Tommie Munn

Always lots of veggies, great BLT Club, very reasonable prices!

Anna Martin

Good home cooked food great waitresses nice environment

Bianca Russell

Great food.

john schenna

Breakfest was great

Frank Delgado

Really good food and great service. Came down from Indiana to visit family, and went to the coffee shop. Couldn’t believe how much food I got for the price. I would definitely visit this restaurant again.

Gina Knox

Just the home cooking in a restaurant very friendly

Freida Gordy

The food is always delicious and homemade. All the deserts are also homemade and wonderful. There's a small time feel with very nice wait staff

George Thomas

Very good food


Average food. This place could be great. I have visited this establishment on three different occasions and have found the entree to be Luke warm to cool on all three accounts. I prefer my meal to be hot. Three stars for that reason. They do offer great items and they have daily specials.

Nanette Noe

If you're looking for home cooking at a good price, this is the place to go!

Beverly J. Smith

Great family food. Thanks

Pam Sims

Great food, wonderful service

Donald Buttram

Love this place! Always great home cooking!

Brett Pearce

The German chocolate cake is delicious and the breakfast was great. Love the biscuits and gravy.


First time eating there the food was great and service was fast and friendly

Curt Beaty

Good food and really good people.

Scott Rich

Great food

Wayne Stansell

I was afew minutes late for breakfast but they accommodated me with a great breakfast. All the people I met were awesome, I highly recommend this place for breakfast.

Regina Corvin

Great food, prices and service. Good every day food.

Pat Walker

Thursday dressing awesome. Great food.


Love love love this food around!

Ronnie Mc Daniel

Homemade Pie! Yum yum!

June Green

Great country cooking. Small town dining experience.

Kim Sewell

Service was exceptional, very clean and the food was good just needed more seasoning

Robert Lomentigar

friendly staffs..good food.

Britney Tallent

Delicious food! Friendly staff!

Kellie Morgan

Great food great work staff and great prices

Jennifer Jordan

Great fresh country cooking

James Gossett


Janet Pruett

They have the best country food you could ever want. Just take a seat and she will come take your order.

Debbie Fugate

The Dayton Coffee Shop is always a great place to eat....and the desserts are so good..I like the blackberrycobbler and the serving is big enough for 2!!

Dave Downer

It was like eating at my mother's or grandmother's house. Really good food. Desserts are good too. Service was the best I've seen

Mavis Whitaker


Darlene Harmon

Best food in Rhea County!!!!

dennis kirby

Good service good food

Robert Garringer

I couldn't agree more with the earlier statement. This was also my first time and my coworker that could not get his meal probably lucked out with the best meal. There were more wrongs then rights. I don't like to put places down, maybe it was a off day but it will definitely be my last day coming here unfortunately.

Debra Warren

Don't get to go as often as I would like. But it is always great food and service

Ginger Holland

Service was great! Food was ok. We had the pork chops, tasted like they need to change the grease.

Jordan Blanchard

I hate being the only one to post a sub-par review but I've not been impressed with Dayton Coffee Shop in the past. The food is tasteless (for the most part) and unsalted/unseasoned. There are a few things on the menu that are decent like the tomato casserole or fried okra. Haven't had the fried chicken or chicken n' dumplins, so I can't give my opinion on those (I have heard positive reviews on those menu items). The atmosphere used to be nostalgic with photos of marines/soldiers/etc. from the 1940's on the walls but those are gone now. The owner is fairly monotone and comes across cold and uncaring. Also, all of the employees (even experienced servers from other restaurants) start by chopping lemons apparently which I could get if this was a high end establishment, but it's not. As a whole, I wouldn't recommend. There are much better places in Dayton to eat.

Josephine Vanduzer

Great food and service.

Robert Carter

This place is the best down home country cooking you will find!!!

Willie D

My grandmother made the best coconut pies. Their pie is so close to my grandmother's I feel like I'm almost back in her home. It is wonderful! The complete meal was wonderful.

Bill Emerson

Great food and old time atmosphere! We loved it!

Shirley Linzey

Good food



Eric Stultz

Great food, good service, great to be open some evenings.

Teresa Jones

Don't forget to try the cornbread and coconut pie. Almost everything is made fresh!

Clyde Walker

Great food, Great people. Good food

Kathy Groen

It's about normal. Just as it's called, Coffee Shop. I will say I'm not crazy about the breading for the chicken. Has a sweet taste, not good on chicken livers though. We usually have to send something back for either being to cold ( mashed potatoes) or something dried out. But they are more than happy to exchange or heat you up if ya need it. Can't I really complain because the price is always right. But's an old restaurant, has all the small town charm you'd like. People are friendly, it is clean, and the pies are a dream! The cucumber salad is awesome but my pic of all is the cubed steak with gravy and a side of Cole slaw. And if you're lucky you'll get there early enough to get the best tasting jalapeno cornbread you ever tasted! Try it out, you won't go home hungry or disappointed!!


Delish! Recommend for everyone.

Tonya Potter

Love it

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