Things to do with Dad this weekend that may make him actually like you

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10 Facts About Father's Day

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No amount of poorly landed “dad-jokes” could take away an ounce of our love for all the hard-working fathers in the Dayton-area.

Here is a list of various things going on around the Miami Valley you can do with Dad that is sure to get a smile out of him before the day is over.

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WHERE TO EAT: Special events

It’s a scientific fact that all dads must eat at some point and there’s no shortage of options with your father in mind this weekend.

RIVERTOWN BREWERY AND BARREL HOUSE

6550 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Monroe

513-402-7135

June 16, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Bring your daddy-o to the patio! Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House is a great place to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend. Enjoy refreshing beer, cocktails, slow-smoked barbecue and vintage arcades. Just show up with that dude you call dad, and Rivertown promises to take care of the rest.

Reservations are recommended.

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2ND STREET MARKET

600 E. Second St., Dayton

937-228-2088

June 16

Take advantage of 2nd Street Market on Dad’s special day by treating him to great local food or food from around the world.

ExploreSTONEY’S MUNCHIE BAR

1929 E. Fifth St., Dayton

937-416-8562

June 16

Stoney’s Munchie Bar will be serving $5 burgers and fries all day on Father’s Day. Invite the whole family, and treat the special father in your life to something delicious.

Stoney's Munchie Bar is under development in this space that previously housed The Spot on East Fifth Street in Dayton.
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Stoney's Munchie Bar is under development in this space that previously housed The Spot on East Fifth Street in Dayton.

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Credit: MARK FISHER/STAFF

GOLDEN JERSEY INN

6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs

937-325-0629

June 16

Enjoy a free meal with your dad, without doing the dishes. The Golden Jersey Inn at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs will be serving a half rack of slow-cooked BBQ ribs and a boneless skinless BBQ chicken breast with choice of two sides for $18.75

Brandi Ehrhart, a server at Young’s Golden Jersey Inn, says tips are an integral part of her job. Dan Young, owner of Young’s Jersey Dairy, said he doesn’t plan to change how his workers are tipped, even with a new proposed Labor Department rule on the horizon. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF
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Brandi Ehrhart, a server at Young’s Golden Jersey Inn, says tips are an integral part of her job. Dan Young, owner of Young’s Jersey Dairy, said he doesn’t plan to change how his workers are tipped, even with a new proposed Labor Department rule on the horizon. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

WHERE TO EAT: Dayton’s best

Let these Best of Dayton winners from Dayton.com’s 2018 poll inspire you to treat Dad to the very best:

BEST BARBECUE

WINNER: City Barbeque 

2330 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek | 937-320-0000 | 

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5 E. Franklin St., Centerville | 937-312-1350 | 

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City Barbeque, the winner of Best Barbecue in Dayton in Dayton.com's Best of 2018 contest. CONTRIBUTED
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City Barbeque, the winner of Best Barbecue in Dayton in Dayton.com's Best of 2018 contest. CONTRIBUTED

BEST BRUNCH

WINNER: First Watch

4105 W. Town & Country Road, Kettering | 937-643-4077

5245 Cornerstone North Blvd., Centerville | 937-732-9013

2614-A Colonel Glen Highway, Fairborn | 937-431-9150

2824 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Miami Twp. | 937-435-3127

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Classic dishes from First Watch. (Source: First Watch)
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Classic dishes from First Watch. (Source: First Watch)

BEST BURGER

WINNER: Slyder's Tavern

836 Watervliet Ave., Dayton | 937-258-1222 | WebsiteFacebook

Slyder's Tavern was named the winner for Best Burger in Dayton.com's Best of 2018. The win marked the third consecutive year Slyder's has held the title.
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Slyder's Tavern was named the winner for Best Burger in Dayton.com's Best of 2018. The win marked the third consecutive year Slyder's has held the title.

BEST CLASSIC RESTAURANT, BEST FINE DINING AND BEST STEAK

WINNER: The Pine Club

1926 Brown St., Dayton | 937-228-7463 | FacebookWebsite

The Mel-O-Dee Restaurant. Bill Lackey/Staff
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The Mel-O-Dee Restaurant. Bill Lackey/Staff

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Credit: Bill Lackey

BEST DINER

WINNER: Mel-O-Dee Restaurant

2350 S. Dayton-Lakeview Road, New Carlisle | 937-849-1378 | WebsiteFacebook

BEST DONUTS

WINNER: Bill's Donuts

268 N. Main St., Centerville | 937-433-0002 | FacebookWebsite

Bill's Donut Shop order ready in the box on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in Centerville.    TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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Bill's Donut Shop order ready in the box on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in Centerville. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

BEST HIDDEN GEM RESTAURANT

WINNER: The Florentine

21 W. Market St., Germantown | 937-855-7759 | WebsiteFacebook

The Florentine Restaurant serves steaks, fish and chops.
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The Florentine Restaurant serves steaks, fish and chops.

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Credit: Amelia Robinson

BEST ICE CREAM

WINNER: Young's Jersey Dairy

6880 Springfield Xenia Road, Yellow Springs | 937-325-0629 | WebsiteFacebook

Young’s Dairy is always a good time. But on Memorial Day Weekend, Young’s offers some bonus fun with the addition of carnival rides. The fun continues today, May 27, 2019. Did we spot you eating ice cream, playing mini golf or making new animal friends? TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS
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Young’s Dairy is always a good time. But on Memorial Day Weekend, Young’s offers some bonus fun with the addition of carnival rides. The fun continues today, May 27, 2019. Did we spot you eating ice cream, playing mini golf or making new animal friends? TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

WINNER: Mamma DiSalvo's Risturante

1375 E. Stroop Rd., Dayton | 937-299-5831 | FacebookWebsite

Mamma DiSalvo s meatballs (Source: Michelle Fong)
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Mamma DiSalvo s meatballs (Source: Michelle Fong)

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Credit: HANDOUT

BEST PIZZA

WINNER: Marion's Piazza

South Piazza, 711 Shroyer Road | 937-293-6991

North Piazza, 3443 N. Dixie Drive | 937-277-6553

Dayton Mall Piazza, 8991 Kingsridge Drive | 937-435-3300

Town & Country Piazza, 50 E. Stroop Road, Kettering | 937-296-1177

Centerville Piazza, 241 N. Main St., Centerville | 937-433-3993

Beavercreek Piazza, 1320 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek | 937-429-3393

Englewood Piazza, 404 W. National Road, Englewood | 937-832-0333

Troy Piazza, 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy | 937-339-2000

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Marion’s Piazza has been named No. 1 in Pizza Today’s “Hot 100” list. It’s the fourth year out of five that Marion’s topped the list, which is based on annual sales. FILE PHOTO
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Marion’s Piazza has been named No. 1 in Pizza Today’s “Hot 100” list. It’s the fourth year out of five that Marion’s topped the list, which is based on annual sales. FILE PHOTO

BEST SANDWICH

WINNER: Canal Street Arcade and Deli's The Champ

308 E. 1st St., Dayton | 937-220-9333 | FacebookWebsite

“The Champ,” a sandwich served at Canal Street Arcade and Deli, located at 308 E. 1st St., Dayton. Photo by AMELIA ROBINSON/STAFF
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“The Champ,” a sandwich served at Canal Street Arcade and Deli, located at 308 E. 1st St., Dayton. Photo by AMELIA ROBINSON/STAFF

BEST SEAFOOD

WINNER: Jay's Seafood

225 E. Sixth St., Dayton | 937-222-2892 | FacebookWebsite

Seared Tuna appetizer, with white wine at jay's Seafood, 225 E. Sixth St. Photo by Jim Witmer
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Seared Tuna appetizer, with white wine at jay's Seafood, 225 E. Sixth St. Photo by Jim Witmer

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Credit: Jim Witmer

BEST WINGS

WINNER: Roosters

5571 Merily Way, Huber Heights | 937-236-9464

3501 N. Main St., Dayton | 937-277-0114

103 N. Springboro Pike, Miamisburg | 937-433-4630

257 W. Central Ave., Springboro | 937-748-3017

400 W. Main St., Xenia | 937-376-4444

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The Miami Twp. location of Roosters – targeted for today – has been put on until later this month, a company official said. FILE
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The Miami Twp. location of Roosters – targeted for today – has been put on until later this month, a company official said. FILE

🍺WHERE TO GRAB A DRINK WITH DAD

BEST COCKTAIL

WINNER: The Century Bar

10 S. Jefferson St., Dayton | 937-223-3382 | WebsiteFacebook 

Co-owner Joseph Head with the Summer Cocktail " Remember the Maine" made with Rye Whiskey, Cherry Liquer, Bitters, Bulliet Rye and Sweet Vermouth at the Century Bar, 	10 S Jefferson St, Dayton. JIM WITMER/STAFF
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Co-owner Joseph Head with the Summer Cocktail " Remember the Maine" made with Rye Whiskey, Cherry Liquer, Bitters, Bulliet Rye and Sweet Vermouth at the Century Bar, 10 S Jefferson St, Dayton. JIM WITMER/STAFF

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Credit: JIM WITMER

BEST CRAFT BEER SELECTION, BEST LOCAL BREWERY

WINNER: Warped Wing

26 Wyandot St., Dayton | 937-222-7003 | WebsiteFacebook

Warped Wing Brewing Company tapped the 10 TON Irish Cream Stout, a special variation of their Oatmeal Stout ahead of St. Patrick's Day at their brewery in downtown Dayton on Saturday, March 9. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
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Warped Wing Brewing Company tapped the 10 TON Irish Cream Stout, a special variation of their Oatmeal Stout ahead of St. Patrick's Day at their brewery in downtown Dayton on Saturday, March 9. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

BEST DIVE BAR

WINNER: Tank's Bar and Grill

2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-252-2249 | FacebookWebsite

My Way Grilled Cheese from Tank's Bar and Grill. (Source: Tank's)
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My Way Grilled Cheese from Tank's Bar and Grill. (Source: Tank's)

BEST PATIO

WINNER: Trolley Stop

530 E. Fifth St., Dayton | 937-461-1101 | WebsiteFacebook

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👨WHERE TO GO: Father’s Day events

ONCE UPON A THYME BOOKSHOP

1275 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek

937-320-9446

June 15, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This Beavercreek bookstore will have donuts and juice for the whole family to celebrate dad. For just $10 a family, you can enjoy these treats and enjoy the family activity of decorating a picture frame with your father for this special day.

WILEY’S COMEDY JOINT

101 Pine St., Dayton

937-224-5653

June 16

Wiley's Comedy Club at 101 Pine St.  Photo from Wiley's Comedy Joint Facebook page
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Wiley's Comedy Club at 101 Pine St. Photo from Wiley's Comedy Joint Facebook page

Father’s Day this year at Wiley’s lands on its popular open mic night. For only $5, you and dad can laugh and bond over the fact that no one else is as funny as the two of you. The lineup is going to be set soon, so check out these local amateur comedians and national professionals and share a night of fun and laughter.

Dayton Scavenger Hunt

101 W. Third St., Dayton

June 16

Dayton Scavenger Hunt: Dayton’s Soaring Heights falls on Father’s Day this year, if you and your dad want to loop around the city and search for storied buildings, tranquil parks and cultural attractions.

DAYTON POLICE 5K

1601 S Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton 

June 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you and your dad are runners, sign up for the Dayton Police 5K, which is a Father’s Day tradition here in town. This event is also a way to show support for local police officers, with proceeds going to the Dayton Fraternal Order of Police Foundation.

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🍗WHERE TO GO: Festival fun

If your Dad loves beer, food truck eats or chicken, treat Dad to a fun Father’s Day weekend:

Authentic Irish music, dance and food were featured at the Celtic Fest Ohio in Waynesville this past weekend, June 16-17, 2018. Patrons enjoyed historic and heritage-filled events from viking encampment reenactments to beloved musicians to Guinness (lots of Guinness) to food trucks.
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Authentic Irish music, dance and food were featured at the Celtic Fest Ohio in Waynesville this past weekend, June 16-17, 2018. Patrons enjoyed historic and heritage-filled events from viking encampment reenactments to beloved musicians to Guinness (lots of Guinness) to food trucks.

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

CELTIC FEST OHIO:

June 14-16, 6-10 p.m. Friday, 12 to 11 p.m. Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Ohio Renaissance Fairgrounds, 10542 E. State Rte. 73, Waynesville. Enjoy a wide variety of food items from traditional Scottish, Irish and English to American Fare; 100 arts and crafts shops. Cost: $10 daily admission; Children under 12 are free; Weekend passes available. For more information, visit https://www.celticfestohio.com/.

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The Versailles Poultry Days festival, one of Ohio’s oldest and most beloved festivals, took place Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2018. The festival far surpassed its 1 millionth chicken dinner milestone goal by selling 1,012,685 BBQ chicken dinners.
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The Versailles Poultry Days festival, one of Ohio’s oldest and most beloved festivals, took place Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2018. The festival far surpassed its 1 millionth chicken dinner milestone goal by selling 1,012,685 BBQ chicken dinners.

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

VERSAILLES POULTRY DAYS

June 14-16, 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Versailles, OH, 459 S. Center St., Versailles. The Versailles Poultry Days' Board of Directors and the Village of Versailles welcome you to the 68th Annual Poultry Days Festival, a community festival to celebrate the area's history as a leading poultry producer. Event includes three days of activities, including the grand parade on Saturday and the Antique Car Parade on Sunday. There's also an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, Miss Chick and Little Miss Poultry Days contests, kids' rides and games for all ages, vendor area, flower show and other family-friendly events. Free. For more information, visit http://www.versaillespoultrydays.com/.

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Jungle Jim’s International Beer Festival, June 14-15, will serve up more than 400 beers from over 100 breweries. CONTRIBUTED/TOM GILLIAM
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Jungle Jim’s International Beer Festival, June 14-15, will serve up more than 400 beers from over 100 breweries. CONTRIBUTED/TOM GILLIAM

JUNGLE JIM’S INTERNATIONAL CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

June 14-15, 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday at Jungle Jim's International Market, 5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield. The festival showcases over 100 local and national craft breweries and more than 400 beers, pays homage to dedicated craft beer fans and educates festival-goers about their favorite types of beers. Cost: general admission tickets are $45 or $55 for early admission at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices will increase to $55 and $65 on June 1. Non-Drinker tickets are $25. For more information, call 513-674-6000 or visit http://junglejims.com.

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