The Story

Named after two of the most influential people of all time, the Wright brothers, Flyboys Deli pays tribute to some of the world’s greatest minds from Dayton, Ohio. From the cash register, to pull-top cans, to the airplane, Dayton has produced a lot of inventions (and inventors) that changed the world. We strive to reflect the spirit of these inventors with our restaurant.

We opened our doors in 2013, which is 110 years after the world’s first flight in an airplane. Using fresh, quality ingredients, we produce items that may just inspire you to make your own invention.

Last Victory

Steve Crandall, a retired Air Force Colonel, and Eunice Kim, with 10 years of deli experience in Maryland and Washington D.C., combine their passions to bring Dayton a unique deli experience. Their first venture, Flyboys Deli, features three focus areas: the first floor of Flyboys Deli evokes a New York-style deli, the second floor, especially the mural, celebrate Dayton’s 110 years of aviation heritage and its rich history as a cradle of invention.

Oakwood Flyboys Deli menu include breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings. For breakfast one can order sandwiches & bagels. Breakfast sandwiches are also available to order Saturday mornings. Lunch and dinner offer appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, wraps, hot paninis, soup and salads. All can be enjoyed in the upstairs Aviation Hall or the rooftop deck which overlooks the Shops of Oakwood. Draft craft beer and a large selection of fine wines are also served.

Flyboys will be expanding to The Mall at Fairfield Commons this year! The new location will be filled with tributes to the servicemen and women of America. In addition, Flyboys is adding a large outdoor patio, the Frequent Flyer Hall, the Flyboy’s Traveler, a banquet hall and a conference room! Flyboy’s is also adding new menu items that take a twist on classic Korean dishes created by our very own, Eunice Kim. Each week, Flyboy’s will celebrate a different city’s cuisine by serving their best dishes, and will be offering “rides” through each city on our flight simulator to truly experience the essence and diversity of cities around the world.

Ace’s Club is a special event at both locations that gives enthusiastic customers the opportunity to try a new tapped beer every Wednesday night at Oakwood or every Thursday night at Fairfield Commons. Ace’s Club is based on aviation, five kills – one becomes an ace. Similarly, become a Flyboy’s Ace after five visits to Flyboys!

Flyboys caters for special occasions, such as wedding receptions, baby showers, going away, promotion, birthday or Christmas parties at Flyboys or we can deliver to your location.