Doubleday's was founded in 1991, the name stemmed from the inventor of baseball, Abner Doubleday. Originally Doubleday's was intended to be a sports bar with a restaurant atmosphere but has evolved in to much more of a family eatery. These differences have come through time and ownership change. The Thomas family gained ownership to Doubleday's in late 1997, at that time the focus of the restaurant's future changed. They set out to offer a higher quality and better value place to eat for Centerville and surrounding areas.