Pop's Diner & Kettering Italian Oven - Dayton, Ohio area
Pop's Diner - American/various, north Dayton
After I had finished a plate of salad, my son said he really enjoyed the chicken and rice soup they had brought him. Just a couple of minutes later, they brought the main dishes for our supper. I was rather astounded at how large the burger was on my son's plate, even though it was presented in two pieces. Heavily topped with melted swiss cheese, it certainly met any definition for a "melt". My son, however, was very disappointed that they ran out of pickles that night, because his meal was supposed to include one, and he really loves them.
Kettering Italian Oven - Italian, Kettering
(it's all in the name!
The "small" calzone turned out to be 11" across, and although I enjoyed it very much, I could only eat a little more than half. I can only imagine how big a large would be. It had a nice crunchy crust, plenty of cheese, and generous amounts of banana peppers and green olives.
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Pop's also has a location in Springfield, just South of the Upper Vally Mall.
I'm glad to see the Kettering Italian Over doing well. I tried them out their first week in business, ordered a single carry-out, and waited for nearly an hour. They were not busy, the restuarnt wasn't too crowded and the phones were not ringing. Whatever kinks they had have obviously been worked out, as that was a few years ago.