Dining: Harrison’s

 Dining: Harrison’s

Harrison’s in Tipp City makes eating barbecue comfortable and tasty.

Harrison’s, a restaurant stationed in the heart of Tipp City’s historical district, is making a name for itself through its charismatic atmosphere. Harrison’s, owned by Mary Seto Miller and Ray Jean Miller, along with Mark Swindon, opened its doors in 2005. Though the owners have other restaurants in the area, one of three Harrison’s restaurant managers, Ellen Waldron, says each restaurant has its staple and that each brings something different to the table.

Walking through the door, an Indian statue greets diners and historical photos are evenly placed on the walls, mixing the old and the new. The smell of smoked brisket, ribs, sausage, chicken and pork wafts through the dining area, carefully prepared for the kitchens by the pit master upstairs.

“It’s like you’re walking into home,” says Waldron. “We’ve created a family atmosphere.”

Though the restaurant has regular diners, there is always a mix of people.

“We get the afternoon business clientele, the teens from 3 to 5 p.m., and sometimes those teens come back in the evening with their parents,” says Waldron.

What was once a slow night has become a hit thanks to Tuesday’s Wing Night. While the menu has Monday through Saturday specials, some of the most popular dishes are the Grilled Bourbon Salmon, glazed with a maple bourbon secret recipe, and the Slow Smoked Dry Rub BBQ Baby Back Ribs. While waiting for the main meal to arrive, order up the Fried Soft Pretzels and Dipping Duo with spicy white queso and honey mustard. These hot bites are perfection when dipped in both sauces.

106 E. Main St., Tipp City, 937-667-5200, harrisonsrestaurant.com. Hours: M-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. 12-8 p.m.