And the Best of Dayton 2018 awards go to ...

Drumroll, please ...

After more than 93,000 nominations and half a million votes throughout November and December, the fine people of Dayton have spoken.

Today, we reveal the winners of 132 categories in's Best of 2018 poll.

Thank you for participating, Dayton, in this year’s record-breaking contest, and congratulations to all of the winners and finalists!

We hope you see some of your favorites on this list and that you discover some new places to love in 2019.

The first-place, second-place and third-place winner of each individual contest are organized by topic. Click on the links below to read through the results in each broader category and individual contest.

We will continue to spotlight winners throughout this year. After all, Dayton’s best should be celebrated year-round.

Without further ado...


>> Food & Dining winners

>> Bars, Beer & Nightlife winners

>> Arts, Music & Entertainment winners

>> Shopping & Services winners

>> Fitness, Outdoors & Recreation winners

>> People & Places winners

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