Mansfield’s Restaurant Building -Then and Now

Mansfield’s Restaurant Building -Then and Now

I am certain many of us have memories of some great meals here in the old Mansfield’s Restaurant located on the corner of Market St. and 1st Ave., which is shown above in the late 1960’s. In the 1940’s, the restaurant was located on the south-west corner of Market St. and 2nd Ave where the Coca-Cola mural is visible on the wall today. Mansfield’s closed several years ago. Since their closing, many other restaurants have occupied this building. Today, the current restaurant serves authentic Mexican recipes.

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Born and raised in Dayton Tennessee, I have served in various public service positions in the past. I have a great interest in the History of our town. This site is a way for me to share some of the great history of the area.


  • Wanda Morgan

    May 27, 2022 at 10:20 am

    Dean I loved eating at Mansfield’s. I worked at the telephone company down the street from there while I was still in high school. I would stop there to eat on my way to work. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman owned it at that time and they were really nice people.

  • Helen Bovay

    May 27, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    I remember going to Mansfield’s as a young girl with my Mother and Dad. Great memories!

  • Bo Kaylor

    May 27, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I remember when I was 11 years old, I shined shoes in Tom’s Barber shop. Clayton Fransico and Jr. Ownes were the barbers. At lunch time Jr. would take me to Mansfield’s and we would have the hot open roast beef sandwich. Loved that place.

  • Sandra Watson

    May 27, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Do you know who was the first owners were?

  • Kathy McManus

    May 27, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Eating at Mansfield’s was a rare treat when I was little. My favorite memory was my uncle taking me and my cousin for dinner and when we came out it started to snow! It was a magical night. I was 7

  • Zama Lusk Denton

    May 28, 2022 at 1:24 am

    In the 1950s Mansfield was located where it is today My dad,Tony Lusk, bought it from the original owner in 1951.

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