32 Webster Street | Dayton, OH 45402

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FOX 45 NEWS: Lunch at The Deli

Check us out on Fox 45 News with Elyse Coulter from 1/15/18’s Morning Show!  Mark walks us through the history of the Railman, and shows Dayton how to make The Deli’s signature Railman sandwich!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2018 Dayton!

We hope that everyone had a happy and safe New Year’s Eve!  The Deli is ready to welcome 2018 with open arms – our holiday break is over and we will be back to regular business hours tomorrow, Tuesday, January 2nd at 11:00am!

Have a great day and we will see you tomorrow!

Closed – Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 through Monday, January 1st, 2018

Good morning Dayton!

We hope that you had a Merry Christmas yesterday!  Here at The Deli, we are going to keep spending some time with our families for the rest of the week – we will be closed today through Monday, January 1st, 2018.  We will be back in action on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018!

Enjoy the rest of your day, your week, and your year!


Merry Christmas Dayton!

The Deli & Top of the Market would like to wish the good people of Dayton a Merry Christmas!

We hope that everyone has a happy and safe Christmas, and that Santa left all the sandwiches you could ever want underneath your Christmas tree.

As a reminder, The Deli will be closed today through next Monday, January 1st, 2018.  We will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Merry Christmas!

Closed – Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Dayton!

We are going to enjoy our Thanksgiving with our family, and we hope that you do the same!  We will be closed both today and tomorrow (Friday, November 23rd) for the holiday.

Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you back on Monday, November 27th!

The Deli’s Thanksgiving Hours

Closed – Monday, September 4th, 2017

Happy Labor Day Dayton!

The Deli & Top of the Market will be closed today for Labor Day.  We hope you’ve enjoyed your extended weekend and we will see you tomorrow for the beginning of Railman Week!

Have a lovely Labor Day!

Deli Comparison – May 29, 2006 to August 10, 2017

We’ve got another throwback Thursday!  The top photo was taken on May 29, 2006 and the bottom photo was taken on August 10, 2017.  As you can see, so much has changed!

The most obvious change is that the wall is now red.  There is no longer a banner painted above the elevator.  The wine cabinets have been replaced with a newsstand and our Lipton cooler.  The tile flooring has been replaced as of November 2015.  Our butler has found other employment and has been replaced by Dezarae diligently decorating our soup board.  A slightly more subtle change is the doorway leading into our Warehouse banquet room – our golden doors aren’t yet installed in the top photo.

The plants have been replaced by some wonderful sunflowers provided by @sherwoodflorist, and we’ve moved our antique stove into the lobby.  Much of the lighting remains the same (although we’ve seem to have misplaced the rockin’ Miller Genuine Draft guitar neon).  We’ve added a few TVs, including two that now display our menu.

Lots has changed in the last eleven years and we hope to keep growing and improving every single day!

We would love to see if you have any or can find any photos of our building, inside or out, from any time period.  If you ever visited the Webster Street Market, rocked out at Seven Timbers Live, attended one of the first events at Top of the Market (when it was literally on top of the Webster Street Market), or even knew The Deli when it still had the glass display case – let us know!  Send photos to info@thedeli-dayton.com with any information that you can (date the photo was taken, who took the photo, website or resource where you found the photo, etc).  Anyone that sends us a photo that we use will receive a $20 gift card for The Deli!

Closed – Saturday, July 15th, 2017

The Deli will be closed on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 for a private event.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope that you have a wonderful day!

Closed – Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Happy Saturday morning Dayton!

The Deli will be closed today (Saturday, July 8th, 2017) for a private event.  We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

PS – don’t forget about The Blanket Party dates that are coming up! Join us at Fifth Street Brewpub on Sunday, July 9th at 10am for Brunch with Benefits! We will be raising money for our upcoming Christmas in July Blanket Party on Tuesday, July 11th. Our Christmas in July Blanket Party is free to attend and open to all ages – as long as you know how to use scissors and tie a knot, you can make these blankets that are then donated to St Vincent de Paul and Dayton Children’s Hospital.