7 beloved restaurants that are missed in Butler County

The Manchester Inn in Middletown has been closed for nearly seven years and was known for its prime rib dinners and Sunday brunch.
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The Manchester Inn in Middletown has been closed for nearly seven years and was known for its prime rib dinners and Sunday brunch.

Editor’s Note: This story first published on Dec. 29, 2017


We decided to remember some popular places that have closed.

Manchester Inn, Middletown: This hotel and restaurant was a favorite choice for Middletown residents because of its soup and salad bar lunches, prime rib dinners and Sunday brunches. The Manchester Inn abruptly closed on Jan. 3, 2011.

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Chinese Lantern at 965 Main St. in Hamilton is set to close this month as owners Peter and Sherry Chung retire.

Chinese Lantern at 965 Main St. in Hamilton is set to close this month as owners Peter and Sherry Chung retire.
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Chinese Lantern at 965 Main St. in Hamilton is set to close this month as owners Peter and Sherry Chung retire.

Capozzi's, Middletown: This Italian restaurant, located on Central Avenue, was known for its Wednesday Night Spaghetti Special and casual dining and bar area. Capozzi's closed in 2007, though its popular spaghetti sauce still is available in grocery stores.

Schiavone's, Middletown: Middletown once was home to three family-owned Italian restaurants: Stefano's, Capozzi's and Schiavone's. Schiavone's was located in a large white house on Tytus Avenue and was known for its service and menu.

Chinese Lantern, Hamilton: After more than three decades, this popular restaurant is set to close this month. The owners, Sherry and Peter Chung, are retiring from the business they've run for 21 years at 965 Main St. on Hamilton's West Side.

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The Hickory Hut, Hamilton: This restaurant was popular with families and the after-church crowd.

Walt's Barbecue, Hamilton: Owned by the Riley family, this restaurant, located at 746 NW Washington Blvd., closed earlier this year.

Bill Knapp’s, Hamilton: This national chain, like in cities throughout the region, was popular with the after-church crowd and was located on Main Street. It was known for its desserts.

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